Monday, March 19, 2012

Fast Food For Writers: special report

Hummus, where have you been all my life?

I dragged myself out of bed last week to have lunch with my friend Jennifer.  She shared her White Bean Hummus with me and I thought it was out of this world!  I took her left-overs home with me and enjoyed them for another two days.

On an excursion to the grocery store the other day I found some chickpea hummus in the deli section and brought it home.  At a salad bar I always put chickpeas on my salad, so I figured they'd make pretty good hummus, too.  Boy, was I right.  I sprinkled some chili powder on it (because that's what they did at the restaurant) and ate it with blue corn tortillas and red pepper strips.  Yum.  Six gorgeous Florida strawberries on the side and I called it lunch.

Hummus.  It's fast and delicious.  Try it, you'll like it.

Happy writing.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

What I'm Reading

Resting up from an episode with my back (do they still call it "slipped disc"?) and unable to sit up the past five days, I've had a chance to catch up on some reading. 

While browsing downloadable e-books available from my library I saw one of Linda Lael Miller's cowboy books and borrowed it immediately--A Creed in Stone Creek--and was hooked by the characters, settings, story lines...everything that makes a great cowboy book.  The other books in this mini-part of the larger Creed series are The Creed Legacy and Creed's Honor. 

This led me to the McKettrick series and McKettrick's Luck and McKettrick's Pride.  McKettrick's Heart is being reprinted in May and not available at the library (like I could get there to borrow it...).  There is a vast backlist of Miller cowboy books I look forward to diving into, but I'm just as eager to get back to my own writing.

Can't resist a backyard update:  I had my first Hummingbirds of the season last Sunday--a gorgeous Ruby Throat and a female.  I had to cover my mouth to keep from squealing.  I was so excited and pleased to see them at my feeder.  It's dreary and rainy here today, no one at the feeders but squirrels.

Happy writing (and birdwatching)!