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 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!

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 

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! 

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!) 



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.>>>