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Claire and Jamie Arrive in France

Outlander Dinner Menu and Recipes

An Outlander dinner menu, and Outlander recipes, aren’t very sexy. Scottish food is pretty basic — meat, bread and maybe some kind of root vegetable. That’s because the Scottish Highlands are a harsh place to try to grow crops of any kind, let alone something exotic, like tomatoes (wink). The wind is relentless, the sun comes and […]


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Like ‘Outlander?’ Try These Romantic TV Shows

If you love Outlander, these romantic TV shows, with or without nudie scenes, will get you through Droughtlander. Recently I had a conversation with a casual fan of Outlander (I count anyone who hasn’t read the books as “casual”) about how much she liked the show for its romantic appeal. Sure, she loved the history and […]


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Where to Find Christmas Yule Log on TV and YouTube

Looking for a TV Christmas Yule Log on DVD? Scroll to the bottom of this article. We’ve got some suggestions from Amazon. Last year was the first year that yule logs pinged on my radar. What’s a TV yule log? It’s when a network or channel airs a looping video of a cozy fire, usually […]


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Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall and Sam Heughan as Jamie in 'Outlander' Season 2

‘Outlander’ Season 2 Wish List UPDATED

Like millions of other fans, I have my own Outlander Season 2 wish list of scenes that I remember fondly from the books. In the run-up to the second season, we’re being swamped with pictures of sumptuous gowns, velvety waistcoats, manicured gardens, and gilded decor. Fans who didn’t read the books may be wondering how Claire and […]


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Throw a Braw ‘Outlander’ Viewing Party

Outlander seems to attract the kind of fan who not only obsesses about the TV series, but also makes Outlander a way of life. Pretty soon they’re speaking Gaelic, wearing tartan wool as everyday cosplay, and hanging thistle accessories all over their home. (Some of us find excuses to wear our official Outlander wristers while we work. […]


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Claire and Jamie’s Theme Song from ‘Outlander’

Listening to Claire and Jamie’s theme song from Outlander takes me right back to their wedding. Oh, this theme won’t leave me alone! And I keep hearing the sad, soulful cry of the flute when she says, “I’ll love you any way I can,” in the season finale. Bear McCreary, Outlander’s composer, has generous explanations of all his themes, […]


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‘Outlander’ Schedule for STARZ 2017

Updated October 16, 2017: Outlander is set to return in October 22, 2017 at 8 p.m. STARZ is airing 13 episodes based upon Voyager, the third of eight books STARZ released a synopsis and pictures for Book Three (Season 3). Download my Outlander cheat sheet for a full list of episode titles in each season, […]


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Burns Night Explained for ‘Outlander’ Fans

Outlander fans, especially fans of Sam Heughan, should know that January 25 is Burns Night. Burns Night celebrates Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns. On Burns’ birthday, Scots and those who love all things-Scottish, celebrate Burns’ life and works by raising a glass, joining in song and reciting his favorite poems at Burns suppers and readings. […]


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‘Outlander’ Shopping Guide

Our Outlander gift guide is here to help newbies and die-hard fans find a wee bit o’ Scotland for their own. Outlander began as a best-selling book, but now has worldwide acclaim as a TV series on Starz. The story of a WWII nurse who falls through time and marries a Highlander has captured the attention of […]


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Jamie and Claire in 'The Wedding' on Outlander / Starz

Share an ‘Outlander’ Wedding Quote

I can say, with a fair amount of certainty, that “The Wedding” is the most-watched episode of Outlander. “The Wedding” is a favorite of many Outlander fans, not only for its steamy scenes, but also because it’s the first step Jamie and Claire take on a long journey together. My favorite quote from that episode is “It […]


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10 Best Outlander Gifs Since Season 1 Returned

Outlander gifs are a lot of fun. It’s a way to re-run your favorite moments from special episodes. You can post Outlander gifs on your blog, or share them on social media. The second half of Outlander Season 1 returned with a doozy of an episode, “The Reckoning,” which was a turning point in Claire and Jamie’s relationship. […]


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Take an ‘Outlander’ Tour of Scotland with Celtic Journeys

In 2008, I was lucky enough to travel through England and Scotland, visiting locations that are important to the books and movies about Harry Potter. My trip was truly magical, thanks to my thoughtful husband, who booked my vacation with Magical Tours, owned by Larry Ivy. That tour sparked my love of the United Kingdom, and especially of vacations […]


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We Rank Highlander Romance Authors

I’ve discovered a great category of books for romance lovers: Highlander romance. Romance novels aren’t considered real literature, despite the fact that, according to a recent article in Entertainment Weekly, it’s the second biggest genre in fiction, selling over $1 billion annually. Part of the reason romance novels are scoffed at is because there are […]


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Infographic: Ranking Highlander Romance Authors

This infographic ranks authors who write Highlander romance novels, based on ratings from readers at Goodreads. See the full introduction and explanation in the first part of this article.   Honorable mentions goes to Michele Sinclair, McTiernay Brothers series, 4.04 Mary Wine, Highlander series, 3.98 Karen Ranney, The Highland Lords, 3.84 Amanda Scott, Scottish Knights trilogy, 3.78 Thanks for reading! […]


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The ‘Outlander’ Store is Now Open!

I’m an obsessive fan. It’s very difficult for me to control myself when it comes to collecting stuff related to my favorite things, like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and (sigh) Outlander. Sony Pictures opened an online store that is bursting with more Outlander merchandise than a corset full of Claire. You can buy anything […]


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Did Outlander TV Series Faithfully Rep the Books?

Does the Outlander TV series faithfully represent the books? Or have the characters and the plot lines gone too far astray? Let’s take a look at the Outlander TV series, in comparison to Diana Gabaldon’s wonderful novels. Outlander Books I began reading the Outlander books in 2005 after a glorious trip to Scotland. After I returned, […]


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