Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – 25th April 2017 – Patricia Salamone, Teagan Geneviene, Jane Dougherty and Granny Moon.

Smorgasbord Blogger Daily

Time for the small slice of blogging that I would like to share with you today.. Please do not be shy and add the link to your latest post in the comments.

Patricia Salamone of The Italian Thing book and blog has begun another of her serialised stories. The Hayes Sisters.. Part One.

Clara Hayes sat at her kitchen table sipping a cup of tea and reading the morning paper. She was enjoying the quiet and the sound of the waves from the Atlantic Ocean crashing against the jetty’s that ran along the beach. It was the end of April and the crowds would soon be swarming to the small town of Cape May. The peaceful town would soon be filled with people for the summer. Her sister Lena wasn’t an early riser nor a morning person so Clara had the kitchen to herself.

Head over and read the rest of the first chapter: https://the-italian-thing.com/2017/04/25/the-hayes-sisters-part-1/

Teagan Geneviene shares another snippet from the Roaring Twenties world of flapper Paisley Idelle Peabody… or Pip.. the central character of The Three Things Serial Story. This week Teagan has been collaborating with Dan Antion of No Facilities who posted this first.  The prompt for this snippet was Pancakes and here is an extract from the post.

Horsefeathers! I think I sprained my wrist,” I complained as the iron skillet plopped back onto the stove with a loud clang.

Outside a crow made a cawing sound that might as well have been the bird’s laughter.

“Paisley Idelle Peabody, you will mind your language while you’re in my kitchen,” Granny Phanny warned me.

My grandmother hefted the heavy skillet with a quick motion. A perfectly round pancake sailed high into the air. It landed majestically, golden side up, in the pan. I heard the crow again. If it had a human voice, I was sure it would be saying “Ha! Let’s see you do that.”

Read the whole story about the pancake saga: https://teagansbooks.com/2017/04/22/pip-pancakes-with-dan/

Now a post on book marketing from Jane Dougherty who shares her experience with a promotion on Bookbub. Well worth reading.

As you probably all know, since I’ve been shouting about it enough, Finch Books have been running a promotion on The Pathfinders series. It’s five days since the BookBub feature, which sent the first volume, Abomination, to number one in the US and Australia in Teen Science Fiction and Teen Time Travel and Adventure categories, where Hunger Games and Harry Potter hang out. The glory lasted two whole days before the big boys and girls took the top place back again, but it was a big wonderful experience.

Read the rest of Jane’s informative post: ttps://janedougherty.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/free-books-from-best-selling-author/

Next Granny Moon with a post on one of my favourite herbs .. mint and I have used in a number of ways over the years.. Granny Moon gives us a detailed description of the herb’s properties and its uses.

What do you know about the mint family, Lamiaceae, the sixth- or seventh-largest of the flowering plant families?

There’s a lot to admire about the family of plants that provides most of our common culinary herbs (e.g., basil, oregano, marjoram, rosemary, sage, thyme, summer and winter savories), many of our favorite tea herbs, and dozens (perhaps hundreds) of traditional medicinal herbs, not to mention many aromatics for use in flavorings, perfumes, and cosmetics.

You’ll also find some of them among our favorite landscaping plants. Think salvias, agastaches, and lavenders, bee-balms, hyssop, and Russian sage.

Many, if not most mint-family members contain strongly aromatic oils (think lavender, rosemary, basil, thyme, and sage), which account for their many uses as seasoning, flavoring, and perfuming agents.

Read the rest of the post: https://grannymoon.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/benefits-of-mint-plants-medicinal-culinary-and-more/

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have enjoyed the above posts as much as I have. Sally

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10 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – 25th April 2017 – Patricia Salamone, Teagan Geneviene, Jane Dougherty and Granny Moon.

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