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Jamie’s Rusty Nail

Jamie’s Rusty Nail

A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Beyond the Books

A sudden roar from the roof above startled me out of my thoughts.

I walked out into the dooryard and looked up, shading my eyes against the morning sun.  Jamie was sitting astride the rooftree, rocking to and fro over one hand, which he held curled into his belly. 

“What’s going on up there?”  I called.

“I’ve got a splinter,” came the terse answer,obviously spoken through clenched teeth. 

I wanted to laugh, if only as small escape from tension, but didn’t.

“Well, come down, then.  I’ll pull it out.”

“I’m no finished!”

“I don’t care!” I said, suddenly impatient with him.  “Come down this minute.  I want to talk to you.”

A bag of nails hit the grass with a sudden clank, followed instantly by the hammer.

First things first, then.

Diana Gabaldon, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Chapter 30 – The Captive

Technically, I supposed, it was a splinter.  It was a two-inch sliver of cedar wood, and he’d driven it completely under the nail of his middle finger, nearly to the first joint.

“Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ!”

“Aye,” he agreed, looking a little pale.  “Ye might say that.”

The protruding stub was too short to grip with my fingers.  I hauled him into the surgery and jerked the sliver out with forceps, before one could say Jack Robinson.  Jamie was saying a good deal more than Jack Robinson — mostly in French, which is an excellent language for swearing.

“You’re going to lose that nail,” I observed submerging the offended digit in a small bowl of alcohol and water.  Blood bloomed from it like ink from a squid.

“To hell wi’ the nail,” he said, gritting his teeth.  “Cut the whole bloody finger off and ha’ done with it!  Merde d’chevre!”

Diana Gabaldon, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Chapter 30 – The Captive

Jamie's Rusty Nail

I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a sliver (nor Lionel Brown awaiting interrogation nearby), and I need a drink.

Rusty Nail, anyone?  I have no doubt wee James and his middle finger would be grateful for a dram…

Jamie’s Rusty Nail

Traditionally made with blended whisky, I used what we had on hand: The Dalmore 12 YO single malt.  The Drambuie adds a spiced sweetness that should flavour the whisky without overpowering it.

  • 1.5 oz Scotch Whisky
  • .5 oz Drambuie (or more to taste)
  • crushed ice

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



  1. Gerri Jarvis
    April 12, 2012 at 2:21 am

    I love reading your post about The Outlander series. Thank you for yout time…..

  2. Robin D
    April 12, 2012 at 3:21 am

    I subscribe to your blog via email. I really enjoy your recipes and snippets of the Outlander books.

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:40 am

      Many thanks for your support, Robin!

  3. Jen C.
    April 12, 2012 at 3:29 am

    I have to confess that I don’t like the taste of whisky, but I would adore one of those lovely bars of soap!

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:41 am

      Don’t give up on the whisky, Jen! You never know…it took me until 40 to develop a taste for it…Theresa

  4. Pamela
    April 12, 2012 at 3:37 am

    I love homemade soaps. These sound wonderful!

  5. sinkitty
    April 12, 2012 at 3:45 am

    Wow! What a great site! Glad I found it! And here’s my extra def have a new reader!

  6. sinkitty
    April 12, 2012 at 3:48 am

    Glad I found this site! Hope I don’t post twice..sorry if it did..Made me comment again for some reason..I also suibscribed..I’d love to try this soap!!

  7. Shauntih
    April 12, 2012 at 4:28 am

    I don’t drink alcohol, even though my ancestry is Scottish, but I’d love the soap! Just thinking about the smell is relaxing me.

  8. Christy
    April 12, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Very cool! The soaps look lovely and the cocktail sounds tasty!!!!!

  9. marymac55
    April 12, 2012 at 5:02 am

    The soap ….unique
    The drink…tempting
    Jamie and Claire….priceless!!!

  10. marymac55
    April 12, 2012 at 5:03 am

    The soap…lovely
    The drink…tempting
    Jamie and Claire…priceless!!

  11. Christina
    April 12, 2012 at 5:13 am

    I’ve always wanted to try handmade soap. They both look very pretty.

  12. Tryphena R.
    April 12, 2012 at 5:16 am

    The drink sounds delicious! The perfect ending to a hectic day.

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:41 am

      I couldn’t agree more, Tryphena!

  13. Sara
    April 12, 2012 at 5:29 am

    I already subscribe because I love your blog!

