Red White & Blue Sports Drink Rocket Popsicles

Red White & Blue Sports Drink Rocket Popsicles - BoulderLocavore.com

My kids are on a summer swim team.  The good news is all their practices are indoors.  The bad news is that all their practices are indoors.  Have you ever sat poolside for 90 minutes in the heat of summer?  One pool is at the local college and is over 100 years old.  Sounds charming, right?  It is below ground on one side and certainly when the windows were installed on the opposite side originally they were not giving thought to dutiful moms sitting poolside while their tots swim, hair … CONTINUE READING

American Flag Fruit Cookie Dessert Pizza

American Flag Fruit Cookie Dessert Pizza - BoulderLocavore.com

Today’s recipe has been a long time in the making!  I generally don’t share the ‘behind the scenes’ of all the recipes developed on Boulder Locavore but many are a result of full family brainstorming sessions.  I’ll have a seed thought and run it through the family creativity mill to round out the flavor edges or approach. Todays’ American Flag Fruit Cookie Dessert Pizza was truly born at the hands of my teen daughter who helped develop the recipe from idea through concept and execution; … CONTINUE READING

DIY Milk Carton Bird Feeders

DIY Milk Carton Bird Feeders - BoulderLocavore

I have always believed the most valuable gift you can give of yourself is your time.  It’s fleeting, there is never enough of it.  I for one carry a lengthy list of chores on a daily basis.  I have my critical path deliverables of the day and the longer terms ‘have to get this done’ list.  I find it a challenge to relax fully when my list is too long, always feeling I should get more done before goofing around (and that is anything not on my list). Here’s the reality as I see it: that list … CONTINUE READING

Hay-Smoked Salmon Burgers and BBQU 2015 Food

Hay Smoked Salmon Burgers- BoulderLocavore

After three straight days of 8-13 recipes per day at BBQU with Steven Raichlen, a few things really jumped to the forefront to pique my curiosity.  Hay smoking was at the top of the list.  The structure of the class provided the class received overall instruction on prepping and grilling/smoking each recipe for the day until we peeled off in pairs to master a specific recipe.  Though we all were able to walk around the grill deck learning and seeing the progress on different dishes it wasn’t … CONTINUE READING

Grill-Smoked Creamy Potato Salad with Bacon

Grill-Smoked Creamy Smoked Potato Salad with Bacon - BoulderLocavore

It’s a bit hard to realize July 4th is just around the corner.  We’ve had a slow start to summer between sheer fatigue coming off the end of the school year and cold, rainy weather.  Just this week the temperatures are spiking to a norm of 80’s to 90’s and we feel like we are falling into a groove.  Poof!  June is almost over. I will admit the prospect of July 4th is pretty thrilling as it showcases grilling as a food prep mainstay.  After attending my recent grilling academy with Steven … CONTINUE READING

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