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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Can the Burnetts be fixed?

Last week's post asked the question, "What recipe can you use to mend a broken family? What recipe, indeed?" That is the major question to be answered in my new release, just out this month from Covenant Communications. It's a good question, but just asking it made me feel like the lead-in to an afternoon soap opera, or the old skit from Sesame Street that ends by asking, "And what about Naomi?" Ah, they just don't make TV like they used to!  ;-)

Last week also introduced the recipe for Emily's Zippy Zucchini Pie, the recipe from which the book derives its title: ZUCCHINI PIE: GRANNY'S RECIPE FOR LIFE. Today I'm sharing the recipe from the beginning of Chapter 12, appropriate for the produce available now. Enjoy!


Bibb lettuce
2 avocados; seeded, peeled, and sliced
2 C. grapefruit sections
1 C. fresh raspberries
½ C. fresh blackberries or blueberries
Prepared sweet vinegar and oil dressing*
Line serving platter or individual salad plates with lettuce and watercress. Arrange avocado and grapefruit over greens in a tight pattern. Scatter berries over the top and sprinkle with dressing.
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
¼ C. cooking oil (olive oil does not work as well)
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
4 drops Tabasco sauce
½ tsp. salt
Dash of black pepper
Mix oil, vinegar, and sugar thoroughly. Add remaining ingredients and mix again. Chill. Mix once more before using. Drizzle while still well mixed.

Susan Aylworth is the author of nine published novels, all currently available in digital form for various e-readers. Her newest book, ZUCCHINI PIE: GRANNY'S RECIPE FOR LIFE, is out this month from Covenant Communications. Her tenth novel, RETURN TO RAINBOW ROCK, will soon be available as an original e-book, the seventh in the Rainbow Rock series. Find Susan at or follow her @SusanAylworth.


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  2. This recipe sounds awesome, Susan!! I'm going to try it this week. I have a party coming up in September and this could be a fun salad to serve. Thanks for sharing it :)


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