  14. Pauleta Hendrickson
    April 12, 2012 at 5:40 am

    So, when is the cookbook coming out? I love the Bucholz book “Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook” and plan to pick up the one based on Game of Thrones. Now I’m waiting for your’s!

  15. Susan Shannon McCreadie
    April 12, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Trying to subscribe to your feed, but it isn’t working for me. 🙁 I follow you on FB and Twitter! The soaps look and sound WONDERFUL!

    But, I think I’ll stick with my single malt straight up. 🙂

  16. deniz
    April 12, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Ooh, what a brilliant idea for a post. Mmm, scotch whisky…
    Those soaps are gorgeous!

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:54 am

      Can’t argue with a purist, Susan!

  17. Lesley
    April 12, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Hi Theresa,
    I also already subscribe and look forward to your posts 🙂
    I might have to try a Jamie’s Rusty Nail tonight on account of it being my birthday 🙂 . And those soaps look and sound fab.

  18. Michelle Bennetts Heumann
    April 12, 2012 at 6:13 am

    I’ve followed your blog with my Google reader for ages, but I signed up for the email notifications. 🙂

    The soaps look amazing – I’ve never tried homemade soap!

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:45 am

      Thanks for being with me from the beginning, Michelle!

  19. Amanda
    April 12, 2012 at 6:15 am

    I’m so delighted about your blog. I love to cook and always looking to try something different. Needless to say, I’m thuroughly enjoying reading Diana’s books and think it’s awesome that you’ve thought to do Outlander Kitchen! I look forward to new posts!
    Btw.. it’s reading her books that got me to try Scotch… and I can still remember that first sip of 10year old Ardbeg. It.was.Magical! I have to say that nothing beats a smoky, peaty Islay scotch while reading Outlander.
    Those soaps sound so good that even if i don’t win, I’ll likely get them 😉

  20. Tina Carrington
    April 12, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Ohh that sounds so good and the soap sounds like a long bath delight….thx 🙂

  21. Jessica
    April 12, 2012 at 6:20 am

    I’ve been following you on twitter for a while but now I’m subscribed properly. 😉

    The drink and soaps look lovely, but I have to admit that the mental picture of the splinter still makes me want to heave. :/

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:45 am

      Thanks, Jessica! Yes, the splinter makes me feel more than slightly nauseous as well. Hence the whisky…:)

  22. Kathy C
    April 12, 2012 at 7:00 am

    I’ve been a subscriber for a while. I’d love to find out what Jamie smells like!

  23. Alyson
    April 12, 2012 at 7:04 am

    My mum turned me on to the Outlander series, so if I win, I am sharing the soaps with her.

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:44 am

      What a nice thought, Alyson!

  24. Ms. Aaron Brown
    April 12, 2012 at 7:05 am

    I was so relieved to see J&C acting more themself at that part of the book, for me Claire’s ordeal was much worse than Jamies. Thanks for the chance!

  25. Lindsey
    April 12, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Thanks for the chance to win some awesome-looking soap!

  26. Kate Johnston
    April 12, 2012 at 7:11 am

    I love soap. And whiskey. And JAMMF. And TCS.

  27. Dedra Stotts
    April 12, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Love your website and your recipes! Thankyou for the chance to win some of your amazing soap!

  28. Nicole M.
    April 12, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Ooh, how I love Drambuie! A Rusty Nail is such a perfect drink. Oh yeah, the soaps look wonderful, too! Thanks for the giveaway (and the awesome blog!)

  29. Anne Hayward
    April 12, 2012 at 7:38 am

    love the drink and the soap, and this little vignette of a more normal day for J & C.

  30. Che
    April 12, 2012 at 7:46 am

    My husband loves Rusty Nails–he must be pre medicating!!

  31. Heather Glenn Holl
    April 12, 2012 at 7:55 am

    My dad used to drink those! I don’t know if I’m brave enough!

  32. metalchick666
    April 12, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Just reading that little bit made me want to go back and read all of the books all over again. And the soaps look fabulous!

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:44 am

      You wouldn’t be the first to do a re-kilt on the Outlander books, Metalchick!

  33. Shannon Pike
    April 12, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I just love this site! Thank you for having a contest, so much fun! 🙂

  34. AnneStrawberry
    April 12, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Wow this is a really fun giveaway. I found your blog a few weeks ago and have to say that I love it- mixing my food blog and Outlander loves together. Thanks for sharing your passion and creativity with us!

