Dec42009

Alexia’s London: Supper Dec. 4, 1876

Alexia Ball

Supper for Today, 1876, in a London Townhouse

  • Mock Turtle Soup ~ made from calf’s head boiled in veal broth, friend shallots, Madeira wine, tarragon, chives, parsley, basil, cayenne pepper, mushroom ketchup, and lemon juice. Served with forcemeat-balls (meatballs made of the calf brain and deep fried) and small eggs.
  • Roasted Calf Heart ~ stuffed with veal, basted with butter, served with brown gravy.
  • Orange Pudding ~ made with butter, sugar, egg, and candied orange.

Gail’s Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
Steampunk laptop skin from Weta. Thank you Greg.

Your Tisane of Smart:
Old fashioned recipes on NPR’s food podcast includes mincemeat pie (and answers the great question: does mincemeat include meat?) and the wonderfully named Nesselrode Pudding. (Which may have to make an appearance in a future Alexia story on silly-name factor alone.)
Your Writerly Tinctures:
All about pen names from an agent’s point of view.

CAKE in Space: Back from agent, but now I don’t have time for it.
The Lovely MK Hobson whom I met at World Fantasy has some things to say in her indomitable way. “Having gotten a copy of it from the Borderlands table, I had to then hide it away in my suitcase to keep myself from playing hooky from the con I’d traveled hundreds of miles to attend.”
SPOILER ALERT! Amazon has posted Changeless cover along with blurb. Blurb gives bits of Soulless away so don’t read if you haven’t read the first book!
Blameless: Back from editor with edits still to do.

Quote of the Day:
“A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.”
~ Oscar Wilde

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