KITCHEN NOTES: nine (french onion grilled cheese sandwich)

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

i love taking the simple things and changing it up. amping it up just enough to make it something different. adding my style to it. my personal touch.

whether its starting a new work initiative or creatively customizing a recipe, you’ve got to add your signature to it. make it your own.

in other words, turn up the volume.

i was on a grilled cheese kick for a bit. perhaps it’s winter’s doing, but i was feenin’ for grilled cheese. i had grilled cheese at least three nights in a row.

but, this was my favorite version. the sweetness of the onions with the sharpness of the cheese is a perfect cold weather duo.

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focaccia with purple potato, caramelized onion, and cheese

it’s the first official snowy evening here in boston. i don’t like being in the snow, but i love seeing it. oh, and you know, taking photos of it.

it’s especially wonderful when you are the only one in the snow on campus.

the students are away for break, so i got to enjoy walking through campus and playing in the quad without interruption. it was beautiful and peaceful. i’m looking forward to the start of the spring semester and the return of their energy, but i’m diggin’ the calmness of campus right now.

it has been a mild winter, which i have enjoyed. but, that always comes at a cost. when it is mild, it never really feels like winter.

it feel like winter is finally here, even though december is coming to an end.

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