Category Archives: Food & drink

Tasty Tidbits: Farmers on Farming

I had the pleasure of dining last week with a half-dozen women who farm Colorado land. Over a delicious meal to which they certainly contributed, I got to find Common Ground with these farmers.

Less than 2% of our population provides food for 100% of our population.

— Ann Cross, CommonGroundCO

Ann is part of an organization that aims to “start conversations between women who grow food, and the women who buy it.” Here are a few morsels of my table’s conversations, primarily with a farmer named Sondra, who is rooted in Boulder County. Continue reading Tasty Tidbits: Farmers on Farming

It’s Summer O’Clock Somewhere

Spring is still a newborn bald gulping baby bird in the northern hemisphere, but here in Denver we’ve had temperatures in the 70s so I’m prematurely ready to announce Lori’s Summer Drink of 2015.

I discovered this concoction in February when Andy came through town and I met her for dinner. So for me this drink not only tastes like summer, but it also conjures happy memories. It’s called…

Little Ray of Sunshine

To make Little Ray, you need only 3 ingredients.

Ginger beer

limoncello summer drink

Pour a shot of limoncello (I use Caravello because that’s what Costco carries) into a tall glass. Add most of a bottle of ginger beer (I use Reed’s, which is non-alcoholic and can be found at specialty grocery stores like Sprouts and Whole Foods).

Squirt in some bitters (I use Angostura). Stir gently and add ice.

Sip and delight!


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