Category Archives: Recipes/Food

Pondering Pride and Passover

Pondering Pride and Passover

Having recently finished a rough draft of my next novel, I’ve been focused on working with alpha readers and trying to revise, restructure and basically reinvent my ever-evolving storyline. All this is done in stolen moments in between a 10-hour work day and household responsibilities… laundry, grocery shopping, etc. Life seems but a quick succession… more goodness …

Serve Unique, Historical, Dish-licious Treats this Thanksgiving

Serve Unique, Historical, Dish-licious Treats this Thanksgiving

THANKSGIVING is fast approaching here in the US, and as everyone knows, food is a BIG and central aspect of this traditional holiday. For most of us, we have our established dishes that must be cooked year after year. In my household that “must have” no-compromise dish is the dressing recipe passed down from my… more goodness …

Remember, remember the fifth of November

Remember, remember the fifth of November

Tomorrow is November 5, and in the UK marks the 415th anniversary of the fateful day in 1605 when Guy Fawkes and 12 conspirators planned to blow Parliament to smithereens. Thankfully, their traitorous actions were thwarted, the British monarchy and governing Parliament saved. To this day, patriotic citizens celebrate the failed “gunpowder plot” with bonfires,… more goodness …

From Social Calls to Matzah Balls, a look at Jewish Austen Fan Fiction + a Giveaway

From Social Calls to Matzah Balls, a look at Jewish Austen Fan Fiction + a Giveaway

The hosting, and attending, of morning calls, house parties, routs, balls and assemblies was imperative for those entering the upper echelons of society—think of Mr. Bingley and his sisters, who had so recently borne the “stench of trade.” How much more so for foreigners… During the nineteenth century, Jews were experiencing unprecedented mobility in English… more goodness …

Planning Your Next Regency Feast? Grab This Book.

Planning Your Next Regency Feast? Grab This Book.

I love food! Not only do I enjoy eating it, I like recipes. When I went to post my last blog entry, I noticed something that suggested Austen Authors sometimes share historical recipes with readers. Yay. Those things are so fun. Every recipe confuses me and sounds like something I just couldn’t bring myself to… more goodness …

This and That and a Giveaway

This and That and a Giveaway

I have debated over the last couple of weeks the nature of this post. Christmas? Something else? A mix? I finally decided we have had enough Christmas (at least, I have, for my decorations are up, presents wrapped, and the anticipation is waning). Something else was not possible as my brain is filled with two… more goodness …

Time for Thanksgiving Trivia!

Time for Thanksgiving Trivia!

My apologies to our non-American visitors to Austen Authors, but here in the United States of America, we are smack in the middle of a BIG holiday week impossible to ignore. Personally, Thanksgiving has always been my second favorite holiday after Christmas. As a relatively simple holiday primarily involving food, and maybe football, but little… more goodness …

SPOOKTACULAR Autumn on Austen Authors!

SPOOKTACULAR Autumn on Austen Authors!

I suppose there is no longer any way to deny that autumn is firmly entrenched (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) and that we are solidly into the Halloween/Harvest Time/Thanksgiving season. Unless you walk into Walmart or other department stores, that is, where Halloween happened in early September and autumn only lasted a week because… more goodness …

Autumn, Pumpkin Spice, and a little JAFF story

Autumn, Pumpkin Spice, and a little JAFF story

Sometimes it’s hard to come up with an interesting topic for my posts that’s not been done a dozen times before. People tell me it’s okay to add my own spin on things, but I confess I do like to be different. This month, I wanted to tie into the season we are coming into… more goodness …

Easy, Traditional Recipes: Wassail and Gingerbread

Easy, Traditional Recipes: Wassail and Gingerbread

My family has a tradition of drinking wassail around Christmastime. I love the custom because it’s so easy to throw together a big pot of wassail, and it makes the house smell wonderful. My youngest affectionately refers to it as “weasel”, so if he tells you we’re drinking weasel over here, you’ll know what he’s talking… more goodness …