I'm joining Jain in her creative meme,
Food For Thought
with a review of the book
The Lost Hours
While I enjoyed reading this because of the beautiful
descriptions of the plantation & the gardens, (I could easily
envision them before my eyes) I found the book to
be a bit predictable. I prefer that a story tantalize me & end on
an unexpected twist that surprises me & keeps me thinking.
This did not.
Perhaps it was because I've been reading so much lately?
I'm wading through Ahab's Wife
as well as Sarah's Key,
both of which I have found to be much more interesting.
The beautiful garden in the book enthralled me!
I could easily picture the bench & the stone wall &
all of the plants they spoke of.
I cut these tulips & plunged them into icy cold water then set
them against my brick wall to emulate that feeling of the garden
I adore flowers & would spend every waking moment
outside in my flower beds if I could.
The spring tulips have been especially beautiful this year
since the deer seem to have forgotten where we live.
I couldn't think of any specific foods mentioned in the book,
although the main character, Piper Mills is invited to frequent
dinners in the home on the plantation.
I went with Southern fried chicken & coleslaw since the book
takes place in Savannah, GA.
It brings the segregated South to life through the eyes of two
different young women.
In the interest of some semblance of a heart-healthy balance to
the meal, I served all veggies along with the chicken...corn,
tomatoes & I also made the coleslaw with low fat Marzetti's slaw
If you are an equestrian this book will also be of interest to you,
as it is the story of an Olympic hopeful & her fall from that
Thank you, Jain, for providing this venue to read & cook & talk
about the things we love!
Thank you, too, for visiting the Gazebo House.
I hope you have sunshine & flowers & healthy food
in your life today!