What are you canning this season?

What are you canning this season?

Don’t miss our canning demo here in the store next Saturday, October 17th from 11am-2pm in the Housewares department, where Green Vests Sara and Barb will be demonstrating canning techniques for beginners and veterans alike. As we enter into full-fledged fall time, canning season has reached its peak. Growers of every level and ability are […]

Lunch Box Ideas

Lunch Box Ideas

You know summer’s days are numbered when the back to school supplies¬†roll out, and for many that also means more lunches away from home. Whether you’re a parent who packs kids’ lunches or just looks forward to that midday snack on your reprieve from work, there are some pretty nifty things you can do to […]

Canning 101

Canning 101

Canning 101 As the harvest season comes to an end, it’s time to think about canning the contents of the garden so you can enjoy them throughout the coming months. As Sara in the Housewares department likes to say, “The best thing about canning: all your hard work during the summer gets translated into pleasureful […]

Bento Box: Making Lunch Fun Again

Bento Box: Making Lunch Fun Again

Bento Box: Making Lunch Fun Again Although the Bento meal dates back to 12th century Japan, it’s alive and well today– and with all the creative ideas we’ve seen floating around– it’s just what the packed lunch enthusiast needs to break up the monotony of midday mealtime. Not only do these convenient trays have compartmentalized […]

The American Fiesta Legacy

The American Fiesta Legacy

The American Fiesta Legacy It’s funny that America’s favorite ceramic dinnerware is called Fiesta, and this china definitely isn’t made in China. Fiesta’s creator, the Homer Laughlin China Company, has been around since two brothers started it 1871, and it’s been winning awards for its quality kitchenware ever since. It wasn’t until 1936 that the […]

Why Craft Beer Matters

Why Craft Beer Matters

Why Craft Beer Matters   The homebrewing legend Charlie Papazian once called Boulder “ground zero.” He wasn’t referring to an epicenter of some natural disaster. ¬†He was talking about beer. “Boulder was kind of a vibrant starting point of community building that has really defined what craft brewers are today,” Charlie said– and he should […]