A Change Is Coming ~ Fall 2021

Quote of the Day: Summer is dancing away as the leaves change into mosaic colors as a reminder of the season’s end leaving only memories of days gone by. CM Bowen

Autumn: A Transition Season

The annual seasonal changes are a reminder that nothing remains the same. Today, September 22nd at 3:20 pm EST is the autumnal equinox marking the first day of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s an exciting time to breathe in the freshness of the crisp fall air and relax with a pumpkin spice latte while reading your favorite book.

What happens during the equinox?

The sun crosses the Earth’s equator at the time of the equinox, from the Northern Hemisphere into the Southern Hemisphere. During the autumnal equinox, day and night are balanced to about 12 hours each all across the world. The Earth’s tilt causes the change in season with the Northern Hemisphere beginning to feel the chill of fall after the warmth of summer.

Daylight in the Northern Hemisphere becomes shorter leading up to the winter solstice in December. The polar opposite happens in the Southern Hemisphere, where daylight will gradually grow longer until that hemisphere’s summer solstice in December.

Relax and Enjoy the Season

Grab your blanket, and your favorite beverage to make this season special by reading romantic mystery-thrillers by Carolyn Bowen. Here are some to whet your appetite for more!

The Sydney Jones Series

Primed for Revenge

Chance: A Novel

ONE: A Novel

You can order all three in a set. Begin a thrilling adventure today, read the Sydney Jones Series.

Sydney Jones Series

Catch the spirit of the island – Bajan style

NEW RELEASE IN MYSTERY SERIES

The featured setting in my latest release ONE, Sydney Jones Series, book 3 is Barbados. Ah, and what a beautiful scenic destination with beautiful people dedicated to keeping their culture alive.

In all my novels, food is important to the family and cultural exploration of the scenic vistas. The recipe below is one of Sydney’s son, David’s favorite dishes. He believes no one can cook it like a native, and he’s right!

Macaroni Pie – Bajan Recipe (Barbados.org)

  • 1/2-pound tubed macaroni
  • 4 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1 egg, beaten

Bring salted water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Break the macaroni tubes into thirds and add to the boiling water. Cook uncovered until macaroni is tender but still firm.

Preheat oven to 350F (180C).

Drain the macaroni and return to the saucepan.

Add the onion, cheese, milk, ketchup, mustard, and egg. Add salt and pepper to taste. Herbs such as marjoram and thyme can also be added.

Pour into a greased dish and top with more grated cheese. Fine breadcrumbs can also be added as a topping.

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.

Macaroni pie can be served as a side with fish, chicken, pork, stew… whatever you wish really.

Do you want to explore touristy destinations with mystery and political suspense hidden behind every dune, then the Sydney Jones Series (Trilogy) is your next read! The complete series is now available at Amazon in the box set. I can’t wait for your ah-ha moment!

Follow on Pinterest for my attempt on the dish’s native to the regions in the Sydney Jones Series! Warning, David, Sydney’s son has it right the natives serve it up best! Join the fun and post to my novel fan pages with cultural and/or scenic images that remind you of the book. Thanks, Carolyn Bowen

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Sydney Jones Series Book 3

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