NorthTexas has more than one growing season and this year I wanted to take advantage of both of them. Mid June through late August it’s a matter of keeping vegetables and plants watered enough to keep them alive. Then in September everything really starts growing again and producing. Vegetables like peppers and beans produce well right up to our frost date, usually the second week in November.
Jimmy Buffet was right! Attitude can change by going somewhere new or even revisiting a place you love. I always feel that way when I visit the Asheville, N.C. area. I’ve visited the area for quite a few years.
I have always liked books set in the outback and in other parts of Australia. Recently I read two books by Australian authors where cowboys played a role one in Australia and one in Montana. One was an authentic setting in Broken Hill, Australia and one was a fictional town called Marietta in Montana, USA. I thought right, an Aussie is going to write a novel about cowboys in Montana. But I was agreeably surprised with the results. Here are my reviews on these two books…
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Pineapple Angel Food Cake ? ? ? ? ? ? This recipe is not original. I picked it up years ago at a Weight Watcher’s® Meeting in Atlanta. It’s been posted many times on social media. Just in case you’ve missed it, here is a hasty tasty dessert…
It’s my pleasure to welcome Shelley Noble AKA Shelley Freydon to Ruby on Tuesday. SHELLEY NOBLE is the NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling Author of the women’s fiction novel BEACH COLORS, a #1 Nook bestseller, STARGAZEY POINT, BREAKWATER BAY and several tie-in novellas, Holidays at Crescent Cove, Stargazey Nights, and Newport Dreams.
As SHELLEY FREYDONT she is the author of the CELEBRATION BAY FESTIVAL MYSTERIES (Berkley Prime Crime). And the upcoming Gilded Age Newport mystery series beginning with A Gilded Grave.
Longmire was one of my favorite TV Shows. It was cancelled this past Thursday. If you think it was cancelled too soon, help save it by tweeting, Face Booking and writing about it.
The thing I love about mysteries and especially amateur sleuth mysteries is the wealth of characters the sleuth is involved with. It’s hard to believe there was a not too distant time when detectives were only allowed to detect, no girl friends, no hobbies, just an occasional sidekick to voice his/her thoughts to. In the typical cozy mystery anything goes: hobbies, cupcakes, crafts, children, extended families, nosy neighbors, bossy mother-in-laws, matchmaking aunts, and other quirky characters. In Maggie Toussaint’s newest romantic mystery, many of the elements of a cozy mystery show up- small coastal town, a strong female florist, protective mother and best friend, a treasure hunting navy seal, and two adorable kids. She is able to weave the story into a page turning romantic mystery with numerous plot twists. For an excerpt read..
Gut instinct or intuition plays an active role in our life if we open ourselves up to recognizing that feeling that runs through us when things aren’t quite what we think they should be.