Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Frank Meets Bree

OMGOMGOMG!!! New EW article about FRANK meeting BREE!!!

MY REACTION: 

First: "Wow...Tobias looks HOT in this shot!"


Second: "GET AWAY FROM THAT BABY!!!!!"😂


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Look Out, Connor MacLeod...

OK so remember the Scottish Claymore replica I bought on Amazon??

Guess who decided to make an appearance on it this morning! 😂

I swear, this Elf on the Shelf is almost more fun when your kids are older!!!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Will the REAL Robert the Bruce Please Stand Up

Reconstruction of the face
of Robert the Bruce
Angus MacFadyen as Robert the Bruce
in Braveheart (That wee film
Tracey has STILL yet to see!)
OMGOMGOMG...

← How cool is this??? They have reconstructed the face of ROBERT THE  BRUCE!!!  I am such a junkie for these findings from the UK that pop up here and there...and the fact that this is about someone from SCOTTISH history??? I am verklempt!!!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Last Day for 10% off at the MOP Shop! Plus - Christmas Shipping Deadlines!


Hey sassenachs! Today is the last day to receive 10% off your entire order at the MOP SHOP!  Use code CHRISTMAS16 at checkout!

Also, the MOP Shop's shipping deadlines for Christmas arrivals are just around the corner! (see below)

MARK ME, you'll want your goodies to arrive on time, so order yours today! ☺️


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Sunday, November 27, 2016

OUTLANDER Mentioned on Gilmore Girls?

As some of you know from our silly MOP Videos, Tracey and I made a deal: Tracey will watch 3 seasons of Turn: Washington's Spies and I will watch  7 seasons of Gilmore Girls...along with the Gilmore Girls revival released this past Friday on Netflix.

According to Tracey, episode 2 of the Gilmore Girls revival contains none other than...

...AN OUTLANDER REFERENCE!!!

I am already going as fast as I can, having completed almost 5 seasons (of 22 episodes, each!) in about 4 weeks (don't quote me; I have to check that number. And Tracey has finished 1 season of Turn. Yey, Tracey!) But NOW, I REALLY have to finish, so I can get to the revival...and the Outlander reference!

**Hey guys, PLEASE NO SPOILERS in the comments! Thanks!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

All I Want For Christmas is Jamie Fraser

OK y'all. Now that we've gotten Thanksgiving out of the way here in the states, Christmas is right around the corner. What's on you wish list?

THAT question made me do a little googling...and I found this article about Jamie Fraser's non-attainable, idealistic qualities.

You may be confused as to whether she's being snarky or silly, but I chose the latter and found this a hilarious read. :)


Friday, November 25, 2016

The Scottish Mr. Bill?


Great Scott!! It's Black Friday!

Photo Credit: Richard Gootee
OMG Cutest article EVER about a guy from Scotland - Owen Thompson - who experienced his first Black Friday shopping day in the US.

I imagine it must look a little cray cray when everyone's a little nutty in the mall! (I am more of a shop online gal, but that's just me. LOL)

Even better - he called Thanksgiving "practice Christmas!" 😂

Happy Thanksgiving from the Ridge ❤️

Photo Credit: Homebunch.com

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Old British Castles Dinnerware


Cool 18th century dinnerware find!

20 piece dinnerware set from Johnson Brothers. It's called - get this - "Old Britain Castles!" How cool is that?? Hurry up! As of this posting, there are only 2 sets left! 



Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Meeting Diana Gabaldon? Get Your Scottish On!

Sassenachs!! Make sure you have some Scottish garb if you're attending any upcoming Outlander events and meeting Herself! (How gorgeous is this?? I'll take one in every color!)




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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Happy Samhain!


Changes in MOP Outlander Chat

Whoa. I canna believe it's been 6 & 1/2 years since we started MOP Outlander Chat. So many great nights have been spent sharing wild theories and rehashing amazing scenes, all in the name of Jamie and Claire. Tracey and I really enjoy talking with you guys, whether it's about the books, the show, the news of the day...or if we're just pondering what comes next.

That said, times have changed in almost 7 years (has it been that long???) and we must roll with the tide! It's time for Tracey and me to take a step back from attending weekly chat, so we can focus on the next exciting phase in the My Outlander Purgatory journey. We will be spending more time developing some exciting new ideas and are certain you'll like what we have in mind for the future.

HOWEVER...that doesn't mean we're going to close MOP chat!

The MOP Outlander Chat room will be open indefinitely! Monday Night Chat will still happen at 9PM Eastern every Monday, OR you can also use the chat room at other times that work better for you.

