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  • Noel shared from The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook by Editors at America's Test Kitchen
    BLUEBERRY MUFFINS We sprinkle our moist and tender blueberry muffins with lemon sugar for a bright sweet-tart crunch.
    Note: In general, I am not the world's biggest cookbook collector, but if you're living in a small household, this cooking for two cookbook is really nice.I do a lot of baking in my toaster oven, and it's nice just to bake a couple of servings of something. These muffins are very good.
  • Noel shared from Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant by Tracy Borman
    Wolsey was the son of a tavern-keeper.
    Note: I thought it was a butcher...
  • Noel shared from Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    "I think I know," said the Duchess. "Poor, wretched children! There ought to be a sort of moratorium in the matter of social laws. The old rules don't hold. We are facing new conditions. This is a thing for women to take in hand, practically, as they are taking in hand other work. It must be done absolutely without prejudice. There is no time to lecture or condemn or even deplore. There is only time to try to heal wounds and quiet maddening pain and save life."
    Note: This was written a hundred years ago during WWI. I am not so sure times change as much as all that.
  • Noel shared from The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives
    A maudlin readiness to feel sorry for himself was one of the least endearing features of Henry VIII's unappealing personality
  • Noel shared from The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards, Book 1) by Scott Lynch
    “The years play a sort of alchemical trick, transmuting one’s mutterings to a state of respectability. Give advice at forty and you’re a nag. Give it at seventy and you’re a sage.”
(Lebanon, NH, United States)
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