Thursday, May 1, 2014

New Release and A Recipe With Eva LeFoy:

Hi everyone! Today, we are being visited by Eva LeFoy. She's been kind enough to stop by to share her newest release and a recipe. 

Here's a bit about Eva and a few ways you can contact her:

Eva Lefoy writes and reads all kinds of romance, and is a certified Trekkie. She’s also terribly addicted to chocolate, tea, and hiking. One of these days, she’ll figure out the meaning of life, quit her job, and go travel the galaxy. Until then, she’s writing down all her dirty thoughts for the sake of future explorers.

Before we get into Eva's newest book, Rekindling The Flame, let's heat things up with some Pancake Perversion! Please give a warm welcome to Eva LeFoy:

Sometimes I get into the mood for savory. I like sticky, caramelized, slightly burnt bits of things. It’s probably an inherited trait. Every once in a while, mom would make burnt toast. Just because she liked it or felt she needed it that particular day. I’m the same way. Some days, garlic ice cream sounds GOOD. Most would say, “Ewww!” and on most days I’d agree with them. But every once in a while…

This morning, I decided to hike. Yep. Up the hill once more with my aching legs (I hiked the day before), dragging my tired body, making my heart pound as I went. To do that, I thought I’d better have some breakfast. Pancakes specifically. But, it was apparently one of those days… My tastebuds didn’t want sickly sweet store bought syrup. Ugh! My tastebuds wanted savory. Real flavor. Intense. Earthy. So here’s what I did.

I took a pear – I’m also a BIG fruit for breakfast person – peeled it and cut it up, then tossed it in the pan with butter. Yep, get that sugar in the fruit to come out a bit by heating it, plus, I’m no stranger to the concept of fruit in pancakes, and I don’t relish half-raw fruit in my griddlecakes! So cooking it first seemed a good idea. Then I got another good idea – adding a shallot. Sweet and savory. Tangy and tart. I wanted a dark, heavy flavor in my pancakes so I added some cardamom and some ginger, and brown sugar. (I love caramelized things, but hate to wait!)

I let those cook for a while as I sipped my second cuppa and got out the Fannie Farmer Cookbook. A tried and true resource in our house, it always gets used for pancakes. I made them according to her recipe, then added the fruit and shallot mixture and started making my cakes. Her official recipe is:

Put in a mixing bowl:
½ cup milk
2 Tbs melted butter
1 egg

Beat lightly. Sift:
1 cup all purpose flour (or, in my house, we call it all –porpoise!)
2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbs sugar
½ tsp salt

Add to the milk mixture all at once. Stir just enough to dampen the flour. Add enough milk to make the batter about as thick as heavy cream.

They were lumpy and took a while to cook, and Fannie was probably rolling in her grave, but they were yummeh and made me want to try different combinations of spices until I hit upon just the right one. As it was, I ate three of them without any butter or syrup and thought they were great! I could feel the power seeping back into my bones and before I knew it, I was ready to hike.

I saved some pics for you of my experiment. If anybody has spicing suggestions or other combos to try, let me know. I’ll surely need them for “those days” in the future when I just need something… different.

Thanks for having me here today!


P.S. if you like to try a different flavor every now and then, why not try Rekindling the Flame, out now from Secret Cravings Publishing? It’s a short, hot read about a married couple who’ve lost the spark and find it again in an unusual place. Or two. After all, more than one can’t hurt, right?

 Wow! Thank you so very much for sharing that with us, Eva. I love the way you think! And I see we have a ton in common. Fabulous hike photo. I'd love to visit there. I'll bring my own coffee and some supplies. We'll make a unique meal and own those hills :)

Now, let's show everyone your hot, new book:


Sometimes love needs a second chance.

Travel and work take a toll on Marcy and Paul’s marriage, bleeding the passion out of a once loving relationship. One day, Paul decides he’s had enough. He takes Marcy on a weekend trip to rekindle their romance and won’t take no for an answer.

Marcy’s sick and tired of Paul’s constant travel and the wedge it drives between them. Depression skyrockets her weight, so she’s surprised when Paul wants between her thighs all weekend – over and over again. Can she put aside her fears and reach for what she wants so badly before this second chance at love slips right out of her hands?

Rekindling the Flame is available now at:

How excited are you for this book? I'm rushing over to get my own copy right now. And I definitely see some perversion...maybe with pancakes, maybe my immediate future (wink, wink).

Again, thank you so much for stopping by, Eva. Please visit us again soon. It's been so great having you here.


writery said...

Thanks for hosting me here. I hope to come back and bring another foodie report soon. :)

Madison Sevier said...

Anytime <3 I'd love to see you again <3