Books · Ramblings

Books in Season: Winter

Hello, dears! This is the second installment of my Books in Season series. You can find the autumnal installment here. For those of you who may be new to either this series or the blog, this is a four-part series in which I recommend books. I love making books recommendations, as evidenced by this post.… Continue reading Books in Season: Winter

Food & Recipes · Uncategorized


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

Food & Recipes · Jane Austen · Uncategorized

Happy Birthday, Miss Austen!

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!