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:43 am

      I’m glad you like what you see, Anne!

  35. Judith Huffer
    April 12, 2012 at 8:05 am

    LOVE your books! And my Da and I love Rusty Nails! I would be “beyond the Moon” happy if I manage to win a bar of Jamie’s, and a bar of Claire’s soap! Keep the recipes coming! You ROCK, Diana Gilbaldon!

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:43 am

      Thank you for your enthusiasm, Judith! I (of course) love DG’s books too…Theresa

  36. The Suzzzz
    April 12, 2012 at 8:28 am

    I don’t drink, but I’m glad I kept scrolling, what a fun giveaway! Keep up the great work on the recipes, I love reading your blog.

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:42 am

      Thanks so much, Suzzzz! I try to have a little bit of everything for everybody…

  37. Dorothy Gilbert
    April 12, 2012 at 8:47 am

    To Dianna, here’s to you! Keep feeding us the wonderful stories– the only books I read and re- read.

  38. Karen
    April 12, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Ouch Jamie!!! I cringe with that very vivid description!!!

  39. Michele J
    April 12, 2012 at 9:18 am

    I love your blog! And everytime I read one of your posts I want to re-read the series all over again! Those soaps sound wonderfull!

  40. strikesmyheart
    April 12, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I enjoy your site through facebook!! I was the one who asked you if you were familiar with Dingle Pies… Hope to win- keep on blogging- we all love it! (especially since we have to wait a year for a new book )

  41. strikesmyheart
    April 12, 2012 at 9:20 am

    I guess my post didn’t take the first try. I love reading your posts and seeing your pictures on facebook- it keeps me happy until the next DG book comes out. You are a wonderful and inventive chef and thank you for doing what you do!

  42. Cathy Apsley
    April 12, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Oh me! Pick me! I want some soap!

  43. claudia gomez
    April 12, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I love OK. Fun drinks and recipes and now outlander soaps. Too cool

  44. Cathy V
    April 12, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I love both of your blogs and facebook pages and always enjoy what you have to share 🙂

  45. MacZac
    April 12, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I love a Rusty Nail (almost as much as I love Himself)!

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

      You are my Rusty Nail inspriration, Lori! Theresa

  46. Catherine
    April 12, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Only Outlander Kitchen could do such justice to the splinter passage from ABOSAA!
    The soap looks divine; I hope my name is picked!

  47. Karin Thomas
    April 12, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I am really enjoying Outlander Kitchen, and saw the posts for the soaps yesterday, they sound wonderful!

  48. carol
    April 12, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Cant wait, hope Its me!

  49. sireesanwar
    April 12, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Already subscribed so here is a comment. And I’m going to share this on my blog.

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:47 am

      Thank you so much!

  50. sireesanwar
    April 12, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Reblogged this on About Food and Other Things and commented:
    Outlander Kitchen’s “Jamie’s Rusty Nail” alcoholic beverage and a Natural Soap Giveaway!

  51. Marci
    April 12, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Very cool post, yet again. I signed up for email and am leaving you a message. I’d love to win those lovely soaps!

  52. dianadomino
    April 12, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I only recently discovered this blog and have been happily reading the archives for days now. This is wonderful, and now you want to give away soap. Hooray!!

  53. Lee Ann
    April 12, 2012 at 11:03 am


  54. Erin
    April 12, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I love this blog. I was so excited to find it and the recipes are fantastic. I am getting ready to move, but when I get to Indianapolis, I plan on making several of the recipes that you have shared. Thank you so much for your time. It’s so awesome to have the food aspect of The Outlander Series come alive. 🙂

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:47 am

      Can’t wait until you get the kitchen unpacked, Erin!

  55. Linda Carlson
    April 12, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I would love to try your soaps, please pick my name!

  56. Catherine L
    April 12, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I love your blog and all the awesome recipes! I’m always looking forward to what you’ll come up next! 🙂

  57. Michelle Reel Proctor
    April 12, 2012 at 11:19 am

    The soaps sound lovely! I really enjoy your blog, and have been having fun trying the recipes

  58. JustHeather
    April 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

    I can’t remember how I found your blog (probably when Diana posted the image on her site), but I’ve been enjoying it ever since. Love the topics and reminders of the books!

