Three Ingredients II – 18: Conclusion – Sweet Potato, Wimberries, Worcestershire Sauce

Welcome back everyone! Our previous chapter of this interactive culinary mystery was essentially part-1 of a 2-part finale. And yes — I heard the commotion when I left our three suspects of ill-doing hanging in midair (literally) and basically you along with them. I’m just wicked that way… I really can’t help myself. I sincerely … More Three Ingredients II – 18: Conclusion – Sweet Potato, Wimberries, Worcestershire Sauce

Three Ingredients II – 17: Spinach, Carrots, Yogurt

Horsefeathers! This took me by surprise. I didn’t know quite where the “ingredients” would take this story — until last evening. > Sheiks and Shebas, I have to tell you — this is the penultimate episode of Three Ingredients Cookbook-2, a Ghost in the Kitchen.  Sorry I didn’t add that subtitle sooner — it’s always been … More Three Ingredients II – 17: Spinach, Carrots, Yogurt

Three Ingredients II – 16: Apples, Broad Beans, Curry Leaves

Sheiks and Shebas I’m sorry to keep you waiting. Yes, there is pos-i-lute-ly going to be a new episode of our 1920’s culinary mystery serial! The ingredients for Episode-16 are from the astonishingly prolific Olga Núñez Miret at Just Olga. Serendipity was with us, and this chapter coincided with the launch of her latest book, I Love Your Cupcakes.  Have a … More Three Ingredients II – 16: Apples, Broad Beans, Curry Leaves

Three Ingredients II – 15: Ribs, Watermelon, Corn

Welcome back to our interactive 1920’s culinary mystery serial! The “ingredients” for this episode are from the very talented “Kraftycat” at Kraftycat Creations. You don’t have to be a crazy cat person to enjoy her blog.  Not only does she make adorable kitty toys, she makes wonderful gifts and jewelry for the humans.  I hope you’ll check out … More Three Ingredients II – 15: Ribs, Watermelon, Corn

Three Ingredients II – 14: Chickpeas, Curry, Coconut Milk

Pete & Repeat Two chickpeas, Pete and Repeat were in a pod-boat. Pete fell overboard. What was left? “Repeat!” you say?  Well, alright then… Pete and Repeat were in a boat— Okay, I’m just being silly. I would have done something with “Lather, rinse and repeat” but I couldn’t come up with anything.  It took … More Three Ingredients II – 14: Chickpeas, Curry, Coconut Milk

Three Ingredients II – 13: Chickpeas, Winkles, Rice Pudding

One of the ingredients for Episode-11, red currants, caused me to add a merman to our serial.  Later I had the thought that Andrea Stephenson might like that character. You see, she has written about mythical water beings like selkies. So I am very pleased to tell you that the ingredients for this episode are from the marvelous magical … More Three Ingredients II – 13: Chickpeas, Winkles, Rice Pudding

Three Ingredients II – 9: Chanterelle Mushrooms, Gin, Trifle

Hello everyone — I’m so glad to see you again! At the end of Episode-7 Andy’s fate was unknown. Whether by design or by accident, the ghost-riders had taken him away. Then last weekend Maestro Martino sacrificed something important to him, without knowing whether or not it would return Pip’s friend. However, that segment ended … More Three Ingredients II – 9: Chanterelle Mushrooms, Gin, Trifle

Three Ingredients II – 6: Turnips, Onions, Sauerkraut

Welcome back everyone! I’m pleased to tell you that today’s ingredients were sent by a reader who hasn’t always been with us here at Teagan’s Books — Jo Robinson. Jo lives in beautiful South Africa, and has written quite a remarkable collection of stories.  She has a wonderful imagination.  For instance in her novel “The Shadow People, The … More Three Ingredients II – 6: Turnips, Onions, Sauerkraut

Three Ingredients II – 5: Apricots, Eggs, Wheat Flour

Recently Siobhan took up the torch and continued the “Meet My Main Character” blog tour.  (Thanks again Siobhan!)  She also gave us the ingredients for this week’s episode of our interactive culinary mystery. I can’t believe we’re already at Episode-5.  By now, several of the characters from the previous serial have made appearances.  New readers, … More Three Ingredients II – 5: Apricots, Eggs, Wheat Flour

Three Ingredients II – 4: Ice, Squash, Goat’s Milk

Welcome back to the 1920’s everyone.  Since we last met my country had a birthday.  Hopefully all of you in the USA had a fun Independence Day.  Wherever you are I hope life is just the berries for you! Today’s “ingredients” come to you from the Land of Enchantment (that’s New Mexico) via RC, my inspiring friend. … More Three Ingredients II – 4: Ice, Squash, Goat’s Milk

Three Ingredients II – 3: Aspic, Quail, Puff Pastry

Today’s ingredients are from Suzanne at A Pug in the Kitchen. I’m so excited on her behalf, because her recipe won a Whole Foods Market contest Your Best Drink for a Crowd! She didn’t know I was going to share that, but I’m pleased as punch. Or should I say that I’m silly over this slushy? Next week’s ingredients … More Three Ingredients II – 3: Aspic, Quail, Puff Pastry

