Outlander

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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World Outlander Day – June 1st

World Outlander Day – June 1st

What are you doing on Sunday? Early morning cartoons, brunch with friends, church, a wee bit of shopping? All great options, but none so fun as taking the day to celebrate your favourite literary series, aye?!

The idea to give Outlander it’s own very special day came up online a few weeks ago, and after a bit of discussion, June 1 was chosen.  That doesn’t give us a lot of time to prepare for this year, so I’m pretty sure you won’t find an Outlander Parade on Main Street, but there’s always next year for the bigger and grander type of celebrations.

For now, why not take part of your day to find a way to celebrate this epic tale of adventure that we love so much?  Here’s a few ideas to get you started:

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Mrs. Graham’s Oatmeal Scones with Clotted Cream

Mrs. Graham’s Oatmeal Scones with Clotted Cream

“I’ve brought but the two cups, for I thought perhaps Mrs. Randall would care to join me in the kitchen.  I’ve a bit of –“ I didn’t wait for the conclusion of her invitation, but leapt to my feet with alacrity.  I could hear the theories breaking out again behind me as we pushed through the swinging door that led to the manse’s kitchen.

The tea was green, hot and fragrant, with bits of leaf swirling through the liquid.

“Mmm,” I said, setting the cup down.  “It’s been a long time since I tasted Oolong.”

Mrs. Graham nodded, beaming at my pleasure in her refreshments.  She had clearly gone to some trouble, laying out handmade lace mats beneath the eggshell cups and providing thick clotted cream with the scones.

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

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