Tag Archive: food

How to Keep Your Memory Sharp

While a lot of our memory prowess depends on genes, there’s plenty of studies that suggests lifestyle choices may actually help make memories stick. Here are some practical things you can do to rev up your recall. Memory is a complicated process, but science is continuing to target new ways we can make simple changes every day to boost our memory capacity. While memory loss is a normal part of aging, that doesn’t mean we can’t slow down the process with these tips. Get some shuteye. For decades, science has indicated that sleep is a critical time when memories consolidate

Eat the Evening Away at the Taste of Golden

Spring has sprung, and there’s no better way to herald in the most glorious season of all than an evening sampling some of Golden’s best treats and tipples. From fine dining and sweet shops to local breweries and distilleries, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here’s a “taste” of just some of the participants. Barrels & Bottles With 22 beers on tap and 24 wines on tap, this nano brewpub offers premium, hand-crafted beers and special guest taps, along with in-house staples like the Orange Creamsicle Ale, a Blonde Ale brewed with orange peel and vanilla beans. Holidaily Brewing Colorado’s

5 Steps to a Perfect Cheese Board

The cheese platter. It’s one of nature’s essential crowd pleasers. Here’s a classic spread that’s sure to be a hit at your next party, get-together or Friday night dinner substitution. Step 1: Select the cheeses When choosing your cheeses, think contrasting textures and flavors, from soft to firm, and sweet to pungent. Firm: Cheddar, Manchego, Gruyere, Mimolette, Fontina, Parmigiano-Reggiano Semi-Soft: Constant Bliss, Morbier, Taleggio, Vacherin, Reblochon Double- or Triple-Cream: Saint-Andre, Camembert, Brie, Brillant-Savarin Blue-Veined: Gorgonzola, Roquefort, Bleu de Bresse Goats and Sheep’s Milk: Brebis Pyrenees, Humboldt Fog If you need inspiration, here’s a sampling of some of our favorite: Mitica

Easy Treats Perfect for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a great time of year. Your days are filled with family and friends, decorations, holiday music and parties. One of the best parts of the season is all the tasty treats you get to indulge in! Here are some easy treats you can make for your next holiday gathering. Homemade Fudge Fudge is a treat that dates back to the late 1800s and hasn’t lost it status as a family favorite during the holidays. It’s simple recipe allows for different flavors and textures to be added in, creating a myriad of possibilities! Start with sweetened condensed

Resident Event Calendar

Epoque has a variety of opportunities to come together, get out and explore, and experience something new. Our extensive list of happenings, both on and off-site, are tailored to all – fitness enthusiasts, social butterflies, outdoors lovers, and serenity-seekers alike. Choose from cooking classes, mountain biking, yoga classes, wine tasting, nature hikes, and so much more! Take advantage of all that Golden, Colorado has to offer and sign up for one – or all – of our upcoming resident events! See what upcoming events are in store at Epoque Golden this March!  

Where to Book Your Next Foodie Vacation

If you’ve got constant food porn on the brain, it’s time to plan your next road trip. From fast casuals to haute cuisine, here are 5 cities that consistently deliver epicurean nirvana. New York A foodie’s travel footprint wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the gastronomic capital of the nation, which has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other state. Not that you need to go fancy to take advantage of this iconic food scene that covers every type of cuisine imaginable across the five boroughs. Foodie favorite include Momofuku, Ivan Ramen, the revamped The Grill, Lilia, Peter Luger Steak

Recipes to Embrace Hygge

Hygge Foods to Warm Your Heart and Hearth All Winter Long

In the dark days of winter, there’s something particularly satisfying about creating a cozy, hearty meal to keep the chill at by. Nobody knows this better than the residents of Scandinavia, who deal with more wintry darkness than most of us, and have responded by evolving the delightful concept of “hygge”. If you’re not a hygge convert already, is a Danish concept meaning, “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” It applies to all aspects of your lifestyle, from furnishings to fashion, and it most certainly applies to food. Changes are, you’ve

The Best Colorado Craft-Beer Events in January

Welcome to 2018. It’s time to fulfill some of those New Beers Resolutions, and it never hurts to get an early start. This month, you can get your fill of barrel-aged beery goodness at three different festivals focused on the style, or you can marvel at a brand-new venue from Oskar Blues Brewery right here in Denver. Not enough? Then sample the stouts from the first anniversary of the Makin’ Noise beer project and pay it forward. Here are the ten best craft-beer events happening in Colorado in January.   Friday, January 12 Galaxy Dry Hopped Funk Yo Couch Release

Butternut Squash Winter Foods

Winter Superfoods

If you like black beans, try white beans. Why they’re so good for you White beans are better than black in terms of digestion-promoting fiber and rich in bone-building calcium. Plus, thanks to their mild, go-with-anything savory flavor, white beans are a little more versatile, working with rice and soups as well as meat and vegetables. How to enjoy Registered dietitian Michelle Babb’s favorite side: Mix white beans, cooked red rice, roasted butternut squash and kale, then toss with pesto. No time to cook? In the Creamy Parmesan Pasta from Oprah’s new O, That’s Good! line of soups and sides, white beans

The Secret to Healthy Aging

Who doesn’t wish for a fountain of youth? Magical youth-restoring springs exist only in legend, but science does point to a few simple, healthy habits that can help extend your life. Heather Whitson, MD, associate professor of medicine (geriatrics) at Duke University School of Medicine, shares the most effective tips. Don’t Slow Down “Exercise and physical activity is where the strongest evidence lies, not just for reducing mortality, but also for across-the-board health benefits,” Whitson says. She ticks off exercise’s advantages: fewer heart risks, improved sleep and memory, less depression and pain, better bone strength and fewer falls. What kind