Time for Comfort Food

By Erica Gagne Glaze Regardless of the weather, there is a certain point in the season when comfort food becomes mandatory. There is a time when something in the body just clicks and demands nourishment and warmth. There must be some cellular clock that says fatten me up for the long dark days ahead. Rather than reaching for the junk food, reach into your winter stockpile and dish up a meal that feels like your favorite sweater or a long-loved friend. My favorites are cheese, soup, and amazing crusty doughy bread. Here are a couple of recipes highlighting my...

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Going Locavore… It’s Not Just For The Summer!

By Erica Gagne Glaze Many folks think that sourcing local is limited to the summer season. Actually, in Colorado, you can get a plethora of fresh ingredients all year, whether you have a year-round community supported agriculture (CSA) share or stop by the winter farmers’ markets. Eating local during the holidays is a great way to make your festive gatherings even more special. Not only do you support your local farmer during their leaner times, you make those delicious traditional dishes even tastier. Sourcing Local in The Winter Not sure where to start? The main centerpiece of your menu...

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By Erica Gagne Glaze If you live on the Front Range of Colorado, especially Northern Colorado, you have access to some seriously good local food real food. The perfect time to eat fresh is now. One obstacle in transitioning to eating local is knowing where to start. I receive countless inquiries regarding where to find organic food, which farm is bio-dynamic or who sells pastured poultry. Internet searches can be daunting. Knowing what you are looking for is a great first step. Consider what changes you want to make. Is eating within a certain mile radius important? Do you...

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