Monday, December 16, 2013

The Case of Blueberry Syrup and Imajin Books Celebrates the Season!

Merry Christmas, first from my publisher and then from me!
Imajin Books Celebrates the Season with a Massive eBook Sale

Here's the perfect opportunity to load up your ereaders (Kindle, Kobo, Nook etc.) over the holidays with fantastic fiction from a wide assortment of authors and genres.

From December 20th to January 3rd, check out the eBook Sale (link will be live on December 20th) from Imajin Books, part of their 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways event. Most titles will be priced at $0.99 or $1.99, so stock up and/or gift great ebooks to your friends and family this Christmas season.

And don't forget, Imajin Books is giving away prizes, including a Kindle Fire HD or Kobo Vox 7 HD, and two $50 Amazon gift cards. This contest ends December 25, 2013. To enter, visit You can enter multiple times a day.

To check out the ebooks on sale, visit (again, live on December 20th).

And now from me for your Christmas morning breakfast:
Blueberry Syrup

1/2 lb blueberries
1/4 cup maple syrup

Simmer together the blueberries and maple syrup for 6 min.

Delicious warm on French Vanilla Toast!

Serves 3.


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Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Case of Antipasto Platter

These individual Antipasto Platters are filling enough to serve as a meal accompanied by fresh Italian bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping. You can also set a large Antipasto Platter in the centre of your table and invite diners to serve themselves as an appetiser. All that's left to do above is drizzle with balsamic glaze!

Antipasto Platter

marinated artichoke hearts
cooked beets, quartered
sun-dried tomatoes in oil, halved
seasoned, grilled zucchini slices
seasoned, grilled red/orange/yellow pepper quarters
a variety of olives
balsamic glaze

Indulge your inner artist and arrange the ingredients on your serving plate canvas. Hint: lay down a small base of vibrant green arugula to start and then add colours and textures to create a harmonious balance.

Drizzle with balsamic glaze.



PS Author Darcia Helle privileged me with a guest spot on her blog A Word Please, which is a glimpse into her world! Click on the screenshot below to see my guest post and then tour the rest of her blog.

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