I discovered Elizabeth Gaskell several years ago after having read every Jane Austen work I could lay my hands on. Ruth is by far my favorite novel of Mrs. Gaskell; a beautiful story of motherly love, christian charity, forgiveness and redemption.
It's a good thing these confections are only available during Lent and for a few days after Easter. My figure would never forgive me if I had these around too often.
I've always loved cooking, but my passion really sky-rocketed when a dear friend introduced me to the Cook's Illustrated family almost 18 years ago. Their recipes are tried and true and steeped in good food science.
I love, love, love these soaps and lotions! I have to hide the lotion from my girls because they love them too.