pork roast with rosemary sprigs

Comfort Food

A pork roast simmers in my slow cooker as I write. The delicious aroma of rosemary and garlic permeates my condo and tantalizes my taste buds. Concentration becomes more and more difficult as my stomach rumbles and my mouth waters. How will I ever finish this post, or more importantly, wait three hours until dinner? …

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