It’s a well understood fact of folklore that woe befalls those who neglect to offer the fae folk their just desserts—hence these old-fashioned creamy puddings. Inspired by blancmange and flummery, two popular “milk jellies” of the Tudor and Elizabethan...
Illustration by Rachel Oakes. Practical magic is, by its very nature, practical, as can certainly be seen by some of the many, many wondrous herbs mentioned in Alice Hoffman’s The Rules of Magic. Many of the plants in the Owens sisters’...
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...

The Nightcap

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The hush of evening falls as the day’s warm breeze brushes against you in the dimming light. And there you sit, looking out into the dusk with a “nightcap” in hand, leisurely enjoying the last moments of the day. Ah,...
Photography by Ulrike Klumpp Deep in heart of southwest Germany’s Black Forest sits a picture-perfect little town named Baiersbronn. Surrounded by one of the most beautiful woodlands in all the world, a place of deep, dark wilds where spruce grow...
Article taken from Issue #37 || Winter 2016 Print || Digital Text and Photography by Paul Himmelein Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals, Jan Vermeer—think back to the days of the old Dutch Masters, when cultured men and women of the Netherlands dressed in somber...
RECIPE AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIELLE PROHOM OLSON (A.K.A. GATHER VICTORIA) Looking for a little inspiration for some “all hallowed” food magic? While we may think of all things pumpkin when it comes to Halloween, according to old world food folklore,...
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...
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...
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...