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Infinite Monkey Theorem

This week I had the chance to visit a winery in Denver called Infinite Monkey Theorem.  These guys source a good percentage of their grapes from Colorado, and call themselves an "urban winery" being they are located in the heart of Denver.  I was very impressed with their wines, and equally impressed with how cutting

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!

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

“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

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

Wine and the Question of Price

Recently I was asked the question, "Why do some wines cost much more than others, and are those wines really worth the price?"  There are an incredible number of factors that go into the price for wine.  One of the main factors for the price of wine is where the wine is from.  With most

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

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

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

Have Fun with Quinoa

Quinoa is taking over the world! And not just because I love it and is grown locally. You knew that, right? Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah, if you weren't sure, it's OK, we all went through that phase, it was scary!) is very good for you and it has a cool name, and in the past few