An Epic Outlander Celebration

We are the Outlanders, an incredible fan family!  Our Sass3nach journey led us on a weekend adventure to celebrate the third anniversary of the Outlander SoCal Edition group.

In this blog I will share the history of SoCal, entertainment at the gathering, and the raffle prizes.  At the end, be sure to click on our Flickr account and Jaxsen Brixey’s google photo link for additional pictures from the event.Outlander SoCal Continue reading An Epic Outlander Celebration

Rice Whisky Treats and Tricks

Here we take a childhood sweet treat favorite and Outlander-ize it! This is a great treat to take to a party!  It is very versatile as you can choose any type of whisky.  I have used Fireball Whisky, spiced vanilla whisky, “expensive” whisky and basic whisky.  You can easily find this recipe on the web.

It’s a quick and easy treat to whip up.

whisky treats

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Outlandish Uses for Lavender

The trembing did begin to ease within a minute or two, and Jamie opened his eyes with a sigh.

“I’m all right,” he said. “Claire, I’m all right, now.  But for God’s sake, get rid of that stink!”

It was only then that I consciously noticed the scent in the room – a light, spicy floral smell, so common a perfume that I had thought nothing of it.  Lavender.  A scent for soaps and toilet waters.  I had last smelled it in the dungeons of Wentworth Prison, where it anointed the linen or the person of Captain Jonathan Randall.

Outlander, Chapter 38, The Abbey


Some of the most profound scenes in the Outlander book and television series can be associated with lavender.  Black Jack Randall was a character centered in each of these scenes.  He was a character that was brilliantly portrayed by Tobias Menzies.  He described Black Jack Randall as “someone with absolute self-belief, arrogance, and feeling of indestructibility.”  These attributes were painfully seen in the episodes at Wentworth prison.  The use of lavender left such a permanent emotional memory for Jamie that it was difficult to read, let alone watch.  Continue reading Outlandish Uses for Lavender

Sweetwater Regional Park and Nature Trails

Bonita, California is a small town in San Diego nestled between National City and Chula Vista.  It is only a 10 minute drive from my home and is the hometown of my fellow Sass3, Lady K.  Bonita is known for having the Sweetwater River flowing through it.  There lays a golf course and park where many, like myself, exercise and enjoy the outdoors.  People on horse back can also be seen riding. I have lived in the area for over 30 years, but was not aware of nature trails nearby.  Finding these walking paths was a treat!

Outlander Bonita Hike, My Peak Challenge

In this blog I will share directions to the park,  trail highlights, and breakfast recommendations.  At the end, make sure you click on our Flickr link to view all the photos from this day.

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Black Jack Randall’s Chocolate Lavender Fudge



My daughter loves to cook and bake with me.  So when she saw me reference my beloved Outlander Kitchen Cookbook, she was immediately by my side to help.  This is what I treasure the most:  this cookbook brings my family together to create these amazing recipes, while also supporting my wee addiction to all things Outlander.

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A Fan’s Experience Meeting Sam Heughan

It’s every Outlander fan’s dream to meet the handsome Sam Heughan and when we heard our San Diegan friend had met him, we just squeed!  Here is the story of a regular gal, like you and us, spending time with Sam.

When the Starlight Ends

Sam Surprises Tiffany!
Oh my gosh! It’s Sam Heughan!

I wish I could say that I have been an avid Outlander fan since the early 90’s when Diana Gabaldon first started this amazing series. I was only three when the first book was published. I first heard of the Scottish time travel story in 2014 when Starz announced a new series called Outlander. After watching the first half of season one, I knew I was hooked. I read Outlander and A Dragonfly in Amber during my first droughtlander. Continue reading A Fan’s Experience Meeting Sam Heughan

Whisky Galore U.S. Premiere

Outlander involves time travel…and whisky.  With Whisky Galore one can time travel back to a time when the war-rationed whisky supply on a small island was depleted in the early 1940s and a ship containing thousands of bottles of whisky crashed off the coast.

The St. Andrew’s Society of Los Angeles hosted the U.S. premiere of the modern remake of Whisky Galore at the Writers Guild Theater.  The original movie, released in 1949, was based on the 1947 novel by Compton Mackenzie.  The novel was based on the real-life events on the island of Eriskay where off the the coast the SS Politician sunk. The residents of the island seized the ship-wrecked treasure of “The Water of Life.”


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