Showing posts with label apple carrot salad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label apple carrot salad. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Welcome our guest Sofie Ryan plus book #giveaway

From Daryl:  Although this is typically my day to post, I've ceded it to my darling friend Sofie Ryan. She has a new book coming out, and you shouldn't miss it!  For those who don't know...

Sofie Ryan is the author of the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mystery series, featuring re-purpose store owner Sarah Grayson; Charlotte’s Angels, a group of senior sleuths; Mr. P, the world’s oldest computer hacker; and Elvis, a black cat with an uncanny ability to sniff out a lie.  

FYI, Sofie is also Sofie Kelly who writes the bestselling Magical Cat Mysteries.

Giveaway below...keep reading...


About the Second Chance Cat Mystery series

When Sarah Grayson opened a secondhand shop in the quaint town of North Harbor, Maine, she was expecting peace and quiet. Then she was adopted by a rescue cat named Elvis and a kooky group of senior sleuths known as Charlotte’s Angels.

In Telling Tails, Sarah’s friend and employee Rose is delivering a customer’s purchase when the quick errand turns deadly. Rose arrives just in time to see the customer murdered by his wife, but before she can call the police, she is knocked out cold. When she wakes up, no one believes her, especially after the woman claims her husband is very much alive and has left her for someone else—and has a text message and empty bank account to prove it. Despite the woman’s convincing story, Sarah is sure something is fishy—and she, Elvis and and the Angels are soon on the case.

From Sofie:

At this point in the holidays I’ve overindulged in stuffing, gravy, and gingerbread cookies and I’m looking for something that’s a little lighter and a little healthier. So I make Apple Carrot Salad. Most of the time I have all the ingredients in the house.


Apple Carrot Salad


1 large firm flesh apple
2 medium carrots
½ celery rib*
2 T. lime juice
2 T. apple cider vinegar
1T. honey
½ t. sunflower or canola oil

Whisk the lime juice, vinegar, honey, and oil together in a small bowl.

Peel and quarter the apple. Remove the seeds and coarsely grate. Pour half the lime juice mixture over the apples and mix well. Peel and grate both carrots. Finely chop the celery. Add the carrots and celery to the apple mixture with the rest of the dressing. Mix well.

Makes 4 servings. (You could eat the entire bowl yourself for lunch. Or so I’ve heard.)

*I usually use the one or two left over celery sticks from our Boxing Day veggie plate.

This recipe is very flexible. If you like more apple or more carrot use more. You can even leave out the celery if you don’t have any.


Sofie is going to give away 2 copies of A WHISKER OF TROUBLE, 
so leave a comment below with your email address in case you win and 
tell her if you or anyone you know has ever gotten a second chance.