  59. Anna Ståhl
    April 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Love OK and would enjoy those lovely soaps!

  60. bullrem
    April 12, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Oh Yes, I am all over wanting to win this. This Free contest is truly specking to my Scot’s Heart. Pick me. . . . . . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ (wavying)

  61. Charm Hattersley
    April 12, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Going to have to try this drink. Always enjoy reading your posts!

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:47 am

      Thank you for your continued support, Charm!

  62. The Mom Chef
    April 12, 2012 at 11:37 am

    You can tell how much I drink (not). I have no idea what Drambuie is. It looks really good though. 🙂

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:46 am

      I’ll fix you a Rusty Nail when I come down for some of your Lamajcuns, Christiane…(did I spell that right?) 😀

  63. Amber Campbell Cortes
    April 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Sweet! Thoroughly enjoying this site!

  64. Lorna
    April 12, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Although the nails look somewhat less than rusty, the drink sounds excellent. The soaps look lovely; I would love to win one, although I know it’s not really my turn!

  65. Sharon Valdez
    April 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I think I might try Jamie’s Rusty Nail this evening! The soaps sound wonderful!

  66. Allie
    April 12, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I’ve never heard of a Rusty Nail before…but I’m going to try this recipe!

    I’ve been a subscriber to your posts via Google Reader…does that count? 😀

    • Theresa
      April 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      It sure does, Allie! And thank you for your support! 😀

  67. Cindy 'Dominguez' Maier
    April 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I’ll take the wiskey and the soap, please!

  68. Becky Quinn Gottlieb
    April 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I enjoy your creative presentation of excepts from Outlander with food & drink from the novel. The chess game was my favorite! And definitely want to feel and smell some of the soap–love the idea of natural, homemade, pure soaps.

  69. dearli13
    April 12, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    i love soap. and i love whiskey! ok, not so much on the whiskey, but i am going to get some to try out this drink. love this giveaway!!!
    will you have a drinks section in the cookbook? i really hope the cookbook is out in time for the holidays…i can’t wait to put it on my hannukah list (yes, i’m planning ahead ). 🙂

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:52 am

      I love you dearli…and yes, with hope, there will be a cookbook verra soon.

  70. renilyn
    April 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I’ve been refered by DG’s Tweets… but I have sat here for the past 1+ hour(s) filtering through your posts hehe Great BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Glad you like it, Renilyn!

  71. Donna R.
    April 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I use soap! I drink Whisky! And I can both while reading Outlander Kitchen!

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:51 am

      A multi-tasker if I’ve ever met one, Donna….your parents must be proud. 😮

  72. Nicki K.
    April 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I came over here for the first time today from the Inn at the Crossroads, and yes, I’m adding you to my bookmarks! It’s been a while since I’ve read the first books of the Outlander series, but I’m hoping to catch up with Claire and Jamie soon!

  73. Shari Nocera
    April 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Hard to type with my fingers curled into cringing balls after reading that excerpt, but I do love me some natural soap and Outlander Kitchen 🙂

    • Theresa
      April 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      Glad you could still find the strength to type, Shari!

  74. Shari Hall
    April 12, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I love your site, Outlander Kitchen!!!!! It is always fun to see what’s cooking here.

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:50 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Shari!

  75. Julie Lund
    April 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Och, I’d love to win some Jamie and Claire soaps! I’m already a subscriber!

  76. Clydette S.
    April 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I canna say how much of love ye website. All things Jamie and Claire are wonderful. It’s verra verra bonnie. I enjoy ye post lassie! Love the recipes too!

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:50 am

      😀 that made me smile, bigtime! Thanks, Clydette.

  77. Tania
    April 12, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    This soap looks so nice 🙂 Thank you.

  78. AlysL
    April 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Jamie, whiskey and soap….perhaps I ‘ll take all three! LOL

  79. bluemoonmagnolia
    April 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    What if I’m already a follower- can I still enter? My one self-indulgent luxury is home-made soap, and patchouli is my fave, so I am super pumped about this patchouli scented Jamie soap!!

    I am also excited to tell you that we went nettle foraging! Claire’s bun-making will commence tomorrow, I’ll let you know how they turn out 🙂

  80. Serena S.
    April 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Ooh, I love these kinds of soaps – and a very cool one for your first giveaway, OK!

    I actually was surprised to find that I hadn’t already subscribed to following the blog. . . Hm. Maybe I got too used to following links over from FB, I suppose. Ah, well, rectified now!