Three Ingredients II – 2: Stilton Cheese, Rum, Pine Nuts

As I get to know each reader, all of you manage to become my heroes and sheroes. I hope you’re able to step outside yourselves and see the obstacles you’ve overcome and the things you’ve achieved the way I see them.  I’m proud to know each and every one of you. During the relatively brief time I’ve been … More Three Ingredients II – 2: Stilton Cheese, Rum, Pine Nuts

Cookbook-2 Begins! Cherries, Mascarpone, Marsala

Hello and welcome back! I can’t tell you how happy I am that you’ve been patient during the past couple of weeks, while I got ready for Cookbook-2 of our Three Ingredients Serial.   The first set of “ingredients” for Cookbook-2 came from Evelyne Holingue. I guess they’re leftovers,  because I’ve been hanging onto them.  Evelyne sent them just before the … More Cookbook-2 Begins! Cherries, Mascarpone, Marsala

Three Ingredients – 24: Aubergine, Thyme, Red Pepper

 It came as a very pleasant surprise when CB sent the ingredients for today’s episode. CB is new to the blogosphere.  That information was unexpected, because I think “Better Dressed than Joe” is a great blog, with posts that are quick, evocative, and charming — and delightful sketches too. It’s not something I’d expect from a beginner. I … More Three Ingredients – 24: Aubergine, Thyme, Red Pepper

Three Ingredients: Stay Tuned for the Parade of Pets

Don’t stray — Episode-24 is headed your way   You’re used to the new episodes of The Three Ingredients culinary mystery serial appearing on Saturdays.  This week getting it finished within that self-imposed deadline seemed like a big challenge.  I didn’t want anyone to feel abandoned if I didn’t get this post out until tomorrow.  So … More Three Ingredients: Stay Tuned for the Parade of Pets

Three Ingredients – 23: Seaweed Sheets, Rice, Sesame Oil

Welcome back! Can you tell that I’m excited about this episode?  The ingredients for this episode are from Willy Nilly, writer of the blog Willy Nilly To and Fro ~ The Philosophy of Inanity.  However, there’s nothing willy-nilly or disorganized about the stories and posts you’ll find there.  I hope you’ll pay a visit to Willy … More Three Ingredients – 23: Seaweed Sheets, Rice, Sesame Oil

Three Ingredients – 22: Black Olives, Mascarpone, Thyme

Hello everyone, This vintage illustration of a “Queen of the May” from a bygone day immediately made me think of Daisy, “the dainty dish” mentioned in our previous episode. She has the ethereal beauty of a romantic heroine. The image popped up in a timely way too, because the ingredients for today’s episode were provided by a … More Three Ingredients – 22: Black Olives, Mascarpone, Thyme

Three Ingredients – 21: Lettuce, Beet, Stew

I hope everyone had a wonderful week.  The characters in our 1920’s story might have been worried though.  The “ingredients cupboards” are bare!  The main idea behind this serial is to involve you readers, via the food-related things (the ingredients) you send.  Now, you wouldn’t want Granny Fanny to worry, or Cracker to stop getting into trouble … More Three Ingredients – 21: Lettuce, Beet, Stew

Three Ingredients – 20: Beef Drippings, Dandelion & Burdock, Salmon

Hello everyone.  My heartfelt thanks to all of you for coming back.  You supply the “ingredients” that built the mysteries in our 1920’s story — that’s what makes the serial interactive.  Now our story is drawing closer to revealing some of the answers to those questions and mysteries. Without further ado, here is Episode-20.  Bon appétit! 20.  … More Three Ingredients – 20: Beef Drippings, Dandelion & Burdock, Salmon

Three Ingredients – 19: Sugar, Salt, Strawberries

Thanks for coming back everyone! I’m sorry I couldn’t provide an episode last weekend.  So before I introduce the new episode, here’s a little treat to get you back into a 1920’s mood. The ingredients for today’s episode are from Catherine Wolffe, a writer who (like me) enjoys experimenting with the various genres. But whatever the style … More Three Ingredients – 19: Sugar, Salt, Strawberries

Three Ingredienst – 15: Chicken, Meatloaf, Cookies

Today’s “ingredients” are from my dear friend Nancy, from my Albuquerque days – however, she lives in California now.  She went to one coast and I went to the other, but we try to keep in touch.  Nancy has a fondness for little poodles, so I’m throwing a poodle into this episode as a bonus. I hope … More Three Ingredienst – 15: Chicken, Meatloaf, Cookies

Three Ingredients – 14: Pinto Beans, Brown Rice, Tofu

I’m relatively new to the blogosphere (December 2012)  so I count myself very lucky to have all of you providing encouragement.  Several of you have been here from the beginning — even before I started doing the serialized stories.  Your comments and “likes” truly give me joy.  And I’m absolutely delighted when anyone comments with “ingredients” … More Three Ingredients – 14: Pinto Beans, Brown Rice, Tofu