MANY THANKS to all of you who have laughed and cried with us over the years in that awesome little virtual room. You've made our Monday nights incredibly special and we won't soon forget it. ❤️

Season 2: The Rest of the Story

SPOILER ALERT: Dinna watch unless you've read Dragonfly in Amber

Well now it all makes sense. This is why Claire's hand was on the knife in the show.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Marsali and Mum: Perfect Together

If this photo from this Tweet doesn't simultaneously make you say "OMG look how cute!!!" and throw your laptop across the room in anger, I dinna know what will, sassenachs. ;)



Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Droughtlander: POLDARK

We're only a few episodes into Season 2 of Poldark on Masterpiece and it's already got me tied up in knots. It's definitely a show that will help you pass the Droughtlander time quite nicely.

Haven't watched yet? Here is the Season 1 trailer to wet your appetite:


 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Outlander Season 3: Fergus and Marsali Cast

GREAT DEADLINE ARTICLE on our new Fergus and Marsali!!!

                  Cesar Domboy                                      Lauren Lyle 



Thursday, September 29, 2016

It's Almost SCOTober at EW!

Look what's coming, lads and lassies!  LOTS and LOTS of new Season 3 PHOTOS!!

Get your copy of Entertainment Weekly TOMORROW, September 30th!


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wee Ian and Joe Abernathy Cast on Season 3 of OUTLANDER on Starz

WEE IAN and JOE ABERNATHY, Y'all!!!

From: Starz Public Relations
Date: Tuesday, 20 September 2016 at 10:32 am
Subject: JOHN BELL CAST IN THE ROLE OF YOUNG IAN MURRAY AND WIL JOHNSON CAST IN THE ROLE OF JOE ABERNATHY IN STARZ & SONY PICTURES TELEVISION’S “OUTLANDER”

JOHN BELL CAST IN THE ROLE OF YOUNG IAN MURRAY AND WIL JOHNSON CAST IN THE ROLE OF JOE ABERNATHY IN STARZ & SONY PICTURES TELEVISION’S “OUTLANDER”
Courtesy of Starz Entertainment LLC

Beverly Hills, Calif., September 20, 2016 – Starz, in association with Sony Pictures Television, has announced today that two key roles have been cast in Season 3. Joining Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) world in the 18th century, John Bell (“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”) will play the role of “Young Ian.” Joining Claire’s (Caitriona Balfe) world set in Boston in the 20th Century, Wil Johnson (“Waking the Dead”) will play her friend and medical colleague, Joe Abernathy, in the hit series “Outlander.” The series is based on Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books and adapted by Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”).

Young Ian Murray is a tall, gangly Scottish lad with a heart of gold, a stubborn streak and a penchant for getting into trouble. Bursting with charm, he’s more like his adventurous, fierce uncle Jamie Fraser than his farmer father Ian -- but when we meet him, he is still a very gawky boy. However, he keeps trying to prove that he is a man and we will see him grow into quite a formidable one as the series evolves.

John Bell, 18, has been acting professionally since winning a small part in Doctor Who at age 10 by entering a competition on BBC’s Blue Peter. His career took off from there and he has been working in TV and film since that lucky start. He played Helius in “Wrath of the Titans” directed by Jonathan Liebesman and then went to New Zealand to play Bain in “The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug” and “The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies” both directed by Peter Jackson.

Bell’s TV career includes recurring roles in BBC Scotland’s “Life of Riley” and CBBC’s “Tracy Breaker Returns” as well as roles in “Midsomer Murders” and the TV mini-series “Hatfields & McCoys” for the History Channel.

Joe Abernathy is a fellow doctor-in-training whom Claire befriends in medical school. Intelligent, charismatic, with a wry and irreverent sense of humor, Joe is a loyal confidant with great affection for Claire. He puts on a good face, but he is all too aware of his place in the Civil Rights era. Joe and Claire both feel out of place in the mostly all-white, all-male medical field, which bonds them together in a life-long friendship.

Wil Johnson has a distinguished career in TV, film and theatre. His TV credits include recurring roles on key British dramas such as “Waterloo Road,” “Holby City,” “Cracker,” “Babyfather” and “Waking the Dead.” He will soon be seen in Kit Monkham’s feature film of Macbeth and was also in Noel Clarke’s Adulthood. His theatre career spans all genres, including taking on the iconic role of Othello at the Royal Lyceum Theatre’s production directed by Mark Thompson.

