After a trip to Ireland, I created this scone-like Irish soda bread recipe. Luscious, a bit lemony, a bit tangy. Bring out the butter!
Barcelona, 1584 Dear Madam Mariana, I dare not ask this question of anyone I know but–I must seek counsel. In Jewish law, when a man dies, his brother is obligated […]
[A blast from the past! Josefina de Castillo, happily married to Manuel Castillo, rediscovers her passion for a redheaded priest. And worse yet, he’s now a Bishop!] Mexico, 1690 Estimada […]
[In which Madam Mariana travels back to Moscow, 1543, to help the lovely Russian noblewoman, Darya Petrovna, avoid her cousin Igor’s grasping ways: He got her daddy’s estate, and now […]
Ciudad de Mexico, 1587 Estimada Madam Mariana, I am caught between two suitors–again! My brother in law, Jorge de Almeida, remember him? the “other Jorge,” my sister Leonor’s husband? Anyway, […]