By Claire Walter on March 13, 2015
Travel & Leisure magazine’s recent selection of “America’s Best Candy Shops” included Lola’s Sugar Rush of Littleton. If I lived anywhere near there, I might be haunting this cheerful shop at 2490 West Main Street. Here’s what this prestigious national magazine published about what they call “a shrine to sweets” — largely nostalgic old-timey sweets, […]
By Claire Walter on November 27, 2014
Beaver Creek selects this season’s official chocolate chip cookie. Beaver Creek Resort opened on November 26 with 589 acres of terrain, six feet of snow in November and the new Centennial Express combination gondola/chairlift. But for chocolate chip cookie addicts, perhaps the best part was the afternoon taste-testing of 5,000 cookies at the 11th annual World’s Best Chocolate […]
By Claire Walter on October 21, 2013
Cheese Importers is heaven for foodies in general and cheese lovers in particular. This family-owned business boasts Colorado’s largest refrigerated cheese sales room. Artisinal cheeses from all over, plus salume, an olive bar and assorted condiments that need to be cool are on display there. Many are available for tasting, and once I tasted, I wanted to be one of everything, as well as the items above, below and next to what I had tried. I wanted one of everything. And the charming Bistrot des Artistes serves lunch and dinner in the European manner.
By Claire Walter on July 31, 2013
Lines at Dominique Ansel Bakery form two hours before it opens its doors. Costumers are crazy for the Cronut, a croissant-donut hybrid that is the current New York obsession. In Colorado, The Broadmoor Donut is a new high-altitude version.
By Claire Walter on February 26, 2013
Aspen’s Zocalito is restaurant, rum bar, chile purveyor and more To Aspenites and visitors hungry for south-of-the-border fare, Zocalito Bistro on the Hyman Street Mall exerts a magnetic pull whether for drinks and tapas, dinner or dessert. Cookbook aficionados page through Zocalito To the Source, a beautiful cookbook sprinkled with favorite recipes. To replicate Zocalito’s recipes, home […]
By Claire Walter on December 25, 2012
Putting a pecan pie filling into a tart shell was a “merry” big mistake I’ve often written about my proclivity for combining and changing recipes. They usually turn out all right. Not so with my planned Christmas Eve dessert, a pecan tart that became a pecan disaster — and this time I had followed the recipe meticulously. […]
By Claire Walter on May 17, 2012
Boulder family documents its shift in eating from “ordinary” to selling at the farmers’ market A few weeks ago I bought some lettuce starts and four tomato plants at the Boulder County Farmers’ Market. I bought one tomato plant from Patrick, a precocious and articulate lad of 9 who is also an enthusiastic backyard farmer in […]