This book starts a bit earlier and discusses many different groups from Labadists, Ephrata, and Rappites to New Harmony, Fruitlands, and Oneida. I find this topic totally fascinating and I'm excited to learn more. I think it would be wonderful to have cozy mysteries set in these communities! I do know of one. Deborah Woodworth wrote the amazing Shaker Mysteries. The series is set in the 's, as the Shaker Movement was declining.
It should be noted that while the movement declined dramatically there is to this day an active Shaker Community. It's located in Sabbathday Lake, Maine. Peg writes the Gourmet De-Lite mysteries. Steamed to Death , the second in the series, was just released! Kathy: If you could have a dinner party and invite 4 authors, living or dead, in any genre, who would you invite?
James is a brilliant writer and has had an interesting life that would make for good conversation. I heard her speak once, and I think she would be great fun at a dinner party.
Looks like I need to throw a man in there or this is going to be a hen party! How about Stephen King? Kathy: Name 4 items you always have in your fridge or pantry. Kathy: What drew you to writing cozy mysteries? What inspired you to write the Gourmet De-Lite Mysteries?
I knew what was expected in a cozy, and I like the fact that they are more about solving the puzzle than grossing out the reader with a lot of blood, gore and violence. I chose to write the Gourmet De-Lite mysteries because I love to cook, and it gives me the opportunity to write about food. Most foodie cozies are about decadent foods—chocolate, cakes, pies, muffins. I wanted to do something different, something that would emphasize good quality healthy eating.
Kathy: Do you have a favorite character in your series? A character that is fun to write?
PC: I like writing about my main character, Gigi Fitzgerald. Kathy: When you're not writing cozy mysteries what do you do for fun? Any hobbies? PC: I love to cook!
I also love to eat! I read when I have downtime. I failed miserably at knitting and crocheting and needlework requires better eyesight than mine! I love spending time playing with my granddaughter or taking my Westie, Reg, for long walks. Peg has graciously shared one of her recipes! Soak rice noodles according to package directions. Combine water, Splenda, ketchup, soy sauce, juice of 1 lime wedge or a squirt of lime juice , and chili paste in small bowl and mix. Set aside.
Heat oil in skillet and add garlic. Cook briefly until garlic begins to color slightly. Add chicken and cook, stirring, until opaque, approximately five minutes. Stir in noodles and pour ketchup mixture over noodles. Cook approximately 2 minutes until sauce is absorbed. Push noodles to one side of skillet and add beaten egg. Stir until egg is cooked, then mix into dish. Stir until mixed. Place on serving plate and mix with peanut sauce.
Sprinkle remaining green onions and peanuts on top. Labels: Book Tour , Cochran , culinary , Interview. Wednesday, June 12, Winner Announced. I sent the winner an e-mail.
Congratulations and thanks to everyone for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you'll continue to visit Cozy Up With Kathy. Labels: Carlisle , Contest. Currently Reading Yesterday may have given you a big hint about what I'm currently reading. As I mentioned previously, the Bibliophile Mysteries make my top 3 in my list of favorite current mysteries.
I collect cookbooks myself, so this entry is of particular interest to me! I just started the book, but I'm loving it already, although I'm a bit aghast at Savannah's attitude towards books!
If you haven't done so already, make sure you read yesterday's interview with Kate Carlisle. I'll announce the winner of the contest later today. Labels: Books , Carlisle , Currently Reading. It's been busy lately for author Kate Carlisle. Her latest book, A Cookbook Conspiracy, was just released last week. This book is the 7th in the Bibliophile Mysteries, a series I adore. Kate was only able to stay a moment, but I was able to ask my two favorite questions.
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