National Fruit and Vegetable Month

Now that summer is finally here, I am really in the mood for fresh produce.  And June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month!  So it seems fitting to toss together a salad that has both! Basically this salad was created using some of my favorite fruits and veggies, chopping them up, adding a citrus-y-vinaigrette and BOOM! [...]

National Fruit and Vegetable Month2022-04-13T13:09:37-06:00

Deerhammer Distillery, Buena Vista, CO

Hello All! I've been remiss in introducing you all to some very eclectic Colorado distilled spirits as of late-so today that ends. This adventure takes us to Buena Vista, and Deerhammer Distillery.  Established in 2010, Owners Amy and Lenny have built quite the reputation in crafting some very unique spirits.  Two of which are permanent [...]

Deerhammer Distillery, Buena Vista, CO2022-04-13T13:09:37-06:00

“Porch Wines” for Summer

This week I hosted a wine tasting for some wonderful people in our community who are donating their time to a fund raiser to raise money for the Center for Restorative Programs.  While tasting, a wonderful term came up, "porch wine".  I love this term, and being summer is upon us and the weather is warm, it is time [...]

“Porch Wines” for Summer2022-04-13T13:09:37-06:00

Gremolata and It’s Many Uses!

Gremolata. A whole lotta awesome is what it is!!! Something you'll often find in my refrigerator both at home and work, is a chopped-herb condiment classically made of lemon zest, garlic, parsley and anchovy. It is a traditional accompaniment to the Milanese braised Veal Shank, or can be used as a garnish.  Gremolata usually includes grated lemon peel, although the [...]

Gremolata and It’s Many Uses!2017-06-02T18:01:14-06:00

Slicing Your Meat for Tenderness

You've probably read in recipes and heard again and again that meat should always be sliced "against the grain." But what does that mean? What exactly is "the grain," and why it is so important to slice against it? If those questions have ever gone through your mind, rest assured you're not alone. Let me [...]

Slicing Your Meat for Tenderness2017-05-13T17:09:34-06:00

Happy Fourth Anniversary from the Windsor!

Dear Friends,  It is with great pleasure that we announce our fourth year of management at The Windsor Hotel & Dining Room.  We are continuously humbled by all of you who have supported our business, as well as the beautiful and historic building within which we operate.  We were given a wonderful opportunity to share [...]

Happy Fourth Anniversary from the Windsor!2017-05-05T15:59:45-06:00

Colorado Common Ciders, Colorado Springs

This week we had the pleasure of hosting Colorado Common Cidery from Colorado Springs, here at The Windsor.  Colorado Common was founded a little over a year ago by Matt Bonno and Katie Murray, a couple who moved to Colorado Springs from Florida, with a passion for making cider.  Now, when I say cider, I am talking about [...]

Colorado Common Ciders, Colorado Springs2022-04-13T13:09:37-06:00
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