Fall-Spiced Pear and Cherry Crepes & a Le Creuset Giveaway!

Fall-Spiced Pear and Cherry Crepes - BoulderLocavore.com

We are having a celebration and you are invited!  My friends at Le Creuset asked me to help celebrate the first anniversary of their store in the posh, hip Denver shopping district of Cherry Creek North.  The dedicated Le Creuset store houses an onsite kitchen were regular cooking demonstrations are held and any Le Creuset product may be demonstrated by their knowledgeable staff at any time. In my family Le Creuset is a legacy purchase.  My grandmother cooked with Le Creuset, my mother cooks … CONTINUE READING

Butterscotch Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Parfaits

Butterscotch Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Parfaits #glutenfree - BoulderLocavore.com

Regular readers will know of my ‘Culinary Bucket List’.  Those recipes I’ve enjoyed but have yet to make myself.  Tamales, homemade gluten-free pasta, puff pastry (also gluten-free); things like that.  It struck me that there is a parallel of this endeavor to my quest to recover those foods I loved before I became gluten-free eight years ago that are not on the mainstream gluten-free availability list.  I’ve been slowly whittling away on both lists and they are now truly one. Being excluded … CONTINUE READING

Expert Scotch Whisky Tasting Tips and the Ginger Grouse cocktail

Longs Peak Scottish Irish Festival 2013 Estes Park CO - BoulderLocavore.com

Some women love a man in uniform; personally I’m partial to a man in a kilt.  Perhaps that stems from my Scottish heritage.  My personal pedigree folds in several countries from both the 'continent' and the UK, however the Fraser Scottish has held strong through my mother’s lineage.  We all know our roots, have visited the Motherland and are warmed by the lilt of the native tongue. Though having traveled to Scotland many times for work and pleasure, I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve … CONTINUE READING

Chewy Ginger Snap Pumpkin-Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches with Heath Bar Bits

Chewy Ginger Snap Pumpkin-Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches with Heath Bar - BoulderLocavore.com

It’s funny how one delicious discovery can lead to another.  After making Chewy Ginger Snaps last week my imagination began to run head long toward fall flavors.  In the Food Blogging world, pumpkin has been on the scene since late August.  Pinterest is a plethora of flame-hued recipes sporting calabaza in every savory and sweet direction imaginable.  I like to go slow into the next seasonal food, savoring the last moments of the current season and never wanting to peak too early inundating … CONTINUE READING

Peppery Sausage White Bean Kale Soup

Peppery Sausage White Bean Kale Soup #soup - BoulderLocavore.com

My husband is a great cook.  From time to time he’ll mention what he plans to make for a meal and I KNOW you’ll love it too!   So he lets me sit with him in the kitchen, notebook in hand, jotting down every detail of his creations. It’s different to cook for a food blog.  One both needs to allow inspiration to take hold but document it all so it can be passed along for you to enjoy!  The recipes I’ve shared of his have been very popular:  Lobster Risotto with Haricot Vert, Grilled Thai-style … CONTINUE READING

Chewy Ginger Snaps

Chewy Ginger Snaps #cookie - BoulderLocavore.com

Do you find as soon as the weather cools you want to bake?  I certainly do.  With our recent chill and rain, as well as the request to stay off the roads I turned to my Grandmother’s recipe box seeking a new recipe to make. I wanted to make something that felt like fall.  Earthy, soul-warming and not fussy.  I found a recipe torn from a newspaper or magazine for Chewy Ginger Snaps.  It seemed perfect with the earthy flavors of cloves, ginger and cinnamon, sparked up with diced … CONTINUE READING