Baking Spirits Bright By Sarah Fox: Review/Giveaway

by Sandra Murphy

Larch Haven, Vermont is made for winter. It’s like an Italian city was transplanted into frigid temperatures. There are frozen canals to skate your way around town, the restaurant is called The Gondolier, the chocolate shop features chocolate gondolas filled with truffles. When Christmas is just around the corner, trees and windows are twinkling with lights, and a baking competition is underway. It seems everything is perfect.

Food & Christmas Mysteries!

by Sandra Murphy

We have reviews of 2 food related mysteries this week, and one of them is set at Christmas time-Case of the Bleus by Korina Moss and Death by Peppermint Cappuccino by Alex Erickson. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of both books and links to purchase them from Amazon at the end of each review--you may not see those links if you have adblocker.

Reedley College Agriculture Business Students Thrive in Olive Oil Enterprise

by Jim Mulligan

Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of the eastern Central Valley of California, Reedley College is home to a unique and thriving agricultural endeavor that is allowing students to gain hands-on experience in the world of business and marketing. Agriculture Business students at the college are taking the olives grown on campus and turning them into bottled, marketable olive oil, offering a taste of entrepreneurship and marketing prowess.

Cozy Mysteries & Thanksgiving Leftovers

by Victoria Hamilton

Hello, dear readers! In Queensville, Michigan (location of Sieve and Let Die, Vintage Kitchen Mystery #11) Jaymie Leighton Müller has a busy busy life, with multiple jobs, a food column in the local newspaper called Vintage Eats, a food blog, a husband, a daughter, and volunteering at the local historic home.

5 Great Legume Recipes That You’ll Never Tire Of

by staff

Legumes are highly nutritious and a great source of plant-based protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Beans and pulses make up part of the legume family, are incredibly affordable, and offer so many versatile meal plan options. They are a fantastic staple that should be a common part of your diet. Try these budget-friendly, versatile, and nutritious recipes for your next meal with your family or for a late weeknight dinner made in an instant.

Murder at the Pumpkin Pageant By Darci Hannah: Review/Giveaway/Recipe

by Cynthia Chow
& Darci Hannah

As much as Beacon Bakeshop owner Lindsey Bakewell appreciates the Halloween season and the town’s Halloween Bash celebrations, she’s at her limit with the pranks and trick-before-treats shenanigans. Waking up every day to find a different horror movie icon hanging outside of her lighthouse home has gotten old, especially since she already has the in-house ghost of Captain Willy Riggs haunting the tower. Not sharing Lindsey’s sentiment is her best friend Kennedy Kapoor, who is doing everything she can to promote the Beacon Harbor Halloween Bash’s Pumpkin Pageant.

A Sense for Murder By Leslie Karst: Review/Giveaway

by Sandra Murphy

Chef Sally Solari inherited the French-Polynesian restaurant, Gauguin, after the death of her aunt. Her father was none too pleased that she left the family's Italian seafood restaurant located on the historic Fisherman's Wharf. He’s got another gripe now—customers don’t like stepping over homeless people who are sleeping in the doorways and hurting business.

Discover Uptown Sprouts: A Locally Owned Gem in Kingsburg

by Molly Eide Marquez

Nestled in the heart of California's Central Valley, Kingsburg is a charming town known for its agricultural roots, friendly atmosphere, and now, the culinary gem that is Uptown Sprouts. This locally owned and operated restaurant, founded by the dynamic Pam Stepanian, has quickly become a favorite not only among Kingsburg locals but also among travelers from across the world who visit the area.

Mysteries For Your Fall TBR!

by Cynthia Chow

This week we have reviews of 3 more fun mysteries for your fall reading tbr-All that Glitters Isn’t Gold: A Whit and Whiskers Mystery by Gabby Allan, Death of a Clam Digger: A Hayley Powell Food & Cocktails Mystery by Lee Hollis, and Steeped in Malice: A Tea by the Sea Mystery by Vicki Delany.



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