Waiting for Manatees, Tropical Mango Salsa {recipe} & Ponce Inlet, FL hotspots

Mango Salsa - BoulderLocavore.com

 Nothing like a taste of the tropics to capture that vacation feel.  Tropical Mango Salsa is just the ticket!  Sweet, spicy and tart; all conceived during a Florida vacation and some unexpected wildlife sightings! For the last few summers our vacation ‘planning’ has been haphazard at best.  Dodging last minute job-related obligations, summer swim team for the kids and early back-to-school needs has left us getting deeper and deeper into the summer without a confirmed plan.  This year was … CONTINUE READING

Best Tips for Raising Happy Gluten-Free Kids

Raising Happy Gluten-Free Kids | BoulderLocavore.com

Raising gluten-free kids can feel overwhelming at times navigating school and social situations.  I'm sharing my best tips from raising successful, healthy, happy gluten-free kids for 8 years!   As regular readers will know, I’ve been gluten free for over 8 years now, as have my children.   I won’t recount my journey to learning about the need to eat gluten-free or the emotional process of coming to terms with something I’d never heard of before however I will say I live a happy, … CONTINUE READING

The Beachcomber Cocktail {recipe} and other Beachy libations

Beachcomber Cocktail | BoulderLocavore.com

Beachy cocktails are the perfect way to celebrate summer, with the Beachcomber Cocktail being a lesser known favorite!  Lots of fun cocktail recipes will cool you down while soaking in the summer sun and fun. As you read this, I hope to be doing a lot of the above (photo).  As I’m writing this ahead, I’m dreaming of lazing on a humid beach, listening to the waves lap rhythmically while I do a whole lot of, well, nothing.  Sipping on umbrella drinks, scouring the beach in the early morning … CONTINUE READING

Grilled Figs, Walnuts with Honey-Mascarpone Ice Cream with Balsamic Ripple

Grilled Figs, Walnuts & Honey-Mascarpone Ice Cream with Balsamic Drizzle - BoulderLocavore.com

Grilled sweet figs paired with creamy, simple Mascarpone Ice Cream oozing with honey flavor, rippled with a balsamic reduction and topped with chopped walnuts.  Are you hungry now? I’d love to say I am highly educated about Figs.  I’m not.  My main experience with figs is through their marriage with the ‘Newton’.  Loved them as a kid and frankly never considered the gooey, sweet cookie center may have originated in nature. It’s only been in the past years as I’ve overtly sought out … CONTINUE READING

‘Savory Cocktails’, Greens Fee Fizz {cocktail recipe} and Giveaway!

Savory Cocktails (Ulysses Press) by Greg Henry | BoulderLocavore.com

Inspired savory cocktails for all seasons (100 of them) you won't want to miss in a new mixology guide 'Savory Cocktails' (Greg Henry/Ulysses Press).  Sharing the 'Greens Fee Fizz' cocktail recipe, a vibrant, aromatic update of the classic Gin Fizz. Everyone should own a good cocktail book.  Like a 'little black dress' a mixology guide is a must have for all who entertain, or enjoy pairing cocktails with food. I own several cocktail books ranging from vintage to current day, those well … CONTINUE READING

Lemony Snow Pudding with Rose Custard Sauce

Lemony Snow Pudding with Rose Custard Sauce - BoulderLocavore.com

Snow in July sounds great, doesn't it?  Especially in the form of this updated vintage recipe for Lemony Snow Pudding with Rose Custard Sauce! Snow Pudding.  I would bet there is not a soul at this point of the summer that doesn't find that name enticing.  When rooting around in my Grandmother's recipe box recently I came upon this recipe on a handwritten, well-weathered recipe card.  It took a fair amount of scrutinizing to tease out the method from the shorthand every cook develops when … CONTINUE READING