February 25, 2011

Looking to try a new restaurant?

Now's your chance! Denver Restaurant week (which includes numerous Boulder restaurants) is happening February 26 - March 11. A 14-day celebration of Denver's culinary scene with more than 270 restaurants offering multi-course dinners for the "Mile High" price of $52.80 for two ($26.40 for one). Make your reservations now!

For the list of participating restaurants and their menus, go to http://www.denverrestaurantweek.com/

--Cathryn Olchowy

Cathryn Olchowy
Culinary Director

February 12, 2011

DIY Valentine Gifts

As we sat down to brainstorm Valentine gifts this year, we couldn’t get our heads out of the pantry. Thinking of all the pickles and jams we’d made this year—and the chefs across the country, who in the "More is Less" mentality, are doing the same—we decided that we had all the ingredients for great last minute Valentine gifts right in our kitchens.  All we needed was a free afternoon to mix, stir, and make delicious treats. Sunday afternoon sounds ideal, so we share with you a few of our favorite DIY Valentine gift ideas.

Basil-infused Olive Oil (Feel free to substitute other herbs like cilantro or rosemary)

Chinese Five Spice Candied Nuts

Cowboy Cookie Mix in a Jar

Almond Crunch Granola

Fresh Vegetable Pickles

-- Kazia Jankowski & the Culinary Team

Kazia Jankowski
Associate Culinary Director