Showing posts with label mystery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mystery. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Congrats to our Photo Contest winners + new #giveaway + Fruit smoothie w/protein #recipe

NEW GIVEAWAY BELOW!!!

BUT FIRST

The photo contest is complete and the tallies are in.  Rah, rah!



Thanks to one and all for participating. Hope you had fun. We did.
We wish we could tell each and every one of you in person much we appreciate you!

The winners for each category of the photo contest are:

  1. with a dog - Nancy S.  - good work trying to match the book cover!
  2. with a cat - Lorraine A. - look at the tongue :)
  3. having summer fun - Erica L. - what a wild ride.
  4. at a library - Jennifer M. - Velma is too cute.
  5. at a bookstore - Jana B. - way to go getting one for each author!





 





And now for our regularly scheduled program.

GIVEAWAY BELOW - DON'T MISS OUT.

To cool you down on a hot summer day, try this easy-peasy fruit smoothie, packed with flavor and protein! Yep, protein. It's a great on-the-go meal for kids or adults.  Enjoy!




All you need...



Protein Smoothie

(serves 1-2)

½ cup milk
1-2 tablespoons protein powder
½ cup orange juice
½ cup Greek yogurt (plain or with fruit)
½ cup frozen blueberries
½ banana

Put the milk and protein powder into a blender. Then add the juice, yogurt, and fruit. Blend for 1 minute.  Pour into 1-2 glasses and serve.

The frozen blueberries act as “ice” so this is thick and creamy!

By the way, I use Aria protein powder. What it says about the contents online at Designer Protein is: 15g of premium natural, GMO-free whey and plant protein, plus Biotin and Vitamin C for healthy, youthful-looking skin, hair and nails. Contains Calcium, Vitamin D and Phosphorus for bone health, and Folate to help support cell and tissue growth.

I enjoy having protein in my smoothie because I feel “full” for quite a long time, like I really had a "meal."

I buy Aria at my local grocery store, so I would imagine you could ask yours for it if you don't see it on the shelves.


One little imbiber loved it!





Giveaway

I (Daryl) am giving away a book today - any of my published titles.  Simply tell me whether you entered a photo in our contest, whether you thought about entering one, whether you looked at the other entries, whether you thought it was too much work to enter a photo...
Or whether you have heard of my new series, the French Bistro Mysteries.
The first, A DEADLY ÉCLAIR comes out in November.

Leave your email so I can contact you if you win!

Savor the mystery!

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Plus check out my website.


A DEADLY ÉCLAIR, the 1st in the French Bistro Mysteries, is coming November 2017. Can Mimi clear her name before the killer turns up the heat? Click here to order.










GRILLING THE SUBJECT, the 5th Cookbook Nook Mystery, is out!
The Wild West Extravaganza has come to Crystal Cove.
Click here to order.









FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE, the 7th Cheese Shop Mystery is out!
Finally there's going to be a cheese festival in Providence!
Click to order.











                             GIRL ON THE RUN
                                a stand-alone suspense
When a fairytale fantasy night becomes a nightmare, 
Chessa Paxton must run for her life...but will the truth set her free? 
Click to order




DAY OF SECRETS

my new stand-alone suspense
A mother he thought was dead. A father he never knew. 
An enemy that wants them dead.
Click here to order.





Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Shrimp shish kebab w/infused oil #recipe from @DarylWoodGerber





You don't have much longer to enter our 7th Anniversary Photo Contest. It ends July 25.  
Have you posted 1-5 pictures yet? 
Here's where you enter: 

CLICK HERE: https://1.shortstack.com/PjKxzC

or you can click the photo of the cheerleaders in the left column. See it?
Don't miss out winning 9 of our books plus a darling MLK tote bag! 
Read the rules. View other entries!





Here are two cute entries. You can view more when you click on the link above.




And now...for a delicious recipe.

This summer, I've really been getting into infusion oils. What are they? Oils "infused" with other flavors like rosemary, thyme, lavender, lemon, herbes de Provence, and more. I was gifted some infusion oils for the holidays and hadn't quite gotten around to using them, but in May, I decided to go for it. I've been grilling using them ever since. They add a subtle flavor to all my fish dishes and to lamb, pork, chicken, etc. Haven't tried any on a steak. Don't think I will.  LOL

This last week, I decided to try them on shrimp kebabs. Loved it!

You can make your own infusion oils. I haven't done to yet, but I found this blogger, A FAMILY FEAST, who gives you the steps to do it. Also JUST PUTZING AROUND THE KITCHEN. I'll try making them in a few weeks, after I turn in two books. Until then, you can check these bloggers out.  If you don't want to make your own, you can purchase infused oils at lots of places, like Williams-Sonoma, etc. 

