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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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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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Ian’s Buttered Leeks

Ian’s Buttered Leeks

“I remember, when they were young, auld John told Ian it was his job to stand to Jamie’s right, for he must guard his chief’s weaker side in a fight. And he did— they took it verra seriously, the two of them. And I suppose auld John was right, at that,” she added, snipping off the excess thread. “After a time, nobody would fight them, not even the MacNab lads. Jamie and Ian were both fair-sized, and bonny fighters, and when they stood shoulder to shoulder, there was no one could take the pair o’ them down, even if they were outnumbered.”

She laughed suddenly, and smoothed back a lock of hair behind her ear.

“Watch them sometime, when they’re walking the fields together. I dinna suppose they even realize they do it still, but they do. Jamie always moves to the left, so Ian can take up his place on the right, guardin’ the weak side.”

Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber (Chapter 33 – Thy Brother’s Keeper)

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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?

 

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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