The Knight cousins from Florida have been visiting and we have been eating like kings. Unfortunately, we have demolished each meal before I could think to get a picture. Except for last night . . .
Thanks to our friend Cory who sent me the link to the recipe
(HERE )and encouraged me to try it. It required sending off for the yellow pepper paste but aside from that, it was an easy recipe -- chicken and butternut squash braised in coconut milk that is flavored with the fruity/hot yellow pepper paste. It could almost be a Thai recipe -- except it's Peruvian.
We served it over rice and accompanied it with a spinach/grapefruit/ strawberry salad, dressed with vinaigrette and garnished with pistachios and dried cherries.
Dessert was The Ultimate Chocolate Cake (See THIS POST) and coconut ice cream. We will be in penitential eating mode for the foreseeable future. . .
When I saw this pot on my friend Barb's blog, I knew I'd found the perfect birthday present for my sister-in-law Fay who's been a steadfast member of the resistance in Charlottesville for some time now. Fay is my hero.
Fay has marched and carried signs and stood up to speak truth to power. She was there protesting at the rally where a woman was killed when one of the neo-Nazi/white supremacists drove a car into the crowd. And still she persists.
When I contacted Barb (her website is HERE) and asked about buying the pot, she said it wasn't for sale but she'd make me another. And she did and I had the pleasure of meeting a long time blog/Facebook friend in person.
Happy birthday to Fay and many thanks to Barb for the perfect gift!
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I'm the author of The Elizabeth Goodweather Full Circle Farm Appalachian Mysteries from Bantam Dell. The series includes SIGNS IN THE BLOOD (LA MONTAGNE DES SECRETS in France), ART'S BLOOD, (LE SECRET DES APPALACHES in France,) OLD WOUNDS,IN A DARK SEASON (Anthony Nominee, Best PBO), and UNDER THE SKIN. There's also THE DAY OF SMALL THINGS (a spinoff/standalone)chronicling the unexpected life story of Miss Birdie, one of Elizabeth's neighbors.
Currently I have just completed a historical novel, dealing with a massacre in my county during the Civil War.
I came to this weird business late (my first novel was published in 2005) and am still trying to figure it out.
As my novels are set in a place much like my real life home, I thought I'd use this blog to share pictures of our farm and county. I've been blogging for nearly nine years now, on an almost daily basis, and the topics have ranged from writing, chickens, food, books, quilts, flora and fauna of all sorts, to the occasional tiny rant. There's no plan, but there are lots of pictures.
There's more information about me and my books on my web site: http://vickilanemysteries.com/