“So make your late-night, five-minute grilled cheese as many times as you’d like. We’re not stopping you. But in the light of day, when you’ve got ten minutes, a jar of mayo, and the desire to treat yourself to a little something extra, this recipe’s here for you.”-Emma Wartzman, “6 Rules for a Perfect Grilled Cheese, Every Time.” Bon Appetit. September 24, 2019
- Be patient
- Use mayo
- Spread the mayo to the edges
- Use a melting cheese: American, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Gruyère, Fontina, Provolone, Taleggio, or Raclette
- Use bread with a tight crumb, i.e., lots and lots of tiny holes like in sandwich bread
- Carefully consider your fillings, i.e., nothing watery or that you wouldn’t eat raw
If you like this kind of thing, you might also consider the perfect omelette.
For thousands of years, people have used graphite to exercise creativity and bring ideas to life. Graphite is the key component of modern day pencil lead—in fact, lead is a misnomer as it’s actually made up of a mixture of graphite and clay. The formulation of this mixture determines its lead grade. The higher the proportion of graphite content relative to clay the lead has, the softer and darker the lead will be, and vice versa.
Lead grade is an important consideration for both the artist and writer. The hardness of a lead affects its strength, smoothness, smudge resistance, and pigmentation. Writers can fine tune the darkness of their lines by moving a step up or down in lead hardness, while an artist can employ the full range of lead grades to achieve different effects. -Miriam. “The Best Lead Grade For Every Application.” JetPens.com. August 27, 2019.
Probably more than you want to know on the topic of selecting a pencil.
“What if we take this seriously? What gifts is it going to give us if we love something, and we love it with rigor, and we love it with commitment?” —Reading Harry Potter as a Sacred Text
Strikes me as an important question for many things in our lives that we trivialize because they aren’t “important” enough. What happens when we choose to love something, whether it deserves it or not, and how does it change it/them/us in the process?
The only caveat is to try to love wisely. It’s impossible to know where love will lead us, but if the chances are good a love will lead us down a bad path, perhaps it would be better to choose a different one.