What he didn’t know was what had possessed Fraser to make the accusasion now, and in such a public manner. He got up, used the pot, then splashed water from the ewer over his face and, tilting the pitcher, drank most of the rest. It was nearly evening; his room was growing dark, and he could smell the luscious scents of tea pouring downstairs; fried sardines, fresh buttered crumpets, lemon sponge, cucumber sandwiches, sliced ham. He swallowed, suddenly ravenous.
-Lord John Grey
The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon, Chapter 30
Lemon cake is a perfect addition to a spring or summer meal. It was my father’s favorite, and I always made a point to make it for him on his birthday or any special occasion. My mum and I found a simple, homemade recipe in her collection that is incredibly easy to bake. Once again, seizing the opportunity, my daughter took charge of the recipe to create a delicious dessert that is bound to be loved by everyone.
Whisky – the preferential drink of Claire in Outlander. It can warm the belly as well as soul. The quote below makes me think of the Outlander fandom reading Diana Gabaldon’s books.
“I know some who are constantly drunk on books as other men are drunk on whiskey.”
― H.L. Mencken
Many fans of the books enjoy having a dram of whisky as well as reading. Just as there are many books in the Outlander series, there are many types of whisky, one being Fireball Whisky, which is so versatile! Below is a simple and delicious concoction made with this tasty liquor.
Back in September 2016, we posted a great article about going whiskey tasting with our husbands. To honor Saint Patrick’s Day, we thought we would repost it. We also hope to reintroduce a great place for whiskey – enjoy the read!
Fraser didn’t ask but poured them each a dram of whisky, warm-smelling and smoke-tinged. There was something comfortable in drinking whisky in company, no matter how bad the whisky. Or the company, for that matter.
Written in My Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon,
Of course, today our company was the best and the whiskey was right in line with the quality of our companionship. We, Sass3, took our Jamies – our wonderful husbands – out whiskey tasting together on a triple date. The men whom we just adore are loving, supportive, honorable, and caring – the Jamies of our lives who tolerate our fanatic worship of Outlander and who say with endearment, “Yes, dear…” every time we ask to attend another Outlander gathering or event. How could we not cherish them? So, our intimate group spent an afternoon savoring some spirits and took pleasure in simply being together.
“I may be able to link just about everything back to Outlander. Some posts, like this one, may not have anything to do with Outlander, but I still want to share it with you. It lends itself to a meal that can be made with kids’ help, adding quality time with family.
“I could make an association in saying that Jamie was well-educated, spoke Greek, and knew a lot about the Greeks – and this recipe uses Greek cheese. I know it’s a stretch, but still… Continue reading Jamie’s Greek Comes in Handy with Mizithra: A Blog About One of My Favorite Recipes→
In Outlander, Jamie’s pet name for Claire is “Sassenach.” We are the Sass3nachs so this sangria is right up our alley!
This recipe can be found in various places on the web. This particular Sassenach Sangria was given to me as part of a gift from a “Secret Santa” at work, along with some of the ingredients and a tartan blanket!
I truly enjoy attending events and gatherings that bring Outlander fans together. One of my favorite gatherings was held at the Domaine Artefact Winery located in Escondido, California. The winery previously held an Outlandish Wine Tasting event to help celebrate their wine entitled La Dame Blanche, named in honor of our beloved Claire Fraser.
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.