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nina corbett nina@putsup.com www.putsup.comDecember 15, 2009...more

Monday Dose of Market: Denver Indoor Farmers Market

We found an urban oasis in an industrial warehouse in Denver this past weekend.  Greeted by pre-fabricated city backyard-ready chicken coops, I knew I was in the right place.  Denver Urban Homesteading is a new venture designed to promote alternatives to industrial food production and delivery through education and a year-round market for local food growers and producers....more


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Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frugalista Chic

Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime. ...more

I love the holiday drinks. I splurge on Starbucks too. That is actually one of my favorite ...more

Butternut Squash and Risotto Revelation

In need of a night out, the husband and I went exploring.  A new neighborhood sprung out of nowhere since we last lived in Denver, called ‘River North’ or RiNo for short.  So clever.  Blocks of industrial warehouses are becoming spaces for creative folk.  It was first Friday and the galleries were open. We started early and got to Fuel Café in time to claim the last table without a reservation.  Described as “garage-chic,” it’s located in the recently repurposed old Yellow Cab Taxi Headquarters building.  We had butternut squash two ways.  First, in the Winter Vegetable Salad in which it was shaved and raw.  It smells like pumpkin.  And here’s where I was going to say “but it doesn’t taste like pumpkin,” except that I’ve never actually tasted raw pumpkin.  So maybe they do taste the same.  Who knows....more

Monday Dose of Market: Toothache Plant and Tomato Reprieve

It’s snowing in Denver. Again.  This is not helping my portrayal of this city to friends afar as a place where it does snow, but always warms up and melts soon after.  It is helping me stay inside and get our new house organized.   And I’m finally cooking meals in the kitchen.  Last night I had a Colorado-raised, grass-fed beef burger.  With a juicy, red, ripe, perfect, pesticide-free and locally grown tomato from Honeyacre Farm.  Thank you Honeyacre. ...more

The Prettiest Radish You've Ever Seen. The Watermelon Radish.

Flipping the channels between football games on Thanksgiving, we landed on the movie, Forrest Gump.  Forrest’s best friend Bubba was teaching him everything there is to know about the shrimpin’ business.  “You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sauté it….There’s shrimp kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried, pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger and a shrimp sandwich.” I was reminded of this scene when reading about all the ways you can eat a Watermelon Radish. ...more

Monday Dose of Market: Cornucopia of Local, Part 2.

As promised, here is Part 2 of Cornucopia of Local, a holiday market sponsored by the Boulder Farmers’ Market, the Boulder Outlook Hotel, and  the Boulder Independent Business Association held on November 21st.  In addition to the multitudes of vendors, a series of panels were held, featuring leaders of the Boulder County local food movement.  If  I could describe the folks involved in this event in one word it would be: passionate!...more

Sweet Potato vs. Yam. Blame it on Louisiana!

My brother is hosting Thanksgiving this year.  My younger, bachelor, I don’t have a roasting pan, brother.  We’ve all flown in from other locales.  A shopping list was sent ahead of time.   Upon arrival, we double checked for missing ingredients.  He nailed it, but was worried about one thing. “Your list said sweet potatoes, but all they had were yams.” And there it is.  The question that comes up every year but never gets answered.   Is there a difference between sweet potatoes and yams?  But there was no veggie blog last year.  This year, I knew I had to get to the bottom of it. ...more

Visiting an Organic Turkey Farm

Thanksgiving is, without a doubt, the most meat-focused holiday in modern history. ("Happy Turkey Day!") In anticipation of this annual feast of gratitude, a friend and I visited the closest organic turkey farm we could find: Tedach Ranch, just 30 miles east of Denver in Bennett, Colorado. Gobble, gobble - it was an eye opener. ...more

I'm thinking that a lot of folks would buy free range if they knew more about it and what is ...more