Vidalia onion and cucumber salad, sweet onion confit and baked Vidalia onion

Who doesn’t get a sweet tooth, at least once in awhile, for a sweet onion? That thick slice of Rockies-purple red onion on a burger at Coors Field? Sweets cooked slowly and forever into a jam-like confit, sweeter than any that regular onions could make?

It’s well-nigh impossible to think of a cuisine anywhere that doesn’t use onions, but sweet onions are special. (They also are a wee percentage of the world crop.) Many sweets sell in Colorado, such as Washington’s Walla Walla, Hawaii’s Maui, that Rockies-purple Red Bermuda or even our own state’s Colorado Sweet, available here most years

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Garden program aims to bring healthy food to Mining District

Garden program aims to bring healthy food to Mining District
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Sebastian Herevia stands next to his bucket of gardening supplies provided by the ¡Sembrando Salud! program. Herevia’s family will be participating in the program all summer, learning to grow fresh produce in their own backyard.

A new program has taken root in the Mining District this summer which aims to teach community members how to grow organic, healthy foods through workshops, demonstrations and network-building. The program, ¡Sembrando Salud!, is offered by the Center of Southwest Culture in Albuquerque, and was brought to Bayard by Greciendo Nuevo Mexico, a project of the center.
“This program centers around organic gardening,

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