Curried Deviled Eggs #Recipe

Easter is just a couple weeks away and that means we’ll all have extra boiled eggs. This recipe for Curried Deviled Eggs is one delicious way to use them.

Curried Deviled Eggs

Curried Deviled Eggs

6 Boiled Eggs, peeled

1/3 Cup Mayonnaise

2 Teaspoons Yellow Mustard

1 Teaspoon Curry Powder

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

2 Tablespoons Celery, minced

2 Tablespoons Zucchini, minced

Sweet Paprika for garnish

  1. Cut the eggs in half, placing the yolks into a bowl and the whites on a serving plate.
  2. Combine the egg yolks with the mayonnaise, mustard, curry powder, and salt. Stir until completely combined. Add the celery and zucchini to the filling mixture and stir to incorporate.
  3. Fill the egg cavities with the filling, mounding it up for a nice, generous portion. Garnish each egg with a bit of paprika. Cover and chill thoroughly before serving. Store leftovers, covered, in the refrigerator. Curried Deviled Eggs will keep for three days.

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Airboat ride through the Everglades—hard pass on the frog legs

I am so excited to write this blog today and share with my fellow South Floridians the amazing wildlife and nature trails we have in our backyard. I can’t remember all that our driver said about fresh water and salt water and Lake Okeechobee, but to be honest, my attention was on the alligators we saw everywhere. And blue herons, which seem to be a thing in my life that I plan on delving into later. Yellow snapping turtles you don’t want to mess with either, or the saw grass that is smooth if you touch it the right way, but can cut you to the bone if you do it wrong. Lots of dangerous beauty. 

I can’t believe that I’ve lived in Florida since 2001 and this is the first time I’ve done this—sure, we did other gator tours with the kids, so I’m not sure how we missed the airboat. I highly recommend it if you have the chance! At no time did I feel unsafe as the guides were fun and informed, and told us to keep our hands inside the boat if we wanted to keep our fingers, lol

Air plants, willow leaves that cowboys  used to chew after a long day to relieve pain, and the bulb of the lily plant the Indians (I can’t remember the tribe) could eat for nourishment. Our driver (Sam) had us whipping around the two foot-deep water between twenty-five to thirty miles an hour at one point—a blast! He gave us cotton for our ears to help with the giant fan behind us. I would do it again in a flash, I had so much fun. We passed a grove of mangroves and we were allowed to get out of the boat, into the clear water. I sank into the soft spongy mud but what a thrill.

We used Coopertown Airboats: http://coopertownairboats.com/

 

Have a wonderful day!

<3

Traci

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Red Sparrow, Movie and Book

Norman and I listen to a lot of books, and I decided to try Red Sparrow, maybe because it had been made into a movie. The book turned out to be a really good spy story. The sequel, Palace of Treason, was almost as good. But I was looking at reviews of the third book, The Kremlin’s Candidate, and could see that it ended very badly. Plus there were complaints that the author rushed through it, based on his forgetting a lot of details from the first two and his changed use of language. (You can draw your own conclusions about why that might have happened.) I don’t want to read the third book, but I did want to see what happened with a Hollywood treatment of the first.

We watched it on DVD, and I thought they did a pretty good job of boiling down a long book for the big screen. (Actually, it would have been a lot better as a Netflix series where they could have developed the characters and the plot.) They took a lot of shortcuts—like starting the movie well into where the book began and combining Dominika’s sparrow training with espionage officer school. Plus Joel Edgerton was all wrong for my mental picture of the hero. He was perfect for Zero Dark Thirty. But he doesn’t look like a guy who comes from an old Southern family with money.

After we saw the movie, I started reading reviews. A lot of people hated it. One guy was going to give it three stars, until he got to see Jennifer Lawrence naked. Then his enthusiasm went up significantly.

There’s a lot of exploitive sex in the movie, plus a lot of other violence and torture. But conversely, it doesn’t have as much action as the average movie based on comic-book characters. Nor does it have impossible acrobatic feats like jumping 10 yards from one building to another or hanging from a moving helicopter.

Many people couldn’t follow the twists and turns of the plot and weren’t sure about the heroine’s motivation. I had no problem because I knew the story, although the film changed a major element in the climactic moments. A lot of people thought that the relationship between the h/h was not developed well enough. Again, I got plenty of this development in the book.

If you saw the movie—give the book a try. And if you like a great spy novel, with lots of authentic details about how the CIA operates plus a good romance, you’re in for a treat.

Did you see the movie? What did you think? What about the book?

Rebecca York’s latest romantic suspense

Root Canal’s, Dentists, and romance?

So, this week I had to have TWO root canals. TWO. Now, I’m not a fan of dentists. As a matter of fact, I’m terrified of them. I’d rather have a colonoscopy than go to the dentist. Well, that’s not entirely true. I’m one of the few people who get violently ill when doing the prep…so.

Anyway, there isn’t anything sexy about going to the dentist. Or is there?

In my novella, Playing with Fire, which is in the Unforgettable Charmers Boxset my heroine is a dentist. She’s super cute. Smart. But coming off a bad relationship. Her neighbor is a firefighter who also has a fear of dentists. So much so, he tried to avoid them at all costs. He’s even had the hygienist help him escape after having his teeth cleaned.

That is until he breaks a tooth.

Heather, our heroine, is very good at her job and not only manages to get our reluctant hero into her chair, but she steals his heart.

I’m always asked where I get my stories. And I always answer: From my life! Sort of.

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