Of Magnolia and Mayonnaise

The day before I left for Rare Book School, I noticed how close my magnolia were to blooming, watching for a flower before my trip. A fruitless — or flower-less — watch. I was also possessed by the urge to make mayonnaise for the first time. Envision lots of reading of Julia Child, etc.

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It’s not a substance I’m particularly fond of, but if you read recipes for Thousand Island dressing — another item not on my usual list of foodstuffs — that’s how it begins. The whole point of which was making dressing to accompany the steak salad I was having to finish some of the odds and ends in the fridge …

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… while finishing an Alexander McCall Smith novel that had become wonderfully appealing. Mma Ramotswe and her beloved van — such a sweet story.

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From there, it was off to Virginia. Lots of magnolia.

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Lovely, every last one of them:

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Then at home, blooms were waiting, too.

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