Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bitten Shame, by Olivia Hardin - Guest Post

Today I am excited to post this guest post from author Olivia Hardin and she brought along Langston. Well, take it away...

Olivia: Hello, Langston. It’s so good of you to sit down with me today.

Langston: *nods with a kind sparkle in his eyes* It is a pleasure to be here, Olivia.

Olivia: Well as you know I’ve been promoting Bitten Shame and since this blog’s about all things food, I thought we’d talk to you. You’re quite the man in the kitchen aren’t you?

Langston: Indeed. I find there is something magical about combining a series of ingredients to make a delicious meal. The magic begins with the person who provides the recipe and grows when the person making the recipe adds to it their own special touch. The final measure arrives when another takes a taste of that concoction. It is an absolute joy to watch a person enjoy something you’ve cooked or baked.

Olivia: In Bitten Shame Jill spends a lot of time watching you cook. What’s that all about?

Langston: *props his heavy torso straight with hands on his knees* Jill is a very dear friend of mine. However, she is like a sun perpetually eclipsed. Her light is there, but it cannot seem to break away from the shadow cast upon it. When she joins me in the kitchen, it seems to relax her. I hope that it will help her resolve her demons.   

Olivia: You seem to care a lot about her. Is there anything more than friendship there? *I wink for effect* 

Langston: *booms with laughter* Hahaha. Olivia, you are the teller of our stories. I believe you know well that my heart is not my own. 

Olivia: *I shrug then nod in acknowledgment* Yessir. Getting back to food – which by the way I am a big fan of–food that is–you have a lot of recipes that you’ve allowed me to share. There’s one at the end of Bitten Shame and then you also have your Very Berry Blueberry muffins in the cookbook Dine with Us: A collection of recipes from the Authors of Indie Writers Unite. Do you have a recipe you’d like to share with the readers here? 

Langston: Well, there is a lovely woman I know. Theresa is a feisty lady full of fire and love. She told me the first thing she learned to cook was scrambled eggs. *beams a fond smile* I believe I recall that she cooked them in a large coffee pot when she was newly married. Later she learned more from her husband’s mother, but she was very proud that her mother-in-law could not make cornbread dressing. Theresa developed her own form of magic in the kitchen. This is the first recipe for cornbread dressing which she learned to make. Aptly, she calls it “Young Me Cornbread Dressing”
  • Bake a big pan of cornbread from scratch.
  • Boil chicken in water with chopped celery, chopped onions, salt and black pepper.
  • Cool, save stock and debone the chicken.
  • Get a can of cream of chicken soup, cream of celery soup, can of cream of mushroom soup
  • Boil 3-4 eggs.
  • Pour stock with celery and onion into cornbread. Add the 3 cans of soup and diced chicken. Mix Well. Add diced boiled eggs, salt, pepper and poultry seasoning to taste.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 1-2 hours.
Olivia: Thanks again, Langston for joining me here today. And thanks Adventures in All Things Food for letting us guest on your blog! Happy Cooking, Baking, Eating and of course Reading!

Find Olivia's books:

Witch Way Bends is Available at Amazon

Bitten Shame is Available at Amazon ~~ Barnes & Noble ~~~ Smashwords

You can also get autographed paperbacks of both books from Olivia’s blog.

Olivia Hardin realized early on how strange she was to have complete movie-like character dreams as a child. Eventually she began putting those vivid dreams to paper and was rarely without her spiral notebooks full of those mental ramblings. Her forgotten vision of becoming an author was realized when she connected with a group of amazingly talented and fabulous writers who gave her lots of direction and encouragement. With a little extra push from family and friends, she hunkered down to get lost in the words. She's also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and is sometimes accused of being artistic, though she's generally too much of a perfectionist to appreciate her own work. A nativeTexasgirl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband Danny and their puppy Bonnie.

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I hope you all enjoyed this guest post treat! I love hearing from authors and finding great new books. Connect with her and find out when she releases new stories. Have a great day.
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