Saturday, January 03, 2009

Hi Honey, I'm Home

The Courier Mail begins an interesting piece with a fallacious headline:

1950s housewife returns
The story, about how younger women are going back to domestic tasks such as sewing and cooking, says more about the psychology of financially perilous times than it does about a feminist backlash - not that you'd know it from the headline.

So ladies, if you'd like to brush up on the domestic arts from years gone by, take a look through the goodies on Nifty Knick Knacks.

To begin the lesson let's try the classic cocktail - the Old Fashioned:

2 oz Blended Whiskey
1 teaspoon sugar
Few shakes of angostura bitters
2 or 3 tablespoons soda water
1 maraschino cherry and a little of its cherry juice
Combine the sugar cube, bitters and water in an old-fashioned glass. Muddle well, add blended whiskey, and stir. Add a twist of lemon peel and ice cubes. Add slices of orange and lemon and top with the cherry. Serve with a swizzle stick.

-- Nora

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