Being a single woman I have no one living with me who can be there whenever I need someone to confide in. I have special and wonderful friends of course and my lovely Hobbits but there is no partner who’ll physically sit and hold my hand or put an arm around my shoulder or drop everything to be there for me… it’s difficult sometimes and I’m realizing now it’s unlikely to ever happen. I really am destined to be that strange goat lady from “Cold Mountain”… (grin)
I have many coping strategies and one of them is cooking (the other is walking and the best one is lovemaking but it’s been such a long, long time I don’t think that counts anymore! ). These things give me something else to focus on.
Today I’ve baked all day and it’s helping.. so be prepared to be overwhelmed by 1940s dishes over the next few days, hours, hell even minutes!
Eggs were in very short supply during the war and the ration was for 1 shell egg per week per person or 1 packet of dried eggs per person every 4 weeks. Consequently many recipes were eggless..such as mayonnaise.
- Mash one small cooked and skinned potato until very smooth and silky.
- Add one teaspoon of made up mustard and a few teaspoons of vinegar to your own taste
- Slowly add in 125 ml of salad oil (vegetable oil) then season with salt and pepper to taste
I had this for my lunch with lots of fresh raw veggies like cucumber sticks and sugar snap peas. It’s not really much like mayonnaise but nevertheless it is pretty yummy!