Magazine article Sunset

Garden to Plate

Magazine article Sunset

Garden to Plate

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DENVER The Washington Park bistro Bittersweet is in full bloom. Alongside the climbing roses and the hydrangeas, the restaurant now grows edible blossoms like society garlic, chives, and even Parisian micro marigolds (inspired by chef Olav Peterson's recent European adventures). Peterson snips the flowers daily and works them into his menu. Tonight, they may add sweetness to a crunchy salad; tomorrow, a delicate finish to a dessert. $$$; closed Sun; 500 E. Alameda Ave.) 303/942-0320.

PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO

Time for a dip

With steaming hot springs and the San Juan River coursing through town, Pagosa has never been short on watery fun - but recent river improvements have made tubing here better than ever. This season, five new wave structures, built by the town and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to enhance fish habitats and create more Whitewater, will double the downtown run to about IV2 miles. What was once an hourlong jaunt is now a two- to three-hour adventure through rollicking rapids and serene swimming holes. BYO inner tube, or rent one from Ski and Bow Rack (from $12/3 hours; skiandbowrack. …

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