Grilled Cornish Hens with Molasses Glaze; Eyes before Ease — 8 Comments

  1. Those “cute” spellings annoy me to no end! And when parents do it to a child’s name, they should be shot!

  2. … reminiscent of Peking Duck … that sounds pretty cool!
    ‘Eats, Shoots and Leaves’ I enjoyed. Have to look for the ‘Eyes before Ease; the Unsolved Mysteries and Secret Histories of Spelling’.

  3. That game-hen looks fabulous! Thanks for a great idea.
    All those things drive me mad too. And more: EZ on brand names. (I know it’s supposed to be short for “easy” but I just can’t stop myself from saying E-Zed.)
    I just read the following wonderful passage in Donna Leon’s “Fatal Remedies”:
    ‘To access?’ he asked. ‘It’s a verb now?’
    ‘Yes, sir, I believe it is.’
    ‘But it didn’t used to be,’ Brunetti said, remembering when it had been a noun.
    ‘I think Americans are allowed to do that to their words, sir.”
    ‘Make them verbs? Or nouns? If they feel like it?’
    ‘Yes, sir.’
    ‘Ah,’ Brunetti breathed.

    (I love this Brunetti series.)
    Have you heard anyone use “effort” as a verb yet? I have. Luckily, (or unluckily, depending on your point of view) it was a news announcer so he didn’t see me cringing nor did he hear me shrieking.
    Rats. I just tried to put “Eyes Before Ease” on hold at the library but the only book by Larry Beason there is “The McGraw-Hill handbook of English grammar and usage”. I’m guessing that it isn’t nearly as entertaining. But they do have Lynne Truss’ “Eats, Shoots and Leaves”. I can’t wait til it comes in!

  4. ummm, what’s with the giant photo of the blonde showing a tremendous amount of cleavage on the sidebar? (ad for Evony “Start your journey now, Lord”….) I do realize that you have to have ads on the sidebar but I’m not so sure those ones are doing you many favours.
    Happily, scrolling down shows much more on-topic ads with your thyme for cooking store.

  5. I remember when France came out with the radio broadcasting guidelines on the percentage of American:French music played. Can’t blame them really on that one 🙂
    Your hens look absolutely gorgeous!! Just the title on this post had me riveted to the page. Will definitely be picking up some Cornish hens this week to make your recipe.

  6. Kalyn, I so agree – it;s just cruel.
    Tanna, I love those books – weird, huh?
    Thanks, Mimi….
    Elizabeth, I love those, too. And I hate turning perfectly good nouns into verbs…. I’ve never seen the blond….hmmmm I’ll have to look into that.
    Cymry, Thanks, hope you try them – and like them…

  7. I neglected to come back here to say how much we liked this molasses glaze, Katie. It was wonderful and we’ll definitely be having it again.
    (also enjoyed “Eats, Shoots and Leaves” – nice drawings!)