Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Sharon Clare

 

  Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL** with SHARON CLARE

Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!!  Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of his favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors.

Introducing author, SHARON CLARE, and her favorite recipe for CURRY GLAZED CARROTS!

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BOOK PEEK ~  Love of Her Lives by Sharon Clare

Calum and Beth are soul mates who have lived many lives together until Beth decides to live a life on her own. Left behind in the Upper World, Calum sees a wrongful imprisonment in her future, so he bargains with Finn, an elven trickster to return to Earth, rescue Beth and reclaim her heart. Unfamiliar with the twenty-first century, he must determine who plots against Beth while playing Finn’s passion-provoking game.

Beth has no recollection of their lives together and didn’t ask this sexually-charged stranger to come to her aid. She is horrified to find her house ransacked and her life threatened. With a secret to keep, she takes the greatest risk of all—trusting Calum. Her life soon depends upon re-evaluating everything she thought normal. Their eternal bond will only be saved if Beth can rescue the man who spanned worlds to rescue her.

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 About the author, Sharon Clare….

Sharon Clare lives in Ontario with her husband and three wonderful grown-up kids who come and go from the nest. She fell in love with writing at the University of Toronto where she graduated with a science degree in psychology and professional writing. She writes paranormal romance and has published short stories, art reviews, newsletter and magazine articles. Her favourite place to write is outside under the maple trees beside the trickling pond and blooming lilies.

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LOVE OF HER LIVES

EXCERPT

If the best way to a man’s heart was through his stomach, then tiramisu may just be the best way out of a man’s heart, or so Beth Stewart hoped. She needed all the help she could get. Breaking up with Matthew required tact and diplomacy. Her financial security depended on them remaining friends.

She stood at her kitchen counter, bent over a shopping list, considering the perfect break–up meal. He loved her sweet potato coconut soup, one of the few things about her he’d not tried to improve. Since it was vital they continued to work together amiably until their investment house in Belize sold, she would butter up his palate to ease the breakup.

Matthew, you deserve a woman who is crazy over you … Or one who didn’t see his endless suggestions as a need to control. Was that a good way to start the break–up conversation? Should she wait till dessert?

And what else to serve? Nothing that sparked romance, no chocolate–dipped strawberries tonight. Perhaps tiramisu was too decadent. Perhaps an old–fashioned apple pie to bring thoughts of support, community, the golden rule? Or was she reaching with that?

She should serve something to ensure Matthew left the house after dinner. Baked beans?

She chuckled as she approached her garden shed. A heaping plate of Rocky Mountain oysters would have him running for the curb before dinner. How do you prefer your bull’s testicles, Matthew? Rare? Well done? Roasted in their sac?

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Connect with Sharon Clare & Love of Her Lives

For more Love of Her Lives please visit sharonclare.com

Love of Her Lives is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Google Play (for epub file) and wherever ebooks are sold.

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s, as well as the recipe Sharon is sharing with us today.  Happy eating!

Karen

P.S.  We’re at 58 recipes and counting with this posting.  Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.

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Note from author, Sharon Clare:  Recipe comes from one of the best cooks I know, Barbara Urbain.

 

CURRY GLAZED CARROTS

12 carrots
2 tbsp. butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp. chopped or grated ginger root
1-1/2 tsp. curry powder
1-1/2 cups chicken stock
2 tbsp. honey

Peel carrots, cut into 1/4 inch slices. In a deep skillet, heat butter, garlic, and ginger root over medium heat for 1 minute. Add curry powder and cook for 30 seconds, stirring. Add carrots, stock and honey. Cook until liquid evaporates and carrots are tender and glazed. About 20-30 minutes.

Bon appétit!

