Adventures of a Bookish Foodie: Soup, Sandwich & Free Sleuth Sunday

What's better on a crisp day then curling up with a cozy blanket, a new mystery and a warm meal? Not too much in my opinion. Which is why I've included recipes and a link to a free mystery that I laughed my way through just a week ago. Happy Cozy Sunday!

P.S - Have you ever been to The Cheese Shop in Peterborough? It's a cozy little shop nestled into a brick building next to Rare Steakhouse on Brock. Check it out!

On Friday night my hubby stopped by on his way home from work and picked up a variety of Stilton, Apple Smoked Cheddar and Gouda! Yum! So now it's Sunday and we're experiencing a blustery fall day. Let me see we have a bag full of cheese and a crisper full of fresh apples from my parents apple tree. What to do....what to do. Personally I grew up on grilled cheese and tomato soup. Not too heavy, but still warm and deeply satisfying, so how about a twist on an old favorite?

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Aged Gouda, Smoked Applewood Cheddar and Apple Grilled Cheese

makes 2 sandwiches in about 15 minutes


4 slices of bread, about 1/2″ slices
1/4 lb of aged gouda 
1/4 lb of applewood cheddar
1/2 apple, thinly sliced
dijon mustard
butter, oil or spray
Optional 1/4 cup caramelized onions

Cranberry Bread
Spray griddle with non-stick spray, oil or butter two slices of bread and set them aside. I like Bavarian Cranberry and nut. Spread a thin layer of dijon mustard on the other two slices.

On a large griddle, place the bread with the dijon mustard on the griddle, mustard side up over medium heat. Top each slice with 4-5 slices of apple and the cheese. (Option: Add 1-2 tbsp caramelized onions) Top with the remaining two slices of bread which you toasted up beside it, butter side up.

After 4-5 minutes, flip. Let the other side brown for an additional 4-5 minutes, until bread is toasty and cheese is melty. Cut in half or quarter and enjoy! We paired it with a nice Thai Coconut soup while the kids had Chicken Noodle.

Spicy Thai Tomato Coconut Curry Soup

Cooktime 20 minutes


1 can condensed tomato soup
1 can coconut milk
1 can water
1 small can of tomato paste
2 tbsp red curry paste
1 tbsp chill oil
2 roma tomatos, sliced
1 bunch cilantro
4 green onions, chopped

In a large saucepan, place the tomato soup, coconut milk, water, tomato paste, curry paste, chill oil, and tomatoes. Bring to a rolling boil.

In a large blender, pour mix from saucepan, and place cilantro and green onions in the blender. Blend until fully pureed. Serve hot.

*Option buy pre-made and warm on the stove. Campbells makes a yummy version.

Louisiana Longshot (A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 1) Kindle Edition

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by Jana DeLeon

It was a hell of a long shot....

CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever—in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element. Posing as a former beauty queen turned librarian in a small bayou town seems worse than death to Fortune, but she's determined to fly below the radar until her boss finds the leak and puts the arms dealer out of play. Unfortunately, she hasn't even unpacked a suitcase before her newly inherited dog digs up a human bone in her backyard.

Thrust into the middle of a bayou murder mystery, Fortune teams up with a couple of seemingly sweet old ladies whose looks completely belie their hold on the little town. To top things off, the handsome local deputy is asking her too many questions. If she's not careful, this investigation might blow her cover and get her killed. Armed with her considerable skills and a group of elderly ladies the locals dub The Geritol Mafia, Fortune has no choice but to solve the murder before it's too late.

Looking for another GREAT mystery? Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire!

Former librarian Sophia Marcil is an expert when it comes to supernatural spells and ancient curses, not only has she studied them, she actually inherited one in the form of a sapphire and was transported to a past life. Now she’s back and keeping a low profile in the Emerald Isle with her strapping Irish love but she knows the maniac obsessed with her cursed gemstone is out there. She soon realizes he may be closer than she thinks when Cullen proposes with the very sapphire that’s cursed her. As soon as it touches her skin, she feels herself being wrenched back in time.

"Twists, turns, great characters, and time travel ... what's not to love!" Marissa Campbell Author of Avelynn
#mystery #timetravel #SolsticePublishing

"This is well worth the read, especially for those who enjoy time travel, mysteries, suspense and romance." Lacey Crowe
About the Author: Rachel Stapleton lives in a Second Empire Victorian with her husband and two children in Ontario, Canada and enjoys writing in the comforts of aged wood and arched dormers. She is the author of The Temple of Indra’s Jewel, Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire and is currently working on the third and most likely final book in the Temple of Indra series.

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