Spiced Apple Compote – Greek Yogurt Parfait with Slow-Cooked Warming Spices
Adventure in Normal Life / Culinary Creations and Recipes

Spiced Apple Compote – Greek Yogurt Parfait with Slow-Cooked Warming Spices

Apples are a delicious, fresh, whole fruit that is available year round. Although they’re a common fruit, there’s nothing common about the varied ways to prepare apples that partner so well with an array of both sweet and savory dishes. Get the recipe for my Spiced Apple Compote, a slow-cooked beauty, right here on Where … Continue reading

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A sweet season of colorful picnics & local fare
Adventure in Normal Life / Boston / Food / picnic

A sweet season of colorful picnics & local fare

A picnic at the end of summer warm weather is just as sweet as a summer picnic. We began picnicking early this year, when the first warm breezes swept through Boston in the spring. Having invested in brand new picnic and outdoor gear, you could understand why we were eager.  Now at the conclusion of … Continue reading

Gluten-Free No-Bake Basil Cheesecake Recipe (+giveaway)
Adventure in Normal Life / Culinary Creations and Recipes / Photography / wellness

Gluten-Free No-Bake Basil Cheesecake Recipe (+giveaway)

You may have seen the inspiration for this recipe in the post earlier this week – my trip to a local farmstand and farmer’s market and the fragrant herbs that drew my culinary interest. I wanted to make something special with the basil I brought back, and was inspired by a unique ice cream flavor … Continue reading

Adventure in Normal Life / Fashion / Giveaway / neighborhood / Style

Farm to Table: Urban Gardening with a Local Farmstand + 222 Fifth Giveaway (a gorgeous set of plates)!

For those of you who are fortunate enough to have a plot of land to call your own, keeping a small herb garden alive and happy might be a normal part of life. In the city, many of us make do with finding the sunniest window sill and attend to our green young there. These … Continue reading

Tiny Toasts: Pear and Ricotta with Honey or Balsamic Glazes
Culinary Creations and Recipes / Gourmet the BlueBoots Way

Tiny Toasts: Pear and Ricotta with Honey or Balsamic Glazes

Any weekend entertaining coming up for you all? Here’s a super simple suggestion. You can dress them up in a myriad of ways, plate it in a fun way, serve at wedding or bridal showers, or even serve it to little ones – two tiny, pear-loving taste testers who visited last night munched away at these … Continue reading