Valentine's Day. In keeping with the spirit, Masterpiece Classics served up a double helping of Downton Abbey romance last night. A great pre-Valentine's Day date night in our home which we enjoyed, even though we had seen these episodes before. Love gained, love lost, wedding … [Read more...] about Lady Sybil & Branson: Love Like a Brownie
Rhubarb was a huge favorite of the Edwardians and continues to be found in spring and summer dining menus. My lovely moist cake made healthier by cutting fat and sugar, and adding more fiber with whole wheat flour. … [Read more...] about Healthier Moist Rhubarb Cake
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?
"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
Wow, there was quite a bit of drama to absorb this week on Downton; I am sorry to have to spoil the fun, but there is only one episode left of Downton Abbey. It is the traditional extended Christmas Special that we have come to love over the years, but this one will be … [Read more...] about Downton S6E8: Downton Abbey Has Gone Completely Bananas