Month: June 2011

An Interview with dk LeVick – Author of Bridges – A Tale of Niagara
admin / June 28, 2011
1 – From your website bio it’s easy to see how you were drawn to write about the Falls and the Niagara area.  One of the more interesting places in the book is “Ol’Gordy’s.” Is this an actual place and if it is how does[..]
Barbecued Pork Shoulder
admin / June 25, 2011
I may be about to step into a viper pit.  I'm going to talk about barbecue.  People are fierce in their allegiances in regard to this culinary delight and I acknowledge this. Memphis, Kansas City, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina or some other region.  You’ll[..]
Good Ole Mac & Cheese
admin / June 25, 2011
In The Trust two characters visit a local eating establishment that is, or was, known in Charleston as a place to get a “Meat and Three.”  You get meat and three vegetables.  Think comfort food.  Think fried chicken, meat loaf, hamburger steak, cabbage, mashed potatoes[..]
Anna Beth’s Italian Casserole
admin / June 25, 2011
There’s a scene in The Trust where the heroine prepares a meal for the main character.  For reasons that presently escape me, I didn’t mention the dish by name or ingredient in the book.  I’ll fix that now.I’ve always been a fan of rustic food,[..]
Trusted Spice Blend
admin / June 25, 2011
All measurements are approximations.  Blend by adding or subtracting until you have a flavor you enjoy!½ Tbsp Kosher Salt¼ Tbsp fresh ground black pepper½ Tbsp Sweet Paprika1/8 tsp Garlic Powder (not garlic salt)¼ tsp Ground Cayenne Pepper¼ tsp Dried Thyme¼ tsp Dried Oregano¼ tsp Ground[..]
Cedar Plank Salmon with Asparagus Risotto
admin / June 25, 2011
One of the dishes from The Trust is Cedar Plank Salmon and Asparagus Risotto – a dish I concocted after finding the pantry sort of limited one Sunday evening.You’ll need a cedar plank (available online).  You’ll also need to season your cedar.  Not too difficult. [..]
Book Signing Events – Did you Bring the Bricks?
admin / June 24, 2011
“Okay, we have everything?” “Books, business cards, bookmarks, stand, poster, yes, it all seems to be here.” “Did you get the bricks?” “Damn it, we forgot the bricks.” Getting ready for a book signing is a exercise in planning and organization – plain and simple. [..]
Take Half a Step Back
admin / June 20, 2011
My book, The Trust, has been out for about 5 months.  I’m not giving up my day job anytime soon, but I’ve been overwhelmed and humbled by the support and reception the book has received. Especially when you consider the fact that I am a[..]
Review – Bridges – A Tale of Niagara
admin / June 19, 2011
Niagara Falls evokes similar images for virtually any who consider this natural wonder and the surrounding area.  Water flowing over the two falls, the Maid of the Mist, and yes, honeymoons, all likely come to mind. But it shouldn’t surprise anyone to learn there is[..]
Making a First Impression
admin / June 15, 2011
In a nod to Forrest, Forrest Gump, “Momma said you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Words more true have never been spoken.  Particularly if you’re a writer. As a writer, it’s all about grabbing a reader’s attention and getting them[..]