Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Eat, Drink & Be Merry explores the world of food and drink from the Downton era. Remember, anyone can be a Downton Cook! This board is curated by Downton Cooks: www.downtonabbeycooks.com
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Easy Asparagus Feuilletés. Ivy gets her big chance to cook dishes on her own in Season 4.  Asparagus and puff paste is all you need.

Another dreary Winter's day and Spring is still far on the horizon. This is good weather to be snuggled up in front of the TV to catch another new episode of Season 4 of Downton on PBS and dream o.

Mothers Day is celebrated in North America in May.  Hosting a Tea Party is a great last minute gift to give your mom. Invite the little ladies in your life and make it a mother-daughter tea. The basics and recipe ideas.

Need last minute inspiration for Mother's Day? You could host afternoon tea for mum, or for you and your daughter(s). It is an easy way and fun way to entertain. Love this idea!

Chocolate Charlotte Russe.  It would be a shame to miss a good pudding! S5E2 features a pudding made for the Crawleys.  This is a lovely chocolate russe which is easy to make.

This Chocolate Charlotte Russe made a sweet appearance in It would be a shame to miss such a delicate pudding!

Eve's Pudding is a classic English dessert, named after the biblical Eve.  This version is one of the lovely recipes from Jessica Fellowes' new book, A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey.

Eve's Pudding is a classic English dessert, named after the biblical Eve. This version is one of the lovely recipes from Jessica Fellowes' new book, A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey.

Hot Cross Buns are still a Good Friday tradition.  The recipe I inherited from my Granny' makes this and other sweet buns to share with family and friends.

Here, culinary historian Pamela Foster's traditional recipes for hot cross buns, roast lamb and rich Simnel cake.

Vichyssoise: one of the dishes Alfred was tested on at the Ritz training school in S4 of Downton. Essentially leek & potato soup, chilled with milk added.  My recipe.

Vichyssoise: one of the dishes Alfred was tested on at the Ritz training school in of Downton. Essentially leek & potato soup, chilled with milk added.

Nothing better than sweet buns and a cup of tea. I inherited my Granny's recipe which makes dozens of light sweet buns. Use this recipe as your base to create currant buns, cinnamon buns, chelsea buns, hot cross buns. Freezes well.

Nothing better than sweet buns and a cup of tea. I inherited my Granny's recipe which makes dozens of light sweet buns. Use this recipe as your base to create currant buns, cinnamon buns, chelsea buns, hot cross buns.

Rhubarb season is almost upon us with lots of great ways to use Edwardian favorite.  Start your day off right with healthy rhubarb oatmeal muffins.

~Rhubarb season is almost upon us with lots of great ways to use Edwardian favorite. Start your day off right with healthy rhubarb oatmeal muffins~ Downton Abbey Cooks

Easing into summer with healthy rhubarb crumble.  Less sugar and almost no butter.

This is the weekend that all Canadians look forward to: Victoria Day, celebrating the birthday of Queen Victoria, our first sovereign queen. May marks her official birthday, but the holiday f…

Rhubarb and Ginger jam is a smashing mix of flavours to spice up your savoury scones or to use as a cocktail spread.

Rhubarb and Ginger jam is a smashing mix of flavours to spice up your savoury scones or to use as a cocktail spread. (Last Minutes Cake)

Eggs en Cocotte: treat your loved ones to a lovely brunch dish named for the container it is baked in.  This version, with bacon, is tribute to Lady Mary's late night pig encounter with Charles Blake.

Eggs en Cocotte: treat your loved ones to a lovely brunch dish named for the container it is baked in. This version, with bacon, is tribute to Lady Mary's late night pig encounter with Charles Blake.

Classic Swiss Fondue:  all this talk of Switzerland in S4 deserves a tribute to fondue.  A super easy meal to make to share with fellow Downton Abbey fans.

Classic Swiss Fondue: all this talk of Switzerland in deserves a tribute to fondue. A super easy meal to make to share with fellow Downton Abbey fans.

Enjoy the best of summer fruits with an easy to make peach and blueberry galette.

Peach & blueberry Galette- adjust the recipe: Einkorn Flour Crust & put up peaches (already w/ sucunat).

Celebrating my 200th post at www.DowntonAbbeyCooks.com with Lord D's favorite pork roast dinner. A great one pot meal, perfect to prepare before watching Downton Abbey.

Scotland is still part of the UK (apologies to those who wished to separate, but we would have really missed you), and ITV has begun broadcasting Season 5 of Downton in th…

Summer is The Time for Fools, A Downton Favorite.  Enjoy this low fat Rhubarb Fool, a simple combination of stewed rhubarb and greek yoghurt (mixed with whipped cream if you wish).

Summer is The Time for Fools, A Downton Favorite. Enjoy this low fat Rhubarb Fool, a simple combination of stewed rhubarb and greek yoghurt (mixed with whipped cream if you wish).

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