Elsie Hogfat

Lagom Food. Lagom Philosophy.

Who is Elsie Hogfat?

My great aunt Elsie claims she is “well toilet on the internet”, although I have  caught her snooping about at Lovely Lentilla.   I expect she’ll get the hang of it soon, but in the meantime, her doctor has asked me to record Elsie’s diet in the interests of Science and Posterity.

Elsie follows her own special diet, invented by her, and as she is still kicking up her heels and embarrassing her young relatives with her antics at the age of 93, it is perhaps of interest to dieticians in the future.

In this blog, I plan to log Elsie’s daily meals, and also, occasionally,  her opinions about various foodstuffs.  She has decided opinions about many subjects so I expect there will be some rumblings and grumblings shortly.  Sometimes, in the heat of a particularly passionate rant, Elsie will lapse into her mother tongue.  Unfortunately, her mother tongue is a unique language now.   Elsie was raised at sea, aboard the good ship Ragamuffin, and the good ship Bluebird.  These two vessels sailed the seas of the west coast of  Sweden, over to the northwest of Scotland.  Ragamuffin and Bluebird were crewed almost entirely by inhabitants of a mysterious tropical island (location unknown) to which the ships would return periodically for repairs and for supplies of  a secret spice “Luciola”, for which the island is named.

Luciolan creole  and their complex sea shanty traditional songs  may also prove to be of interest to Science and Posterity.

Elsie’s Food Logs for the current month will be initially private.  Food Logs from the previous month will be password protected.  I hope to be brave enough to then unlock them so you can read what we’ve actually been eating.  Perhaps there will be photographs.  I know I enjoy that at other blogs.

If you would like to read Elsie’s philosophy without the distraction of Food Logs, just go to the Categories section and sort by Philosophy.

4 Comments»

  lovelylentilla wrote @

“What we have to do is to be forever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressions” – Walter Pater

  Birgitta Höglund’s Food wrote @

I like Your sense of humour, Elsie HF 😉 See You.

  If Jimmy sent you… « The Lovely Lentilla. wrote @

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