Beyond the Books

Steel-Cut Oat Risotto with Shiitakes and Pancetta

Steel-Cut Oat Risotto with Shiitakes and Pancetta

I’m tardy with this post, but I have an excuse.

I wanted to post this awesomely delicious recipe for Outlander Kitchen’s 3rd Anniversary on October 31 , but then I had an accident involving a brand-new, very sharp vegetable peeler, a butternut squash and my left pinky.

Let’s just say my pinky (especially the nail and tip) suffered the brunt of the damage. Read More

Frank’s Sherry Tipple Cocktail & The Winner!

Frank’s Sherry Tipple Cocktail & The Winner!

 After a peaceful and not unpleasant sit with Mrs. Baird, I made my way upstairs, to ready myself before Frank came home. I knew his limit with sherry was two glasses, so I expected him back soon.

The wind was rising, and the very air of the bedroom was prickly with electricity. I drew the brush through my hair, making the curls snap with static and spring into knots and furious tangles.

Diana Gabaldon, Outlander (Chapter 1 – A New Beginning)

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Colum’s Shortbread from A Taste of Outlander & a Giveaway!

Colum’s Shortbread from A Taste of Outlander & a Giveaway!

Colum MacKenzie shared the broad planes and high forehead of his brother Dougal, though the vital force that gave Dougal an air of intimidation was here mellowed into something more welcoming, though no less vibrant. Darker, with dove-grey rather than hazel eyes, Colum gave that same impression of intensity, of standing just slightly closer to you than was quite comfortable. At the moment, though, my discomfort arose from the fact that the beautifully modeled head and long torso ended in shockingly bowed and stumpy legs. The man who should have topped six feet came barely to my shoulder.

Diana Gabaldon, Outlander (Chapter 5 – The MacKenzie)

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A Taste of Outlander Tastebook

A Taste of Outlander Tastebook

I’m currently on a ferry, traveling down to Seattle for Random House’s Outlander Fan Retreat, but I’m bursting at the seams to show you an exciting new project that I’ve been working on for the last little bit.

This #Outlander is very pleased to present Outlander Kitchen’s A Taste of Outlander, sponsored by Tastebook.com.

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