KITCHEN NOTES: eight

this is the eighth installment of kitchen notes. post-it wisdom from my kitchen. a way to remind myself of the important things.

i had dinner with an old student tonight at one of my favorite pizza places. boston’s coolidge corner is in my top 5 places to hang out. it also helps that my favorite boston bookstore is there too. lots of faves all in one place? yup.

he gave me updates on life and his now fizzled “thing” with this person he was seeing”. (can we say hello ambiguity?)

tonight, i had to tell him that he needed to take a step back and look at his approach to relationships. old habits die hard, they say. sometimes, we don’t realize what we’re doing. in this case, getting so caught up that we repeat history.

“it’s hard,” he said to me.

taking a step back and unlearning is hard. it isn’t going to be easy, but it’s important and necessary. particularly in this case when it involves someone else and their feelings. you can’t act without intention.

this also goes for the kitchen. you have to take a step back.
we feel what we eat, because we eat with emotion.

so, when you get frustrated because something isn’t turning out the right way or you’ve been working on producing something that’s taking a bit longer than you have patience for, remember why you’re doing it and where you’re going.

ps: on an unrelated note, i’ve officially penned “institutionalized radicalism.” future post unpacking that soon. this sidenote was mostly for s, because i had told s i was going to blog about it today. we’re saving that for tomorrow.

pps: recipe coming tomorrow. for sure. french onion grilled cheese, anyone?

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