Saturday Snack Time, July 5, 2014

It’s Independence Day weekend here in the States. After the farmer’s market this morning, hubby and I are enjoying time with friends and then going dancing. But first, I’m trying a little something different this weekend with a third post for the week. I can’t promise I’ll do one of these every week, but I wanted a spot to stash all the fun links I come across that I think others might enjoy. Plus, I’ll occasionally do a review of new books by authors I’ve already featured recently on the blog.

But all, you know, snack-sized. Let’s get snacking, shall we?

What would 4th of July weekend be without all-American cherry pie? With Amaretto whipped cream.

Our farmer’s market had the first peaches of the year on Thursday. You might consider making these peaches and cream cupcakes if cherries aren’t your thing.

Because we women could all use a little empowerment this week.

In the summer, I pretty much have a permanent tan line from these. I wear them everywhere. I just thought you should know that.

Hot preppy farmer in the hay photos from a very unlikely source. Just scroll down.

Did you read Emma Barry’s post this week on Nationalism and Romance? I’m particularly struck by her observation that even non-American writers seem to set many books in the U.S. Personally, I wish they wouldn’t, but that may be a “me” thing. It’s impossibly rare to accurately capture places like New York or Memphis if you haven’t been there. Also, she refers to Laura Florand’s book The Chocolate Thief, which happens to be what I’ll be reviewing on Monday! Come on back.

Finally, this week was a big one for Cooking Up Romance. I got my very first press! Kiersten Hallie Krum from Lady Smut did an interview with me on Monday so head over there if you missed it and want some behind-the-scenes scoop.

Have a great weekend, folks!

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