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:49 am

      Thanks, Serena! The more subscribers the better…

  81. Iseabail Wright
    April 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Would love a “Rusty Nail” about now…pounding rain outside! Your Jaime and Claire soaps look lovely, and would love to try them<3 Really enjoy all the recipes and posts, thanks so much!

  82. Robyn Chandler Sundermann
    April 13, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Love all the recipes 🙂 So creative! And the soaps sound wonderful!

  83. Tonya Farrington Covello
    April 13, 2012 at 8:20 am

    These soaps are a wonderful idea, they sound amazing.

  84. Crystal Longfellow
    April 13, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Love Outlander Kitchen. Still waiting for the baby nightinggale entre…made with Peeps! lol

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

      That is a fabulous idea that I may have to make next Easter, Crystal! lol

  85. Charity Valentine
    April 13, 2012 at 9:13 am

    This site is far too much fun! Also, the etsy site- I have been perusing the different soaps and lip balms and it all looks wonderful!

  86. Laura M.
    April 13, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I could all most smell the soap from here when you were describing it! I subscribe my RSS too.

  87. Mea
    April 13, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Really enjoy your site! What an imagination you have when it comes to the food!

  88. Lisa Johnstone
    April 13, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I think this site is a wonderful compliment to the Outlander series. It brings out the way they did things back then which I really enjoy. It’s like opening a door and discovering all these new things!

  89. Rachel Wierenga
    April 13, 2012 at 11:42 am

    this would be amazing to win! i love reading your blog, thanks for the chance!

  90. Kristy
    April 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I love homemade soap! It’s so gentle on the skin. I’d be thrilled to get and Outlander themed bar, Jamie or Claire…either one is fine by me 🙂

  91. Sandy O
    April 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I’ve been following you and your marvelous recipes for about 2 months. The soaps look fabulous. I hope I win!!!!

  92. Charlene
    April 13, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I would love to try the soaps!

  93. Kristy R
    April 13, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    DEFINITELY would LOVE to win some soap!

    Love your blog, too, btw! 🙂

  94. Barbara Clay
    April 13, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Sure would love to win some of this awesome soap. 🙂

  95. Monica Weiberg
    April 14, 2012 at 5:10 am

    I would live to try some if your soaps, I have feel in love with Jamie and Claire. I think it would breath a little life into the friends in my mind.

  96. sunshineyness
    April 14, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Those soaps look amazing!

  97. heather ordonez
    April 14, 2012 at 6:49 am

    The drink & the soaps sound absolutely delish!

  98. Connie Barlow
    April 14, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I LOve Outlander Kitchen, Rusty nails, Jamie, and organic soap

  99. Stacey
    April 14, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Would love to win the soaps!!

  100. Kelly Cameron
    April 14, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Ohhhh I do hope I win. I’m not sure how to though lol.

  101. Stephanie
    April 14, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Oooo, I would love those soaps!

  102. Kristina Little
    April 14, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I am always looking for good soaps. Are your’s soy free?

    • Kristina Little
      April 14, 2012 at 11:00 am

      Oh and I love whiskey. I can blame that on Diana. Never had whiskey or brandy until I read her books. Now I love it.

  103. Jennifer Presley McConnell
    April 14, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Thanks so much for your recipes in your posts, as well as for the giveaway!

  104. johnzachary
    April 14, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I actually had a splinter like this under the fingernail and past the nail bed. Unfortunately, I had neither a drink to dull the pain nor a nursemaid to remove it. I was 12 or 13.

  105. Peri Craig
    April 14, 2012 at 11:53 am

    The soaps sound nearly good enough to EAT!

  106. Jim
    April 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm


  107. Pam Rutter
    April 14, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I love Outlander Kitchen and look forward to your new posts showing up in my email! In fact I was reading Voyager last night (not the first time !) and was at the part where Claire has been washed up on an island, shown hospitality and is being served dinner and sangria (p. 635) …and my first thought was I can’t wait for Theresa’s recipe on this meal!! Love your blog and big props on your food photography!

    The soap is a super fun idea too… would love to try it!

