Local Brewer Saves Venetucci Pumpkins with Help from PPCC and Partners

By Leslie James, Student Editor The Venetucci Farm has been a wonderful community asset for over a century in Colorado Springs, but was recently disrupted when high levels of preflourinated compounds (PFCs) were found in 2017 in the Widefield aquifer that irrigates the farm. Quad Innovation Partnership is on the move to revitalize the farm, […]

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Glorious Kimchi: Get Your Fizz On!

By Retta Edling Fermented foods are making a comeback as more people discover the flavors and health benefits of these fizzy, often fragrant concoctions. Yogurt, kombucha, sauerkraut and finally, kimchi (keem-chee) are all being made by the home cook seeking food as medicine packed with flavor. I fell in love with almost every kimchi I […]

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Get Caffeinated Near Downtown Campus at Local Java Joints

By Jodie Bomze and Retta Edling The Downtown Campus has no on-site coffee bar, but local coffee shops near campus offer varying vibes and experiences to please every coffee lover. The Perk Downtown Coffee and Tea House at 14 South Tejon Street offers a food menu, daily coffee specials and a 20 percent student discount. […]

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Soil-free Garden Goes Above Ground

By Retta Edling, reporter In the Culinary Arts Department kitchen, a large, soil-free tub grows herbs and leafy greens used in the cooking classes. This aeroponic garden at PPCC has been developed over three semesters by students under the guidance of their instructors. Chef Richard Carpenter, Co-Chair of PPCC’s Culinary Arts Department said, “It has […]

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