“Book Three” will be based on the third of eight books in the “Outlander” series, entitled “Voyager.” The third season of “Outlander” picks up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank. Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love. The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire’s heart… as well as new doubt. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. As always, adversity, mystery and adventure await them on the path to reunion. And the question remains: When they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago?

Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book series has sold more than 26 million copies worldwide and all eight books in the series have graced the New York Times best-sellers list. The “Outlander” series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one grandiose tale.

Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia, Anne Kenney and Andy Harries serve as executive producers of “Outlander,” which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Starz retains all domestic multiplatform pay TV rights to the original series.

Remember Paoli!

Spoiler Alert! Dinna read unless ye have read Chapter 11, "Remember Paoli", in "Written in My Own Heart's Blood." 

""We're taking him back to camp. You all heard what he said; Major General Charles Grey's kin to him.  Might be as Colonel Smith will want to hang him in camp--or might even be as he'll want to send this man to General Wayne. Remember Paoli!"
     "Remember Paoli!" Ragged cries echoed the call, and Grey rubbed at his swollen eye with his sleeve--tears were leaking from it and irritating his face.  Paoli?  What the devil was Paoli?  And what had it to do with whether, when, or how he should be hanged?  He decided not to ask at just this moment and, when they hauled him to his feet, when along with them without complaint." ~Diana Gabaldon in Written in My Own Heart's Blood





~ A treasured acknowledgement from Diana Gabaldon in Written in My Own Heart's Blood about her chapter, "Remember Paoli", written after she saw this post on My Outlander Purgatory.

As I do every year, today more than ever, I urge you to remember the sacrifices the United States Military has made for America...and to REMEMBER PAOLI! ❤️

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Jamie Fraser: Your Goddamn Warrior

My awesome niece, Taryn, posted a pretty amusing article on Facebook this morning:

"You Don't Need A Man, You Need A Goddamn Warrior

Well of course I couldn't let that one go. Nope. I immediately thought of only one warrior, the warrior none of us could imagine life without. The warrior who means something different - something awesome - to every single one of us.

So Taryn, if you want a goddamn warrior, look no further. HERE is your goddamn warrior! 😘



Sunday, September 4, 2016

Stream from Your Computer to your TV with an HDMI Cable

I have been meaning to mention this forever: Have you ever tried to watch something on TV, thinking it would be available on Netflix or On Demand, only to find out IT'S NOT???

Well here's what you do. *Buy an HDMI cable, attach it to your computer and TV, and stream the show/movie from your computer right onto your TV screen!

The cable pictured above is an HDMI to HDMI cable, so it'll go from an HDMI port in your computer to the HDMI port in your TV.

If you don't have an HDMI port in your computer, never fear, there are plenty of adapters available online!

Trust me; it's worth it!!! Tom and I do this all the time! It's so disappointing when you want to watch something that's only available online. And let's be honest, who wants wants to watch Jamie Fraser on a teeny weenie computer screenie???




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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Droughtlander Contest Winner

WE HAVE A WINNER! 

Congratulations to "Susan" whose name was picked at random over at the Random Name Picker at MiniWebTool.com

Susan wins a signed, advanced copy of Jodi McIsaac's Bury the Living!  

Susan, please send your full name and address to me ASAP ! Way to go!! :) 



Monday, August 29, 2016

Quick-and-Awesome Droughtlander Contest: Jodi McIsaac's "Bury The Living"

OK Y'all...listen up...MOP is having a lightning fast Droughtlander contest and it's pretty damned cool!!!

Not only can you win a copy of Jodi McIsaac's "Bury the Living", but that copy is a SIGNED, ADVANCED READER'S COPY before it comes out on September 6th!

Why Bury the Living during Droughtlander, you ask?

"McIsaac has an undeniable talent for immersing the reader in the plight of the Irish in the 1920s, at the height of the Irish Civil War. Comparisons to Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series are inevitable…" - Publishers Weekly on Bury the Living

HOW TO ENTER:

All you have to do is comment right below this post, here on the blog and tell us how you're passing the time during Droughtlander.

A winner will be chosen at random, tomorrow night, Tues, Aug 30th at 5PM EST!!!

Good luck!!!

UPDATE!! 

Thanks for entering everyone! It is now Tuesday August 30th @ 5:00PM Eastern. 

The Contest is now CLOSED and the winner will be announced shortly! 

UPDATE #2 - WE HAVE A WINNER! Congratulations to "Susan" whose name was picked at random over at the Random Name Picker at MiniWebTool.com! Susan wins a signed, advanced copy of Jodi McIsaac's Bury the Living!  Susan, please send your full name and address to me at carol@myoutlanderpurgatory.com! :) Way to go!!




