Quote from Black Narcissus:

Q: What do nuns eat?

A: Sausages.

Quote from Silver Screen Suppers Towers:

Q: What do spinsters eat?

A: Eggs

It did make me laugh when a gentleman caller asked me recently what I was reading and picked up my bedside book, “Eggs I Have Known” by Corinne Griffith.  I think he thought it a bit bizarre.

Corinne sure knows a lot about eggs.  Here’s her recipe for Anchovy Eggs, easy to adapt for one person, I made mine in a buttered ramekin with just one egg.  I’m going to try her recipe for Greta Garbo’s Swedish-Irish potatoes soon…

Corinne Griffith’s Anchovy Eggs

2 large tomatoes

1 can anchovies


8 eggs



Skin tomatoes.  Slice into 8 pieces.  Place in bottom of casserole.  Salt and pepper.  Break and arrange one egg on each slice of tomato.  More salt and pepper.  Dot with butter, and on top of each place an anchovy.  One on each egg.  Bake in moderate oven until eggs begin to harden – about 30 minutes.  Brown under flame just before serving.  Delicious.  Serves four.

I like what Corinne says about bad eggs…

“One thing about a bad egg being bad.  It can’t fool anyone except another bad egg – for very long”.

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