…but do they live happily ever after?
Lord D and I spent a wonderful St. Valentine’s Day together, taking time for each other after a hectic week, and ignoring the frigid temperatures outside. He made his famous pork roast dinner (featured in Abbey Cooks Entertain), served with my homemade applesauce and horseradish. After tucking into comforting apple crumble, we topped off the evening with the latest installment of Downton Abbey.
Brace yourselves, we only have 2 episodes left. Start polishing your silver for your finale party, the series finale will be broadcast on March 6th. I believe I am mentally prepared to say goodbye to Downton, hoping to look forward to The Gilded Age, Julian’s next project which will focus on the millionaire titans of New York.
In keeping with tradition, I will continue to share one recipe from each episode as my love letter to the Downton kitchen staff and to those fans who love the food on the show. Charlie Carson is tricked into cooking dinner for his wife so he would gain an appreciation for cookery. Today’s recipe is a scrumptious apple-cheddar crumble, a dish Mr. Carson barely stayed awake to enjoy.
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Washington D.C. — December 8th, 2017 Mr. Mitchell Stanley, the Chairman of the National Center for Sustainable Development (NCSD) and Ms. Pei Ximei, the VP of Business Development of NCSD met with the senior delegation led by Mr. Wu Nanxiang, the Director General of Fujian Provincial Department of Ocean and Fisheries (FPDOF) in Washington D.C. The Chinese senior delegation included Director Shi Guohe, General Affairs Office of FPDOF, Director Huang Zhongchi, Fisheries Research Institute of Fujian, Division Chief Hong Zhenbin, Foreign Cooperation and Technology Division of FPDOF, and Vice-President Bao Lin, China Ocean Fisheries Association.
The purpose of the visit is to looking into the possibility to establish a partnership between NCSD and FPDUF in fishery market in the United States. The both sides had good exchanges and discussion in depth regarding the fishery market investment opportunities in US, the marine ecosystem health, the marine biodiversity protection and sustainable development, and other issues of mutual concern. Both sides agreed to establish a cooperation platform as a follow up.