Published on Thursday, April 12 2012 01:00
Procrastination seems to be one of those human characteristics that some of us have perfected more than others. I would count myself among the more “advanced” practitioners of the “art” (as Lora and Joseph can attest, as they wait for me to submit my column each month!).
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Published on Wednesday, April 11 2012 01:00
Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado lamb is featured in our Middle Eastern Lamb Sliders recipe.
Colorado is well-known around the world for its high quality lamb. Colorado is ranked third in the nation for sheep and lamb production with 370,000 head valued at more than $60 million. Lamb is an excellent source of protein, Vitamin B-12, niacin, zinc and a good source of iron. Look for Colorado lamb at your local grocery store or at restaurants across the state.
Middle Eastern Lamb Sliders
Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., Executive Chef, Douglas County School District
1 lb. Ground Lamb
1-1/2 Cups Bulgur Wheat
1/4 Tsp. Ground Smoked Black Pepper
1/4 Tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp. Allspice
1 Tbsp. Mint, dried and crushed
1 Tbsp. Fresh Italian Flat Leaf Parsley
1 Small Onion, grated
8 Mini Hawaiian Buns, lightly grilled or toasted
1/2 Cup Plain Hummus
4 Leaves Romaine Lettuce
1/2 Cucumber, sliced thin
2 Roma Tomato, cut into 8 slices
1/2 Cup Goat Cheese Crumbles
Soak bulgur wheat in hot water for 10 minutes, drain well, and squeeze out excess water. In large stainless bowl mix lamb, bulgur wheat and seasonings and knead together. Add grated onion and mix well. Portion into approximately 2.5oz mini burgers, wrap and hold for cooking. Using an outdoor grill, cook the lamb sliders until desired temperature. Layer the toasted Hawaiian buns with hummus, lettuce, 2 tomato slices, 2 cucumber slices, 1 lamb slider and 1 Tbsp. crumbled goat cheese. Serve with marinated Greek olives.
Visit www.coloradoagriculture.com for a complete list of recipes.
Published on Thursday, March 15 2012 09:12
I moved to Colorado from Texas right out of college when I was hired to teach in Jefferson County. I stood awestruck at the sight of Red Rocks Amphitheater from the playground of Bear Creek Elementary. Amazed, I listened to my second graders talk about collecting arrowheads at nearby Soda Lakes. Our favorite unit included dinosaurs and a field trip to the Natural History Museum in Denver. That was a long time ago.Read more: Roads Traveled With Linda L. Osmundson
Published on Thursday, April 05 2012 01:00
The unseasonably warm weather this March fooled Coloradoans into thinking spring is actually here. However, I’ve experienced Colorado snowstorms in May. My Texas brother swears it snowed one Fourth of July when he visited Denver and we attended a fireworks show. I remember it was cold; my pictures prove that I loaned his wife a heavy coat.Read more: Roads Traveld With Linda L. Osmundson
Published on Thursday, March 15 2012 08:02
So, your old wooden dining room chair finally came apart after being loose and wiggly when anyone sat on it (for the last two years!). Hopefully no one hit the floor when it broke. You go to the big box home center to buy some glue to repair the chair and are confronted by six shelves full of so many different types of adhesives that your head starts to spin. All you want to do is put your chair back together, but what product would be the best for that task?
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Published on Thursday, March 29 2012 07:59
Lee: Have you noticed that technology sales people will only describe where a device or plan works well. Wouldn’t you love it if sales people said things like “this device really sucks at XYZ”? It would be much more helpful.
Bob: That’s why we’re here. This is an inverse sales pitch regarding mobile devices and plans. The key word of the column is “sucks”.
Published on Monday, March 05 2012 00:00