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Know what I mean, Peaches n’ Cheese!

Hopefully someone got my crappy rap song reference…

The inspiration for this bombazz sandy came from Rebekah’s contest! The goal was to create a recipe using the ingredient of the week — peaches!

Grilled (Vanilla Scented) Peaches & Gruyere Sandwich

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Recipe: Serves 1

Slice 1 ripe peach into thinnish rounds. Lay them out on a plate.

In a separate little bowl, mix together 1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar and 1 tsp vanilla. Pour this over the peaches and let it soak in for a minute or so.

Grill the peaches on the stove top for a couple minutes on each side.

Take two whole wheat slices of bread. Layer thin slices of gruyere on one.

Spray a large pan with canola oil and turn the heat up to medium high. Place the cheesed bread on the pan. When the peaches are done, layer them on top of the cheese and then top with the other piece of bread. When the bottom is browned, spray the pan again with canola oil and flip the sandwich over. When the other side is browned, it is finished!


Peaches * a good source of potassium, vitamins A, C and K!

PS: If you guys go to my lovely photographer friend’s website, you might just recognize the first person you see….

The bare minimum

Happy Father’s Day everyone! If your padre is around, give him a call and tell him you love him. Not to be a debbie downer, but my father passed away when I was 8 from lymphoma. His name was Brian Henry DeDecker and he was an Emergency Room doctor. He liked to go camping, hunting, and fishing and worked as hard as he played. He was a great father and I miss him dearly. His death is what I believe has steered my career interests to cancer research. It is why I am so interested in the properties of food that prevent and combat cancer.  On a positive note, I have been blessed with a wonderful step father. My mom married a man named Steve Smith last year, and he is a truly kind and loving person. He is always smiling and would do anything for me and the family. I love my step papps. He is the proud owner of Spenco.


This is now Food Blogging: Survivor Edition. Now that all my house mates have moved out and taken all of their stuff with them, I no longer have a blender, a toaster, a coffee maker  (or any kitchen appliance except a microwave), cinnamon, salt, pepper, random assorted spices, cable, or internet. Furthermore… on a hike yesterday this woman was running downhill as I was walking up the hill and she ran into me and sent my camera flying. Now the screen doesn’t work. What’s a food blogger to do?!