Nicole Hartshorn

Nicole Hartshorn (The River Gal) is featured in every issue of the Great Lakes Scuttlebutt Magazine and has also been highlighted in Sea Ray Living.

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. . .What is the SECOND thing that you think of, when you think of summer? How about ICE CREAM?

Volume 18, Issue 5, May 2023
Nicole Hartshorn

The River Gal’s Galley - with tomatoes

Beefsteak, early girls, cherry, yup it’s prime picking when it comes to tomatoes from this River gal’s garden!. . . .

Volume 17, Issue 10, October 2022
Nicole Hartshorn

Seaworthy Spring Rolls from the River Gal's Galley

FACT#10 I have a new springtime recipe to share, named SEAWORTHY SPRING ROLLS!

Volume 15, Issue 5, May 2020
Nicole Hartshorn

The River Gal Remembers T.I. Mocha-tini!

Captain Tom and I landed seasonal positions as bartenders at this sought after country club, named Joey’s T.I. Club...

Volume 14, Issue 10, October 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

Accolade to the Aqua Mat & Millens Bay Melons!

I feel I have stumbled upon the greatest boating accessory of all time! THE AQUA MAT. Now I know what you’re thinking, with all of the technological... read more

Volume 14, Issue 9, September 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

The River Wrap...

IT’S WHAT'S ON THE INSIDE THAT MATTERS... and that means inside your cabin too...

Volume 14, Issue 8, August 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

Clayton Cucumber Bites

The planning, the packing, the prepping.... it’s vacation time!

Book review
Nicole Hartshorn

Coast Garden Pizza

The Coast Guard provides in important service to boaters. It is pretty safe to say that if you are a habitual boater, you will have to call on their services at least once in your boating lifetime.

Volume 14, Issue 6, June 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

The River Gal Invades The Clayton Boat Show!

I figured that a pirate related recipe from my book would be fitting for this issue, its called: Pirate Johnston Juice!

Volume 14, Issue 5, May 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

The Marina - Rita

Captain Tom’s favorite blender drink is a frozen treat I have named THE MARINA - RITA (and sadly is the only way I can get my husband to eat fruit)

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

Spinach Cobb Salad

From pulling anchors to throwing stern lines and even captaining a vessel (all while looking fantastic in a bathing suite of course), woman boaters deserve a huge shout out!

Volume 14, Issue 2, February 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

The River Gal: Cape Vincent Crab Dippers

As much as we love the summer season, we really do enjoy the off-season also. Summer can go by so fast, with so many fun times, it’s hard to take it all in and just live in the moment.

Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

The River Gal: The Maritime Mimosa

There is nothing better than sharing Holiday enchantment with your children, family and friends. Enjoying great food, drinks and laughter!

Volume 13, Issue 12, December 2018
Nicole Hartshorn

Ham Grindstone Grinder

My husband and I met in Clayton 17 years ago'... the River is our way of life!

Volume 13, Issue 11, November 2018
Nicole Hartshorn