Being the Wine Lover’s Mystery author is really tough. The research alone is nearly unbearable. Oh please, you know that if you know me that I am being a real smart ass here. Come on, how tough can sipping on some decent wine be? Can you believe I even wrote “sipping,” there? Again if you know me, you’re probably laughing and if you don’t, you’re either thinking that I am crazy or a lush or both. I’m not, well, I don’t think I’m a lush. I could be crazy though. I do write murder mysteries and my husband has to remind me on occasion that my characters are not real people. I’m not entirely convinced of that. Writing the Nikki Sands mysteries (the other name for The Wine Lover’s)is a lot of fun, not just because I get to drink wine and figure out what the wine tasting notes are for the parts in the books where I’ve included recipes and wine pairings, but mostly what I enjoy about this series is growing the characters. When I started out the series with Murder Uncorked, Nikki Sands was an actress and a waitress in the evenings who was kind of a Renaissance woman who prided herself on being a student of life—and that included learning everything possible about wines. Her know-all paid off when she impressed the dashing Derek Malveaux (owner of Malveaux Estate Wines) with her extensive knowledge. Now working on the 6th book in the series, Nikki has come a long way, except she still seems to have the bad luck of discovering dead bodies wherever she goes. For this week’s recipe I decided to post a delicious dessert that I enjoy making (and eating). Hope you will give it a try and let me know what you think. Cheers,
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Educating about CVS (cyclic vomitting syndrome). My son has this and not many know about it. Autism, saving wild horses.