By Claire Walter on September 30, 2014
Vindaloo adds distinctive flavor to two local artisanal products. Savory Spice Shop, a Denver-based provider of fresh-ground spices and handcrafted seasonings, has partnered with The Real Dill and Elevation Organic Ketchup to provide new spice-infused pickles and ketchup respectively. These products are available for a limited but unspecified time beginning on October 1, and The Real Dill […]
By Claire Walter on May 5, 2014
Mexican coffee available on Colorado shelves. At a recent dinner at The Fort, dessert was accompanied by a sweet, spicy coffee from Mexico. Turns out that this is one of the few items that this landmark restaurant does not make from scratch. They served Coffee de Olla, a balanced blend of Arabica coffee, an unrefined cone-shaped brown sugar […]
By Claire Walter on March 7, 2014
The “foodshed” concept is an interesting aspect of the locavore movement. I learned a new word yesterday evening: “foodshed.” Inspired by and analogous to the “watershed” concept, foodshed turns out to be an early 20th century word that has been revived as part of the locavore movement. A foodshed is a small geographic area that includes the boundaries of where food is produced, […]
By Claire Walter on February 28, 2014
Boulder chocolatier custom-makes pieces for new museum exhibition. While waiting for a media reception for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science‘s new “Maya: Hidden World’s Revealed” exhibition, I browsed the gift shop and say chocolates made by Boulder’s Piece, Love & Chocolate. Click here for my post about the show. Some of the items, […]
By Claire Walter on January 17, 2014
Traditionally, fishermen from Catalonia, Spain, would bring in their catch, sell off the best fish for maximum profit and then concoct a stew of what was left with Romesco sauce as a base. Peo’s Romesco sauce is a product made from organic tomatoes, organic spices, organic olive oil, organic vinegar and nuts that are free of chemical pasteurization. Also, It is vegan-friendly, and this version his also gluten-, dairy- and GMO-free.
By Claire Walter on December 5, 2013
LON’s Little Shop stresses great design Lon McGowan grew up in the Vail Valley, nibbled at a restaurant career by working at Mirabelle in Avon, came to Boulder to attend CU and lived in Seattle before returning to Boulder — attracted by the many creative and entrepreneurial people here — much like himself. Last month, […]
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.