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    Tea seems to tenderize cheap cuts of beef. After cooking chuck, boiling beef and brisket (I even mixed rib eye, which is ever so cheap, and it's great) I have decided that the tannic acid in the tea is what tenderizes beef!
    — Heloise
    tags: eyes 
     
    the higher the step of advancement, the heavier is the fall.
    — Heloise
    Don't assume you're always going to be understood. I wrote in a column that one should put a cup of liquid in the cavity of a turkey when roasting it. Someone wrote me that 'the turkey tasted great, but the plastic cup melted.
    — Heloise
    If the portraits of our absent friends are pleasant to us, which renew our memory of them and relieve our regret for their absence by a false and empty consolation, how much more pleasant are letters which bring us the written characters of the absent friend.
    — Heloise
    Prosperity seldom chooses the side of the virtuous.
    — Heloise
    Would that thy love, beloved, had less trust in me, that it might be more anxious!
    — Heloise
    tags: trust 
     
    Ever tried putting a caramel candy in a cup of hot tea? It's excellent! Not only does it give a little different taste to the tea, but it takes the place of the sugar and cream which you ordinarily add.
    — Heloise
    Frozen peas can be shelled very fast with a wringer-type washer. Put a pan on one side of the wringer to catch the peas and the pods go on through. You will think peas will go through the wringer and be mashed the moment the pod hits the wringer, but they will pop out before they go through. A very fast job can be done this way.
    — Heloise
    tags: moment  job 
     
    Letters were first invented for consoling such solitary wretches as myself. Having lost the substantial pleasures of seeing and possessing you, I shall in some measure compensate this loss by the satisfaction I shall find in your writing.
    — Heloise
    tags: loss  lost  pleasure  seeing  writing 
     
    The heart overwhelmed by grief knows no rest ...
    — Heloise
    tags: heart  grief 
     
    I am convinced by a sad experience that it is natural to avoid those to whom we have been too much obliged, and that uncommon generosity causes neglect rather than gratitude.
    — Heloise
    it is not the deed but the intention that makes the crime.
    — Heloise
    tags: crimes 
     
    If a picture, which is but a mute representation of an object, can give such pleasure, what cannot letters inspire? They have souls; they can speak; they have in them all that force which expresses the transports of the heart; they have all the fire of our passions, they can raise them as much as if the persons themselves were present; they have all the tenderness and the delicacy of speech, and sometimes a boldness of expression even beyond it.
    — Heloise
    tags: fire  pleasure  speech  passion 
     
    Riches and power are but gifts of blind fate, whereas goodness is the result of one's own merits.
    — Heloise
    tags: fate  power  goodness  gift 
     
    We fluctuate long between love and hatred before we can arrive at tranquillity.
    — Heloise
    tags: hatred 
     
    When my self is not with you, it is nowhere.
    — Heloise
    tags: self 
     
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