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June 10th, 2013
Tagines and Books

Hubby and I went shopping during the weekend and came home with a tagine. We first came across these when we visited Morocco and thought about buying one, but they were a bit bulky to cart about. When we saw one on sale, it was a sign. As soon as we arrived home, we googled for recipes and came across this one – Pumpkin, Cranberry and Red Onion Tagine. Since we had all the ingredients we tried making it. A success! The tagine was one of the most delicious and tastiest dishes I’ve had in a long time. If you have a tagine in your kitchen cupboard pull it out and try this recipe.

During the next few months I’m focusing on promoting my backlist as well as the new releases I have coming through. Today starts that backlist blitz with my Fancy Free spotlight and book review tour.

FANCY FREE Tour Banner

My first two stops are:

For the Love of Reading

Mimmi’s Musings

Past Regrets, the second book in my Love and Friendship series from Samhain Publishing, is due for release on 10 September. I’ve updated my website with the blurb and excerpt. Past Regrets is now available for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. Yay!

Do you enjoy trying new recipes or do you prefer making things that are familiar to you?

7 comments to “Tagines and Books”

  1. I love making new dishes! And playing ‘what if’ with favorites for something a little different. I’d never heard of a tagine before, so I followed your link. Different construction, but the same principles as crockpot/slow cooker cooking with using only a small amount of water and having it return to the food.


  2. Hi Carol,

    Yes, it is a bit similar to a slow cooker. The only difference is that in a tagine, the food browns and caramelizes a little, which gives a better flavour.

    I enjoy experimenting too, and giving a dish my own twist. Sometimes it works really well, and other times things go slightly awry. That’s the adventure of experimentation!


  3. I’ve never heard of a Tagine. I had to google it to see what it was.


  4. I’d never heard of them until I visited Morocco. Hubby and I are having fun experimenting.


  5. Okay, what’s a tangine? Is it like a tangerine?
    Is Book Monster Promo’s new?
    Good luck with the tour.


  6. Hi Sandra,

    It’s a clay cooking top with a domed lid that recycles the steam into your food, making it tasty and tender.

    I think Monster Book Promotions have been around for a while. Several of the girls at Romance Divas recommended them, so I decided I’d try them out.


  7. That would be pot, not top! Almost got it right :)