Colorado Table

Brewed Force: Coda brewery at Anschutz harmonizes craft beer and local bands

Brewed Force: Coda brewery at Anschutz harmonizes craft beer and local bands

“I told the band, ‘it’s my dream and my passion to collaborate with musicians, so what kind of beer do you guys want?’” Smith said. “Hearing is the last sense that’s not really tapped into in the beer scene, and I wanted to try to fill that void.”

Colorado produce highlighted at luncheon

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Secretary John Salazar will be dining on roasted beets, Colorado lamb and a dessert of smoked peaches.

Tequila and ice cream: A delicious pairing!

Tequila and ice cream: A delicious pairing!

The beauty of this three-ingredient shake is that it is made with ice cream, so you don’t need to add ice and dilute the flavor.

PERRY: Aurora's Plains Conservation Center gives farm-to-table cuisine a kick in the grass

PERRY: Aurora’s Plains Conservation Center gives farm-to-table cuisine a kick in the grass

Much of Denver is unaware that asphalt and concrete are not native ground covers, and that when Europeans moved into the area almost 200 years ago, there were fewer native trees along the Front Range grasslands than there were native people

DIY helps make cured salmon an everyday pleasure

DIY helps make cured salmon an everyday pleasure

Cured salmon — with all its rich, salty, savory, lusciously fatty goodness — too often is relegated to the breakfast or brunch table, and even then mostly for special occasions.

Banishing the blues with healthy blueberry muffins

Banishing the blues with healthy blueberry muffins

Ripe, plentiful blueberries are such a highlight of summer that some of us are prone to getting the blueberry blues during the rest of the year.

A deep-fried, bacon-wrapped fair season is here

A deep-fried, bacon-wrapped fair season is here

Here are some of the other offerings seen at this year’s crop of fairs:

Hot-sauce plant's tour offers whiff of excitement

Hot-sauce plant’s tour offers whiff of excitement

“To prove we make hot sauce, we don’t make tear gas,” Tran told the Pasadena Star-News (http://bit.ly/1mzJmjV ).

Record drought saps California honey production

Record drought saps California honey production

“Our honey crop is severely impacted by the drought, and it does impact our bottom line as a business,” said Gene Brandi, a beekeeper in Los Banos, a farming town in California’s Central Valley.

Taking a sweet and tangy approach to gazpacho

Taking a sweet and tangy approach to gazpacho

Watermelon and tomatoes may seem an unlikely combination, but in this simple, refreshing gazpacho they blend perfectly.