Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic and Basil for a TLC Book Tour

For this stop on the TLC Book Tour, I read Valencia and Valentine, a quirky tale of alternating realities. I paired the book with a quick and easy summer dish, grilled asparagus with balsamic and basil. . . . → Read More: Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic and Basil for a TLC Book Tour

Cold Udon Salad with Bok Choy and Cucumbers

Join me for another TLC Book Tour, highlighting The Woman in the White Kimono by Ana Johns. I loved this book! . . . → Read More: Cold Udon Salad with Bok Choy and Cucumbers

A Quick Salad for By Invitation Only, a TLC Book Tour

Welcome to another stop on the TLC Book Tour. I received a free copy of Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank for an honest review. As always, I paired a recipe inspired from the book’s pages with this review. . . . → Read More: A Quick Salad for By Invitation Only, a TLC Book Tour

Spiced Peach Cobbler with Sourdough Topping for TLC Book Tour and Glory Road

A novel about strong Southern women, family dynamics, realistic romance, peach cobbler…. What more could one want? . . . → Read More: Spiced Peach Cobbler with Sourdough Topping for TLC Book Tour and Glory Road

Red Wine Brownies for TLC Book Tour: California Girls

I breezy novel about three sisters, their break ups and their whacked out mother. Oh, and here’s the best brownies you will ever eat (break up or not). . . . → Read More: Red Wine Brownies for TLC Book Tour: California Girls

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

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

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

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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