an urban 4th
by Kate on Monday, July 2nd, 2012
Usually I find myself on the Cape for the 4th of July, but this year I’m excited to stay in Somerville and enjoy a day in the city. Instead of heading to the beach and watching the local parade, I think we’ll take a family bike ride on the Minuteman Bikeway, hit Christina’s on the way back, maybe visit Conway Park, and then get our grill on with friends later in the day. The Cook’s Illustrated Grilling book is our summer bible — we cook from it almost every evening and this Wednesday is no exception! One of our favorite recipes is the Sweet and Sour Chipotle Sauce. We eat it with flank steak, wrap it up in a corn tortilla and add a few avocado slices…yum!
Once the sun goes down, and provided our little guy cooperates, I’m hoping to head up to Prospect Hill Park to watch the Boston Fireworks. I hear the view is incredible. What are your plans to celebrate the 4th? Whatever they are, hope it’s happy!
“I love bikes” by Susana Parada, available on etsy.com; Ice cream cone image by Jackie Rueda via Lushlee; Yellow grill illustration by Smudge Ink; Cook’s Illustrated Grilling and Barbeque; Flank Steak Tacos via Tasting Table; Fireworks photograph by Jodi Miller Photography
Tags: 4th of July, Boston Fireworks display, Christina's Ice Cream, Conway Park, Cook's Illustrated, Independence Day, Minuteman Bikeway, Prospect Park, Somerville MA
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