Jewish World Review has a nice little essay on Francis Salvador, a Jewish hero of the American Revolution. See also the essay on the denization of Luis Gomez, and Rabbi David Aaron's little essay, The Divine Wants You to be Happy, on why being a teacher of Torah is like being a gourmet chef. (Aaron's essays are often a little 'gushy' for my taste, but I liked this one quite a bit.)
* Bill at "Bill's Comments" has a post laying out everything you could possibly need to know about making perfect hard-boiled eggs.
* An essay at "Reason" on the Fair Trade movement (HT: verbum ipsum)
* Melchior del Darién posts on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz for International Women's Day. (HT: EMN)
I'll try to put something up for the occasion, if I have time. A bit of Christine de Pizan, perhaps.