Rebecca J. Clark Delivers the Moon
It’s summer time and what goes great with heat? How about cool and quick food? I have the lovely and talented Rebecca J. Clark with me on the Ranch and she brought the food!
With food we also get a great book and some delish recipes to try at home. Yes folks- things are so safe here on the Ranch that I’m telling you to “Try this at home!”
Let’s get to it, shall we?
The heroine in my newest release, Deliver the Moon, grows her own vegetables so she can have a freshly-picked salad whenever she wants. Just thinking of yummy, fresh veggies gets my mouth watering.
If you are a veggie connoisseur, here are two recipes you might want to try.
SPICY STRING BEANS
(from my sister Laurie’s collection)
12 oz green beans (I like the really skinny variety)
½ c sliced onions
1 clove minced garlic
1 t. crushed red pepper flakes
5 whole dried red chilies
1 t. soy sauce
2 T. oyster sauce
1-2 t. sugar
6 T. chicken broth
1 T. toasted sesame seeds (optional)
Sauté beans and onions in olive oil until surface is blistered. Drain on paper towel. Heat 1 t. olive oil, add garlic, red pepper flakes, whole chilies and stir until garlic is golden.
Add soy sauce, oyster sauce and sugar. Stir quickly. Add chicken broth. Boil for a few seconds and adjust seasonings to taste.
Add beans and sauté until beans are heated through and coated with the sauce. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds if desired. Serves 4.
WILTED GREENS & BACON SALAD
(from my grandmother’s recipe file)
3 bacon slices, cut up
2 c. salad greens (I like a mixture of leaf letter and spinach)
¼ c. chopped onions
Cook the cut up bacon. Drain & wipe out pan. In same pan heat together:
the cooked bacon
¼ c vinegar
1 T Water
1 t sugar
½ t salt
pinch of pepper
Combine greens and onions. Pour hot bacon mixture over greens. Toss and serve immediately. Serves 2-3.
Yummm! Thank you Becky. I have to try these- and your book, Deliver the Moon! Share that with us now.
Author: Rebecca J. Clark
Genre/length: Contemporary romance/novel
Release date: June 22
Once upon a time, he promised her the moon. It’s time to deliver.
Louisa D’Angelo used to believe in happily ever after—until the tragic death of her son and the demise of her marriage. Now, five years later, with her life back in order, she has a great career and a wonderful man in her life. So what if the passion and excitement isn’t there? In her book, passion and excitement only lead to heartbreak. Then, her ex-husband shows up and upsets her tidy little world.
Gabe D’Angelo never believed in happily ever after—until he met Louisa who taught him how to love and be loved. But their happiness was short-lived. Guilt and grief forced Gabe to walk away. Now, though he’s pulled his life together and should be happy, he realizes something’s missing. After seeing her from afar at a family wedding, he knows what it is. It’s Louisa.
The problem is convincing her she’s still in love with him.
Available at The Wild Rose Press: http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=191&products_id=4897
See? Told ya. Great book, great author! Thanks for coming Rebecca.
Posted on 07/03/2012, in Blog Tour, guest blogging, Pen of the Dreamer, The Wild Rose Press, Welcome and tagged #TWRP, Calisa Rhose, deliver the moon, Pen of the Dreamer, rebecca j clark, salads. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.
You’re welcome, Debra. You’ll love the bacon one. Yummy! Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
Thanks for the recipes. The greens and bacon one sounds really yummy! Definitely something crisp and cool for these hot summer days.
Gale, the beans are delish. I might have to make some to go with my grilled salmon and mango/blueberry salsa… 🙂
Nancy, it’s not hot here at all (outside of Seattle). In fact, I’m looking outside right now and it’s windy, gray and rainy. Sigh. In July.
That’s Seattle, Wash for ya. I hope it’s sunny tomorrow. I remember days in Pasco, Wash when temps would rise to 113 in the shade in July.
Hi Calisa & Rebecca! I’m going to make those green beans tomorrow for my bbq. Thanks for sharing. The new release sounds yummy too. Best of luck!
Though it’s not at all hot where I live the recipes sound lovely! What I’ve had today is a dose of that Scottish mist you’ve maybe heard of …all day a murky, misty, dreich, shi*** outllook! Enjoy your heat…:-)))
Thank YOU for having me. These are two of my favorite recipes. 🙂
Hi Rebecca! Thanks for coming to dust. It gets mighty bad out here in Oklahoma, what with us being the dust bowl and all. Plenty of refreshments to go around too! 🙂