I realize that this is a strange post for a Jane Austen/Pride and Prejudice blog, but bear with me here. I. Cannot. Make. Mayonnaise. In theory, it's all very simple: you take an egg yolk, stir briskly, add olive oil, stir more, add more oil, stir--until you have a wonderful, creamy emulsion that is clear… Continue reading Mayonnaise
This says it rather well, doesn't it? Dear reader, today, two hundred and forty-one years ago, a lovely woman by the name of Jane Austen was born. Without her, there would be no Emma, Persuasion, and--Heaven help us all--no Pride and Prejudice. In other words, we would not be "excessively diverted" every time we picked… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Miss Austen!
I am currently digesting the remains of a Thanksgiving supper as I write this, and it occurs to me that this may not be the best thing to do. I am also wondering how and why I ate as much as my family members, and the only logical reason I can come up with is… Continue reading Did They Actually Eat That?