  108. Con Catlady
    April 14, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    The soaps look just lovely..would love to have them 😉
    Thank you for the reciepes and stuff about Outlander…subscribed by Email 🙂

  109. Mana
    April 14, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    If I hadn’t given up drinking I’d try this lol oh well there’s plenty of other yummy looking things to try here ^.^ also those soaps look amazing

  110. Nancy Woodka
    April 14, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Weel, I’d love ta soak for a verra long time…soaping with these special soaps, and sipping a wee dram!

  111. Christine
    April 14, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    What a wonderful site! Please keep your ideas and recipes coming….they are wonderful!

    • Theresa
      April 15, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Many thanks, Christine!

  112. Suzanne
    April 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Amazing recipes! And such a great way to share the love of our favorite books!

  113. Mommy Bennett
    April 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    This is so cool!!!!!! I love the Outlander books!!

    • Theresa
      April 15, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      You’ll find a lot of friends, here, M. Bennett! 😀

  114. jamie heustess
    April 14, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Thanks for all this fun stuff! Iam going to have to try the soap, not to mention those drinks!

  115. Kris Terpstra
    April 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    The soaps sound wonderful and I love…love…love…the Outlander books!!! Thank you for doing this! 🙂

  116. Tuchen
    April 14, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    The soaps look wonderful and I LOVE the site!

    • Theresa
      April 15, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Thanks so much, Tuchen! New post up tomorrow!

  117. Kate
    April 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Love your blog! I really enjoy reading your posts and your recipes!

  118. Jo
    April 15, 2012 at 12:36 am

    I love your Outlander Kitchen, and the Outlander inspired soap sounds just as delicious as the Rusty Nail.
    Thanks for a great giveaway.

  119. Carrah
    April 15, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I can’t believe I only just found you here! I look forward to reading all of your posts!

    • Theresa
      April 15, 2012 at 8:50 am

      Glad you found OK, Carrah! Spread the word, won’t you? 🙂

  120. Ellen Curtin
    April 15, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I love lazy Sunday’s when I have time to explore. And look what I found! This site looks like a keeper! thanks!

  121. Iris
    April 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    After looking in on your blog now and then, the chance to get those great- sounding (and great-looking!) soaps got me to finally subscribe!

    • Theresa
      April 15, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      Great news! Thanks verra much, Iris!

  122. Jane
    April 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I love soap:)

  123. Jery
    April 15, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Love the post, and a chance to win the dreamy soaps is great! I am a subscriber, but don’t usually comment as I’m not much of a cook. Love reading along though 🙂

  124. diane
    April 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Don’t know which is more tempting; a MIK fixing my roof, a spirited beverage, or a relaxing soak in the tub with J&C. Would love to try the soap.

  125. Susan
    April 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Wonderful site. Thank you!

  126. Nikki Oliphant
    April 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Would be so awesome to have these soaps…am obsessed with the series!!!

  127. dser28
    April 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Love the site and would love to try that soap!

  128. dser28
    April 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Love the site and would love to try the soap!

  129. Kristen Bobbitt
    April 17, 2012 at 5:00 am

    I have tried Jamie’s Oatmeal Soap and love it. I would love to try Claire’s soap as well. Thanks for the chance.

  130. sheacat
    April 17, 2012 at 5:24 am

    I cant believe I hadn’t found this site on my own! I love these books, and your recipes looks really good. 🙂 I have the feeling I will be looking through all of them this morning instead of doing the housework I had planned 😉

  131. Jennifer Wilson
    April 17, 2012 at 5:24 am

    I have just put a hold on the first book of the Outlander series at my local library, due to all the references that Tara has made in her recent posts! Can’t wait to read it! Love your blog, as well as On A Branch 🙂

  132. Jennifer Fredrick
    April 17, 2012 at 6:21 am

    Yeah! I FINALLY was able to sign up for the RSS feed. It hasn’t been working for me for over a week. I love the idea of Outlander inspired soaps!

  133. Chelsea Kinjorski (@chelseakinjo)
    April 18, 2012 at 10:10 am

    The soap sounds lovely! If I don’t win, I’ll be more than happy to purchase some on my own. Jamie’s sounds especially wonderful!

  134. erin bruner (@josie281)
    April 18, 2012 at 10:24 am

    love this!

  135. Nikki Markle
    April 18, 2012 at 10:52 am

    What a great post! So glad I stumbled onto this blog! 🙂

  136. Caroline
    April 18, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Subscribed for email notifications

  137. Caroline
    April 18, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I’m so excited about this giveaway! What a fantastic idea for Outlander inspired soaps. Wonder if I can get a bath with Jamie….

