Yet again Joanne Fluke did it! AGAIN she wrote a book that I just hated that I could not keep reading non stop (kiddos wanted to eat? really? phew! 😛 )
What fun it was to read! From a semi-eloped wedding (Hannah’s Mother and Doc 😉 ), through the re-ignited college love (Ross 🙂 ), some heart-throbbing decision making to triple proposal (!?). Oh, did I mention – murdered judge? and it just so happens – the same one that was a head of Hannah’s trial (an accident that happened before, Hannah was driving in very bad weather and hit the guy. Overzealous DA insisted on the case, even though everyone saw it as it were – a tragic accident). Now judge is dead in his own chambers, killed by his own gavel… Who else but Hannah seems to be a suspect number one? Especially that, of course, she was the one to find his body (her “slaydar” working overtime I am sure 😉 ). And who else, but Hannah has to investigate to clear her own name?
I’m loving the fact that Hannah seems to be finally realizing what she wants in man, that physical attraction helps, of course, but cannot be the only thing in the relationship… And though I had my favourite in the “candidates” trio, a candidate who Hannah seems not to be choosing… I STILL loved every little bit of the book!
As per usual – Joanne Fluke does not disappoint the foodies – she gives a wide selection of recipes, from breakfast (fruited oatmeal 😉 ), through main course (one dish pork!) to dessert (oh, too many to count :D) . Sooo… of course I had to try one of the recipes. Tried, altered, and half-failed 😀 Well. Truth be told I think I killed the Strawberry Muffins…
First of all, I cut the recipe in half, substituted margarine for butter, whole wheat flour for all purpouse… And my topping of course my own, oat-based… Although honestly I do not suspect the topping to make such a mess 😀
I poured the dough to the mini-muffin tins instead of regular sized, and cut the baking time. Effect you can see on the right.
Although up close they do not look too bad 😉
AND they taste just fabulous!!! 😀
So I guess it was just a partial failure, wasn’t it? 😀