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Outdoor Dining is In

Welcome to date night in the time of COVID-19. If it weren’t for the pandemic, we’d be paying extra for the opportunity to dine in the novel igloos, greenhouses, and yurts that have popped up at top restaurants in the area. Here’s just a taste of what’s out there waiting to satiate your taste buds. The Wolf’s Tailor ...

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Snurf’s Up!

Ski-Born, Snurf-Bound “Watch this, Mom!” yelled my eight-year-old daughter on her 50th run in three days last April. We were in month two of pandemic lockdown and trying to make the best of it. We realized how lucky we were to have two things: acres of snow-covered national forest out our front door and the possession of a...

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Happy Plan

Americans finally have reason to (cautiously) dream about travel again. If you’re wondering how to be a good traveler in the time of COVID-19, look to the words of ancient Chinese philosopher and author Lao Tzu. Among his many notable wise quotes is this one: “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”...

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Keep Mushrooms Weird

Lion’s Mane in RiNo is the nation’s only brick-and-mortar shop catering to fungi cultivators and mycologists. You never know who might walk through the door at Lion’s Mane in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood on any given day—a nerd perfecting her grain spawn or a newbie buying his first pressure sterilizer, a maker growing lobster mushrooms for red dye or...

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Zen and the Art of Apple Pie

Become one with the dough and bring a taste of flaky bliss to the table. First, there is that apple-cinnamon/caramel steam that grabs you by the nose. Then you see the whole pie emerge from the oven and, finally, a warm apple pie wedge whose juices mingle the melting vanilla bean gelato. You take a bite and smile,...

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Stick it Where? Cannabis Suppositories

Cannabis suppositories offer relief and comfort. As a cannabis writer living in Humboldt, CA, I don’t shy away from trying new things. CBD eye cream? Sure! Sea salt caramels with a micro-dose of THC? Obviously! So when it came time to try cannabis suppositories, I didn’t blink. A firm believer in the power of plants, I’ve made my...

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A Stuffing Tale: The Best Stuffing Ever

Diversity rules the side dishes that fill our feast table. I was well into high school before I got an inkling that lasagna was not a traditional Thanksgiving side dish and that turkey stuffing usually involved cubed bread. The earliest feasts tucked in the cubby holes of my memory were eaten in shifts around a large table at...

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Pot in the Polls – Legalization on the 2020 Ballot

Cannabis legalization is on November ballots in five states this November. Here’s what you need to know before the 2020 election. As of September 2020, 33 states have passed medical marijuana laws, and 11 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for adult use. And according to New Frontier Data, 98.6 percent of the US is living in...

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Empty Calendar

What to do when there's nothing to do The dog days of summer are upon us. In our modern lexicon, that popular term has dual meanings: 1) the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer occurs in the Northern Hemisphere; 2) a period of stagnation or inactivity. In 2020, the dog...

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