Wednesday, January 20, 2021
This was one of the first recipes my dad taught me to make. He called it "Toad in the Hole".
1 Slice of Bread
Warm up a medium pan at medium heat.
Coat the pan with butter so it melts and toasts the bread.
Cut a hole in the bread (I tried to do a heart)
Put the bread in the pan and then crack the egg and put it inside the bread.
Cook for desired length (however you like your eggs).
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Friday, October 30, 2020
Little Shop of Borrows by Suzy Turner
After spending a year perfecting his knitting skills in the Peruvian mountains, Taren Winn-Jones returns to England to transform his late Nanna’s house into a yarn shop. But when he discovers it has quite literally vanished, he doesn’t know what to do. Luckily for him, he has just befriended a strange young woman heading to the mysterious hamlet of Willow Tree Farm…
Sadie Thornton is following her father’s instructions. “If I disappear, you must find your way to the Winterbournes of Willow Tree Farm”. Well, her father has gone, so she’s had no choice but to leave the Tibetan monks behind and fly halfway across the world to start afresh with a family harbouring a badly kept secret—that they are, in fact, witches.
When it becomes apparent that a murder has been committed, a house has been stolen and ghosts are hanging around, three generations of the Winterbournes will do everything in their power to protect their new friends and if that means waging a war against Cinnamon Grove’s obnoxious Mayor, then so be it.
Little Shop of Borrows is the first full-length novel in The Winterbourne Witches series. If you like quirky characters, magical mysteries and moments that will have you laughing out loud, then you’ll love Suzy Turner’s Little Shop of Borrows.
Amazon: Little Shop of Borrows -
A short, prequel novella, Willow Tree Farm is available on Amazon for FREE.
Willow Tree Farm -
Suzy Turner wrote her first chick lit novel in her early twenties, but it wasn’t until much later that she decided to focus on writing full time. It was during a visit to Canada in 2009 when the ravens within the dark eerie forests of British Columbia called to her. The story of Lilly Taylor was born soon after and the first novel in The Raven Witch Saga was created. Suzy has since published numerous urban fantasy books, contemporary women's and cozy mystery novels.
Having lived in Portugal since childhood, Suzy, who is originally from Yorkshire in England, loves to travel. She finds inspiration wherever she goes. Old decrepit buildings, graveyards, cathedrals and castles are just a few of the things that can be found within the worlds of her urban fantasy books, and her contemporary women’s fiction novels are filled with fun friendships, ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances and quirky characters you’d want as friends.
Suzy lives in the Algarve with her husband, three cats and a dog, where she meditates and does yoga every morning and then hangs out with her imaginary witches all day long.
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Saturday, September 26, 2020
I was invited by my local library and Friends of the Library non-profit to do a book signing the second week of September.
However, this town was under a level two evacuation order and covered in ash the day of the signing so we rescheduled.
Then came the rain storms that were an answer to prayers.
This is the Pacific Northwest and rain never stopped anyone so we did the book signing outdoors, under a canopy, in the middle of the storm.
In order to do the book signing I had to follow some specific rules.
All the books had to be pre-signed and then sealed for SIX days.
I stayed up late one night with the kitten and signed 200 books. (Thinking positive).
Friday, August 7, 2020
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
This is the true story of a young white woman, Erica Elliott, who comes to the Navajo Reservation in 1971 as a newly minted schoolteacher, knowing nothing about her students or their culture. After several blunders and misunderstandings, and beset by loneliness and despair, Erica makes a determined effort to overcome the barriers of language and culture. From the moment she begins learning the Navajo language, the people open their hearts and homes to her, inviting her into a world that will profoundly impact the rest of her life.
Erica falls in love with her Navajo students—along with their enchanting land, healing ceremonies, and rich traditions. She witnesses many miracles during this time, and experiences her own miracle when the elders pray for her healing. She survives fearsome encounters with a mountain lion and a shapeshifting “skin walker.” She learns how to herd and butcher sheep, make fry bread, weave traditional rugs, and more.
Erica returns years later to serve the Navajo people as a medical doctor in an under-funded and under-staffed clinic, where she treats myriad ailments, delivers countless babies, and performs emergency procedures. When a medicine man offers to thank her with a ceremony, more miracles unfold.
Print Length: 202 Pages
Publisher: Babloa Press
Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert is now available to purchase in print and as an e-book at Amazon.com, IndieBou
nd.org, and Barnes and Noble. Add it to your GoodReads reading listing as well.
About the Author Erica Elliott, M.D.
Erica Elliott is a medical doctor with a busy private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A true adventurer, she has lived and worked around the world. She served as a teacher for Indigenous children on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and in the mountains of Ecuador.
In 1976, she was one of the first American women to climb Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the western hemisphere. She taught rock climbing and mountaineering for Outward Bound and, after her first year of medical school, she led an all-women’s expedition to the top of Denali in Alaska.
In 1993, Erica helped found The Commons, a cohousing community in Santa Fe where she continues to live. She gave a TEDx talk about living in cohousing. Referred to affectionately as “the Health Detective,” she treats patients who come to her from all parts of the country with mysterious and difficult-to-diagnose illnesses. Erica is a frequent radio guest and has given workshops at various venues, including Esalen and Omega Institute.
Find her online at:
Author website: https://www.
medicineandmiraclesinthehighde sert.com/Professional website: http://www. ericaelliottmd.com/
Blog site: https://www.
Monday, June 8, 2020