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Monday, September 1, 2014

‘Variety’ Archives

Colorado Herbs Add Flavor to Springtime Recipes

Colorado Herbs Add Flavor to Springtime Recipes

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado greenhouse herbs are featured in our Lemon Herb Parsley Pesto recipe. Available Now... Greenhouse Herbs Colorado produces a variety of greenhouse herbs including basil, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary and thyme. Fresh herbs add flavor to a variety of recipes. In addition ... Full Story

Book Review: Road of 10,000 Pains

Book Review: Road of 10,000 Pains

After Four Decades, Veterans of Overshadowed Vietnam Campaign Finally Tell Their Stories For most Americans, April 1967 represents a slice in time no more or less significant than any other. For those who set foot in the Que Son Valley 43 years ago, however, it represents a painful reminder of a battle won and friends and innocence lost. To look at the lush expanse of Vietnam’s Que Son Valley today, it is hard to imagine a time when some semblance of peaceful prosperity didn’t envelop ... Full Story

Forest Service Reopens Climbing Areas in Boulder

Forest Service Reopens Climbing Areas in Boulder Canyon

Boulder, Colo. (April 2, 2010) – The Forest Service has reopened some climbing areas in Boulder Canyon that were closed to protect golden eagles during their nesting season. Security Risk and the Blob Rock/Bitty Buttress areas are now open to climbing and other activities. These areas are located along State Highway 119, approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls. These closures help protect a long-established golden eagle nesting territory, including valuable alternate nest sites. ... Full Story

Cooking with insects

Cooking with insects

Insect Chef David George Gordon Appearing Live at the Butterfly Pavilion Denver, CO – Curious as to how Tempura Battered Mealworms or Scorpion Scaloppine taste? Find out on Saturday, April 10, when the “Martha Stewart” of insect cuisine, Chef David George Gordon, appears live for three very buggy cooking demonstrations at the Butterfly Pavilion. The special event is part of the Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders opening day festivities. Dr. Entomo’s is the Pavilion’s ... Full Story

GROW-CAB’-U-LAR-Y, an Introduction to gardening

GROW-CAB’-U-LAR-Y, an Introduction to gardening terms

By: Charleen Barr Colorado Master Gardener in Larimer County No, it is not a spelling test! Gardening terms are important to know.  They help us understand the workings of a garden. Sometimes we can be confused, even overwhelmed, by the many gardening specific words and terms used by those who are regularly engaged in fooling around with earth and its bounty.  Perhaps a brief introduction to a few often used terms found in magazines, brochures, and at garden nurseries will help in ... Full Story

Siberian Forget-Me-Not

Siberian Forget-Me-Not

2010 Featured Perennials – Pennywise Perennials Brunnera macrophylla Submitted by:      Harriett McMillan, CCNP Echter’s Garden Center   Siberian Forget-Me-Not (Brunnera macrophylla) An outstanding treasure of the plant world that few know about is Brunnera macrophylla. This azure blue flowered plant is one representative of Forget-Me-Not hence the common name Siberian Forget-Me-Not. Brunnera is native to West Caucasus and Siberia and was ... Full Story

Summer roses — Autumn hips

Summer roses — Autumn hips

Plant Select® Redleaf Rose (Rosa glauca, R. rubrifolia) Submitted by: Dr. James E. Klett Colorado State University:Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Redleaf Rose (Rosa glauca, R. rubrifolia) Medium-sized to large shrub Height: 6 to 8 ft. Width: 4 to 6 ft. Blooms: May to June Sun: Full sun to part shade Soil Moisture: Moderate to dry conditions; xeric Hardiness: USDA zones 3-9 (up to 9000’) Culture: Clay, sandy soil or ... Full Story

Osteospermums & Diascia – great choices for now

Osteospermums & Diascia – great choices for now

Osteospermum or Diascia… wow –names like this sound like a foreign language lesson! These two actually are from another country – South Africa to be exact – but, surprisingly, are just the thing to plant here early in the season while temperatures are still cool. “Osteos or African Sun Daisies as they’re commonly called, produce many astoundingly colorful daisy flowers. You have probably seen them – white, pink, lavender, deep purple, reddish, and the very popular ... Full Story

League of Women Voters hosts orientation meeting

League of Women Voters hosts orientation meeting

As part of the 90th birthday celebration of the national League of Women Voters, the Larimer County League chapter will host a morning coffee for those interested in learning about the organization. The coffee will be held on Saturday, April 10, from 10 am to noon at Lynn Young’s home, 950 Southridge Greens Blvd., #17, in Fort Collins. The League of Women Voters (LWV), a nonpartisan political organization that works to improve our system of government and impact public policies through ... Full Story

Is He Dead? a Late Taste of Mark Twain

Is He Dead? a Late Taste of Mark Twain

OpenStage Theatre presents a fast-paced, art-world farce Fort Collins, Colo. – For something that’s lain dormant more than a century while gathering dust in archives, Mark Twain’s Is He Dead? has a remarkably sprightly step. Written in 1898, the great American author’s play was never published or produced until a researcher found it mothballed in the academic archives at the University of California, Berkeley. With a contemporary adaptation by David Ives, it subsequently ... Full Story

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