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January 7, 2011

Mise en Place: Millet

Welcome to Mise en Place, a journey of culinary delight where anything can happen. Based on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s list of food by month, KRCC takes a look at farmers, chefs, and fodder, all with a Centennial State bent.

Each month, the state’s agriculture department highlights a commodity and provides a recipe using that product. We take it a step further.

The gluten-free grain, millet, makes for a savory dish this January. KRCC’s Ellen Mahoney visited Golden Prairie Farm in Nunn and spoke with co-owner, Jean Hediger. She then headed over to the Black Cat Farm Table Bistro in Boulder where owner and chef Eric Skokan, who’s also a farmer, prepared millet cakes.

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Click below to see the recipe for Millet Cakes from Chef Eric Skokan, and a recipe for Millet Trail Mix from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

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December 16, 2010

Long Term Care in Colorado, Part II

Even though Colorado led the nation on how to help people with disabilities live independently, the state still struggles with the issue. Today brings the second part of our series on long term care, with a look at the obstacles to independent living. For KRCC News, Laura Frank with the Rocky Mountain Investigative News Network reports.

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Click here for Part I.

Filed under: Colorado,Health,KRCC News,RMINN,Slideshow — andrea @ 7:36 am

December 8, 2010

CSU Researchers Work on Pollution Issues

Ovens, ranges, microwaves…all these are common in Colorado homes. Worldwide, most food gets heated over portable cookstoves that burn wood, dung or straw, often inefficiently, generating smoke that can lead to deadly respiratory disease. The United States has recently signed on to help clean up this pollution. Some leaders in solving the problem are at Colorado State University in the Engines and Energy Conversion Lab. KRCC’s Shelley Schlender has this profile of some of the people and the work they do for cook stoves and other pollution control efforts.

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Touring the Vestas Tower Factory in Pueblo

Wind tower manufacturing giant Vestas opened a new factory south of Pueblo earlier this year. Two accidents, one of them fatal, marked its first six months of operations, along with the announcement that the international company was laying off some 3000 workers in Europe. Nonetheless, Vestas created some 450 jobs in the Pueblo area, and the company’s total workforce at all of its Colorado facilities totals about 1600. KRCC’s Shanna Lewis has this look at the Pueblo factory.

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Filed under: Business/Labor,Energy,KRCC News,Pueblo,Shanna Lewis,Slideshow — andrea @ 7:35 am

December 3, 2010

Mise en Place: Buffalo

Welcome to Mise en Place, a journey of culinary delight where anything can happen. Based on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s list of food by month, KRCC takes a look at farmers, chefs, and fodder, all with a Centennial State bent.

Each month, the state’s agriculture department highlights a commodity and provides a recipe using that product. We take it a step further.

This December we visit with an animal that has provided all sorts of goods for a very long time. Nearly wiped out, it’s now growing in popularity as an alternative to beef. It’s the American buffalo. Peter Popp of Black Forest Bison invited me to visit with a herd, and I also went to the Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs, a fine dining restaurant known for its game cuisine. There, Chef Ben Hoffer cooked up buffalo filet Diane.

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Click below for the recipe for buffalo filet Diane from Chef Ben Hoffer of the Craftwood Inn, and for a recipe for buffalo and bean chili from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

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October 1, 2010

Mise en Place: Cabbage

Welcome to Mise en Place, a journey of culinary delight where anything can happen. Based on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s list of food by month, KRCC takes a look at farmers, chefs, and fodder, all with a Centennial State bent.

Each month, the state’s agriculture department highlights a commodity and provides a recipe using that product. We take it a step further.

Hearty red and green cabbage is sure to turn heads this October. KRCC’s Ellen Mahoney visited the biodynamic Cresset Community Farm in Johnstown, and stopped by the Boulder Farmer’s Market to see the braised cabbage that Camp Culinary owner Chef Michael DeBoer was cooking up.

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Click below for the braised cabbage recipe from Michael DeBoer, and a recipe for Colorado Coleslaw from the Department of Agriculture.

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September 24, 2010

‘Land Link’ Connects Farmers with Property Owners

At a time when becoming a farmer often means a large initial investment, or when generational farms seem to reach near the end of the line…or when landowners simply might not have the time, experience, or desire to ranch or farm their property, there’s a new program that seeks to pair next generation farmers with land owners. KRCC’s Shanna Lewis visited Chaffee County, and has this report on Land Link, which seeks to give farmers access to land they otherwise couldn’t afford.

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Filed under: Agriculture/Ranching,KRCC News,Shanna Lewis,Slideshow — andrea @ 9:26 am

September 10, 2010

Air Tankers Aid in Fourmile Fire Efforts

As firefighters on the ground continue to battle the Fourmile Fire in Boulder County, they’re getting some help from the air. KRCC’s Ellen Mahoney caught up with crews flying slurry tankers, who are hoping to help contain the fire. She has this report.

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Filed under: Ellen Mahoney,Fire,KRCC News,Slideshow,Wildfires — andrea @ 5:44 pm

September 8, 2010

Round-Up: Firefighters continue fighting Fourmile Fire, and CO’s suicide rate is up

Photos: Boulder air qualitythe fire from Flagtaff Mountainthe road blocked to Sunshine Canyonmedia staging areaand a series of shots showing an Erickson Air-Crane helicopter circling in to Wonderland Lake in Boulder to siphon 2500 gallons of water . The process takes about 45-seconds, and helicopters have been circling all day. Credit: Ellen Mahoney.

Fire officials say crews battling a blaze in Boulder County are watchful over other hazards such as rattlesnakes, downed power lines, and combustible propane tanks as they fight a wildfire that’s destroyed dozens of homes near Boulder…and, Colorado health officials say the state’s suicide rate for 2009 is the highest its been in 20 years.

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Click for more coverage of the Fourmile Fire from Rocky Mountain Community Radio sister stations KGNU and KUNC. The Boulder Daily Camera also has this list of updates.

September 3, 2010

Mise en Place: Apples

Welcome to Mise en Place, a journey of culinary delight where anything can happen. Based on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s list of food by month, KRCC takes a look at farmers, chefs, and fodder, all with a Centennial State bent.

Each month, the state’s agriculture department highlights a commodity and provides a recipe using that product. We take it a step further.

Colorado apples are out on a limb and ready for the pickin’. KRCC’s Ellen Mahoney headed up to the Fort Collins’ Farmer’s Market to meet with apple grower, Steve Ela of Ela Family Farms located in Hotchkiss. Ellen also visited the historic Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder and met with Pastry Chef Nick Webster, who prepared an apple cobbler.

All photos by Ellen Mahoney, except first two. The orchard pictures come courtesy of Steve Ela.

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Click below for the apple cobbler recipe from Nick Webster, and for a recipe for Tomato Apple Gastrique from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

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