Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Before you head off to spend some time with your sweetie, how about some delectable reads from the café? Today’s post features reads from Linn B. Halton and Janice Horton.
Get ready for cupcakes and hot master chefs!
Excerpt From Sweet Occasions
Excerpt from Reaching For the Stars
Recipe of the Day
Author Linn B. Halton says she loves coffee with Tia Maria Liquor. That sounded yummy! I did a little digging and found this gem of a recipe courtesy of Tia Maria themselves. Check out this recipe for Tia Espresso:
- 30 ml TIA MARIA
- 30 ml ESPRESSO
- 30 ml VODKA
- 15 ml LIQUID SUGAR
- COFFEE BEANS
- Combine all ingredients together with cubed ice in a boston and shake. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with coffee beans.
Music of the Day
When I asked our authors about their playlists for these books, Janice Horton had this to say:
In my ‘celebrity chef’ novel, Reaching for the Stars, the stars mentioned both in the title and in the story are based on the famous Michelin star system, the highest accolades awarded to a chef. My title is also a double entendre, of course, meaning that to achieve at the top you have to aim high. I did lots of research for this novel in Michelin-starred kitchens and I spoke to lots of top chefs but didn’t have a music playlist as such during the writing stage. However, I found it very interesting to note that while I was launching my own ‘Reaching for the Stars’ the rapper Will.i.am was making history with his song ‘Reach for the Stars’ when it was played from the surface of Mars and beamed back to Earth on the Mars rover Curiosity – becoming the first song ever to debut from another planet. It certainly got his song noticed and made me wonder how hard it would be to have a book launch in space?!”