happy birthday: red wine chocolate cake.

happy birthday, d!
today is m’s mom’s birthday, and yesterday we celebrated with gifts, dinner, and cake.

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KITCHEN NOTES: nineteen (hot cocoa mix)

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

i definitely wasn’t prepared for the weather today. it was about 11 degrees in boston today. brrr. i had to walk to a neighboring college campus, and the wind was biting. no fun.

i drank my record amount of tea throughout the day to keep warm–three cups! i usually don’t drink that much tea, but i needed it.

i also went out to dinner with an old student of mine, s. we went to the same crepe place that j and i went to. it was s’s first time going there, and s really enjoyed it. s also told me some exciting personal news, which made for a wonderful evening over crepes and spanish coffee.

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