Happy Fourth of July! I don't have a recipe for you to celebrate with today, but my novel, The Creaking Tree, will be free on Amazon all of Fourth of July weekend, July 4-6, in ebook format. Please go check it out. If you don't have a Kindle, you can download the Kindle app for your tablet or smart phone for free!
Nestled in a little riverside cabin in northern Michigan, food-writer
and newlywed Louisa is working on her first cookbook, a collection of
delectable recipes inspired by the foods found in fairy tales. The only
nuisance to disrupt her work is a creaking tree across the river. All
summer long it grows louder and more persistent. When Louisa can no
longer take it, she splashes across the river to silence the tree once
and for all. But little does she know that the creaking tree is more
than just a tree; it’s a portal to an ensorcelled forest of kings and
queens, witches and huntsmen.
Hopelessly lost in this strange and wonderful sylvan land, Louisa
crosses paths with licentious dwarfs, follows a breadcrumb trail, and
encounters a rogue huntsman, Roan. Roan explains that the Other Side is
ruled by the nefarious King Lyall, who is more concerned with the state
of his cock than his kingdom. He has imprisoned the mysterious Queen
Anora in the enchanted Apple Grove. In order to return home, Louisa must
travel deep into the forest and save the Queen . . . as well as
Enjoy your barbecues, bonfires, and fireworks today!
And here a link to last summer's favorite recipes: Smores Pie, Cheesy Tomato Zucchini Bake, Homemade Pita Chips, Jalapeno Popper Wontons, and Tomatos Stuffed with Chicken, Herbs, and Cheese.