Note: I was provided with compensation, Santa Rita wines and Badia Complete all-purpose seasoning in exchange for writing this post. All opinions expressed here are solely mine. Thanks to Honest Cooking and Santa Rita for their support of Grits & Chopsticks!
When the weather turns to summer, my personal struggle begins. I love warm weather, but I hate being hot. I want to cook outside , but I’m constantly paranoid about being eaten alive by mosquitoes. I bask in air conditioning but need a sweater indoors if the temperature drops below 76 degrees. I KNOW — my first world problems are SO heavy. It’s not easy being me.
But, as fate would have it, Santa Rita wines and Badia spices, as part of my affiliation with Honest Cooking, recently sent me a bottle of their 2012 120 Hero’s Salute Red Blend and their Santa Rita 120 Sauvignon Blanc, along with their Badia Complete all-purpose seasoning. Right after it arrived, I swiped my finger through the Badia seasoning and tasted a little of the Hero’s Salute red. Suddenly, all I wanted was to be outside, cook outside, and to make a ton of buttermilk fried chicken. With miso slaw, of course.