Downton Abbey offers viewers a whole cast of characters to cheer and sneer. Drawn to the food, and a fan of the underdog, I quickly found myself routing for Daisy, the scullery maid. In my research on life in the kitchens at Downton Abbey, I came across a special presentation … [Read more...] about Downton’s Daisy and the Humble Crumble
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
I awoke this morning to the sweet words of my husband, "Happy Valentine's Day, my love". No, he was not a day late: in our home, we celebrate love every day. I freely admit that he is definitely more romantic than I. He introduced me to Downton Abbey, and sometimes gets … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day, Gone but Hopefully not Forgotten. Et tu Soufflé?
It is Tea Tuesday yet again where we take time to care and share. If you have been following along on Twitter (@downtoncooks), Facebook or here on the blog, you know by now that I celebrated my 50th birthday on Sunday. If you know me really well, you will understand that I … [Read more...] about Tea Tuesday: Have a Cup of Tea and Eat it, Too
Welcome to Tea Tuesday, my weekly tribute to the art of having tea. As Henry James once said: “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea". It is a sad day as we remember and reflect on families torn apart eleven … [Read more...] about Tea Tuesday: Make Quick and Elegant Low Fat Tarts