The Great Walnut Experiment of ’17

I know, the title's a bit strange. But so is the story. Keep reading--it'll be fun, I promise. On its own, my hair is a dark auburn. Or, if we're going to wax poetic like an English teacher of mine once did, "chocolate with red highlights". Very pretty, when I look back, but at the…

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Homeschooler, Part II

  In my previous post, I began a who-knows-how-long series on homeschooling. I consider myself to be an authority on the subject, considering that I am, after all, homeschooled. This post, I think, is about the 'funny stuff': all the humour related to the fascinating and mysterious world of homeschoolers. So: questions. In no particular order,…

Mayonnaise

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…