Showing posts with label Candied Citrus Peels. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Candied Citrus Peels. Show all posts

Friday, November 6, 2009


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Happy Friday...

I cannot believe it's already November!
Man, does time fly...

For many of us, November marks the start of holiday season buzz. We're already starting to make our plans for family gatherings, office parties, religious celebrations...

For me, November also marks the publication of a very special entry in the Coffeehouse Mystery series: HOLIDAY GRIND.

The story is set during the Thanksgiving-Chanukah-Christmas nexus, which can be an incredibly uplifting time of year but (let's face it), sometimes a grind to get through.

You know what I'm talking about: the shopping, the crowds, the high epectations, the cooking for far too many guests, the interaction with certain family members who might be, shall we say, not so easy to deal with!

Anyway, some of these "grinds" get covered in my mystery, which is partly about my main character (Clare Cosi) solving the murder of a friend and partly about her desire to reclaim the spirit of the season, which was lost to her because of that murder.

In a way, the story is Clare's search for the meaning of the season, (admittedly) a well-worn theme for holiday books, but with good reason. I think many of us find ourselves looking for meaning at this time of year, and if we're very lucky, we find it.

You can read a free excerpt
by clicking here (pdf doc).


Next week, I'll have a brand new recipe for you here. For today, I'm sharing what foodie finds I have in store for those who pick up Holiday Grind...
The "Recipes and Tips" section for my latest mystery is by far the largest I've ever done (80 pages -- practically a mini book in itself). But, as I explained in Holiday Grind's afterword, this is really my bonus gift to those readers who continue to get a kick out of the coffee and culinary themes in my novels.

Flourless Chocolate Jamaican Rum Cake with Warm Coffee-Rum Sauce

This is a picture of just one of the many recipes you'll find in the back section of my new Coffeehouse Mystery...

(Another recipe from
Holiday Grind...)

Candied Citrus Peels

This recipe
also produces a
fantastic by product:

Bar Syrup

To see a list of exactly what Recipes and Tips you will get in the back of HOLIDAY GRIND, simply CLICK HERE.
LINK will jump you to my Web site's Recipe Page. Scroll all the way down and you will see the recipes listed...

Cheers & Happy Holidays!
(a little early),

~ Cleo Coyle

author of The Coffeehouse Mysteries &
The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries (as Alice Kimberly)

My Official Web Home:

"Where coffee and crime
are always brewing..."

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