Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sicilian Caponata

Looking for a fun appetizer to take on your summer picnic? This would be an excellent choice. Over the fourth of July weekend I had some extra time to try some new recipes. This one was fun and easy! Sicilian Caponata consists of diced eggplant, onion, celery, diced tomatoes, basil, pine nuts, and yellow raisins! YUM!!!

I found the recipe on Stacey Snacks, a great blog. You should visit Stacey and see some of her other treats.. I give her credit for the recipe but the picture above is my finished creation!

It does make a lot so I'm thinking that later in the week I can toss it over pasta for dinner.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Summer Reading

The Violets of March

By Sarah Jio

This last week on my trip to the library I picked up a book by chance and had no idea at the time that I would have picked an all time winner!

On Friday evening late, I started The Violets of March and had finished it by Saturday afternoon!

A wonderful story that is set on Bainbridge Island , a ferry ride west of Seattle.

The story is a combination of mystery and a love story.

I wasn't familiar with the author Sarah Jio so I went to her site

and found a wonderful surprise. A trailer video of the book. I understand this is a new way to promote a book and this trailer is especially nice. Give it a view.

I will definitely be looking for more of Sarah's books!

This is a thumbs up for a summer read at the beach.