DAVID BERRY cast as LORD JOHN GREY!!!

DAVID BERRY CAST IN THE ROLE OF “LORD JOHN WILLIAM GREY” IN STARZ & SONY PICTURES TELEVISION’S “OUTLANDER”

Beverly Hills, Calif., August 29, 2016 – Starz, in association with Sony Pictures Television, has announced today that David Berry (“A Place to Call Home”) will play the role of “Lord John Grey” in the hit series “Outlander.” The series is adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books by Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”).

Lord John William Grey is a steadfast and honorable British subject, torn between a finely-honed sense of familial duty and a strong moral compass of right and wrong.  He is boyishly handsome with an upper class rearing -- the consummate gentleman.  However, a scandal from his past has relegated Lord John to an undesirable position as governor of a desolate prison in Northern Scotland.

Acting and performing has always been David's passion however his path to acting has been rich and varied.  David attended school on a music scholarship for voice, dividing his time between schoolwork and a professional singing career, performing for Opera Australia, as a soloist at numerous concerts and festivals and singing the National Anthem at some of the nation's top sporting events.  Some highlights include singing as a juvenile lead in Opera Australia’s productions of “Albert Herring” (1997) and “Werther” (1998), and soloist in the Schools Spectacular in 2000/2001.

In 2002 David was awarded an academic scholarship to study Political Science at one of the world’s most prestigious schools, McGill University. After completing his studies, David returned home to Australia to pursue a career in acting. In 2008 he was accepted into the Bachelor of Dramatic Arts program at NIDA. Highlights include playing the role of Jason in Heiner Muller’s Medea: Materials which toured to the Adelaide Fringe festival, and playing John Wilkes Booth in the musical “Assassins.”

Upon graduating David has built up an impressive list of Film, TV and Theatre credits. Audiences will be most familiar with David for his role as James Bligh in the popular Australian Television show “A Place To Call Home,” for which he was nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor in the 2016 Logie Awards. When he isn’t working on stage or screen, David tours both nationally and internationally as a singer with the highly successful corporate entertainment act, Scream and Shout.

Credits include:   Lucien Chardon (lead) - Lost Illusions (NIDA 2010), John Wilkes Booth (lead) - Assassins (NIDA 2010), Jean - Men Without Shadows (NIDA 2011), Arthur (lead) - A Little Touch of Chaos (New Musicals Australia 2011), Jack Driscoll (lead) - King Kong the Musical (workshop) (Global Creatures 2011), Alastair - Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (ABC TV 2011), Logan Meyer - Home and Away (Channel 7 2012), James Bligh (lead) - A Place to Call Home (Channel 7, 2012), Brian Cleaver (lead) - The Crater (ABC TV, 2014), Roy/Priest - The Light in the Piazza (NIDA, 2014), Wintergreen (lead) - Of Thee I Sing (Squabbalogic, 2015).

“Book Three” will be based on the third of the eight books in the Outlander series, entitled Voyager, The third season of “Outlander” picks up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948.  Now pregnant, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank.  Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire.  As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love.  The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire’s heart… as well as new doubt.  Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other.  As always, adversity, mystery, and adventure await them on the path to reunion.  And the question remains: when they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago?

Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) developed the series adaptation for “Outlander.”

Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book series has sold more than 26 million copies worldwide and all eight books in the series have graced the New York Times best-sellers list. The “Outlander” series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one grandiose tale.

“Outlander” is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining and Supply Company, and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Starz retains all domestic multiplatform pay TV rights to the original series.

For more information, go to the official Outlander Facebook Page<http://www.facebook.com/outlandertvseries.starz> and follow @Outlander_Starz <https://twitter.com/Outlander_Starz> on Twitter and Instagram. Join the conversation with #Outlander and #STARZ.
Website: http://www.starz.com/originals/Outlander

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Awesome Outlanderesque Goblet at Target

UPDATE: As of 9/12/16, the sale is over, but keep checking because different colors are on sale from time to time! They like to mix it up! 

Oooh check out this way cool sage Artland Goblet from Target!

The goblets come in a variety of colors...and a few of the colors are on sale this week at various prices.

The BEST deal? A SET OF 6 of the sage goblets is on sale at Target this week for $28.79!



Friday, August 26, 2016

Outlander Kitchen: Let's Fact-Check, Shall We?

