Fish and Poultry

Grilled Salmon Salad with Strawberries

By Linda Hoffman | August 13, 2013

Amy Kafka of Garden Sweet in Fort Collins has been farming since 2002 on leased land, growing a little bit of everything and introducing the strawberries for which she’s famous in 2003.  Farming leased land leaves a farmer vulnerable.  Losing the lease means loss of livelihood unless new land with water can be found quickly. …

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Asparagus Wontons and Wild Salmon and Asparagus Salad

By Linda Hoffman | January 24, 2013

Asparagus is a surprise member of the lily family, along with onions, garlic, leeks and chives.  It grows from a rhizome, or crown, planted almost 12 inches deep in any soil with good drainage.  Asparagus hates wet feet!  In Colorado, an asparagus bed can produce for about 20 years without replanting, a very attractive attribute. …

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Locally Raised Tilapia

By Linda Hoffman | January 23, 2013

Crisp heads of emerald romaine, pale oak leaf, along with bags of red and green butter lettuces greeted the customers at the indoor market last Saturday.  Really fresh lettuce in wintertime is a dream come true for salad aficionados in northern Colorado, and it’s coming from a greenhouse smack dab in the middle of neighboring…

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Add Fish to Your Diet

By Linda Hoffman | January 23, 2013

This year, add fish to your diet.   Cold-water fish are especially good sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, and the fat-soluble vitamins A and D.  Vitamin A comes in two forms: preformed vitamin A comes from animals, found in butter, egg yolks, organ meats, and fish and their oils.  Provitamin A is found in yellow, orange,…

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Chicken Pot Pie

By Linda Hoffman | January 14, 2013

I crave comfort food when it’s cold and snowy.  Now is the time for warming soups on the back burner, for the fragrance of a whole chicken with garlic and thyme roasting in the oven, for simmering pot roast or pork green chile.  From childhood, I remember chicken pot pie with flaky golden crust and…

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