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Seared Sea Scallops, Basil-Tarragon Nage with Olive, Corn and Asparagus Salad with Fried Pasta

Seared Sea Scallops, Basil-Tarragon Nage with Olive, Corn and Asparagus Salad with Fried Pasta By Elise Wiggins, Panzano Serves 4 8 sea scallops (tab muscle removed, pat completely dry, spaced out on a sheet tray) Basil Tarragon Nage ½ cup fresh basil ¼ cup fresh tarragon 2 shallots (thinly sliced) 2 tbsp olive oil Sea […]

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Bee Shortage a Buzzkill?

Beeyond the Hive is a Colorado business run by two lovely young ladies who are 5th generation beekeepers. Follow this link and watch Lyle, their father and beekeeper, and learn about Dan Rather’s documentary “Buzzkill” which airs today. A shortage of bees can have a devastating impact on agriculture, and of course, the production of […]

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Blue Corn Waffle And Chipotle Shrimp From Kachina

Are your tastebuds on the wild side? Do the thoughts of wild boar, bison, and elk frighten you, or entice you? Kachina Southwestern Grill, the newest restaurant creation of the Sage Restaurant group, just opened in the Westin Westminster. When you enter the hotel, you’ll notice an inviting adobe-style wall set aglow with rows of […]

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Modmarket's Wintergreen Salad

Modmarket: Where Healthy Counts

If you need to eat out, eat healthy, be served quickly and in style, where do you go? McDonald’s? Wendy’s? Not for me. The clean promise was broken ages ago, and their attempts at healthy menu items can’t be offset by the unappetizing décor of neon-colored plastic chairs and formica-style tables with the mopped-until-they-are-permanently-dirty tiled […]

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Praise Buddha… and Citron Vodka

What is yellow and green, has more than five fingers, was likely born in Asia, smells like lemon heaven and makes a rare appearance in early winter? No. It’s not Godzilla. It’s the Buddha’s Hand citron. This gnarly sci-fi looking claw is the ‘citron’ used in making citron vodka. It’s a member of the citrus family […]

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Blackberry Liqueur: Mix it up

As a former pastry chef, I always have liqueurs on hand. When people see my shelves of bottles I assure them that “they are for baking purposes.”  Some people smirk a little with skepticism. The truth is I do not drink much, and these luscious liquids are reserved for flavoring chocolate truffles or sweet sauces […]

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