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What Jane was thinking about..

Cassandra Austen painted her famous sister, but what was Jane staring at?  I like to imagine she was admiring author Carole Penfield and her husband Perry,  dressed in their regency finery for a JASNA garden party. Perhaps Jane was thinking "what an elegant couple. Perhaps I should write a story about them..." I ordered these personalized... Continue Reading →

Rabbit Stew for Thanksgiving Dinner?

With Thanksgiving looming, my mouth waters with thoughts of turkey and traditional trimmings.  In 17th century Normandy, Thanksgiving was not celebrated as we know it today, but Delphine Dupres enjoyed concocting new recipes for her family to enjoy.  In Chapter 7 of Midwife of Normandy, Clare receives a skinned rabbit as payment for delivering a... Continue Reading →

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