Sunday, July 29, 2018

Edith Maxwell aka Maddie Day's Asian Noodle Salad

Today MLK welcomes Edith Maxwell aka Maddie Day with a yummy recipe and an audiobook giveaway. Add a comment to be entered!

Maddie/Edith: Thanks for having me over to the best recipe blog around, Roberta/Lucy. I’m excited that Death Over Easy comes out on Tuesday. It’s the fifth Country Store mystery, and there will be at least four more (squee!). To celebrate, I’ll give away an audiobook of the previous book, Biscuits and Slashed Browns, to one commenter here today.

Asian Noodle Salad

Robbie Jordan’s assistant Turner recreates a dish for a Pans ‘N Pancakes lunch special that he ate at a different restaurant. Robbie also takes a portion to widower Glen Berry as a condolence offering.


1 package soba or rice noodles broken in half
2 tablespoons sesame oil 
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar 
4 tablespoons unflavored rice vinegar
Dash red pepper flakes
1 sweet red pepper, cut into one inch toothpicks
1 cucumber, peeled and cut into one inch toothpicks
1 cup snow or snap peas, trimmed and sliced lengthwise

Boil noodles according to directions on package. Drain, rinse, toss with one tablespoon sesame oil, and let cool. 

In a serving bowl, whisk together the rest of the oil with the soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, and pepper flakes. Add the noodles and prepared vegetables and toss. Adjust seasonings to taste. 

Option: Add more or fewer pepper flakes, or part sesame chili oil if you like it hot. Use shredded carrots, purple cabbage, or other vegetables of your choice (or whatever is ripe in your garden).

Serve chilled or at room temperature. Great as a summer side dish with grilled fish or meat, or with shredded chicken or marinated tofu mixed in for a main course.

In Death Over Easy, restaurateur Robbie Jordan is ready for the boost in business a local music festival brings to South Lick, Indiana, but the beloved event strikes a sour note when the celebration is cut short after a performer is found choked to death by a banjo string. Now all the banjo players are featured in a different kind of lineup. To clear their names, Robbie must pair up with an unexpected partner to pick at the clues and find the plucky killer before he – or she – can conduct an encore performance.

Don't forget to leave a comment for this giveaway:

Agatha- and Macavity-nominated Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and award-winning short crime fiction. As Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries and a new 2019 series, the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. Maxwell is president of Sisters in Crime New England and lives north of Boston with her beau, two elderly cats, and an impressive array of garden statuary. She blogs with the Wicked Cozy Authors and at Killer Characters, and hopes you’ll check out all her writing at


  1. I really enjoy your books . Would like be to win this one.

  2. Oh wow, this recipe looks yummy.
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

  3. Thank you for the Asian Noodle Salad recipe. It sounds delicious and one that I'm going to have to try.

    Can't wait for the opportunity to read "Death Over Easy". Love your books and I'm sure this one will be just as entertaining and page turner. So glad to hear that there will be more books to the series as well.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  4. I love summer salads!
    I am so happy the new book will be out and the series will go on!
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  5. I think I may try this it looks delicious. Thank you for the contest I would love this.

  6. Good books, good recipe! Thank you.

  7. This looks delcious! I will definitely be giving it a try! Please don't enter me. Thank you for sharing your recipes!

  8. Your salad looks delicious. And, your book sounds terrific. Thanks for the chance to try to win one of your books.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    1. Linda, picked you! Please check your email (and your spam folder). Thanks for your interest.

  9. This recipe looks fabulous, thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

  10. Yay! I have wanted a good and easy recipe for an Asian Noodle Salad for so long and now I have one! Thanks so much Edith for sharing Turner's recipe with Mystery Lovers' Kitchen!

  11. This Asian Noodle Salad looks like the perfect meal for our triple digit weather! So excited for your new book! Debbie(dot)Erickson14@gmail(dot)com

  12. Great recipe, sounds tasty. I made an Asian noodle salad from ingredients on hand the other night to go with teriyaki salmon. Couldn't find a recipe I liked so thanks! Glad to see there will be so many more books in the series. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. Food looks good and I love the series.

  14. I like that I can add in whatever veggies I have on hand or pepper flakes to make it a bit hotter if in the mood for that.

  15. The salad sounds like a perfect dish for a church pot-luck! So happy to find this site! Lots of yummy recipes and new books and authors to read!

  16. Sounds like a good book. The salad looks good. im2early4u(at)gmail (dot)com

  17. :ove your books. kckendler at gmail dot com

  18. So cool! I can't wait to read this book. I'd love to be in the giveaway!

  19. The Asian Noodle Salad looks very refreshing. Would love to listen to the book on audio. Thanks for the chance.

  20. The cover of Biscuits and Slashed Browns is fabulous (maple syrup and a kitty is wonderful) and I know this has to be a wonderful book as all the others are!! I have only made Asian noodle salad a couple of times but I know my two granddaughters would love it again. Thank you for the recipe and the opportunity to receive your book. Congratulations on the release this week Tuesday of Death Over Easy. Audio book or CD.....yippee!

  21. Love the series!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  22. Wow, what an enthusiastic response! Tuesday night (July 31, 7-9:30 pm Eastern), Lucy Burdette is joining Cate Conte (aka Liz Mugavero) and me in a Facebook launch party with other fab cozy authors and a chance for a giveaway every fifteen minutes! I hope you can join us:

  23. Linda Kish is our winner! Please check your email, Linda. Thanks to all for your interest - enjoy your Asian salad - and I wish I had a book for each of you.