{DIY} Key Lime Infused Vodka

Key Lime Infused Vodka Tonics | BoulderLocavore.com

Citrus-infused vodkas are one of the most versatile when making cocktails.  Easy to make at home, or on vacation in my case, one can quickly enjoy local, seasonal flavors of Key Lime infused Vodka! Is it weird to arrive on vacation, find the most locally well-known produce available and infuse it in liquor? Of course not. I had never heard of a Key Lime until I began to travel to Florida on business more years ago than I care to mention.  I had my first slice of Key Lime Pie in … CONTINUE READING

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