Friday Bulletin

Timely nuggets of information and ideas we want to share with you.

Appointment TV:

I have been waiting for the announcement that the wildly popular series from ITV (airing in the U.S. on PBS), Victoria, was definitely filming a third season, and it is! Willow and Thatch reported that the wonderful royal drama’s third season will have 8 episodes, pick the story back up in 1848 and add two new cast members. The announcement was made on Victoria Day, the anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birthday. No air date has been announced.

A word about Willow and Thatch. Thanks to ASE reader Chantal C. for sharing this website with us. It is an independent website dedicated to period films from the Georgian/Regency, Victorian and Edwardian eras and beyond. It explores the history and costumes of period film and TV. It reviews the series and movies, gives historical perspective and the latest media news.

While you’re in London to see the V & A Frida Kahlo exhibit we mentioned in The Friday Bulletin for 6/22/18, go to Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake and view Christo’s new installation.  The temporary sculpture is called The London Mastaba, it weighs 650 tons and floats. We remember Christo’s last NYC installation (2005) called The Gates in Central Park. This sculpture is his first major outdoor work in Britain. It will float on the Serpentine through September 23.

It’s strawberry season. This strawberry huller gets rave reviews as a simple and very useful kitchen tool. A huller cores strawberries easily. Insert the stainless steel ‘claw’, push gently then twist out the stem. It is dishwasher safe. $6.36.

Once you have hulled your strawberries, use them in this delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp recipe by The Barefoot Contessa.