Friday, August 18, 2017

Watching the Detectives // A Book Review

I love me some easy and entertaining page-turners. And if they involve murder and humor: even better! I stumbled across the "Country Club Murders" book series by Julie Mulhern not too long ago, and love each and every single one of them.

So I was happy when NetGalley and Henery Press sent me the kindle version of the latest book in the series:
Watching the Detectives (The Country Club Murders) (Volume 5)


Ellison Russell wanted a decorator, not a corpse. Too bad she finds Mrs. White in the study killed with a revolver. Things go from bad to worse when she finds Mr. White in the dining room killed with a candlestick. With so many bodies, is it any wonder Detective Anarchy Jones’ new partner considers Ellison a suspect? 
With the country club gossips talking a mile a minute, an unexpected cocktail party, a visit from Aunt Sis, and a romantic decision, Ellison hardly has time to think about murder. Unfortunately, the killer has plenty of time to think about her.

“This series has become so enjoyable precisely because Ellison strives against the norms no matter how many times she is told how to behave. It is her sharp wit and humor that allows her to prevail, and attempting to teach the same to her daughter further cements her place as an admirable and extraordinarily likable heroine. As entertaining as it is for readers to romp through 1970s country club society, far more enthralling are the adventures of such a resilient and stalwart woman.” – Kings River Life Magazine

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Recipe: Grains Zucchini Bowl

Today I want to share one of my go-to summer recipes (besides the "Cool Cucumber Soup"): A "Grains Zucchini Bowl"!
I love the Minute® Brown Red Wild Quinoa Multi-Grain Medley! It only takes about 30 mins to prep it, and it tastes delicious warm or cold. It's quick, fresh, healthy & vegan/vegetarian.


If I feel like having some more protein with it, I grill some fish, or half an avocado with an egg inside. Sure, chicken breast works, too. The bowl can easily be your main dish, but it works great as a side dish.

Find the printable recipe below, and don't forget to Pin & share.

Guten Appetit! :)




print recipe

Grains Zucchini Bowl
For the grains I usually use "Minute® Brown Red Wild Quinoa Multi-Grain Medley", but you can use plain rice or quinoa, too. Just get creative!
Ingredients
  • 2 bags Grains
  • 1 medium sized, shredded Zucchini
  • 1 15oz can, drained and rinsed Beans (Black or Pinto)
  • 1 15oz can, drained Whole Kernel Corn
  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • 1/2 cup, chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • 2 tbsp Butter (unsalted)
  • to taste Salt & Pepper
Instructions
In a large saucepan of 1 3/4 cups water, cook the grains according to package instructions.Remove from heat and stir in black beans, corn, zucchini, butter, lime juice and cilantro.
Serve immediately.
Cover and let stand 5 minutes.Fluff everything with a fork and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 Servings
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Watching the Detectives // A Book Review

I love me some easy and entertaining page-turners. And if they involve murder and humor: even better! I stumbled across the "Country Club Murders" book series by Julie Mulhern not too long ago, and love each and every single one of them.

So I was happy when NetGalley and Henery Press sent me the kindle version of the latest book in the series:
Watching the Detectives (The Country Club Murders) (Volume 5)


Ellison Russell wanted a decorator, not a corpse. Too bad she finds Mrs. White in the study killed with a revolver. Things go from bad to worse when she finds Mr. White in the dining room killed with a candlestick. With so many bodies, is it any wonder Detective Anarchy Jones’ new partner considers Ellison a suspect? 
With the country club gossips talking a mile a minute, an unexpected cocktail party, a visit from Aunt Sis, and a romantic decision, Ellison hardly has time to think about murder. Unfortunately, the killer has plenty of time to think about her.

“This series has become so enjoyable precisely because Ellison strives against the norms no matter how many times she is told how to behave. It is her sharp wit and humor that allows her to prevail, and attempting to teach the same to her daughter further cements her place as an admirable and extraordinarily likable heroine. As entertaining as it is for readers to romp through 1970s country club society, far more enthralling are the adventures of such a resilient and stalwart woman.” – Kings River Life Magazine

Recipe: Grains Zucchini Bowl

Today I want to share one of my go-to summer recipes (besides the "Cool Cucumber Soup"): A "Grains Zucchini Bowl"!
I love the Minute® Brown Red Wild Quinoa Multi-Grain Medley! It only takes about 30 mins to prep it, and it tastes delicious warm or cold. It's quick, fresh, healthy & vegan/vegetarian.


If I feel like having some more protein with it, I grill some fish, or half an avocado with an egg inside. Sure, chicken breast works, too. The bowl can easily be your main dish, but it works great as a side dish.

Find the printable recipe below, and don't forget to Pin & share.

Guten Appetit! :)




print recipe

Grains Zucchini Bowl
For the grains I usually use "Minute® Brown Red Wild Quinoa Multi-Grain Medley", but you can use plain rice or quinoa, too. Just get creative!
Ingredients
  • 2 bags Grains
  • 1 medium sized, shredded Zucchini
  • 1 15oz can, drained and rinsed Beans (Black or Pinto)
  • 1 15oz can, drained Whole Kernel Corn
  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • 1/2 cup, chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • 2 tbsp Butter (unsalted)
  • to taste Salt & Pepper
Instructions
In a large saucepan of 1 3/4 cups water, cook the grains according to package instructions.Remove from heat and stir in black beans, corn, zucchini, butter, lime juice and cilantro.
Serve immediately.
Cover and let stand 5 minutes.Fluff everything with a fork and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 Servings