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i maintain that having a professional background in UX is a blessing and a curse. on the one hand, hooray for making something more usable. on the other hand, i have little patience for things that are not.

randomly decided to see if i could make a mac and cheese dish that was inspired by caprese.

a bacon fat roux with minced garlic served as the base of my mozzarella and parmesan mornay sauce. i mixed that into some rotini al dente with some chopped up to… instagr.am/p/CjHJDoUsTHT/

this one goes out to my rhode island peeps:

found these at a local grocery store here in maine. never even seen these myself in a grocery store in massachusetts.

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@clovis also, seeing your toots in french is making me have to remember what french i learned back in pre-history. and, weirdly, i am enjoying the opportunity. so, thanks. 😄

some grilling by flashlight and the occasional flare-up tonight. i really need to get a lantern or something back here.

pictured: sweet longanisa (sausage) and tocino (cured pork shoulder).

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saturday morning dining outdoors at the village pancake house in rowley. such a lovely day for waffles with peaches and whipped cream.

...or, huh, is it a lovely day /because/ of waffles with peaches and whipped cream? 🤔

doesn't matter; had waffle… instagr.am/p/Cin1B4fudt2/

as theme parties go, a knife-sharpening party is probably my most random but probably also my most responsible grown-up theme to have for a get-together ever. but the fact of the matter is, if it weren't for making such a thing an Event™ i would prob… instagr.am/p/Cih5MpOuzMX/

well, i unfortunately just discovered a youtube rabbit hole that i need to watch out for now: art history videos. god damn they are interesting!

not entirely sure why i'm doing all this cooking all of a sudden but i finally decided to take all those chicken bits i had that have been sitting in the freezer and made a whole lotta homemade chicken stock. if you're local, come get some while it lasts… instagr.am/p/CiQnfN5usJB/

so tonight i decided to make me some mac and cheese. kind of a random thing, given that i didn't start my day or even my week thinking that this would be something that i would be making but the idea just occurred to me while i was at the store. so make … instagr.am/p/CiOiHu_sXF3/

dinner tonight and dinner just for me, at that. trying to be better about making an effort when it comes to cooking for just myself. i usually couldn't give a shit if it's just for me (which is the reason why i stock up on so many bricks of instant ramen… instagr.am/p/CiL7VwkshRn/

so, this happened tonight. and, yes, bitches, it was for dinner. why? because i am so totally an adult and i answer to no one, that's why.

...and maaaaaaybe also because i kinda, sorta impulse-bought a cute little mini waffle maker the other day. i hav… instagr.am/p/CiEJDaJMk2w/

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