Dainty Petits Fours with Buttercream Fondant

Also known as Fondant Fancies or French Fancies, these fancy confections would be served at the end of dinner or with coffee and tea. All the women of Downton Abbey would want to offer this rather beautiful treat with their tea service. I’ve had a difficult time waiting for The Downton Abbey movie to release. We are excited to join a pre screening the night … Continue reading Dainty Petits Fours with Buttercream Fondant

Celebrate an era gone by with this elegant Classic Cucumber Sandwich Recipe

Just in time for premiere parties, celebratory afternoon teas, and pre-movie binges,  The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook, Expanded Edition, will be released September of this year. I’ve just put down my review copy and can’t wait to prepare many of these recipes myself.  I feel a tea party coming on. More importantly though, I am jazzed that I’m able to share a couple of recipes with … Continue reading Celebrate an era gone by with this elegant Classic Cucumber Sandwich Recipe

Culinary Spotlight with Chef Russell Lowell

The ultimate dining experience begins with great companions and is kicked up a notch or seven when it is complimented by an incredible venue and an outstanding chef. Chef Russell Lowell and his team gave us that ultimate experience with their expertise in the kitchen at the award winning Russell’s in Bothell. At first sight the Barn lends a primitive feel, which upon entry is immediately … Continue reading Culinary Spotlight with Chef Russell Lowell