This is the Outlander Kitchen, written by Theresa Carle-Sanders.

It is based on the Outlander book series by Diana Gabaldon.

It is not a Scottish cookbook.

It is not based on the Outlander television series on Starz.

It is not a research book about Scotland.

It *is* a terribly yummy read, with lots of recipes and references to the wonderfully diverse dishes and situations mentioned in the Outlander series.

If you are a fan of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon (or if you just want some fabulous new dishes to add to your kitchen lineup), I encourage you to buy it.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I Give You My Sex Scene Advice

Um, ahem, just making sure you all know about this AWESOME book that HERSELF has written; I Give You My Body. She's been threatening for years, and has finally done it, y'all!! I canna WAIT to read this; the small sample I perused was juicy as hell. And THANK YOU Diana, for hopefully helping countless other writers get it RIGHT going forward.

Lorddddddddd the best sex scenes in town...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

ET Interview with Maril Davis

"This second book was definitely a challenge for us, and Voyager for us is kind of like a homecoming. The stories lay out so much easier -- we see what they are, we see what the conflicts are and the dramatic moments." 
~Maril Davis



Check out this FANTASTIC ET interview with Outlander's Maril Davis. She throws us a few much appreciated crumbs regarding Season 3 (VOYAGER)...without spoiling or divulging too much.  

Every little bit helps now that we've plunged head-first into Droughtlander! 

MOP's TOBIAS TUESDAY

I'm kindof surprised to hear myself say this...but somehow I think Frank deserves a little bit of love now that I've seen the Outlander Season 2 finale. 💔

Tobias Menzies as Frank Randall in the Outlander series on Starz.
2016 Starz Entertainment, LLC

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tracey's Hilarious Episode 213 Text to Me

In nervous anticipation of the upcoming Season 2 Outlander Finale, entitled "Dragonfly in Amber", Tracey texted me her findings in a local liquor store in Short Hills, NJ:


































Back up the truck, y'all. Something tells me this won't be enough. LOL

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

All I Want is...

Thought I'd bring a little humor to the awesome discussion that's been happening in the comments of our last video. Everyone has a different opinion regarding the adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series on Starz...and EVERY opinion is welcomed on this blog, as long as it isn't a personal attack of any kind. We are all different...and life would be pretty boring if we all agreed 100% of the time. I respect the hell out of each and every one of you for loving this life-altering story...and for taking the time to voice your opinions here at My Outlander Purgatory. ❤️

Thursday, June 23, 2016

MOP's Outlander Kitchen Contest Winner

*And the winner of MOP's Outlander Kitchen contest is...

TRACY STUMPF! 

Tracy posted that her favorite Outlander dish is BANNOCKS...and that she tops them with butter and homegrown honey. Um, can we say YUM?!?

Tracy - please email your mailing address to carol@myoutlanderpurgatory.com!

THANKS TO ALL who participated in the contest!!  I LOVE all your favorite dishes/recipes and can't WAIT to have some fun in the kitchen with them...AND with Theresa Carle-Sanders' new Outlander Kitchen cookbook!

*Tracy's name was chosen using the Random Name Picker at miniwebtool.com. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Don't Jump the Shark, Screw the Pooch: Diana Gabaldon Explained!

This is a FASCINATING read from Herself, Diana Gabaldon, regarding her use of the term "jump the shark" in reference to Leghair's annoying return to the Outlander series on Starz in episode 8.

I have one thing to say:

I KNEW IT!!!!!

I said "This is a woman who has a zillion degrees! She's not sitting home watching television on a nightly basis! She didn't really mean "jump the shark!"

Sooooo sassenachs, I wanted to pass this along. It's a MUST READ if you've at all pondered Herself's commentary about the reappearance of that bitchy little trollop we call Laoghaire. :)


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Win a Copy of Outlander Kitchen!

OK sassenachs, by now I'm sure you've heard of Outlander Kitchen, a fantastic website run by Theresa Carle-Sanders. Theresa is a chef and food writer who has been creating delicacies mentioned by Diana Gabaldon in the Outlander series for years. And if that wasn't cool enough, she has now put all of them in print, for us to create and enjoy! Outlander Kitchen: The official Outlander Companion Cookbook is the latest creation in the Outlander Kitchen world, and will be available on June 14th!



Theresa has been kind enough to pass along a copy of her cookbook for one of you lucky Outlander fans to win!

To enter, just post your name, and the name of your favorite dish/food from the Outlander series into the comments  below (your own recipe optional but not necessary!) Winner will be chosen at random on Monday, June 20th at 12PM Eastern.

