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Serving Up Patriotism, Part 2

Baked Alaska – what a delicious invention -- moist cake soaking up cold ice cream that is slathered with a layer of meringue while the whole kit-and-kaboodle gets popped into the oven long enough to crisp the o...
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Fashion Fridays – Sink or Swim

This Tuesday was the Summer solstice and this Sunday is 303's first pool party of the season (register here if you haven't already), which means it is officially bathing suit season. I won't lie; I'm kind of a ...
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Serving up Patriotism, Part 1

The 4th of July is just around the corner. Every party will have a table full of red, white and blue decorations and food items. No doubt, someone will bring a white sheet cake topped with blueberries and raspb...
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Tea! Don’t Drink it Naked

Do you drink your tea naked? It’s summer and while many of us have stripped off those winter layers, it’s time we dressed up our tea. It’s National Iced Tea Month and just in time too. We’ve finally had some w...
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Read Alert: 36th Annual Book Fair

There's nothing better than the smell of an old book, one that's been so well loved, you have to carefully turn the crisp pages as you read. Unless you're getting that book for a steal. And this weekend, yo...
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Read Alert: The Center of Everything

I am always impressed when an author can accurately capture the voice of a child; and not only does novelist Laura Moriarty create The Center of Everything from a child’s perspective, she masterfully matures th...
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How does Your Garden Grow

It has been a month since the first seeds went into the ground. Thirty days later I am the proud mother of green shoots and little white flowers. Every day, coffee in hand, I walk to the north side of my house ...
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Barfly on the Wall: Prohibition

Colfax Avenue sure is known for its quirky bar scene.  From Sancho's Broken Arrow to the Atomic Cowboy, Denver's longest street is home to a wide  variety of popular watering holes. The new kid on the block, P...
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Summer Grubbin’: Homemade Pickles

It's unofficially summer. To me, this means that I can sit through a Rockies game without my butt freezing to my seat, that I have a valid excuse to not wear pants for the next three months (sundresses!) and th...
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Melodic Ambush: Clonin

Screaming “Free Bird” at a concert is more often an obnoxious joke than an actual request, but the tune just so happened to provide a perfect melodic skeleton for the roast I performed in San Antonio on Sat...
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If Rembrandt had a Kumato

IF ONLY REMBRANDT had a Kumato, he might have painted this darkly luscious tomato on a recycled canvas, rolled it up like a scroll and tried to sell it to one of his patrons. They are grown in The Netherlands a...