It is my pleasure to introduce you to my friend and fellow blogger Darlene Foster. Darlene blogs at https://darlenefoster.wordpress.com. Darlene has written a very entertaining series of books. These books are in the style of the Nancy Drew mysteries. Her main character is a very plucky and interesting character named, Amanda and her adventures are set in a variety of countries. Darlene lives in Spain and in addition to Amanda, you will find on her blog wonderful posts on a variety of subjects. What follows is Darlene’s review.
Milk Street: Tuesday Nights Mediterranean: 125 Simple Weeknight Recipes from the World’s Healthiest Cuisine by Christopher Kimball
I am delighted to be part of this Cookbook Confidential Book Club. I enjoy trying new recipes and the first book chosen was perfect. My five-star review on Goodreads:
A fabulous cookbook with delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make dishes. I love Mediterranean recipes, using readily available fresh ingredients, such as Greek Style Spinach rice with Shrimp and Dill, Rigatoni with Artichokes, Basil, and Pecorino, Spanish Shrimp and Chickpea Stew, and Crispy Pasta with Chickpeas, Lemon, and Parsley. There are plenty of vegetarian dishes, but also some healthy chicken and fish recipes. The photos are gorgeous, and I enjoyed reading about where the author found the recipes like the Soupe au Pistou; “We learned our version from home cook Agnes Daragon, a Harley-driving nurse who teaches country dancing and grew up in her mother’s restaurant.” A great cookbook to leaf through and drool over. It would be difficult to pick a favorite recipe.
The recipe I chose for this challenge was Greek Style Spinach Rice with Shrimp and Dill which was delicious and not at all difficult to prepare. I love Greek food but seldom have it, and since I had some shrimp in the freezer I wanted to use up, it was perfect.
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
About Darlene Foster
Dreamer of dreams, teller of tales
I created this blog for writers, readers, travelers, dreamers, friends and friends I haven’t met yet. I believe everyone has a right to dream and everyone has the capability to make their dreams come true. I wish to share some of my dreams and would love to hear about yours. I welcome any comments, suggestions, words of wisdom and interesting stories.
A bit about me. I am a writer of children’s stories, a retired employment counsellor, and ESL tutor, a wife, mother and grandmother. I love travelling, reading, shoes, cooking, sewing, music, chocolate, walking on the beach and making new friends. My grandson once called me “super-mega-woman-supreme”. I was brought up on a ranch near Medicine Hat, Alberta, where I dreamt of travelling the world and meeting interesting people. I currently divide my time between Orihuela Costa in Spain and the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. My husband, Paul, and I enjoy spending time with our adorable rescue dogs, Dot and Lia.
I can be contacted at email@example.com
My short stories have won prizes and have appeared in a number of anthologies. I have eight published books in a series about a spunky young girl who loves to travel, Amanda in Arabia – The Perfume Flask, Amanda in Spain-The Girl in the Painting, Amanda in England-the Missing Novel, Amanda in Alberta – The Writing on the Stone, Amanda on the Danube-The Sounds of Music, Amanda in New Mexico – Ghosts in the Wind, Amanda in Holland: Missing in Action and Amanda in Malta:The Sleeping Lady. Readers from seven to seventy plus enjoy following Amanda and her adventures. My bilingual book, Pig on Trial/Cerito a juicio is in English and Spanish.
I enjoy sharing my books and writing experience with young readers and am available for guest visits to schools, libraries, coffeeshops and special events, in person and digitally.
My short stories have been included in the following Anthologies:
Visit my website www.darlenefoster.ca
My Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/DarleneFosterWriter/
Follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/supermegawoman
“Never let a day go by without a dream”
Thanks, Bernadette for organizing this Cookbook Confidential Book Club.
And thank you, Darlene, for being such a good friend and your participating in this project.