Depending on where you live, spring can be a little early to start incorporating local fruit into your cooking and baking. Many trees and bushes are just blossoming, so summer berries and fall fruits are a long time off....

A Feast of Starlight

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Recipes and Photography by Danielle Prohom Olson (a.k.a. Gather Victoria) January 6 is the date of an ancient celestial holiday celebrated with a banquet of heavenly sweets. Today in the Christian world it is known as the Feast of Epiphany,...
INGREDIENTS • 2 cups spelt flour • 2 tsp baking powder • ½ tsp sea salt • ½ cup soft unsalted butter • 1 cup organic raw sugar • 3 eggs (room temp) • ½ tsp almond extract • 1 tsp vanilla extract • ½ cup sour cream •...
AUTUMN APPLE CRANACHAN Outlander

Fireside Feasts

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Recipes and Photography by Danielle Prohom Olson (a.k.a. Gather Victoria) An autumn night has fallen over the Highlands, but inside the sturdy walls of Lallybroch a cozy fireside table is set. Here our renegade adventurers are settling in for...
As any fan will tell you, the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon have many pleasures. Not least among them is how they immerse you in faraway times and places. You can smell the warm liquor and honey, the linen and...
Photography by © Grace Nuth In Outlander, the time-swept heroine Claire Randall carves out a purpose for herself as a healer. Deborah Wilkie, the owner of Albion Tea Company, has similarly found her calling among herbs, spices, and flowers. Rather than using natural...
PREP TIME: ABOUT 2 HOURS, PLUS OVERNIGHT FOR JUICE TO SETTLE, PLUS CANNING MAKES: APPROXIMATELY 4 QUARTS Berry Juice is thick and delicious. This recipe works well with blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries, serviceberries, currants, and other ripe berries, either alone or...
This intense, summery soup can be made lighter if you leave off the croutons and cheese and use fresh chopped basil instead—or you can add cream for something hearty enough to fill any hobbit appetite. Any kind of fresh...
For many years, while our children were still small, enjoying the fruits of summer meant running through open fields in search of wild berries, or stopping at roadside farm stands for picked-this-morning goodness. Summer’s fruit meant sticky faces and...
Emeric Harney of Harney & Sons teas shared this lovely recipe with us for tea-infused spiced plum cake. Read our interview with Emeric Harney here, too! SPICED PLUM CAKE 1/4 c Spiced Plum Tea 8 tbsp unsalted butter 1/2 c dark brown sugar 1/2 c dark molasses 1/2...