Monday, April 6, 2015

Bloom Blog Hop

4th Annual Authors in Bloom Blog Hop
10 Days of 
Gardening Tips


Don't forget to enter my drawing:
The lucky winner will receive an ebook from my Yellow Creek series, Secret Past. Hurry over and put your name in for the drawing. I will announce the winner on April 19. All you have to do is answer the following question:

What is the name of the third Yellow Creek Novel? 

• Click on Contact and in comment write the answer to the question.
 Please Note: If you've read Secret Past and would like Book 2, Ghost Thunder, let me know and I'll send it instead of book one.
• Entering gives permission to put you on Judy's mailing list, if not already.



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Unraveling the mystery of her grandmother's secret past leads a rare gold coin, a Tommy gun, murder, and love

Because it is spring and I’ve started cleaning up my garden, I’d love to hear any garden tips you have that would help. My favorite herb from my garden is dill. If you like Salmon and love to have a dill spread for you fish, here’s my favorite recipe. My hubby, Brett, doesn’t care for salmon, but he like it with the cucumber-dill spread, as long as the salmon’s grilled.

Dill Spread
1 ½ cups plain nonfat yogurt
¾ teaspoon grated lemon zest
¼   cup plus 1 ½ teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon plus 1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
¾ teaspoon salt
2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seed, and diced
¾ cup snipped fresh dill and refrigerate

Served over cooked salmon.
Of course, a tall glass of ice tea goes great with the grilled salmon. My perfect recipe for ice tea:

Sprinkle a pinch of baking soda into a 64 ounce, heat proof glass pitcher. Pour in 2 cups of boiling water, add 6 tea bags and cover and steep for 15 minutes. Remove the tea bags, stir in ¾ cups white sugar (I like my tea sweeter, so I add 1 cup sugar), then, pour in 6 cups of cool water, refrigerate.
Pour the sweet tea over a glass of ice, squirt in some lemon, and enjoy.

Great, now back to the blog hop: For more information and all the giveaways, go to 

Please visit all the authors and enter the drawings. Have Fun. Good Luck.


  1. Hey, Judy! Stopping by to say hi (and check out your book list!). That dill spread sounds like it could be really tasty. Not sure what I'd use it with, though - ovo-lacto vegetarian :) Thanks for participating in the hop! I find new people to try out and get reminded that people *do* publish new books even when I don't pay attention to releases. (email ___@___.___.___, fill in the blanks with smiles, alumni, cmu, edu)

  2. Glad you stopped by Smiles, hope you enjoy the hop and good luck in the drawings. The dill spread, I'm sure would taste just as delicious on vegetables.

  3. Thanks for the dill recipe. Sounds yummy!
    cchant86 @

  4. I answer is Spirit Catcher fencingromein at hotmail dot com

    1. Great, Shannon, I'll put your name in the drawing. Good luck.

  5. Spirit Catcher is the name of the third book in the series!


    books4me67 at ymail dot com

    1. Thanks Barrie for stopping by and answering the question. I'll put your name in the drawing. Good luck.

  6. I've never made ice tea that way before. Will have to try it.
    casey 4 4 6 at hot mail dot com

  7. Casey, if you like southern tea, you'll love this. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. love the recipe. I have so much dill that i need recipes to use it in!

    rbarckhaus (at) gmail(dot)com

  9. Great. I love dill too. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. Thanks for the recipe and amazing giveaway!

  11. Thank you for your recipe and being part of this.I am enjoying visiting.

  12. Thank you Elizabeth and Melody for participating the the Authors in Bloom Hop. If you try the dill recipe, I hope you enjoy it as we do. Good luck to you both in the drawings.

  13. Oh, that sounds so delicious! I want to try this! I do like dill! Gotta check this out! Thanks for sharing!


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