Wendy Watkins

Parsnippet

The golden and delectably healthful home-farmed egg

Eggs are available at the Cortez Farmer’s Market again this year and elsewhere in the county. Homegrown eggs, sometimes charmingly referred to as cackleberries, are a welcome treat in any home...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | COLUMN: Parsnippet

Cortez's Bluebird Flour stands up to the test of frybread

Our human sense of smell, the olfactory system, holds deep memories for each of us, memories not easily retrieved through our other senses. That whiff of a lingering scent can often trigger...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | COLUMN: Parsnippet

How to put a bottle of summer on your table

Yesterday was the last day of summer. River rats and Parrothead wannabes, time to turn in your Tevas for a pair of hiking boots. Mountain people, better zip in that liner to your Columbia jacket,...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | COLUMN: Parsnippet

Bow and Arrow: Native American grown and Colorado proud

About 12½ miles southwest of Ute-owned Weeminuche Construction on a well-maintained gravel road is a secret hiding in broad daylight. The last stop for the Towaoc-Highline Canal, the end of the...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | COLUMN: Parsnippet

Locals offer trusty advice for the new small farmer

I was skimming through some 1980 Small Farmer’s Journals recently before consigning them to the recycle bin, when an article on how to become a small-scale farmer caught my eye.Much of it seemed...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | COLUMN: Parsnippet

Late-coming brassicas are worth the wait

We all know that beauty is merely skin-deep, shaped by a culture obsessed with youth, vigor, and perennial sex appeal. Societal expectations, aided and abetted by aggressive and relentless...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | COLUMN: Parsnippet

The Parsnippet: Farmers market launches with array of goods, food

The Cortez Farmers Market kicked off its summer season on Saturday with an abundance of local offerings, both edible and durable, from an array of vendors as varied and eclectic as their produce....

DATE: June 9, 2014 | COLUMN: Parsnippet