Three Ingredients – 13: Pigeon, Microwave, Prune

Lucky 13 — that’s how I’ve always thought of the number.  There have been cliffhangers in our serial lately.  Will Episode-13 be lucky for the characters? Ishita at Kooky Cookyng supplied the “ingredients” today.  She playfully threw me a curve with “microwave.” It took a bit of storytelling for me to work that into a 1920’s … More Three Ingredients – 13: Pigeon, Microwave, Prune

Three Ingredients – 12: Rye, Pie, Dainty Dish

With the exception of Pip, our story’s narrator, the character who seems to get the most interest is Cracker the parrot.  That amuses me, because Cracker is a character that I never anticipated. That’s the fun part of deliberately not planning this serial and letting the “ingredients” you send drive every aspect of it! I would have … More Three Ingredients – 12: Rye, Pie, Dainty Dish

Three Ingredients – 11: Garlic, Crepes, Soufflé

Today I’m suspending my self-imposed rules.  What rules?  Well, I promised myself that this blog would always be limited to writing related things. Next I’ve made it a general practice to use the “ingredients” in the order they are received. This time I’m moving up the ingredients from Judith in California, aka Firecook, which were … More Three Ingredients – 11: Garlic, Crepes, Soufflé

Three Ingredients – 10: Liver, Za’atar, Sunflower Seeds

Since I started this culinary mystery serial, The Three Ingredients, I’ve been reading a lot of cooking blogs.  One of my favorites is Kooky Cookyng, written by Ishita.  She was kind enough to provide the three ingredients for today’s episode. Don’t be shy!  Leave a comment with three food-related “ingredients” to help keep this story going. … More Three Ingredients – 10: Liver, Za’atar, Sunflower Seeds

Three Ingredients Serial – 9: Cream, Vanilla, Sauce Pan

While I waited for everyone to “get back behind the wheel” and send ingredients to drive this story, I wrote this — Episode-9.  But don’t fret.  Because Ishita at “Kooky Cookyng” sent very interesting ingredients for Episode-10! I hope to have it ready this weekend, so please come back again. Get ready… because today’s episode reveals … More Three Ingredients Serial – 9: Cream, Vanilla, Sauce Pan

Three Ingredients Serial – 8: Peas, Noodles, Lemon

You’re Driving Dear readers, it is time once again for me to bid you “Come and dine!”  But first, to keep the culinary story going, we need ingredients.  Don’t be shy.  The three food-related things you send drive the story, and the Three Ingredient cupboards are bare — so to speak.  Please leave a comment with three … More Three Ingredients Serial – 8: Peas, Noodles, Lemon

Three Ingredients Serial – 6: Turnips, Parsnips, Juniper Berries

A truly remarkable friend in Albuquerque supplied the “ingredients” for this episode.  Clever of her to think of juniper berries and how they relate to the 1920’s and prohibition! That’s how you drive the story. I’m delighted to have all of you readers behind the wheel, steering this mystery with the ingredients you send.  And … More Three Ingredients Serial – 6: Turnips, Parsnips, Juniper Berries

Three Ingredients Serial – 5: Butternut Squash, Olive Oil, Cracked Black Pepper

Virginia’s own Provincial Lady graciously supplied the three ingredients for fifth installment of our culinary mystery.  Somehow these things took me to what I hope you’ll think is a humorous snippet. As always, you can do catch-up reading at the serial’s homepage.  Also, to keep the chuckles coming, there is a cute video at the end of … More Three Ingredients Serial – 5: Butternut Squash, Olive Oil, Cracked Black Pepper

Happy 2014! Three Ingredients Serial – 4: Graham Crackers, Apples, Cream Cheese

I for one am quite happy to welcome the arrival of 2014.  Did you notice that the new year begins on a new moon?  To me, that makes today very special.  May it bring wonderful new beginnings to all of us.  Happy New Year everyone! This time our ingredients are from Alexandra of “A Scholarly Skater.”  … More Happy 2014! Three Ingredients Serial – 4: Graham Crackers, Apples, Cream Cheese

Three Ingredients Serial – 3: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Blueberries

Every time I see the photos on Maureen’s blog, kiwissoar, I am completely charmed.  So when she sent three ingredients, I just had to find some kind of video that related an ingredient to New Zealand.  Luck was with me and not only did I find a video about New Zealand and blueberries, but it … More Three Ingredients Serial – 3: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Blueberries

Three Ingredients Serial – 1: Geoduck, Cilantro, Red Wine

It’s my great pleasure to welcome you to episode-1 of our new “interactive” story, The Three Ingredients Serial.  Remember that you, the reader, are driving the story by sending three ingredients that I will include in the episodes. When we did the Three Things Serial, the things you sent inspired the characters and the setting.  … More Three Ingredients Serial – 1: Geoduck, Cilantro, Red Wine