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**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  Sharon will give away an electronic copy of LOVE OF HER LIVES to one reader who comments on today’s Karen’s Killer Fixin’s blog.  Winner will be randomly selected and announced Monday.  Thanks, Sharon, for sharing your story, and favorite recipe, with us!
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17 Responses to Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Sharon Clare

  1. Wowsa! Does this ever sound tasty! Although I won’t be up to my eyeballs in Thanksgiving plans for another month, I’m feeling newly confident to have this carrot recipe in hand, since my “assignment” every year to the family extravaganza is to make an appealing side dish.

    Not to mention that’s it’s lovely to see Sharon over here and to enjoy this fun little peek into Love of Her Lives 😀

  2. I really enjoyed learning more about you, Sharon. I’m reading LOVE OF HER LIVES right now, and I LOVE it! 🙂 And thank you for the recipe. It looks delicious and I will use it for our American Thanksgiving next month.

  3. This sounds yummy. Seems like I always just cook carrots and serve them as is. Boring! I think a change is in order. Gotta give this a try soon. Thanks, Sharon. I loved the except of your book, especially the part about asking how he’d like his oysters cooked. “in their sac?” Hilarious!

  4. I never liked cooked carrots until I had them glazed. This looks like a scrumptious recipe and, since my kids LOVE curry, maybe they’ll give it a try.

    Love the foodie excerpt, Sharon.

    I enjoyed finding out about your books too, Karen.

  5. Sharon Clare says:

    Thank you for visiting, Barbara, Deborah, Carol and Alison!!

    I think Karen is on to a good thing with this blog. Her recipe collection looks delicious and no doubt is the best of the best. I know I’m going to be trying quite a few!

    • Karen Docter says:

      Thanks for checking out the collection, Sharon. I’m a foodie and love sharing your recipe this week with my readers! I’m always looking for new recipes and I’m not as familiar with curry dishes as I’d like to be so I’m going to try this one out. Thanks!

  6. Love this recipe, Sharon. Even I can eat it! 😉

  7. YUM! I have personally had the pleasure of tasting Sharon’s killer kitchen magic and don’t doubt this one is a winner.

    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the States for another six weeks. What’s up with thaaaaat?

    Just as well. I’ll know where to find my carrots recipe when I put my shopping list together.

    STILL love that excerpt, Sharon. A break-up dinner. Woot! What others might not YET know, is the hot, hot, hot and turn-the-page magic that follows. I’m forcing myself not to reread LOHL until I get my own WIP done because I accomplished nothing else when I sat down to read it the first time.

    Safe holidays!

  8. Sharon Clare says:

    Yay, Carole! Glad to hear. And thank you, Gloria, for your wonderful praise!! Yes, WIP done, finished, the end! Can’t wait to buy my copy!

  9. R.T. Wolfe says:

    I’ve read this book. My 5-star review is on Amazon and Goodreads. It is a stop-what-you’re-doing-and-read kind of book. Way to go, Sharon!
    -R.T. Wolfe

  10. Sherry Isaac says:

    Any dish that combines honey and curry has to be good, and if it comes from Sharon Clare’s kitchen, or her imagination, all the better. Yum.

  11. Sharon Clare says:

    Thank you so much, R.T.! Right back at you!

    Sherry, thank you! We had these carrots last night for Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone enjoyed. I agree, I love curry!

  12. Sharon Clare says:

    I want to thank Karen for having me on her blog!! I had a great time and I’ve found a gem in Karen’s Killer Fixins, not to mention her books and other blogs. I imagine everyone who visited feels the same.

    You’re a busy woman, Karen!

    I’ve also randomly selected a winner for the free copy of Love of Her Lives. Carol Ritten Smith!!! I’ll be in touch, Carol. And thank you so much for visiting!

    • Karen Docter says:

      You’re welcome, Sharon. It’s been a pleasure having you visit with us. I can’t wait to read your book, and try the recipe. Now to find time to actually cook! 🙂 I hope you’ll come back to visit us someday soon.

      Thanks, too, for picking your winner. I’ll officially announce it everywhere this morning. Congratulations, Carol!! Hope everyone has a delightful day!

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