The Strangers Outside - Vanessa Morgan, Author

5:01 PM Posted by Martha A Cheves



Belgian Cinnamon Waffles
  A Vanessas  Morgan Favorite
 
I’m originally from Belgium, the land of the Belgian waffles. Here’s one of my favorite waffle recipes. I prepare them with cinnamon and spelt because it makes the waffles taste so much better.
 
Ingredients
 
·        300 gr. spelt flour
·        200 gr. unrefined sugar
·        200 gr. butter
·        2 eggs
·        ½ teaspoon baking soda
·        Ground cinnamon to taste
 
Directions
·        Preheat your waffle iron
·        Whisk together the egg yolk with half of the sugar
·        Beat in spelt flour, sugar, melted butter and cinnamon
·        Whip the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff and fold into the batter
Put the batter into the waffle iron in batches and cook until the steam subsides


The Strangers Outside – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
 
‘After walking quickly along a winding sidewalk toward the outermost building on the left of the complex, the sisters arrived at their holiday cottage.  Louise already had her key in hand and quickly unlocked the door, gesturing for Jennifer to go inside first.  Before closing the front door behind her, Louise cast another look at the strangers standing outside on the far side of the parking lot.  They stood in the same spot, staring in her direction.  A shiver ran down her spine and she quickly closed the door, locking it behind her.’
 
Louise believes that no matter what happens, you learn from it and it will always be better the next time.  Her younger sister Jennifer believes that nothing will ever work out no matter how many times you try.  Their discussions on this matter never changed even though Louise always tried to encourage Jennifer to believe in the positive.  So, when their vacation was interrupted by strangers surrounding their cottage, Jennifer knew what the outcome would be.  Was she right?
 
Again Vanessa Morgan has gotten to my sense of security after dark.  Her short story The Strangers Outside has one problem…it’s too short.  I would love to see this made into a full length book.

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