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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

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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Roast Beef for a Wedding Feast

I’ll never forget when I came out of the church and saw you for the first time, It was as if I stepped outside on a cloudy day and suddenly the sun came out.

-Jamie, Outlander, Chapter 14, “A Marriage Takes Place”

That’s also pretty much how it felt with the first bite of  the “Roast Beef for a Wedding Feast” from Theresa Carle-Sanders’ Outlander Kitchen, page 94.

I woke up with a desire to make a home-cooked meal for my family from Outlander Kitchen.  I flipped to the table of contents to see what stood out.


My husband loves meat, so I looked to see what main dish I could whip up.  The “Roast Beef for a Wedding Feast” stood out. Continue reading Roast Beef for a Wedding Feast

Outlander Kitchen Cookbook Release Event in Scottsdale, AZ = SASS3NACH ROAD TRIP!

Outlander Kitchen cookbook Release Event in Scottsdale, AZ = SASS3NACH ROAD TRIP!

Theresa Carle-Sanders’ Outlander Kitchen cookbook was released in June 2016, and a book signing was held in Scottsdale, AZ.  The event was hosted by The Poisoned Pen Bookstore with Outlander series author, Diana Gabaldon, in attendance. We were fortunate to attend and make a 6-hour road trip adventure out of it for a weekend! Continue reading Outlander Kitchen Cookbook Release Event in Scottsdale, AZ = SASS3NACH ROAD TRIP!