Isn't the cover cute? That's my best friend, Everett, on the cover. He's a Havana Brown cat who loves to go on walks on his leash. He also supervises in my store, Let It Bee, where we sell all things honey and bee related.
Living on the Oregon coast means we have lovely cool weather nearly year round and get to see whales and puffins when they stop by. It also means we have fresh fruits and berries from around Mount Hood and lot's of different types of honey.
My story is the tale of competition gone wrong and how I have to catch a killer to prove my innocence. You can pre-order the book here.
I have my own hive of bees and love showing kids and adults what a working bee hive is like. Plus, I love creating bee and honey products. Since it's the holidays, I thought I'd share my favorite hot coca and honey recipe with you. So pick out your favorite mug and let's get cooking!
Honey Hot Cocoa
4 tablespoons of unsweetened dark cocoa
2 pinches of salt
2 1/3 cup of milk (whole, 2% or skim depending on your diet)
1 cup of 1/2 and 1/2
3 tablespoons of honey
Whipped cream, red or green sprinkles, or marshmallows to top
In a medium heavy sauce pan, mix the cocoa and the salt. Gradually add the milk and 1/2 and 1/2. Whisk slowly over medium heat until hot but not boiling. Add honey and stir. Pour into mugs and add whipped cream and sprinkles or marshmallows. (I sometimes add both when I'm wanting something descendant.) Enjoy! Makes 3-4 servings.
Hot cocoa is yummy when you're reading a great cozy mystery. My author is giving away an Advanced Reader Copy of Death Bee Comes Her as part of Killer Characters Seasons Readings giveaway to one lucky reader.
To win, leave a comment below telling me about your favorite honey recipe, along with an adapted email address so my author can notify the winner.
I look forward to hearing how you like your honey. Happy Holidays!