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
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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
I love talking tea parties as I thoroughly enjoy taking creative license to mix and match topics. It is like serving tea on mismatched teacups to your guests along with a lovely stacked tea tray of wee sandwiches, sweets and savoury treats. No one seems to mind, and everyone … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey Has Gone Bananas
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