Monthly Archives: July 2013

Amurrica, Amurrica…

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Happy 4th of July, friends! May your weekend be filled with deliciousness and fireworks and beaches and sun. This is one of my favorite holidays, not just because it’s a week before my birthday (did I mention my BIRTHDAY is coming up?), but because it’s a full out summer fest. Everyone gets the day off of work and school (sorry, retail friends) and celebrating includes all things American: processed foods, explosions, and bad country songs.

YEEHAW HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

I sang this song during my summer job performing at an amusement park, and squeezed in “ROCHESTER USA” awkwardly at the end, instead of James Browns’ original “Chicago and LA.” It was pretty memorable, guys.

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Grilled BBQ Pork Chops with Peach Salsa

One of the most frustrating things about living in New York City is the lack of outdoor space. Sure, there’s Central Park and a variety of restaurants with back patios for outdoor seating, but what about a nice patch of grass in the backyard where I can drink my morning coffee in PJs without terrifying other park goers with my lack of makeup and bed head?

That’s right. I got nothin’.

So to make up for my nonexistent backyard and subsequent lack of a grill, The BF bought me a grill/griddle pan. It’s this magical device that sits over two burners on your stove and basically gives you a nice, grill-marked crust on various meats and veggies, while on the other side waits a griddle for pancakes. It’s a New York City home cook’s dream.

This dish was created on such a grill pan, and you’ll find the full recipe over at Spice to Meet You.

BBQ Pork Chops with Peach Salsa

Which brings me to my next point. I’m super fortunate to be guest blogging over at Spice To Meet You for the next few months. I’ll be contributing recipes and possibly video posts to the blog, and basically pushing this AWESOME service on you. I don’t hawk anything I don’t truly believe in so I’m really serious when I tell you to go take a peek at this monthly spice delivery service that also gives you access to delicious recipes that show you how to use said spices.

The monthly service starts at $6 a month (hey perfect birthday/mother’s day/father’s day gift) and the perfectly blended spices can be used on anything… anything like BBQ pork chops. Just an idea.

The site is also offering a one month free trial! So you really have nothing to lose by trying it out. Go on. Go now.

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