  138. Joanna
    April 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    These sound amazing just like your recipes. 🙂

  139. Ishtar
    April 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    that would be amazing i would love the Jamie soap id make my partner use it so he would smell like Jamie hehehehe

  140. Charlotta Jaakkola
    April 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I love this blog! Me and my friend always text one another about what Jamie and Claire would do in this and that situation 🙂 It would be lovely to surprise her with a soap!

  141. Suzette Spencer
    April 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    love, love, LOVE the novels!! would love to try the soaps as well 🙂

  142. Jacque Watkins
    May 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Love this page….

  143. Gail
    May 9, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I’ve just begun the Outlander series after stumbling upon your blog via another recipe/lit blog for Game of Thrones. After reading your recipes I decided I had to check out the books…. you’ve hooked me! thanks so much. I’m following your blog via Facebook and have subbed via e-mail too.

  144. Cecilia Kresch-McGonnell
    May 9, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Would be verra pleased to be winning these soaps:)

  145. Charlene
    May 9, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Those soaps sound just like Jamie and Claire. Thank you for making them!

  146. GinaD
    January 24, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Enjoy your blog and posts on Facebook. Love things that bring the Outlander books to life. 🙂

  147. Laurie Brett Pearsall
    January 24, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Lovely, Just what I needed!

  148. maria guzzo
    March 16, 2013 at 8:47 am

    i’m bummed i’m a year too late for the contest! just found your blog today. love the outlander series; love the blog!!

    • Theresa
      March 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      Thank you, Maria, and welcome to the Kitchen!

  149. Sharon
    March 21, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Oh, wish I had some Drambuie so I could try this tonight…guess I’ll just have to sip the scotch! Love your recipes and posts on facebook! The soaps look amazing! And the fact that they relate to Outlander…just makes it even better!

    • Theresa
      March 22, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Sharon!

  150. Amanda Bakay
    April 2, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    I totally covet that soap! I’ve been a blog lurker for awhile now I always enjoy your posts!

  151. Brooke
    April 3, 2013 at 7:25 am

    ooooooh, a bath with heavenly soap and a drink and a book, sounds like a perfect way to spend a rainy spring evening!

  152. Jan Brazeau
    April 12, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    And now I have more reason to soak in a good hot tub at the end of a weary day. Good luck to me! If you win, I am glad for you. Diana, may she write well and write long!

    • Theresa
      April 13, 2013 at 9:15 am

      Thanks for stopping by Jan! If you look at the date of the post, you’ll see the contest is long over…but I hope you’ll stick around and read more Outlander Kitchen…:)

  153. Katie McClellan
    September 27, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    I only have this to say – “Saints praise that I didn’t know about this amber nectar in my 30s”. One rusty nail is more than enough. Just saying….. Loved it though – fun to have while watching the mid season finale – where I actually yelled out loud “WAHOO” when Jamie burst through the window. Not sure if it was the Rusty Nail or the excitement of the show – perhaps a bit of both 🙂 Thanks for sharing – I am sure Rusty and I will see other again in the near future 🙂

  154. Bridgette S Walker
    November 5, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Cool Beans! I’ve got some 12 yo Balvenie that I’ll do this with! Although , it is so wonderful neat or on the rocks. FYI….I LOVE your web site! Got ya bookmarked.

    • Theresa
      November 5, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Great to hear from you, Bridgette!

  155. Gina
    May 20, 2015 at 11:04 am

    A quick question (or two). I’ve just found this through a FB group I belong to and am interested in Jamie’s Rusty Nail. However, in my research into what Drambuie is, I found one of the ingredients is anise. I absolutely cannot stand the look, taste, or smell of black liqorice (licorice depending on your preference in spelling). I have the same reaction to it that those who can’t tolerate the smell of coffee have.

    So, my first question is, how strong is the anise flavoring? If it can be tasted or smelled, I will not be able to try this drink 🙁

    I’ve also read that Drambuie 15 doesn’t have as much sugar and spices as the original Drambuie. For someone like me who can’t tolerate anise, will substituting Drambuie 15 make a difference? Or is the anise still strong enough to have a presence?

    Thank you for your assistance with my questions.

    • Theresa
      May 20, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      The anise is strong enough that I’m pretty sure you’re not going to like it. You could try Laoghaire’s Whisky Sour instead!

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