Wonderful, the only suggestion under “Shameless” would be that vice Onion Jam, use a 2 week old cut onion left out and forgotten. It would have a stronger and definitely more pungent side to it over the Onion Jam. Maybe it’s my smeller and my history of sinus allergies but Onion Jam is just sort of flat to me. Now a 2 week old cut onion that got lost behind a box of pasta in the corner of the kitchen — -that has an unforgettable shame to it.
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