Earl Grey Elderflower Sparkler {cocktail}

Earl Grey Elderflower Sparkler {cocktail} - BoulderLocavore

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Everclear® and is for viewing only by those of legal alcohol purchasing age.  Please always remember to drink responsibly! Summertime to me has always felt like an expansion of my living space.  What becomes exposed and dry over winter transforms within a few weeks to a lush paradise, surrounding our deck with color and verdant shade.  The indoor entertaining spaces of our home seem stifled and we are drawn to be outdoors whenever … CONTINUE READING

Charred Cedar Plank Salmon with Lemon and Dill

Charred Cedar Plank Salmon with Lemon and Dill - BoulderLocavore

I feel like I’m going to smell like smoke forever. You know that smell when you’ve been by a campfire and of course the campfire smells but when you walk away you realize everything you are wearing and your hair smell like the fire too?  I’ve smelled like that for over 2 weeks now ever since I attended Steven Raichlen’s BBQU.  I took my experience seriously and have been grilling and smoking (‘meat’; in Colorado you have to be very careful these days when you tell someone you’ve started smoking … CONTINUE READING

Slow Cooker Peach-Blueberry Cobbler

Slow Cooker Peach Blueberry Cobbler with French Vanilla Ice Cream - BoulderLocavore

Summer is the perfect time to dive into relaxed, unpretentious Americana desserts to feed a family or a crowd.  With nothing fussy in the preparation, there is no wonder cobblers are a favorite.  Ripe, juicy fruits, lightly sweetened and covered with a cakey topping?  What’s not to love. I have not turned on my oven for a few weeks now, preparing fresh salads and grilling most of the protein the Boulder Locavore family has been eating.  We still love a summer dessert so I decided to give … CONTINUE READING

Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Last Minute Father's Day Gifts | BoulderLocavore.com

Father’s Day is this Sunday and today I’m sharing some last minute ideas for those finding themselves with lack luster inspiration about what to get Dad this year.  I’ll admit, with options like Amazon Prime, my shopping can often be very last minute as my gift-giving muse doesn’t always abide by the ‘ample lead time’ principle when showering me with a fantastic idea.  Here are a few ideas, both for purchase and DIY, that might help make Dad’s day a great one this year. Booze It might been … CONTINUE READING

5 Ways to Get Your Happy On!

5 Ways to Get Your Happy On | BoulderLocavore.com

I live in a very healthy-conscious fitness-invested community.  It is a rare conversation that passes without mention of ‘going to the gym’, a run someone just took, a sporty mountain outing or the sight of moms in yoga pants dropping kids at school having just come from or going to a workout.  I live across from open space trails and recall the shock upon my first sighting of grandparent age runners on the trail going faster than I did mostly likely in my 20’s.  Don’t get me wrong, these are … CONTINUE READING

Grilled Thai Shrimp-Pineapple Skewers and BBQU with Steven Raichlen

Grilled Thai Shrimp-Pineapple Skewers - BoulderLocavore

It’s funny how when one sets their intention toward something, life seems to open the door to the opportunity vault in support.  Last month I shared an item on my bucket list I’d wanted to learn more about for some time and was making the time to commit to it: grilling.  It’s a skill that doesn’t seem to interweave into a woman’s culinary path as readily as men’s, and to capably develop recipes I knew I needed to know more, to build a strong foundation.  Ironically a few weeks ago I learned … CONTINUE READING