And just to get your juices flowing, here is Theresa's recipe for Apple Fritters! Enjoy!

6/22 UPDATE: I'm so sorry, y'all. Tracey and I had a family emergency this week so I wasn't able to pick a winner on Monday. Our mom, affectionately known to our Outlander buds as PattzR, fell and broke her elbow on Friday night. Last night she underwent a full elbow replacement, and it's been a very rough time for our family. I will be picking the winner tomorrow morning and will announce shortly thereafter. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your patience and understanding!!!!!

UPDATE: A winner was announced on 6/23 and this contest is now closed. Thanks for your interest! 
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Monday, June 6, 2016

Extended 90 Minute Outlander Season 2 Finale to Air on Saturday July 9th, 2016

(The following partial Starz Press Release contains spoilers; read at your own risk!) 

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BOOK TWO FINALE OF STARZ & SONY PICTURES TELEVISION’S “OUTLANDER” WILL AIR ON SATURDAY, JULY 9TH AT 9PM ET/PT AS A SPECIAL EXTENDED 90-MINUTE EPISODE

Starz Will Be Re-Airing the First 12 Episodes of Book Two in a Marathon Beginning Saturday, July 2nd at 12PM ET/PT

Beverly Hills, Calif. – June 6, 2016 –Starz, in association with Sony Pictures Television, has announced today that the “Outlander” Book Two finale will air on Saturday, July 9th at 9pm ET/PT as an epic 90-minute episode. Fans will be treated to an extra 30 minutes in the finale episode titled “Dragonfly in Amber,” namesake to the second of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s international bestselling Outlander book series on which this season is based.

Highly-anticipated characters, “Brianna” and “Roger Wakefield,” previously announced to be played by Sophie Skelton (“Foyle’s War”) and Richard Rankin (Burnt), respectively, will be introduced in the finale episode.

Ahead of the Book Two finale, Starz will be showing a marathon of the first twelve episodes of Book Two beginning Saturday, July 2nd at 12pm ET/PT giving viewers the chance to relive the season thus far and get ready for the mega-finale the following week on Saturday, July 9th.

EPISODE 213: “Dragonfly in Amber”
Flashing forward to 1968, Claire travels to Scotland with her twenty-year-old daughter, Brianna, and meets Roger Wakefield. Claire visits Lallybroch and Culloden Moor to make peace with the past, while Brianna and Roger bond over researching Randall family history. Claire finally reveals the truth to Brianna about her time travel through the stones, her life in 1700’s Scotland, and Brianna’s true parentage. The story is intercut with another one back in the 18th century, which happens on the day of the Battle of Culloden. When Jamie’s last ditch attempts to deter The Prince fail, he and Claire come up with a dangerous plan – which Dougal overhears, inciting him to a murderous rage. Jamie must do everything he can to save the ones he loves, even if it means saying goodbye to some – or all --of them.>>>


Sunday, May 29, 2016

MOP Breaks Down "The Fox's Lair" Episode 208 of Outlander on Starz

OMJ Interview with My Outlander Purgatory!

Oh My Jersey!!! Those crazy MOP sisters are at it again!

Tracey and I were interviewed about our Outlander series journey by a brand new Celebrity/Style/Social Media website called OMJ last week.

"OMJ is the first smartphone website devoted to celebrity, style and social media in New Jersey. Our aim is to celebrate, elevate and connect the lives of women who live in — and love — New Jersey."

Our thanks to Kelly Dillon to paying some serious respect to both the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon and its adapted series on Starz. We also thank her for giving Tracey and me some much appreciated props for our devotion to all things Outlander!


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Outlanderesque Goblets

Available from The Whistling Swan in Davidson, NC
Thanks to our AWESOME MOP friend, Belinda for sending me this photo of these positively GORGEOUS 18th century reproduction goblets from The Whistling Swan in Davidson, North Carolina!  Belinda sent me this photo that she took in the store to let you all know YOU CAN ORDER THESE TOO!! I believe they cost somewhere around $13 US dollars per stem (don't quote me, please!) Check out their website or call the owner, Nancy at 704-896-8559!


Glass pictured above is not the
 goblet that is available from
the Whistling Swan.
Belinda is our amazing  Outlander friend who sent me the goblets I use in the weekly Outlander recap videos that Tracey and I make - for no other reason than she knew I loved the goblets Jenny and Claire drank out of last season at Lallybroch!!!!  I was seriously beyond touched...and use them ALL THE TIME!!! :)