Friday, June 19, 2015

Cozy Food Friday!

That means it's time to share a recipe from 
another great cozy mystery!

Today I'm featuring a recipe from the cozy mystery 
Book 6 in the Farmers' Market Mystery series
Paige Shelton

The New York Times bestselling author of Merry Market Murder returns to Bailey’s Farmers’ Market where Becca Robins must get her cousin out of a jam…
This summer, Becca is looking forward to selling her delicious jams and preserves, but things are changing fast at the farmers’ market. A fleet of food trucks has arrived for a two week visit, peddling cupcakes, tacos, chicken wings, and more—including a gourmet hot dog  truck operated by Becca’s own cousin, Peyton.

Tensions between truck operators and market vendors over their required licenses reach a crescendo when the town’s  business  manager is murdered. With Peyton already under suspicion of stealing money and a secret recipe from the restaurant where she worked in Arizona, the cops start grilling her as their prime suspect. Now it’s up to Becca to clear her cousin and find out who at the market gave themselves a license to kill…

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On to the recipe!

A seafood twist on tacos

Taco Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil 
1 clove garlic, minced 
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
20 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 
4 corn tortillas 
oil for frying 
diced tomatoes 
sliced avocado 
cilantro lime sour cream (recipe below)


In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, kosher salt, and cumin. Add in shrimp and toss to coat completely. 

Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. 

Cook shrimp together in skillet on medium heat until pink and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat and cover to keep warm. 

Coat the bottom of a small pan with oil, about 2 tablespoons. Heat over medium-high heat. 

Cook tortilla in pan one at a time until soft, about 30 seconds on each side. As you cook each tortilla, place them on paper towels to absorb any left over oil. 

Then fold over to make a taco shell. 

In a separate bowl, mix together all the ingredients  for the lime cilantro sour cream. (below) 

Spoon 5 shrimp into each taco shell. Top with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and cilantro lime sour cream.  

Makes 4 servings 

Cilantro Lime Sour Cream Ingredients

1/4 cup sour cream 
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 
1/4 teaspoon cumin 
juice and zest from 1 lime 
salt to taste 


Mix together all the ingredients  for the lime cilantro sour cream.

Top tacos. 

Please note that all food photos are from Google Images and Pinterset. Your version may vary in appearance.


I can’t say enough good things about the Farmer’s Market Mystery series. It has been a delight since book one and only gets better with each installment!

Every trip I take to Monson and Bailey’s Farmer’s Market is more enjoyable than the ones before. The reason for that is quite simple . . . author Paige Shelton’s writing. She takes each new installment of this series to a new level, all the while maintaining the original feel of the series which made readers fall in love with it in the first place.

BUSHEL FULL OF MURDER was a real page turner that I hated to put down for even a moment. The murder happens close to eighty pages into the book, which gave a wonderful depth to the setup of the story. I’ve said this a lot, but I enjoy a book more when the author takes the time at the beginning to let the reader really feel like a part of the story before the body is found. Once the murder did take place, the story became even more riveting. Packed with plenty of suspects and loads of questions, this was a wonderfully plotted mystery that will have readers turning up the volts on their thinking caps!

BUSHEL FULL OF MURDER was a bushel full of excitement and fun. Way to go Ms. Shelton!

And don’t forget to check out the back of the book for some great recipes.

Please keep reading and check out my 
installments of 
Book Beginnings on Fridays
The Friday 56


My Book Beginnings and Friday 56
 for this week are from 
Book 2 in the Read 'Em and Eat Mystery series
by Terrie Farley Moran

From the national bestselling author of Well Read, Then Dead comes the second mystery featuring Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield, who bring Fort Myers Beach, Florida, residents plenty of sinful treats and killer reads at their bookstore cafĂ©, Read ’Em and Eat.

Happy to help her fellow bibliophiles, Sassy visits the local library with book donations for their annual fundraising sale. Unfortunately, the welcoming readers’ haven is in turmoil as an argument erupts between an ornery patron and new staff member, Tanya Lipscombe—also known as “Tanya Trouble.” She may lack people skills, but everyone is shocked when she’s later found murdered in her own hot tub.

