Today I came home to an email saying I had been nominated in the Cooking & Baking Blogs category for the 2010 OC Blog Awards by You've Just Been Spotted.
What an honor and a great way to end the day. The voting is going on all week and you can vote no matter where you live. If you would like to vote for Adventures In The Kitchen click on the button below.
Voting ends Sunday, September 12th at 11:59 pm. You can vote here.
If you were here, I'd shamelessly offer you a cookie, perhaps a glass of wine. Unfortunately you are not here and so I offer you a new recipe to try - Sweet Potato Fries with Peach Ketchup. I had this dish while up north and had to come home to try and recreate.
Go and check out all of the great blogs that come out of Orange County. I had no idea there were that many food blogs in the OC. I just went and visited all the other cooking blogs but there are creative blogs and restaurant blogs and design ones. Thanks for taking the time!
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
2 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and then cut into wedges. Place the wedges on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the olive oil. Mix to make sure all the wedges are coated.
Place in over and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Homemade Peach Ketchup
3 fresh peaches, skin removed and chopped
1 cup sugar
½ cup sparkling wine vinegar
1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
⅛ teaspoon salt
In medium non-aluminum saucepan, combine all ingredients.
Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, or until the peaches are soft. Puree with a hand blender or mixer.