What's Cooking?

I love to put things together—both words and flavors. And what flavors go together with my stories? Click on this PDF for recipe cards.

The family in Elena’s Story grows the corn and beans they serve every day. Elena and her mother make tortillas by clapping dough into pancake shapes (like this), and cooking them on top of the stove. You can try tortillas adapted for an American kitchen.

The sheep lunch at a tea shop in Sheep Out to Eat.
Waiters bring them spinach custard.
Sheep add sugar, salt, and mustard.

It sounds awful, but spinach custard is no ee-ewe! (If you put it in a crust, it’s a quiche.) A slightly different version of it appeared in a cookbook, Writers in the Kitchen, along with many other authors’ favorites. Ee-yum!

When the Sheep Trick or Treat, some of the treats aren’t so great, like broken eggs or a dried-up fly. But
The horses’ treats go in with thumps:
Apples, oats, and sugar lumps.

They could use them to make trick-or-treat cookies.

With the stuff the Raccoon Tune characters find in trash cans,
they could serve up quite a feast.
Deep in bins we always forage,
Clanking tins we find in storage—
Apple skins and maple porridge,
Broccoli and sweets.

You could put them all together for ee-ewe stew. Well, maybe not.
But you can stir up some maple porridge in a nice clean pan
and serve it for breakfast.

Are you ready to cook up some flavors, or some stories?