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Food

Griddled Polenta with Pork Loin + Sautéed Kale

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork. The opinions and text are all mine.

Get real flavor real fast with this delicious Smithfield® pork loin filet.Look, we’re all busy. Some of us just went back to school, and some of us just wish we were going back to school, but all of us are busy. And we’re hungry! I don’t know about you, but by the time I leave work, commute home and walk the dog, I’m ready to eat, like, an hour ago. That’s why I always like to have a pork loin on standby in the fridge. It’s a tender, lean piece of meat that cooks quickly and pairs well with basically everything.

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Clothing, Style

Color Crush: Red

Embrace the color of the season.Some people like to spend their free time playing video games, Pinterest-planning their (imaginary) dream wedding, backpacking across countries or learning about wine. Me? I like to think about color. I collect different hues in my head: the blue-purple of jacaranda trees that almost seems to glow, the cheery yellow reflected off a canary’s wing, the radiant gradient of Flaming June‘s robe. Color is often the first thing I notice about an object, and I tend to catalogue the colors I see, one by one, in my mind palace until I’m left with an intangible, but no less pleasant filing drawer filled with folders marked ROYGBIV.

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Style, Travel

Central Park Style

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A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of showing my little sister around New York City. I bought tickets to Hamilton last summer, and since Genevieve had fallen in love with the musical in the meantime, my mom kindly offered to sponsor a sisters’ trip to the big city. Thanks, Mom!

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Food

Peach Sorbet Bellini

Take advantage of peach season with this frozen take on the classic bellini.Peach season is in full swing here in Washington, and man has it been a doozy this year. Grocery stores and farmers markets alike are filled to the brim with baskets full of white, yellow and donut varieties that smell just as good as they taste. I knew I wanted to make a drink with these luscious peaches, so I decided to hop right onto the frozen drink trend and try to keep cool during this late-summer Seattle heatwave.

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