Finding The Write Words with Darlene Fredette

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Foodie Friday - Spinach Tortellini Soup

In the Kitchen with Luanna Stewart

Thank you, Darlene, for inviting me to visit with your readers.

Comfort in a Bowl...
I don’t know about you but I’m ready for this winter to be over. Especially after that brief taste of spring we enjoyed a couple weeks ago. Temperatures hovering around 50F for several days lulled us all into thinking we could pack away our parkas and gloves and dust off our sandals.

Now, it could be that where you live you’re already wearing short flirty skirts and sleeveless tops, and if so I don’t want to hear about it. Up here in Maine we’ve been hit with daytime temperatures in the single digits. Not pleasant. And even though I’m starting to hunger for salads and grilled steak, what my body is craving is warming comfort food, the kind that sticks to your ribs, fills your belly, and makes you feel cosy and toasty.

This soup delivers every time. I got the recipe from my friend Julie more than ten years ago and it has been a staple in my meal planning ever since. One pot, half an hour, and boom! Supper is on the table. Serve with crusty bread to clean the bowl.
GIVEAWAY!
Do you have a favourite soup recipe? One that you turn to when the day, for whatever reason, demands some comfort?
One commenter will receive a hand-knitted (by me) washcloth and a bar of handcrafted soap. (USA and Canada only.)

Let's get to know chef, Luanna!
Luanna Stewart has been creating adventures for her imaginary friends since childhood. As soon as she discovered her grandmother's stash of romance novels, all plots had to lead to a happily-ever-after. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Luanna now lives in Maine with her dear husband, two college boys, and two cats. When she's not torturing her heroes and heroines, she’s in her kitchen baking something delicious. Writing under the pen name Grace Hood, she has two novellas published with The Wild Rose Press.
http://www.luannastewart.com/

Here's a peek at Lunna's book, If Wishes Were Earls
A mysterious letter and an enchanted keepsake promise to lead Miranda to her heart's desire. Or does her heart secretly yearn for more than a sexy earl?

When a mysterious note directs Miss Miranda Large to a tiny village in Cornwall to find her heart's desire, she has no choice but to go. An enchanted keepsake heightens her curiosity. A snowstorm forces her to accept the hospitality of a sullen, albeit sexy and handsome, earl and Miranda's wish doesn't seem so out of reach. 

Edward Penhallion, the 12th Earl of Claverlock, is not in the mood to start his search for a new wife. He wants to be left alone with his books and his dreams of revenge. But the arrival of a headstrong, sharp-tongued spinster forces him to play the charming host. Not a difficult task, given her intelligence and beauty. Suddenly, he’s not terribly eager for her to leave. 

But as the snow falls and the winds blow, Edward discovers there’s more to Miranda than a lively wit and a lovely face. And Miranda wonders if the trappings of wealth are enough for true happiness.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N0QJSHA/
Nook: http://bit.ly/2ifWvXO
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/if-wishes-were-earls-2
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/if-wishes-were-earls/id1184695145?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
All other retailers: https://www.draft2digital.com/book/209375

13 comments:

  1. Good morning, Darlene, and all your readers! I'm so happy to be here where it's warm and cozy.

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    1. Good morning, Luanna! So happy to have you stop by and share your recipe. I love soups, but not a big fan of spinach. Can you substitute the spinach with something else?
      The cover of your story is beautiful!

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    1. Hi Pam, thanks for stopping by. The soup IS delicious, especially on a cold, snowy day.

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  3. Ooooh - I know what I'm making next week when we are expecting single digits...AGAIN. I love making soups. Today I am soaking mixed dried beans. I always add leftover corned beef dinner (cabbage, carrots, potatoes, onions) to the beans to make soup after the boiled dinner. LOVED your Wishes book - was up late 2 nights reading it through.

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    1. Hi Deb, thanks for stopping by. And huge thanks for the kudos on my book! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story.

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  4. I'm lucky that my husband is the cook here, so I'll give him the recipe! Sounds yummy. Can this winter ever end?

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    1. Hi Maggie, you are indeed lucky to have an in-house chef. I'm also starting to wonder if this winter will end. All this white stuff on the ground is depressing!

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  5. The soup recipe looks very yummy--and easy! I'm printing it out to make soon.

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    1. Hi Susan, I hope you enjoy the soup as much as we do. It's SO easy to throw together, and it's quick.

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  6. Hi Pam, Deb, Maggie, and Susan! Thank you for stopping by and checking out Luanna's tasty recipe. She's cooking up a storm and the kitchen is smelling pretty dang good :)

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  7. This soup looks yummy. Better make it before spring comes, which is really soon, right?

    Michelle

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    1. Hi Michelle, thanks for stopping by. Is spring really around the corner? I can't tell with these giant snow banks in the way.

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