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Nectarine and Prosciutto Pizza

Appetizers, Dinner, Pizza

When one decides they’re gonna live in LA, they knowingly or unknowingly make a deal with the city.

It goes a little something like this: you will pay a ridiculous amount in rent, endure bumper-to-bumper traffic, receive parking tickets when you read the five posted signs, did the math and could’ve sworn you were okay to park there.  And you might just cough a little after a hike because of the smog, and you’ll learn what it feels like to pay for parking just when you wanna go to the mall.

But in return, LA will give you something so awesome that you’ll forget about all the drama (sort of):  some of the most beautiful weather in the country. Most of the time, LA totally comes through.  Most of the time.  Not this week.

This week…umm…LA has not held up its side of the bargain.  For the past five days it’s been blisteringly hot, like, as in some of the hottest weather I’ve ever experienced.  And I’ve from Florida, so that’s saying a lot.  I kinda feel like the city owes me some sort of reimbursement, ya know, or at least a certified apology.

As I wait for my check, I’m figuring out ways to make the best of it…

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Grilled Nectarines + 4th of July Food


If you’re looking for a party in your mouth, look no further. Please meet my new infatuation: grilled fruit.  This recipe is by far the most impressive dessert I’ve had in quite some time, while simultaneously being the easiest and quickest. What really makes this special is the contrast of flavors going on.  First, there’s the hot and cold action due to the ice cream with the just-off-the-grill -fruit.  And then there’s the bite from the balsamic vinegar, the hint of olive oil, and the awesome sweetness from the ice cream, fruit and honey. This is definitely a super special recipe.  So if you’re not in the mood for slaving over the perfect pie crust, then this is an awesome alternative.

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