Thursday, April 25, 2013

LET'S GET COZY! A BROTH OF BETRAYAL: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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 A BROTH OF BETRAYAL
A Soup Lover's Mystery
BY CONNIE ARCHER
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Even a town called Snowflake, Vermont, has a summer season. In August, Lucky Jamieson’s By the Spoonful serves chilled soups—celery and green onion, cream of asparagus—and salads. The shop also serves as a gathering place to talk about cold-blooded murder...

A protest to stop the construction of an ugly car wash in the middle of the town’s picturesque Village Green is interrupted by the discovery of a skeleton that may date back to the Revolutionary War. While the remains pose a historical mystery, a present-day murder shakes the town to its core when local auto mechanic Harry Hodges is found dead in his shop.

Straining the patience of Chief of Police Nate Edgerton, Lucky soon finds herself in the soup again when her dear friend Elizabeth, the Mayor of Snowflake, goes missing. No matter how much trouble she has to stir up, Lucky is determined to use her noodle to uncover a killer and recover her friend...
 
Recipes included!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Connie Archer was born and grew up in New England, ice skating on neighborhood ponds, clamming on the beach at Cape Cod and skiing in Vermont. “I love every season in New England, but my favorite month is May when the lilacs bloom at the first sign of warmth.”

She attended Boston’s Girl’s Latin School, where she spent six years wading through Caesar’s Gallic War journals and the twelve books of the Aeneid. Happily, her life wasn’t all study. As a teenager, Connie spent her summers performing in a children’s theater troupe that traveled the suburbs of Boston, mounting productions in parks and children’s hospitals. After majoring in biology at Northeastern University, she did an about face and earned a degree in English literature. Since then she’s worked at many different jobs — laboratory technician, cocktail waitress, medical secretary, and dinner theatre actress, to name just a few.

Connie lives in Los Angeles with her family and a cat named Basil.

To find our more about Connie Archer, read her "Bio" on her website HERE.
A "BROTH" RECIPE FROM CONNIE ARCHER:
TOMATO BASIL SOUP
INGREDIENTS:
1 tbl. vegetable oil

½ onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 ½ to 2 pounds ripe tomatoes

3 cups chicken broth or chicken bouillon

1 tbl. brown sugar

fresh basil (10-12 leaves)

1 tbl. grated orange peel

Salt and pepper to taste



DIRECTIONS:
In a large pot, saute the onion and garlic in vegetable oil for a few minutes until softened. 


Chop the tomatoes into small pieces and add to the pot with the chicken broth. 



Add the orange zest and brown sugar.  
Stir and simmer the mixture for 20 minutes until the ingredients are cooked.  
Puree the mixture with a wand or in a blender.  
Add 10 to 12 freshly torn basil leaves to the pot.  
Simmer a few more minutes, add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, and garnish each bowl with a fresh basil leaf.


Serves 4.  
HAVE YOU READ THIS OTHER BOOK BY CONNIE ARCHER?
A MAP OF LUCKY JAMIESON'S SNOWFLAKE VILLAGE:

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