Saturday, September 3, 2016

Thinking About Grits

Robbie Jordan here, from Maddie Day's Country Store Mysteries - with an audiobook giveaway!

I've been thinking a lot about grits lately. They're just so dang good. I mean, who doesn't like a creamy starchy delicious pile of grits for breakfast, preferably with a pile of cheese mixed in?

My customers kind of demand high-quality breakfast food though, and I realized I didn't know where the grits came from. What kind of corn is used, and who grinds it into those little bits? Then I came across the Original Grit Girl. She's a woman my author used to know in Bloomington. She's got a real name, sure, Georgeanne Ross.

But as The Original Grit Girl, she buys up corn and stone grinds it fresh every single week. Well,
after I sampled some, I'll tell you, I was hooked. She's just down in Oxford, Tennessee, not all that far from here. She makes grits, masa, cornmeal, and polenta and it's all delicious. You should order some up!

My author included The Grit Girl's recipe in When the Grits Hit the Fan - with permission, of course.

To celebrate how great grits are, we're giving away an audiobook version of Grilled for Murder! And if you don't win, the ebook versions are on sale right now.

Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and the Local Foods Mysteries, the Country Store Mysteries (as Maddie Day), and award-winning, Agatha-nominated short crime fiction.

Maxwell is Incoming President of Sisters in Crime New England. She lives north of Boston with her beau and three cats, and blogs here, with the other Wicked Cozy Authors, and with the Midnight Ink Writers. You can find her on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and at her web site, edithmaxwell.com.

30 comments:

  1. Love grits and country stores!!! Looking forward to reading this series!!!

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  2. Thank you for the recipe and this chance to win! areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  3. Nice!!! I can't believe that you have time to write so much. You must be an incredible multi-tasker.
    I actually haven't tried grits, but now I think I need to take the plunge. I wonder if I can find good grits in Utah. =)
    Looking forward to the new book. Thank you, konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Sounds interesting! Love country cooking and stores! Thanks for the chance!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  5. My mouth is watering.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  6. yumm, think I need to go fix breakfast. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  7. I'm from Indiana where corn is a staple in our diet.
    An audio book is great! As I grow older, I find I cannot read for as long as I used to. I using audio books more.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  8. Love this series. And off to make some grits now! Thanks for the giveaway, audiobooks are great for my daily walk.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  9. Grits are one of the secrets of the South. annettena (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  10. I've had grits from a Quaker packet... And I'm not talking about Rose! Let's just say it wasn't my favorite. I think I need to seek out some grits done right! Thanks for the audio giveaway!
    Bec
    Rlewis11797@yahoo.com

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  11. Audiobooks are new to me, I'd like to try it. Never had grits. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  12. I haven't eaten grits, being from Michigan and you don't see grits on the menu. I will have to give them a try. This is a great series and would enjoy having one of the books on audio.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I've tried grits. They not my cup of tea. But I'd like to read about them.
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  14. I've never tried grits. Odd since I grew up in the south. Thanks for the chance.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I like grits and would very much like to win the audiobook, thanks for the giveaway! lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  16. Thanks for the opportunity to win...not sure about the grits. We don't eat much of them in Ohio.

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  17. I love grits! This recipe seems easy, too. I'm also getting to like audiobooks, too. Thanks for offering a fun opportunity.
    kat8762@aol.com

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  18. I LOVE grits, thanks for the recipe and a chance to win.
    babemomara@att.net

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  19. I eat grits all the time...very Southern thing and they are good. A Friend's Husband does the cheese ones. Thank you for the contest.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  20. I have never tried grits but maybe I will while in NOLA? Audio books are a great way to enjoy mysteries while outdoors. Thanks for the chance to win! grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

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  21. I love cooked corn meal for breakfast, but have never had grits. I must now try them. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  22. The wonderful corn people you reference say they are only wholesale.
    I'm disappointed.

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  23. My spouse loves grits. With me, it depends on the grits.

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  24. I love grits! I'm starving now. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  25. I love grits. I'm from SC, now living in KY. Love, love, love grits. Th hanks for the opportunity to win. Lynn Russell

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  26. I have never eaten grits and never made them for my kids nor has my husband. I am so glad that you have a new book out since i am disabled not able to do ebook or audio but i will put it on my to buy list and when i am done i will review at 2 or more sites. Love the books that you write.

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  27. Not a grits person. My mom was from the south and she didn't like grits either. I like the title of the book though. LOL pgenest57 at aol dot com

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  28. This s a great series and love the food!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  29. I love grits!!
    harbingerdc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. And Barbara Hawk is the winner selected by random.org! Congratulations, Barbara, and thanks so much for your interest to the rest of you. I wish I had a couple dozen audiobooks to give away.
    Hugs,
    Edith/Maddie

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