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Gin Spiced Gravlax

Gin Spiced Gravlax

As I mentioned in a previous post, I found a new hobby last summer. It started with blueberry chai jam and continued from there. The bottom shelf of my china “cabinet” (it’s really just a bookshelf we’ve repurposed to hold the fine dinnerware) is starting to fill with jars. At this point, I’ve done more […]

Sake + Sushi = Risotto

If April showers bring May flowers, what does April snow bring? In my house, it’s one last opportunity for cozy, comfort food. Sushi rice + Sake It probably makes you think of nigiri or American style sushi rolls – not a classic Italian dish. But stay with me here… Arborio rice? Short grain. Sushi rice? […]

Mile High Skyline Chili

Mile High Skyline Chili

I went on a chili tirade the other day. After tasting a bowl that was more baked beans than chili, I reasoned that ‘real’ chili recipes must come from the American Southwest. Other regions don’t seem to understand that part of the beauty of chili is its simplicity. My dad is the family chili maker. No […]

A Shrimp Lover’s Scampi

Fall is for birthdays, at least in my family. My love’s birthday is in September, my mom and sister both celebrate October birthdays, I have a cousin who has a birthday is this week, and my grandmother was born this month too. In my immediate family, we always celebrated individually…but now that we’ve grown (and […]

Beef & Stout Stew

Ah, springtime in the Rockies. That glorious time of year when it’s 60 degrees one day, snowing the next morning, and melting by afternoon. I almost held this recipe back as it’s a hearty recipe and would probably be better shared during the cold, dark, can’t-curl-up-without-a-blanket days of winter. But it’s too good not to […]

Elements of Flavor: a conversation with Jorel Pierce

Get Euclid Hall Chef de Cuisine, Jorel Pierce, talking about food and you’ll quickly see why he has been described as ‘innovative.’ A simple question about how he creates unique pairings (featured at events like the annual “Midnight Breakfast”) evolved into a fast-paced, fascinating conversation about the elements of flavor. Pierce grabbed his legal pad and […]