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My favorite place to relax in the summer #AndersonRanch

My favorite place to relax in the summer #AndersonRanch

One of my favorite places to relax in the summer is Anderson Ranch in #SnowmassVillage. The campus is so serene, bursting with creativity and the grounds are beautiful during the summer months. The weekly Lunchtime Auctionettes are a perfect way to see the ranch, bid on beautiful art to bring home and enjoy a fabulous…

Summertime is S’mores time!

Summertime is S’mores time!

Summertime is S’mores time! I’ve always loved roasting marshmallows over the campfire because it brings back childhood memories of camping in the San Juan mountains in Southwestern Colorado. I used to roast my marshmallows until they were “well” done (flaming actually) and then squeeze the melting marshmallow between graham crackers with a slab of Hershey’s…

Take the High 5 Energy Pledge and WIN!!

Take the High 5 Energy Pledge and WIN!!

Get involved with Roaring Fork Valley’s High 5 Energy Pledge and you’ll be entered to win a weekly prize! It’s so easy- just sign up at Take the High 5 Pledge and be part of the movement! Each week, you choose 5 actions to try to reduce your energy footprint and you are automatically entered…

Aspen is in full swing!

Aspen is in full swing!

Summertime in Aspen, Colorado is in full swing and it’s my favorite time of the year. There are so many activities to choose from whether you want to go rafting, hiking, fishing, attend the world famous Aspen Music Festival, create a masterpiece at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, listen to your favorite author at Aspen…

Aspen Saturday Market has arrived!

Aspen Saturday Market has arrived!

The annual Aspen Saturday Market has arrived and I’m excited to sample the local goods that will be available this year. So many local growers and producers of produce, popcorn, vodka, pork, goat cheese, toffee, jams, jellies, honey, etc, etc! Where do I begin…..I guess with some juicy cherries. Cart.delivery is offering weekly shopping at…

Backyard soda Ginger-Lime simple syrup makes a tasty Moscow Mule

Backyard soda Ginger-Lime simple syrup makes a tasty Moscow Mule

My favorite Backyard Soda Ginger-Lime simple syrup makes a tasty Moscow Mule. Backyard Soda Company, made locally in Denver (in small batches) makes the best #summercocktails taste great and what a great name for a great local company. And add some fresh mint from the garden. #aspencolorado #summertime #fwclassic#aspenfoodandwine #locavore

Creamery tour in Northern California

Creamery tour in Northern California

I’ve just returned from a road trip to Northern California where I went on a Creamery tour and tasted so many amazing cheeses! After sampling some fabulous wines in and around Sonoma, my daughter and I obtained the California Cheese Trail Map. This map lists so many award winning creameries as well as some smaller, obscure creameries. Our tour started…

My favorite Cheesemonger-Laura Werlin

My favorite Cheesemonger-Laura Werlin

While visiting #Sausalito, California, I walked into a local market called Driver’s and look who’s there to greet me? My favorite Cheesemonger-Laura Werlin. She’s actually the worlds aficionado on cheese. If you attend the Food & Wine classic in Aspen, you MUST attend one of her presentations. Laura will share with you her vast knowledge…

It’s almost Farmer’s Market time

It’s almost Farmer’s Market time

It’s almost Farmer’s Market time in the Roaring Fork Valley. Each week beginning mid-June, you’ll be able to shop for fresh produce, cheeses, meats and other locally produced items. Farm fresh eggs will be available thanks to these girls who seem to be enjoying their evening salad. Order your weekly produce and other local favorites…

An Avalanche of Goat Cheese

An Avalanche of Goat Cheese

I’m so happy it’s springtime and my favorite fresh Chèvre is available – Avalanche Goat Cheese made in Basalt! The goats are munching on the season’s first grasses, which makes their milk taste even better and gives the first batch of cheese extra creaminess. The farm is located near beautiful Paonia, Colorado on a sunny…

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