Quick Fresh Peach Chutney

Quick Fresh Peach Chutney - BoulderLocavore.com

I’m not ready to concede to fall’s arrival.  I realize it is September.  I know kids are back at school.  Even as if on cue the weather has cooled, bringing rain almost daily.  But I’m not ready to bid summer farewell.  Not just yet. Having only arrived back from vacation less than two weeks ago, it was like waking up to summer’s bounty when arriving home.  Peaches, corn and tomatoes in full swing, quite possibly at the peak of their perfection.  Though for me it was my first taste of summer … CONTINUE READING

Paris Museum Tips and Minestrone of Fresh Fruit {recipe}

Eiffel Tower from top of Arc de Triomphe - BoulderLocavore.com

Paris is a city with unending opportunities for dining, culture and art.  As fun as it is to amble through a vacation popping spontaneously into museums on a whim travelers really must have a plan, especially if there are highlights they simply don’t want to miss.  We hit it hard on the Boulder Locavore Paris vacation, leaving it to feel more like a Tourist Boot Camp than a lazy vacation.  With everything we wanted to see we found some key strategies critical, and I’m sharing those with you … CONTINUE READING

Peach-Thyme Sorbet with Bourbon

Peach-Thyme Sorbet scoop - BoulderLocavore.com

I think there is no more quintessentially ‘summer’ fruit than a peach.  At least in our area, the arrival of peaches signal summer’s heyday.  We are fortunate to have superb peaches from the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains, grown in the same area responsible for the vineyards feeding Colorado’s wine industry.  The ‘Palisade Peaches’ are large and firm delivering an irresistible nectar.  They remind us the end of summer is near but frankly everyone is gobbling up so many delicious peaches, … CONTINUE READING

Overnight Quinoa-Chia Chocolate Breakfast Pudding

Overnight Quinoa Chia Chocolate Breakfast Pudding with fruit - BoulderLocavore.com

This post is shared as part of Boulder Locavore’s ongoing partnership with Silk, exploring healthy lifestyles choices and exciting plant-based dietary options. I will confess, the meal I struggle with most for inspiration is breakfast.  ‘The most important meal of the day’.  No pressure.  I’ve personally never been one that finds carbohydrate-based options particularly supportive to rev up my get-up-and-go energy.  On school days I really want my kids to eat something nutritious, and … CONTINUE READING

Where to Stay in Paris: Cobblestone Apartments {a true gem!}

Paris apartment view Rue de Temple - BoulderLocavore.com

I’ve recently been sharing snippets from our summer family trip to Paris.  After much dialog about visiting different countries we settled on ten days in Paris proper, allowing plenty of time for exploring, embedding and experiencing the city on a more local level.  We’d done something similar in Barcelona Spain a decade prior and emerged feeling to have experienced a wonderful balance of living there and enjoying all the sites a tourist can for a longer visit. Over the past years our … CONTINUE READING

Traditional French Chocolate Mousse {Mousse au Chocolat}

Le Parfait jars of Mousse au Chocolat - BoulderLocavore

Don’t you hate that after effect of vacation?  You know what I mean; as you return to your normal routine, you become swept up and soon feel that you are dreaming you actually had a vacation at all even though it only ended a week prior?  Fortunately for me though we are rolling into the school year, it seems to not be gobbling up all of the experience mentally and Paris lingers on in the Boulder Locavore household. Despite beginning to turn attentions toward school year meal preparation, … CONTINUE READING