Writers Scotch and Salad diet

The food pyramid floats on an ocean of Scotch. Salads and other dishes that complement single malts.

How the Writer’s Scotch and Salad Diet Came to Be–PLUS a Recipe and an Excerpt

OK–I teased you last week about a vampire post with this: And the blood sucking will commence–but not this week. I’m a guest on fellow author Peggy Jaeger’s blog where you can find a little bit about the fabulous Writers Scotch and Salad Diet along with an excerpt from Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones. Follow this link to the fun on Peggy Jaeger’s blog. BTW–Big News!! Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones is a FINALIST for a Prism Award. This prize is offered by the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance Writers, a chapter of the Romance Writers of America. I’m…
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Sorchia’s Whisky Quiz

As winter drags on…and on and on and on… I sometimes reach for a taste of Sunshine in a Bottle to stave off the seasonal depression. Of course, I mean whisky (or whiskey—you’ll learn the difference in a minute if you don’t already know.) Distillation to produce liquor has been around since at least 800 B.C.  We can thank the sometimes dark art of alchemy. Yep—alchemists living in the small numbered years of A.D. perfected the distillation process as they sought to transmute lead to gold.  When they stumbled on the recipe for Scotch, one can imagine, a fair number…
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Holy Guacamole: This Week’s Scotch and Salad Diet Entry

A quick little recipe today—Spring fever has hit—Hard! And all I want to do is stroll in the woods and play.   Guacamole!   A couple of avocados—Try to catch them during the thirty seconds between hard as bullets and green mush. Fresh cilantro—two tablespoons minced—The more the merrier. Tomatoes—a couple of Romas or one large slicing tomato. ½ cup Green peppers—One medium sized green, red, or yellow bell pepper. Try a jalapeno and/or a red chili pepper. Any combination will do—about ½ a cup Onion—at least half an onion—1/2 cup Lemon juice—freshly squoze or squeezed or squozen—very painful for…
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Scotch and Salad Diet—Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Fennel dressing

As I was doing the bi-weekly torture that is grocery shopping, I was delighted to find the first shipment of strawberries—at least the first shipment at a reasonable price. Before I knew what was happening, a large box of strawberries found its way into my cart and refused to leave. Not far down the vegie aisle, I also discovered fresh parsley and cilantro—apparently a mistake. They too insisted on accompanying me on my travels.   For months, the best I could hope for in the way of herbs has been dried ginger roots and the occasional wilted tuft of cilantro. Fresh…
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