Royal Hawaiian Cocktail for TLC and The Lieutenant’s Nurse

Welcome to a TLC Book Tour Stop for The Lieutenant’s Nurse by Sara Ackerman. Included with this review is a springy and kitschy cocktail, The Royal Hawaiian. . . . → Read More: Royal Hawaiian Cocktail for TLC and The Lieutenant’s Nurse

Mock Singapore Sling for Food ‘n Flix and Cook the Books

Welcome to the February/March edition of Cook the Books along with Food ‘n Flix February feature film.   It’s a tag team this month.  Claudia of Honey from Rock is hosting Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan for Cook the Books (for February/March).   I’m hosting the film adaptation for the February Food ‘n Flix feature.   

“There is nothing in . . . → Read More: Mock Singapore Sling for Food ‘n Flix and Cook the Books

Golden Child, a book review for TLC Book Tours

I seem to be doing more reading lately than cooking.   I have to thank TLC for this.

I have been given many opportunities to read some fantastic fiction, of the literary type and of the beach read type.  The current tour for Golden Child left me speechless.

About Golden Child

“Golden Child is a stunning novel . . . → Read More: Golden Child, a book review for TLC Book Tours

Grilled Vegetable and Goat Cheese Wrap to Celebrate 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas

For the review of 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas, I’m revisiting a favorite lunch from Big Tree Lodge in Yosemite. Planning a vacation this summer? 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas might be the book for you. . . . → Read More: Grilled Vegetable and Goat Cheese Wrap to Celebrate 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas

Hawaiian Meal for Cook the Books

Deb at Kahakai Kitchen is hosting Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers by Sara Ackerman. Here’s my Hawaiian inspired meal of Kula Pickled Beet Salad and Huli Huli Chicken. . . . → Read More: Hawaiian Meal for Cook the Books

Baked Brie and Book Club for Food ‘n Flix

Welcome to my first Food ‘n Flix post for 2019. 

Evelyne from CulturEatz is hosting Book Club, probably the most recent movie that’s been featured at Food ‘n Flix for a long time.   (You can read her announcement post here.)

I love the female cast:

Diane Keaton.  I have a love/hate relationship with her.  Kay . . . → Read More: Baked Brie and Book Club for Food ‘n Flix

Marinated Mushrooms and a book review for In This Ground by Beth Castrodale

In This Ground is my absolutely favorite book of 2019! Read on to see how mushrooms fit in with the plot and theme of the novel by Beth Castrodale on this TLC Book Tour. . . . → Read More: Marinated Mushrooms and a book review for In This Ground by Beth Castrodale

What to Eat When (and Turning Over a New Leaf Salad) for TLC Book Tours

Let’s start out 2019 by at least throwing a few salads in and reading a health-focused book. . . . → Read More: What to Eat When (and Turning Over a New Leaf Salad) for TLC Book Tours

A holiday all-purpose spice mix and The Cooking Gene for Cook the Books

This month’s Cook the Books Club selection is The Cooking Gene, a fascinating and insightful read. . . . → Read More: A holiday all-purpose spice mix and The Cooking Gene for Cook the Books

An Insanely Good Apple Pie and the Field Guide to the Birds of North America

This review is an unusual one for me, a field guide for bird lovers. Of course, I made a pie to celebrate…..What’s the connection? Keep reading. . . . → Read More: An Insanely Good Apple Pie and the Field Guide to the Birds of North America

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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