Food & Garden
Pg 8 - The Sunshine Express
2012 February
Chocolate Lovers Fling
Book Signing with Dr. Vandenbusche 5 p.m. /
Calling lovers of all kinds, the 17th annual
Stolte Shed / Saturday, February 4, In partner
Chocolate Lovers' Fling, a fundraiser for the
with the Cedaredge Public Library.
San Miguel Resource Center, is just around
Dr. Vandenbusche will be signing his new
the corner on Saturday, Feb. 11th at the Tel-
book and old books. A variety of books will be
luride Conference Center from 7:30 to 11:30p.
If you are a lover of non-violence, and I know
If you miss this event, you can always check
you are, help us to end domestic violence and
out books by Dr. Vandenbusche at the library.
sexual assault in our community by attending
Saturday Feb 4th, 6p, Stolte Shed. Ban-
our annual fundraiser, the Chocolate Lover's
quet Dinner Menu: Prime Rib or Chicken,
Fling. This event helps us to raise one third of
Members: $5/person, Nonmembers: $10/
our annual budget. If you are a lover of choco-
person, Limited seating! Call by January
late, it doesn't get any better than dozens of
Agricultural Adventures
28th to reserve seat and menu selection. Les
bite sized chocolate desserts from our pre-
Mergelman: 970.856.6676 or Betty Kendrick:
The Mesa Verde Area has some very unique and
miere regional chefs, all centered around the
fun adventures that may surprise and fulfill you.
"TV Land" theme. If you are a lover of danc-
Check out this sample of agricultural adventures:
Renew your membership by turning in your
ing, DJ Harry will be helping us move with his
membership application at the door or mail it.
exceptional music all night long. This year's
29989 Highway 184, Dolores, 970.882.2144
theme, "TV Land" should inspire costume cre-
Our natural setting provides excellent conditions
ativity from our old favorite TV shows from
for both Bactrain Camels and Reindeer. Bactrain
decades past, to cartoons, to game shows, to
Camels are originally from the mountainous
reality TV shows.
regions of Mongolia and enjoy the cool weather of
Colorado. Observe these mammals that are listed
At the Chocolate Lovers' Fling you can dance,
on the endangered species list, and enjoy our Rein-
eat delectable chocolate, bid at the silent auc-
deer and natural setting.
tion, participate in our cash raffle, and sup-
HOURS: Call ahead
port a great cause all at the same time. There
SEASON: Year-round
are cash prizes for the best dressed and good
TOURS: Tours offered for a donation. Proceeds go
karma for all.
to The Wild Camel Protection Foundation.
Tickets can be purchased at Two Skirts or on
~ MESA VIEW YAKS, 15018 Road 31, Mancos,
our website for $40 until February 5th and $50
970.882.7196, 970.560.8840, 970.560.0120
Japanese Style Deep Fried Shrimp
thereafter. Tickets purchased on our website
Observe yaks in a picturesque setting. Yaks are
will be held at "Will Call" or can be picked
raised for fiber, meat, pack animals, and as inter-
There's something about Winter that makes us
esting pets. Feed, pet and interact with tame yaks.
up at the San Miguel Resource Center office,
want seafood. Maybe it's all those thoughts
Also visit our apple orchard, laying hens, and
located in the bottom floor of the Ice House
of the warm beach... So here's a wonderful and
Lodge across from Smuggler's Restaurant.
easy fried shrimp recipe that's sure to satisfy:
HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
There are two other ways to support the San
SEASON: Year round
Miguel Resource Center. Save your "Cash
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled (tails left
Savers" and donate them at Clarks during the
on) and deveined
EVENTS: Check in the future for workshops.
week of February 5-11 and become an SMRC
1/2 teaspoon salt
~ RANCHO VISTA LLC, 28709 Road P.7, Dolores,
Special Contributor.
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Pioneer Town Museum
Private horsemanship experiences for all ages on a
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
small ranch managed for horses, gardens, natural
1 cup all-purpose flour
You are invited to the 2012 Annual Banquet
areas, and hay production.
1 teaspoon paprika
and Meeting. This is our first event of the
HOURS: Hourly lessons or visits by appointment
2 eggs, beaten
season prior to the opening of Pioneer Town.
SEASON: All year, weather permitting.
1 cup panko crumbs
The membership will also be voting on this
TOURS: Riding, driving, touring the grounds. Call
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
years nominees for the Board of Trustees. This
for fees.
is also our kick off of our annual membership
1. Place the shrimp in a bowl and season with
drive for 2012. Thank You for your support
FARM, 20530 Road 20, Lewis, 970.739.6153
salt, pepper and garlic powder. In a small
Combining pioneer days and the old west. Organic
and we hope to see you!
farm and cattle company, farmed with teams of
bowl, stir together the flour and paprika. Place
Please join us for a wonderful evening of
horses, ranching with cowboys. Produce is all
eggs and panko crumbs into separate bowls.
dining and history with Dr. Duane Vanden-
organic, beef is natural Angus-cross.
2. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer or deep skil-
busche, who will be speaking about the Black
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm, Saturday,
let to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Dip each
Canyon and the Gunnison Tunnel.
9am-12 pm (For information)
shrimp into the flour mixture, then into the
Duane Vandenbusche has been a professor of
EASON: Year round, weather permitting
egg, and finally into the panko crumbs to coat.
history at Western State College in Gunnison
TOURS: Call for details
Fry a few at a time until golden brown. This
since 1962. In addition to his most recent book
should take no longer than 5 minutes. Remove
- Crested Butte - Dr. Vandenbusche has au-
EVENTS: Wagon rides, cowboy cookouts, carriage
with a slotted spoon and drain on paper tow-
thored eight other history favorites including
rides, hunting camp catering, and future produce
els before serving.
and beef mercantile. Call for details
Black Canyon of the Gunnison and A Land