Chewy Ginger Snaps

Chewy Ginger Snaps #cookie -

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

Spicy Farmhouse Chicken and Pasta Soup with Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Spicy Farmhouse Chicken and Pasta Soup -

“Rain, rain, go away….”  But until it does make a batch of this Spicy Farmhouse Chicken and Pasta soup with Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches to warm everyone’s spirits and stomachs. Some recipes are born from creative vision and some from necessity.  This one is from both.  If you live in the United States and watch the national news you’ll know what has been going on in Boulder for the last half week.  What I mentioned in my last post as the start of fall transformed into a ‘National … CONTINUE READING

Spice Cake Pumpkin-Chai Trifles

Spice Cake Pumpkin-Chai Trifles - BoulderLocavore

As if on cue fall has settled into Colorado. I published a selection of late summer recipes Monday, inspired by temperatures in the high 90's over last weekend, and the feeling that fall might pop in at any time.  That time turned out to be Monday arriving with a 35 degree drop in the mercury and rain fit for launching Noah's Ark. The weather change dovetailed perfectly into a passion project of mine.  I keep a list of dishes I've never made. My personal culinary Bucket List. Making a Trifle … CONTINUE READING

Ham Steak in Buerre Herbe Vodka Sauce & a Grass Cutter Martini

Ham Steak with Buerre Herbe Vodka {Fresh Cut Grass Vodka Butter} Sauce -

This exploration is sponsored by Oddka Vodka and is for viewing only by those of legal alcohol purchasing age.  Please always remember to drink responsibly! A few weeks ago I shared the start of an exploration of Oddka Vodka; a selection of unconventional flavors with a fresh marketing approach to their spirits.  Loving anything unique, I was excited to dive into the world of Oddka to test their mettle. I purposely did not taste any of the Oddka flavors (Wasabi, Salted Caramel Popcorn, Apple … CONTINUE READING

25 Favorite Late Summer Recipes {gluten-free}

25 Favorite Late Summer Recipes #glutenfree - Savory Tomato Pie

This time of year is undoubtedly the most exciting with regard to seasonal produce.  Farmer’s Markets are bursting at the seams with exciting, fresh fruits and vegetables; often introducing new and exotic varieties to compliment standard favorites.  The bounty of the harvest is almost overwhelming in its volume with the tugging desire to freeze, pickle and can as much as possible to save it for the long winter months when root vegetables become the main stay. Any food gardener, foodie and … CONTINUE READING

{Lemon-Pepper Brined} Boneless Pork Loin Roast with Peach-Moscato sauce

Lemon-Pepper Brined Boneless Pork Loin Roast with Fresh Peach-Moscato Sauce -

In the midst of rounding up some of my favorite peach recipes that should be made at least once before the end of the summer, I realized something was missing.  The role of peaches in more savory dishes gets little press.  The sweet tang of peaches is perfect to pair with meats, side dishes and plays especially well to pique the palate when in used in the context of grilling. As soon as I finished writing my peach post I headed to the grocery store to begin creating a simple, highly flavored … CONTINUE READING