Square Foot Gardening & Duluth Trading Co. Giveaway!

Square Foot Gardening | BoulderLocavore.com

From time to time I've shared gardening insight about tips on growing food.  I’m a lifetime gardener but have adopted a produce growing method over the past few years leaving me sure I’ll never go back to traditional row gardening; Square Foot Gardening.  Square foot gardening is a high density gardening approach which divides garden plots of any size into square feet (12 inch by 12 inch squares) with guidelines about how many of each plant fill a square foot. The benefits include optimized use … CONTINUE READING

Spiced Indian Cauliflower and Potatoes {Aloo Gobi}

Spiced Indian Cauliflower and Potatoes {Aloo Gobi} | BoulderLocavore.com

I will admit I cannot resist a novel fruit or vegetable.  I love the abundance of color at this time of year and sampling traditional produce in eye-catching colors.  I believe the vibrancy of their hue perks up interest in eating vegetables which might otherwise be dismissed. There are many vegetables I prefer to eat raw, not loving their flavor change when they are cooked.  Invariably however paired with some sultry spice and I’m smitten.  I had a bit of a hiatus in dining out for … CONTINUE READING

{Gluten-Free} Blood Orange Magic Cake with Candied Almond Slices

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Have you ever heard of ‘Magic Cake’?  Chances are if you are not a food blogger you haven’t.  And probably uttered a little gasp of enchantment when reading the name. If you ARE a food blogger, you will be rolling your eyes and saying ‘her too?!’  I’d venture to say it’s a Cake-Gone-Viral on social media and food blogs.  Normally I’d head the other direction when something begins to be mass replicated, always striving not to do what everyone else is doing.  However I have a penchant for … CONTINUE READING

The Art of the Artichoke

How to Trim an Artichoke {pictorial} | BoulderLocavore.com

There is absolutely nothing intuitive about Artichokes; how to pick them, cook them and certainly not how to eat them.  Being a large member of the thistle family it’s a wonder in the culinary history of mankind that their off-putting exterior was ever penetrated to discover the soft, delicious meat of the underside of their scrappy-looking leaves. When I was growing up my maternal Grandparents lived in Northern California.  They had a flat in San Francisco where my Grandfather worked during … CONTINUE READING

Raspberry-Vanilla double glazed Sugar Cookies with Sugared Pansies

Raspberry-Vanilla glazed Sugar cookies with Sugared Pansies | BoulderLocavore.com #glutenfree

In my last post I shared an Edible Flower Springtime Tea Party.  As I write there are 12 inches of new snow surrounding my house with more on the way!  I’ll rely on these photos and recipes to remind me it IS spring, though springtime in the Rockies is ‘fickle’ to say the least! It’s hard to pick favorites with these lovely treats but I must say I found these Raspberry-Vanilla double glazed Sugar Cookies with Sugared Pansies breathtakingly fun and beautiful.  Sugaring pansies, or any … CONTINUE READING

Edible Flower Springtime Tea Party

Edible Flower Springtime Tea Party with mini Rose Cupcakes | BoulderLocavore.com

When was the last time you had a Tea Party?  With cookies, cakes, tea, friends (big or small but not just stuffed  animal friends)?  I don’t know when I did either.  Time to change that.  The onset of spring breathes new life into everything and for me my creativity abounds searching for outlets. I’m not sure what made me quest for a tea party but it became an idea like a carpool, picking up aspects along the road until it arrived at becoming an Edible Flower Springtime Tea Party.  As I began … CONTINUE READING