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
Monday was Remembrance Day, commemorated across the British Commonwealth. As you may recall from Season 2 of Downton Abbey, the family and servants gathered on 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month which signified the end of World War I. In the United States it is observed … [Read more...] about Lest we Forget with Bonnie Cranachan
Since strawberries and rhubarb come into season about the same time, it is natural that they are often found in summer treats. The Edwardians in particular enjoyed rhubarb in breads, sauces and even cocktails. This recipe is a current favorite in our household, which allows me … [Read more...] about Yummy Healthy Strawberry Rhubarb Gems (Muffins)
When I was keen on getting fiber into my diet, I would bake muffins (or gems as they are still sometimes called in the UK) every week. I would enjoy one on my train commute into the city. Oatmeal is a favorite ingredient of mine, and adding a scoop of vanilla protein powder to … [Read more...] about Healthy Protein Rhubarb Oatmeal Gems