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Wednesday, December 8,2010

The gift of knowledge

Local spas offer more than creams and lotions

By Heather May Koski
Fragrant and fresh, theyre a vibrant centerpiece in any room, but sadly, theyre a fleeting gift. Like flowers, most gifts have an expiration date. Flowers wilt, clothing shrinks, jewelry tarnishes and household items break.
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Thursday, December 2,2010

Sweet holiday treats

By Heather May Koski
There is nothing like holiday treats to create a festive mood in any home or office this time of year. Something about colorful cookies, fudge and other confectionary items truly make the holiday spirit more prominent.
Wednesday, November 24,2010

Cook with wine, time to dine!

By Heather May Koski
A fun variation on winter and holiday cuisine is cooking with wine, liquor or liqueur. Each alcohol can add a distinctive flavor or enhance other ingredients from your favorite recipes. Whether youre cooking or baking something savory or sweet, alcohol can give your culinary dishes a festive element and taste.
Friday, November 19,2010

Local tastes available for Thanksgiving

By Heather May Koski
Although most people celebrate Thanksgiving at home with family and friends, many local restaurants are concocting Thanksgiving feasts for those in need of a sound holiday meal. The Cork, Greenbriar Inn and Peaceful Valley Ranch have unique Thanksgiving menus and specials this year.
Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: Hot styles, cold weather

It’s all about colors and layering

By Heather May Koski
As cold weather approaches, winter clothing emerges at your favorite boutiques and from the depths of your closets. Although its easy to slip on jeans and an oversized jacket to combat the cold temperatures, there are other options. The keys to effective winter fashion are layering and color correlation.
Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: Happy winter trails to you

Trade your skis for (horse)shoes

By Heather May Koski
Contrary to popular belief, horseback riding is not just for cowboys on hot summer days. In fact, winter horseback riding has become a popular, cold-weather attraction for Boulder County residents and visitors alike. Numerous equestrian ranches, stables and liveries provide a fun alternative to a weekend on the slopes this winter.
Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: iPhone snow applications

Have the slopes at your fingertips

By Heather May Koski
Amid dozens of debatably useless applications, iPhones offer numerous apps of particular interest for Colorado snow-sport enthusiasts. Such applications provide useful information about current slope and weather conditions, ski runs, avalanche risk, snow reports and many other topics.
Thursday, October 21,2010

Pumpkin craze returns to Boulder County

By Heather May Koski
According to an article in The New York Times last November, soggy fields from heavy rain in Midwestern states, where the majority of commercial pumpkins are grown, prevented farmers from getting harvesting equipment to the pumpkins during the typical harvesting season in August.
Thursday, September 23,2010

Sailing the seas of local cheese

By Heather May Koski
According to Samm White, co-owner of Cheese Importers in Longmont, four basic elements are needed to create cheese: a milk source, heat, a turning motion and rennet, a natural enzyme complex produced in any mammalian stomach to digest the mothers milk.
Thursday, September 16,2010

Gold Hill Elementary needs help to survive fire

By Heather May Koski
Although the historic two-room schoolhouse did not suffer visible fire damage, its program continuance is at risk due to its traditional local financial support.