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Colorado Springs cooking school owners sell a line of spices and has classes about using them | Lifestyle

What started out as a cooking school has grown to include a successful spice business with a Spice of the Month Club, of which I’m a proud member.

Co-owners Cortney Smith and David Cook’s line of spice mixes and condiments is marketed as Gather Ingredients. They’ve used the spices in their various cooking classes, but they realized that students might end up knowing only one way to use a particular spice — in the class recipes.

So, a new series of classes was born. A single spice is the star of an hourlong presentation. Smith or Cook discusses its use in different styles of cuisines and demonstrates a recipe for tasting. Students get a package of the featured spice to take home.


Pueblo green chile crop is huge this year and a good reason to celebrate

I attended the August class, which featured adobo seasoning, and it was a real

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After 16 years in the retail business, Colorado Springs boutique owner seeks new buyer | Woodmen Edition

For 16 years, abaTina Boutique has been a beloved local spot for customers to browse, shop, and find a little bliss in Colorado Springs. Owner Tina Fredrickson spent those years pouring her heart and soul into the store and building lifelong relationships with customers. Now, she believes it’s time to move on.

In a recent newsletter, Fredrickson and her daughter and store manager, Jen Johnstone, announced they are looking for a passionate individual interested in buying abaTina.

“We are looking to hand the reins over to a new buyer who will take what we’ve built, bring their unique charms to it, and propel abaTina Boutique to even greater heights,” the letter stated.

“If you, or a group of you, have ever dreamed of owning your own boutique, the timing of our decision couldn’t be better. We are just about to enter the most profitable time of year for retail, and

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Masala Spatula a Colorado Springs cottage business of Indian spices and cooking classes | Cheyenne Edition

Payal Sathe has proven herself to be adept at not only starting a small business, but keeping it afloat and successful during the trials of the current pandemic.

Her business, Masala Spatula, focuses on showcasing Indian cuisine through the sale of Indian spice blends that each come complete with tasty yet simple recipes. Gradually she has expanded by offering in-home cooking classes and custom-made gift baskets.

Sathe arrived in Boulder from India as a newlywed in 2008. She had already received a law degree in India, and went on to earn a master’s in law from the University of Denver in 2010. Along came three children, and Sathe enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom. In 2017, her family moved to the Briargate area in Colorado Springs due to her husband’s employment. Eventually Sathey ealized: “I need to do something!” to complement her role as wife and mother.

Sathe always made her

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