Introducing The OK Recipe Index!
I took a sheet of paper, pristine and creamy, placed it just so, and dipped my quill, excitement thrumming in my fingers.
I closed my eyes in reflex, then opened them again. Where ought I to begin?
Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop. The line from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland drifted through my mind, and I smiled. Good advice, I supposed – but only if you happened to know where the beginning was, and I didn’t quite.
I twiddled the quill a bit, thinking.
Perhaps I should have an outline? That seemed sensible — and a little less daunting than starting straight in to write. I lowered the quill and held it poised above the paper for a moment, then picked it up again. An outline would have a beginning, too, wouldn’t it?
The ink was beginning to dry on the point. Rather crossly, I wiped it and was just about to dip it again, when the maid scratched discreetly at the door.
Diana Gabaldon, An Echo in the Bone, Chapter 74
Did you know that Diana started writing Outlander 24 years ago this month? Reading about Claire’s initial attempt at a beginning makes me wonder how much of Herself’s very first late-night session is reflected in this passage. :)
Looking through my own little project, I realized recently that OK has grown a lot since I first posted Mrs. Fitz’s Porridge from Outlander last November. There are now 24 Outlander-themed recipes, from the roast beef at J&C’s wedding feast to Stephen Bonnet’s Salted Chocolate Nutella Pretzel Balls…and lately I’ve worried that newcomers have no (logical, organized) way of navigating through the archives.
And there are a lot of new faces to worry about! Traffic here continues to rise, and the OK Facebook page gains, on average, 100 fans a week. <squeal>
So, without further ado, I invite you to feast your eyes upon the new OK Recipe Index…
But before you go, I’d love to hear from you! What is your favourite Outlander recipe? And I’m not talking about The Turtle Soup from Voyager. We all love that. I’m talking about the less obvious recipes…ones that had you asking yourself, “What in the heck is that?” or saying “I’d like to give that a try!”