Monday, April 6, 2015

pasta with mushrooms & goat cheese

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I got a fun new kitchen toy. This doesn't happen often anymore because 1) I have a pretty solid arsenal of tools already and 2) I live in an exceptionally tiny house. While the kitchen is actually pretty roomy, it is nearly devoid of useful storage. Therefore, any tools I'm not using on a weekly basis are kept in clear plastic storage bins in the basement. And to get to the basement, you either have to go outside (great, it's definitely raining again), or crawl through a trap door in the floor of the closet and shimmy down a ladder. That's not an exaggeration. So I'm pretty selective about acquiring new things, and pretty darn good at donating or selling old ones.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

irish stout beef stew

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I read a comic the other day that said "Being 30 means waking up with an injury you didn't have when you went to bed." That is legit. I'm 31 and I can attest to this funny-because-it's-true sentiment. Don't get me wrong, I'm not falling apart at the seams and I don't by any means think I've got it bad. But I've got it...annoyingly 30...ish. (How long am I allowed to round down?)

Friday, March 13, 2015

pink lady cake

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I miss cake. A lot. I gave up candy and anything that might be considered a decadent dessert for Lent this year. Try as I might, I can't find a way to classify cake as anything but decadent. Even though sometimes it seems so necessary.

I'll try to channel my cake longing into this post about pink lady cake, which I made for my 30th birthday (a year and a half ago). This cake is so good, it should be a sin. And for me -- during Lent -- it is.