I am using Pour Olive brand. For today's recipe, I used infused lemon.

SHRIMP KEBABS

(serves 2)
7-8 large shrimp per person
1 zucchini cut in thick slices
1 red onion cut in eighths
1 teaspoon herbs (your choice)

Brush all the items with infused oil. Lace them on a skewer, alternating textures and colors. 
Sprinkle with a dash of herbs of your choice. I used Parisienne herbs by Penzey's.

Light your grill to medium-high, about 350-400 degrees. Brush or spray the grill with olive oil.

Grill the kebabs (use oven mitts to rotate them - the metal gets hot). Cook about 6-10 minutes, rotating 2-3 times.

Serve on the skewer or off.

Very easy! Pretty. Tasty.






Savor the mystery!

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Friend Daryl and Avery on Facebook
Follow Daryl on Twitter
Follow Avery on Twitter
Follow both of us on Pinterest
Plus check out my website.



A DEADLY ÉCLAIR, the 1st in the French Bistro Mysteries, is coming November 2017. Can Mimi clear her name before the killer turns up the heat? Click here to order.










GRILLING THE SUBJECT, the 5th Cookbook Nook Mystery, is out!
The Wild West Extravaganza has come to Crystal Cove.
Click here to order.









FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE, the 7th Cheese Shop Mystery is out!
Finally there's going to be a cheese festival in Providence!
Click to order.










GIRL ON THE RUN
a stand-alone suspense
When a fairytale fantasy night becomes a nightmare, 
Chessa Paxton must run for her life...but will the truth set her free? 
Click to order




DAY OF SECRETS

my new stand-alone suspense
A mother he thought was dead. A father he never knew. 
An enemy that wants them dead.
Click here to order.





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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Easy pork loin #recipe + contest & giveaway news!


From Daryl

Have you entered our 7th anniversary photo contest? We're still celebrating! 

Click on the picture of the cheerleaders (us) on the left and enter a photo. It doesn't have to be perfect. It has to include one of our books. Read the rules and see how you can enter up to 5 photos!





5 will win this prize:  9 of our books plus a cute MLK tote bag!  


Don't miss out. We're accepting photo entries until the 25th.

Photos like these - easy peasy!

a) with a cat
b) with a dog
c) having summer fun
d) in a library
e) in a bookstore








But after entering contest and viewing cute pictures... a girl must eat...and so I need to share a delicious and EASY recipe for pork loin. I'm at the final stages of writing the second French Bistro Mystery, SOUFFLÉ OF SUSPICION, and as you must all know by now, I need "easy" when I'm in write-mode.

5 ingredients plus the pork. How easy can this be? And so tasty?  Granted, the weather is hot so you might not want to turn on your oven, but if you do, I promise this will satisfy your taste buds.


PORK ROAST


1 2-pound pork loin
½ cup Rice Chex cereal, crumbled
1 teaspoon Tuscan Sunset spice (Penzey’s or replace with bouquet garni)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon mustard seed


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a pan with foil. Set the pork loin, fat side up in the pan.

In a small bowl, mix the cereal and spices.  Top the loin with the spices.  Fold the foil together, to seal.

Set the pan in the oven and bake the loin for one hour.

Open the foil and let the loin cook another 10-15 minutes to brown the topping.

In the meantime, make your vegetables.

Slice the pork loin thinly, and serve 1-2 slices, with juice that accumulated in the bottom of the pan.






Savor the mystery!

*
Friend Daryl and Avery on Facebook
Follow Daryl on Twitter
Follow Avery on Twitter
Follow both of us on Pinterest
Plus check out my website.



A DEADLY ÉCLAIR, the 1st in the French Bistro Mysteries, is coming November 2017. Can Mimi clear her name before the killer turns up the heat? Click here to order.










GRILLING THE SUBJECT, the 5th Cookbook Nook Mystery, is out!
The Wild West Extravaganza has come to Crystal Cove.
Click here to order.









FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE, the 7th Cheese Shop Mystery is out!
Finally there's going to be a cheese festival in Providence!
Click to order.










GIRL ON THE RUN
a stand-alone suspense
When a fairytale fantasy night becomes a nightmare, 
Chessa Paxton must run for her life...but will the truth set her free? 
Click to order




DAY OF SECRETS

my new stand-alone suspense
A mother he thought was dead. A father he never knew. 
An enemy that wants them dead.
Click here to order.