Beyond the Books

Talisker Storm – The Weekend Whisky Write-up

Talisker Storm – The Weekend Whisky Write-up

“Yes,” I said, putting down a fresh cup in front of the disgruntled Lindsey. “While you’re asking after Hodgepile and Bree’s young man, would you also ask for a man named Joseph Wemyss? He’ll be a bondsman.” From the corner of my eye, I saw Lizzie’s thin shoulders slump in relief.

Duncan nodded, his composure restored as Brianna disappeared into the pantry to fetch butter. Kenny Lindsey looked after her , interested.

“Bree? Is that the name ye call your daughter?” he asked.

“Yes,” I said. “Why?”

A smile showed briefly on Lindsey’s face. Then he glanced at Jamie, coughed, and buried the smile in his cup.

“It’s a Scots word, Sassenach,” Jamie said, a rather wry smile appearing on his own face . “A bree is a great disturbance.”

Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn (Chapter 43 – Whisky in the Jar)

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Cafe Latte Meringue Kisses for Graham McTavish as Dougal

Cafe Latte Meringue Kisses for Graham McTavish as Dougal

I’ve got a secret, and I’ve held it inside for too long — time to share.

You see, I’ve developed a bit of a happily married, middle-aged crush on our TV Dougal.

Big, bold and brawly made, Graham McTavish may be missing the russet mane, but his magnificent beard, solid presence on his horse or off, and the fact that he actually manages to pull off wearing a tam, makes my wame tingle with excitement.

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OK’s New Look and a Giveaway

OK’s New Look and a Giveaway

Notice anything different ’round here?  Outlander Kitchen has a new look!

The switchover wasn’t quite as smooth as planned, and I’ll have to keep working to fix all of the photos over the next week…most of them are there, but they’re not showing up, depending on your browser.  The good news is that all the recipes are where they should be, and the recipe index is working just fine — it’s just the window dressing that I’m having a few problems with, aye? Read More

SLOW EATS, FAST – Condiment Cookbooklet

SLOW EATS, FAST – Condiment Cookbooklet

One of these days, I’ll surprise you all and announce the coming of an Outlander Kitchen cookbook…but we’re not quite there yet. In the meantime, I’m excited and proud to tell you about my 2nd e-book effort, the SLOW EATS, FAST – Condiment Cookbooklet, now available for download from Amazon.

See what I did there? I made up a new word to describe this short, but essential collection of ten recipes for sauces, spreads, dips and infusions. Most of us have a fridge door full of condiments. They’re tasty, but also full of the chemicals, additives, high-fructose corn syrup and salt we’re trying to avoid.

If you’re trying to clean up your diet, then replacing those jars and bottles with some homemade options is a simple place to start. Read More

The OK Outlander TV Series Page is up!

The OK Outlander TV Series Page is up!

I’m a little guilty of taking my own sweet time about it, but the guilt is overshadowed by my pleasure in announcing that Outlander Kitchen now has a page dedicated to the Outlander TV Series on Starz!

You’ll find the trailer, cast & production photos, and links to even more information! Check it out here.  I’ll be adding to it as Starz releases more pics and trailers…because we, the fandom, are insatiable!  We’ll never get enough, aye?

 

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