Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Most Interesting Book.....

I was surfing the "net" the other day and came across this incredible book. Since our interests have turned to being prepared and self-sufficiency, reading about this book really peaked my interest.  So I ordered it... and it is the most interesting book.

Whether you have ancestry from the Mormon Pioneers or not, this book is full of tidbits of information on gardening (both flower and vegetable), keeping chickens and baking bread. Wonderful stuff.

There is a chapter in there about "wild yeast" bread and I learned something so new---yet the concept is thousands of years old---that I have been thinking about it ever since..  Wild Yeast is what was used to rise bread for generations of time before the little packets of yeast were created for a quick rise.

Part of the gluten problem of today is that quick rise bread is made of the quick rise yeast.  No one was ever allergic to bread back in the day with wild yeast. The yeast is created over time and is not so harsh on the stomach.  It's similar to a sour dough but you "catch" the yeast in the air and keep it as a starter in the refrigerator.  The link to the book is below.

More info on Wild Yeast Starter:

A very fascinating topic!!!

More Articles Published........

I've been working on several articles about being single and they have finally been published on the Deseret News website. The first:

The second:

Take a look and see what you think!!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Queen In Exile Blog Tour

This is an amazing book. I loved reading every minute of it.  I had an idea that the story was of a princess but it far surpassed my expectation.  It is a fantastic story with so much power and punch; it keeps you going from the first page to the very last. 

There are lots of realistic characters (which is important to me) and a love story that has unpredictable twists and turns.  Donna writes with such passion, she tells a wonderful story.  See below for a chance to win a free copy!!!!

Queen in Exile  is
combination of fantasy and romance. 
Don't miss your the
chance to win this thrilling tale.

Queen in Exile

by Donna Hatch

Rumors of war hang over Princess Jeniah's peaceful country of Arden, a
land that shuns both magic and warfare. Following a lifelong dream,
Jeniah forms a telpathic bond with a revered creature called a chayim,
who is prophesied to save her kingdom. But when a Darborian knight comes
upon Jeniah with her chayim, he sees only a vicious monster about to
devour a maiden, and he slays the beast.

Devastated by the loss
of her chayim, and fearing that her own magic is evil, Jeniah doubts her
destiny. When an enemy invades Arden City, they slaughter the people,
storm the castle, and execute the entire royal family except the
princess. Rescued by the knight who slew her chayim, Jeniah is now heir
to the throne of Arden and the only hope for freeing her people from

On the run and hunted by enemy soldiers, Jeniah must
place her life and the fate of her kingdom in the hands of this trained
killer. Torn between embracing her destiny as queen of Arden, and her
love for a mere knight, she must ultimately rely on her magic to save
herself and her people from death and tyranny.

March 7-Peggy Urry
March 8-Janette Rallison
March 9-Lydia Lindsey
March 12-Anna Arnett

Barbara White Daille
March 14-Valerie Ipson
March 25-Valerie Steimle

Want a win one of three copies of Queen in Exile? It's easy.

1. Visit the fabulous reviews and leave a comment letting us know why you're excited to read Queen
in Exile
. Remember to include your email address.
2. If you tweet about the blog tour, post about it on your blog or facebook, or become a fan
of  Romance Author Donna Hatch on Facebook, leave the link in the comments section and you'll receive an additional entry.

All entires need to be left by Midnight
MST, Sunday, March 25, 2012. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I think the world is coming to an end.......

We were gone all weekend and I had been out of touch with my world in Alabama.  So I'm talking on the phone  with a friend and she mentions brooms standing up by themselves.  What??? I say..... Brooms standing up on end. People on Facebook are talking about brooms standing up on end. Something to do with the gravity of the world and all the stars lining up.  So I go and get my broom and unbelievable as it may sound....there it is ......standing up by itself.  I had to take a picture.  Unbelievable...Where else is this happening!!!!  After some research on the internet I found out it happened back in 2009 in the Fall...very strange.