Guest Hunter, Kellie Kalvig
by the name of Kellie Kalvig is this week’s Guest Hunter. Kellie grew up in the Pacific Northwest and is currently happily living in Brooklyn. She works as a Freelance Art Director so she’s had the luxury of living in some amazing places like San Francisco and Sydney. She’s a self proclaimed “foodie, water lover and deal finder”. Not to mention, Kellie’s one of those people who is hard to keep track of because she’s always jetting off somewhere. Day trips, road trips, big trips, you name it, she’s down.
Kellie’s picks were inspired by her love of travel and some of the amazing places she’s been fortunate enough to visit. With her awesome eye, amazing sense of creativity and fun personality, it’s no surprise, her choices are pretty darn badass. So KEEP READING to check out what this worldly lady’s got to say!
Photo: Kellie Kalvig
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Heartbreaking Dawns Classic Gold Hot Sauce
to try Heartbreaking Dawns hot sauce. Just ordered some last night, and my two picks were classic gold and 1498 trinidad scorpion sauce. After getting tons of praise, and seeing Johnny McLaughlin (a high school pal) on the show Chopped, making the purchase has been on my to-do list ever since. I hear it’s got tons of heat but lots of flavor too – I definitely could have used this on the stir fry dish I made last night. Anxiously awaiting the arrival of this tasty condiment.
Photo: Heartbreaking Dawns
I was speechless..
Hot Sauce Recipe
when I stumbled upon this recipe earlier today. As I said, I love HOT SAUCE – I use it every opportunity I get, the amount I can dump on pretty much anything is almost embarrassing, but I can’t help it! Thanks to Etsy’s How-Tuesday, I can now make it by the gallons – check it out..
2.5 ounces of dried New Mexico chilies
4-6 chili de arbol (depending on desired spiciness)
4 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons salt
1 cup apple cider or white distilled vinegar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon aged sherry
1 Bring a small pot of water to a boil.
2 Clean chilies with a damp cloth.
3 Remove stems and place chilies in a medium bowl.
4 Pour just enough boiling water over the chilies to cover.
5 Place a small plate over the chilies to submerge them in water.
6 Set aside for 20 minutes, or until the chilies are rehydrated, soft and pliable.
7 Place the chilies in a blender.
8 Add the garlic, salt and vinegar.
9 Puree on high until a uniform paste forms. Thin the paste with water or, if it’s palatable, with the soaking liquid. Blend again. Add sherry. Taste and adjust seasoning.
I can’t live without..
El Yucateco Green Chile Habanero Sauce $3.49
HOT SAUCE – it just makes everything better! For those who know me (or have just had a meal with me), know that I am a big fan of spicy food. Bario Chino’s habenero margarita got me into margaritas, I use hot peppers whenever possible and am addicted to this delicious green sauce that a great restaurant in NY has on every table, but couldn’t find it at any markets – anywhere! So you can only imagine how happy I was to come across the mexgrocer.. I think the site is pretty great – all authentic Mexican products, but I’m most excited about el yucateco green chile habanero sauce! Ever since introduced to the stuff, I’ve been pretty much obsessed!