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Adventures of a Bookish Foodie: Cooking for Paranormals is Bloody Hard Business

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Several months ago, six authors decided to put together a stew (or is it a roux?) of new paranormal noir novelettes—the spirit of film noir with a paranormal twist. The name of the collection? Dark Secrets.
What does that have to do with food? Well, hey, even faeries have to eat. So here is a three-course meal from some of the authors, paranormal noir style. (Wait, you might say—is that two soup courses? Just roll with it, okay?)
The Appetizer: Faerie Gumbo, by Suzanne Johnson In my paranormal noir novelette The Consort, the Faerie Winter Princess Tamara and faery-in-hiding Liandra are in New Orleans. The appetizer served in their French Quarter restaurant is gumbo.
Gumbo is all about the roux. Butter, flour, and water, browned to a dark burnt siena color. Cook it too short a time and it’s bland; cook it too long and it’s bitter. Faeries like their roux just right. Lazy people like the author like the slow-cooker version.
1/2 cup vegetable oil or butter 1/2 cup flour 1 c chopped onion 1/2 cup…

Meet K.C Sprayberry: This Week's Treasured & Tipsy Timeslip Traveller

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Travel and make-believe go hand in hand. Whether we're in the present or the past, in a haunted castle, an enchanted forest or a broken down building, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and traveling the world can bring the imagination to life.
It may only be September but as a true lover of Halloween I feel it's never too early for things to go bump in the night. With that being said, lets head to the Peach State. It may be known for southern hospitality and gorgeous historic sites but its also home to a ghost or two. Grab some popcorn, turn down the lights and let's follow this weeks guest K.C Sprayberry as she leads us on a ghost tour of Landry, Georgia where her latest novel Ghostes: Trouble to the Max takes place. This small town is located in the Northwest Georgia mountains, not far from Dalton and Chattanooga. Get ready for this hotbed of ghostly activity!
#Travel #AuthorInterview #TreasuredTipsyTimeslip #RachaelStapleton #Georgia #Landry #Spooky #Spookyplaces #Gho…

Adventures of a Bookish Foodie: Steak Pie, a Benefit of Being British by Marriage

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Well, it was a beautiful hot week here in Ontario but it will officially be Autumn in two days. My flip flops aren't quite tucked away thanks to this Indian summer but my sweaters are near at hand and as with every change of the season, the end of summer means a change to how we eat. Thankfully there is something so comforting about cold weather food and I'm not the only one who thinks so. This weeks cozy chef, Christy Carlyle agrees and she says being married to a Scotsman means she gets to sample yummy cold weather British cuisine at home. Her husband doesn’t cook a lot, but he treats her to delicious UK staples when he does. One of the dishes she asks for most often is steak pie. His family favored a simple recipe that involves stewed meat in brown gravy covered by rolled puff pastry painted with a light egg wash.

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#ScottishstyleSteakPie #Britophile #OneScandalousKiss#fallrecipes #Cozyrecipes ‬‪

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Meet Rose Shababy: This Week's Treasured & Tipsy Timeslip Traveller

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Travel and make-believe go hand in hand. Whether we're in the present or the past, in a haunted castle, an enchanted forest or a broken down building, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and traveling the world can bring the imagination to life.

When I think of Seattle, I think of rain, grunge, and hippies but today's guest is going to show us it's more than just a cool city filled with coffee shops where musicians and artists bleed their truth. Although that doesn't sound too bad. Please join this week's guest, Author Rose Shababy​, a savvy woman who can hang in a museum in the morning and take in a live, local band at night. As an author, she was told to write what she knew. She didn't know a lot of places, but she did know Seattle. Let's tour with her, shall we?  #Travel #AuthorInterview #TreasuredTipsyTimeslip #RachaelStapleton #Seattle #PikePlaceMarket #BethsCafe #Bainbridge #Bewitchingbooktours

I’ve lived in the inland northwest my entire life. The s…