A Gathering on the Ridge with Novel Adventures

A Gathering on the Ridge with Novel Adventures

I had an Outlander adventure last week — an amazing weekend packed with Outlandish activities — that I was very privileged to share with a diverse group of Outlanders from all over the US.

We gathered together on Thursday at The Mast Farm Inn in Valle Crucis, historic lodging in the Western High Country of North Carolina — the area that inspired Fraser’s Ridge — and just a few miles down the road from the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Read More

My New Outlander Kitchen

My New Outlander Kitchen

If you follow on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll have seen me mention a kitchen renovation at least once or twice in the last few months. We started the process last October, but unfortunately ran into some trouble with our initial contractor. When the quote comes back at double the budget, it’s time to get a second opinion.

Enter IM Design, located right here on little old Pender Island. Santi and Patricia came over the day I called them to ask for help. They set my mind at ease immediately, especially about the budget. Our kitchen really isn’t that large, and they assured me that they could transform our 14′ galley into something special while sticking within the budget.

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Jamie’s Rusty Nail – Outlander on STARZ Episode 115

Jamie’s Rusty Nail – Outlander on STARZ Episode 115

Jamie’s Rusty Nail

This isn’t going to be easy, and there’s not a food on earth that pairs well with Wentworth Prison — instead, let’s toast our favourite fictional hero, and have a few drams to get through the night.

  • 2 oz Scotch Whisky
  • .75 to 1 oz Drambuie
  • crushed ice

Pour the whisky and Drambuie into a glass filled with lots of ice.  Stir and serve with a lemon twist, if desired.

Notes:

  • Traditionally made with blended whisky, I used what we had on hand: The Dalmore 12 YO single malt.
  • Drambuie is a liqueur made from whisky, heather honey, herbs and spices. It adds a spiced sweetness that should flavour the whisky without overpowering it.
  • For a spring-like lemon twist, wrap a length of zest tightly around a chopstick and hold for a few seconds until it stays put on its own.
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