The man last seen arguing with Tanya is soon arrested. But Alan Mersky, a veteran with PTSD, happens to be the brother of Sassy’s former boss—and he’s no murderer. Now it’s up to Sassy and Bridgy to clear Alan’s name and make sure the real killer gets booked.

Includes a recipe for Miss Marple scones!

Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader
Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading

My Book Beginnings...

Bridgy Mayfeild's aunt Opheila tapped her extra-long, shocking pink fingernails impatiently on the countertop beside the cash register.  

"Really, how long can it take to pack a few scones and fill a thermos with tea?"

I held my tongue, reminding myself there was no point in answering. She never paid the least attention to what anyone had to say unless they were spouting lavish words of praise directed at Ophie herself. Everything else flew right past her. 

Bridgy came out of the kitchen. She placed the tea-filled thermos and a box of scones in front of her aunt. "I tied your pastry box with a fancy lace ribbon. When you open the box, each scone is resting in it's own little doily. Do you want cocktail-sized napkins rather than lunch napkins?. More festive, I always think. "

Ophie's mood swung from frozen latte to southern syrup. 

"Here you go qussying up the tea I'm sharing with a new client to make it look like I fussed to the moon and back. Why, honey chile, in't no wonder you're my favorite relative."  Ophie reached across the counter to pat Bridgy on the cheek and spotted a cardboard box half filled with assorted books. "What is that? A new shipment? Shouldn't you get those books on a shelf ? How can folks buy them if they don't know you have them?" 

She turned to me. "Sassy. you're the book maven. What are you waiting for?"

The Friday 56 is a meme hosted by Freda's Voice
Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's okay.) *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you. *Post it.

My Friday 56...

". . . we can go for a brief ride around town. But no kayaks. No boats of any sort." I had to lay down some sort of rules so she wouldn't be confident that she could talk me into any crazy thing she wanted to do, which of course she could.

Tuesday, July 7!

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  1. A yummy post as usual and the 56 quote sounds interesting.
    Enjoy your book and your weekend.
    Here's my 56:

    1. Thanks for visiting, Sharon! Heading over to yours now!

  2. Both of those books sound great and that recipe looks yummy! :)

    Friday Memes

    1. Thanks for coming by, Stormi! I've only read one of the books so far, the Famers' Market book and it was wonderful. I have read the first book in the Read 'Em and Eat mystery series and It was one of my favorite books of all last year. I can't wait to get started on the new on! Heading over to your blog now!

  3. Both books look delicious, as do the recipes. I love a good Farmer's Market.

    Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE NEIGHBORS”

    1. Thank for stopping by! I haven't been a a good farmers' market in ages! Heading over to visit your blog now!

  4. Great review, Lisa of BUSHEL FULL OF MURDER. And I love anything made with shrimp.

    CAUGHT-DEAD HANDED sounds like a great cozy.

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

  5. Shrimp tacos? I've had fish tacos, but never shrimp. I'm going to have to try that. :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

  6. Both these books sound good. So do the shrimp tacos. This week I am spotlighting First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones. It's been on TBR mountain for a while. Happy reading!

  7. Sounds like a funny cast of characters, essential to a cozy mystery. My mouth is watering for shrimp tacos, hopefully this weekend!
    Hope you can stop by.

  8. Thanks, Lisa! Have a great weekend!

  9. The shrimp tacos look delish - I'm going to have to check out the series - thanks for the review. Good choice for your Book Beginnings and Friday 56 too!

  10. I've never had anything but a beef taco. I'd love to try fish and shrimp though.
    Both books sound like great reads though!
    Happy weekend!

  11. The 56 is interesting, thanks for sharing. :)

  12. Hi Lisa, Bushel Full of Murder looks like a great read--and the Shrimp Tacos--wowie! And thank you for including Caught Read-Handed in your Book Beginnings and Friday 56. Great memes!

  13. Ooh, don't you just hated when people tap their fingernails like that, so annoying!

  14. Both books sounds awesome! Thank you for the reviews and the yummy recipe. :)