a new buttery rich olive oil at The Cupboard

a new olive oil on the block

Wednesday, The Cupboard was full of activity.  The Breville sales representative was here and all sorts of new products were being put to the test to see if they would make the cut and gain shelf space at The Cupboard.  In this flurry of activity, there was an unexpected consequence, the discovery of an outstanding new olive oil. [Read more…]


For our Cupboard Foodies…a fabulous new restaurant!

Maza Kebab 2427 S. College Ave. Unit B-1 Fort Collins, CO 80525
970-484-6292 open daily for lunch and dinner

The word is spreading about Fort Collin’s most recent restaurant addition, Maza Kebab.  This is not your typical gyro fast food joint, but Fort Collin’s own Afghani restaurant.  Always looking for a new place to eat, I was recently talking to some fellow Cupboard employees.  They said customers had been in that very day looking for the Afghani restaurant in Fort Collins.  Unlikely, I thought.  I promptly searched my phone to verify the truth or falsehood of this notion.  It was true!   A review popped up written by Kristin of Feasting Fort Collins about Maza Kabab, an afghani restaurant opened 4 months ago in Fort Collins.  Well, I had to go!  [Read more…]

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Cupcakes, Cookies, and Pies, oh my!


Sure, everyone loves cupcakes.  My favorite is a classic yellow cupcake with chocolate butter cream frosting.  Recently cupcakes have been elevated to a whole new level, with cupcake shops popping up all over the country.  Karen Tack and Alan Richardson are at the forefront of this cupcake trend.  Authors of Hello Cupcake!, What’s New Cupcake?, and now Cupcakes, Cookies and Pies, Oh My!, they can create almost anything imaginable from a cupcake.  Dragons, flower pots, sheep, and shoes are just a few of the myriad shapes to emerge out of their cupcake creations.  The Cupboard has the honor of hosting Karen and Alan in our kitchen on Saturday February 11th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  They will be making two different cupcake creations.  Feel free to stop by and stay for as little or as long as you like and learn from the masters how to make unbelievably fun cupcakes.  And as a teaser, check out this video of their Chrysanthemum cupcake.  Yellow cake, chocolate frosting…I still like you, but you’ve been out-done.