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We must, each of us, identify and define our own individual beauty.

Beauty is not a universal concept. Beauty is an individual premise.

There is no such thing as an ugly face. What you find ugly, is what you see as different from yourself, different from your norm. Look closer and you will discover the beauty. Leave your preconceived notions behind.

Blank your mind from popular ideals. Let your instincts guide you as you gaze upon this face that is unknown. Be an individual who appreciates the uniqueness that each of us carries.

Even as you admire what society has deemed as classical beauties, look closer to find the imperfections, those small blemishes upon such glamour is what transforms a beautiful face into an individual person.

CM Lovelace

The Beauty Of The Individual

6/30/17

My Birthday


FORTY-SIXTH YEAR

Tomorrow is my forty-sixth year on this earth.

I opened my eyes and inhaled
I closed my eyes and exhaled

Today is my forty-sixth year on this earth

I open my eyes and inhale
I close my eyes and exhale

Today I feel no different then yesterday
Yet they tell me I am one year older

As I open my eyes, I ponder my time before today
As I close my eyes, I wonder of my time after today

On this day, my forty-sixth year on earth
Time passes as time always does

From one minute to the next hour
Days go by and become months

And as the months turn into years
Decades accumulate to the here and now

As I open my eyes to welcome my forty-sixth year
I close my eyes in farewell to my forty-five past years

#CMLovelace
7/6/17

Recipe – Haitian “Pikliz”

🌢 Hot Condiment. Pairs well with Grilled Pork.

Cuisine La Caille

Haitian spicy pickled coleslaw

The crunchy salad is served as a side dish at Haitian meals. Flavored vinegar from pikliz is often used in marinades or to give dishes a spicy-sour punch.

(makes about 2 quarts)

  • Cabbage, shredded β€” 1/2 head
  • Carrots, peeled and chopped into small pieces or grated β€” 2
  • Onion, thinly sliced β€” 1
  • Scotch bonnet peppers β€” 2 to 6
  • Garlic cloves β€” 4 to 6
  • Salt β€” 2 teaspoons
  • Peppercorns β€” 8 to 10
  • White or cane vinegar β€” 3 cups
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and toss well to mix. Place all of the vegetables into a clean 2-quart glass jar. Pour in enough vinegar to cover the vegetables, tamping them down to remove any air bubbles.
  2. Store the pikliz in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours before serving. It will keep in the refrigerator for a month or…

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Perfect Macaroni and Cheese

Posting from my other blog site. CuisineLaCaille.wordpress.com
Chef Lacey is me… CMLovelace

Cuisine La Caille

Perfect Macaroni and Cheese How-To

You can easily divide this recipe in half; use a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish if you do.

Serves 12

  • 6 slices good-quality white bread, crusts removed, torn into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for dish
  • 5 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 1/2 cups (about 18 ounces) grated sharp white cheddar
  • 2 cups (about 8 ounces) grated Gruyere or 1 1/4 cups (about 5 ounces) grated
  • pecorino Romano
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 3-quart casserole dish; set aside. Place bread pieces in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Pour butter into the bowl with bread, and toss. Set the breadcrumbs aside. In…

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