Our introduction to Downton Abbey is informal, and comes early in the episode of Season 1, Episode 1. While upstairs the Crawleys are still nestled in their beds, there is a flurry of activity down below. In our introduction to the grand home, we see the engine that drives it … [Read more...] about Be it ever so humble there is nothing like porridge
Social media is all abuzz this week with the announcement from Downton Abbey producers that Shirley MacLaine has been cast to play Martha Levinson, Cora Crawley's mother in Season 3. Perhaps any crumb about the new season would be eagerly gobbled up by starving Downton fans who … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey’s Anglo American Battle: Crumpets vs. English Muffins
The phrase "Imitation is the sincerest of flattery", is credited to Charles Caleb Colton, in Lacon: or, Many things in few words in 1820. Downton Abbey has certainly seen its share of tributes as well as parodies, such as Downton Arby's, Downton Sixby circulating on the web, … [Read more...] about “Life IS Downton Abbey”. What a gem..or is that muffin?
PBS has another hit on its hands: Sherlock, a modern twist on the adventures of the fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Season 2 premiered on Masterpiece Mystery last night and the Twitter feed at #Sherlockpbs flashed by so quickly … [Read more...] about Waffling between Downton and Sherlock
I had an interesting phone conversation with my aunt yesterday. She has been finding the recipes I share on this blog very hard to resist. It has been great fun showcasing some of the food of the Edwardian era, and finding ways to update them to suit a healthier lifestyle. I … [Read more...] about Raisin Redeeming Qualities of Edwardian Cookery: Real Food