Friday, August 17, 2018

Cozy Food Friday!

That means it's time to share a recipe from 
another great cozy mystery!
This week I have picked
Book 1 in the Seaside Café Mysteries
by Bree Baker

The first book in a delightful new beachside cozy mystery series!
Trouble is brewing in Everly's new café. Can she bag the culprit?
Life hasn't been so sweet for Everly Swan over the past couple of years, but now that she is back in her seaside hometown and the proud owner of a little iced tea shop and café right on the beach, things are finally starting to look up―until a curmudgeonly customer turns up dead on the boardwalk. With one of her hallmark glass tea jars lying right next to him and an autopsy that reports poison in his system, it doesn't look good for Everly or her brand new business.
As the townspeople of Charm, formerly so welcoming and homey, turn their back on Everly, she fights to dig up clues about who could have had it in for the former town councilman. With a maddeningly handsome detective discouraging her from uncovering leads and a series of anonymous attacks on Everly and her business, it will take everything she's got to keep this mystery from boiling over.



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Your finished dish will vary in appearance.

Nothing compliments a hot summer day like this Swan Family Favorite,
so dive in and enjoy!


Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yields: 18 servings

10 cups cold water, divided
1 cup strawberry preserves
8 herbal peach tea bags
12 fresh strawberries, cored and sliced 


   Using a medium saucepan, add 4 cups of water, strawberry preserves, and peach tea bags and bring to a boil. 
   Remove from heat, and steep 15 minutes.

   Pour in remaining 6 cups of cold water. Remove tea bags and let cool completely. Then, add strawberry slices, and stir. 

   Refrigerate until ready to serve. 
   Pour over ice.  

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Can you imagine how refreshing this would be?


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

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

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 Book Beginnings

"Welcome to Sun, Sand, and Tea." I perked up at the precious sound of the seashell wind chimes bouncing and tinkling against the front door of my new café. "I'll be right with you."

My 56

I'd had about enough of that.

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  1. Refreshing! Thanks, Lisa. Happy Friday!

  2. Takes a drink I could really enjoy - while reading this great book would make it even better. :)
    My Book Beginnings -
    For the second time in her life, Katie Beiler prayed for God to change His mind, to make His will reflect hers. But the click of her parents’ bedroom door, followed by her dat’s sad eyes and pasty complextion, told her it wasn’t to be.
    by Laura Bradford
    My 56
    A pair of happy squeals from the vicinity of the garden made Katie laugh.

  3. That tea sounds so good, and so does the book! I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

  4. Wow! What an interesting summer drink. :)

    Have a great weekend, Lisa and everyone!!