I often wonder whether my degree in History has any practical application in life, particularly since I ended up not pursuing law (sorry, Cousin Matthew) and became a corporate marketer. I do think though, that studying history has impacted the way I view the world; I tend not … [Read more...] about Kedgeree, Mrs. Patmore’s First Dish
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?
It's the last week of August and time when many of us begin to mentally prepare for the end of the lazy days of Summer and the return to busy schedules of the Fall and Winter season, when the kids are in school and superiors/co-workers are back from holiday with lots of great … [Read more...] about The Easiest Breakfast Dish is Breakfast Pudding
"Fàilte, Ceud mìle fàilte", or in other words, "welcome" to Tea Tuesday, wee lads and lassies. Each Tuesday I dish on Downton Abbey and other topical issues one might discuss at tea, served up with a recipe with history. You may find my Online Guide to Afternoon Tea helpful in … [Read more...] about Raise an Oatcake for Robert Burns
It has been an interesting few days in the online world of Downton Abbey. There is another plot twist afoot in Season 4, so if you don't want to know anything about Season 4 before January's launch, I would strongly advise you stay away from social media for the next three … [Read more...] about Downton Cooking Basics: How To Make The Best Scrambled Eggs