48 hours on Prince Edward Island: Where to Eat, What to See

Prince Edward Island Mussels - BoulderLocavore.com

After three 12-hour driving days on our Canadian Maritimes road trip, we landed on Prince Edward Island which was a gem of a first introduction.  To set a geographical context, ‘PEI’ is located off the eastern coast of Canada, nestled between the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Québec and Newfoundland and Labrador in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.  Known as ‘The Gentle Island’ it offers a relaxed setting with beaches, rolling hills, charming buildings, interesting history, a strong Celtic … CONTINUE READING

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast - BoulderLocavore.com

Do you find yourself getting into a rut with breakfast ideas?  That sounds like a lead in to a great new kitchen appliance or prepared food but it is a question in earnest.  For me it’s the meal that sparks the least creativity, at least on a weekday before we all head out the door. Personally I’m not a big cereal eater, I really prefer protein but often don’t have the time to whip up an omelet or other longer prep/cook options.  Lately I’ve been back to making more Smoothies and throwing … CONTINUE READING

Back-to-School $100 Amazon.com Gift Card Giveaway

Back-to-School Amazon.com Gift Card Giveaway $100 - BoulderLocavore.com_

We have just returned from the mother of all road trips.  Planned with about two weeks until the departure, we drove over 6,000 miles. 6,215 to be exact.  Like the polar ice cap, our vacation planning window has been steadily shrinking over the past few summers, with this one standing out as the most stark-raving-mad in my book.  The issue was that we all wanted to take vacation, knew the general window available between summer obligations and school beginning, but no one had a pressing need … CONTINUE READING

18 Easy 30-Minute Weeknight Dinner Recipes

18 Easy 30-Minute Weeknight Dinner Recipes

This is about the time I start getting panicked emails from mom-friends who are paralyzed like a deer in the school bus headlights, having completely forgotten how to make a weeknight meal with substance that doesn’t require hours slaving in the kitchen to make it.  I befall this same fate, believe me.  The transition to the school year is digital, leaving no transition for kids and moms alike.  We have to spring into action to pack exciting, nutritious lunches AND make evening recipes that fuel … CONTINUE READING

Smoky Grilled Chicken & Vegetable Quesadillas

Smoky Grilled Chicken & Vegetable Quesadilla - BoulderLocavore.com

In my ongoing quest for what can be done on a grill instead of firing up the stove or oven during these heat-laden weeks before fall creeps in with some relief, it struck me that even the simplest of recipes are grill-capable.  In this case I’d say ‘grill-worthy’ because the element making these quesadillas special are the grilled vegetables and chicken.  A step at the end of their grilling makes an easy transition into a smoky, cheesy quesadilla which takes little effort or time. When … CONTINUE READING

DIY Duct Tape Milk Carton Garden Lanterns

Duct Tape Milk Carton Garden Lanterns - BoulderLocavore.com

It’s hard to imagine summer is careening toward a close.  When I was a child summer ended after Labor Day which is when school started.  Now everything comes to an abrupt halt in the latter part of August which feels incredibly untimely.  Shouldn’t the feel of fall be in the air at least? August to me is the quintessential summer month.  The heat is at its heyday.  Swimming pools, swimming ponds, water parks, the ocean and lakes all beckon for cannonballs and hours of frolicking in the icy … CONTINUE READING