Monday, December 21, 2009

Peppermint Lead Balls and others things Christmas-y


Earlier today I taped a conversation with Lorna Landvik about her Christmas novel "Tis the Season". We got talking about holiday traditions and Christmas cookies and she said she always tries a couple of NEW recipes every Christmas. The lemon shortbread cookies went over very well but the peppermint puffs....well, as she said, "they should have named them Peppermint Lead Balls".

It's always a little iffy to try a new holiday cookie. This year my oven is the fritz so I'm just doing "melty" cookies. The time honored "Bert's Butterscotch Bitches" and those other ones with the almond bark. And M&M's... you know! I'll have to forgo the walnut tarts and lime rickeys.

Lorna also talked about a one woman show (if you can count all the characters in her head as one woman!) at the Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis. It sounds great - she makes up characters based on the people in the audience and has wigs/costumes on stage. And as she said, one lucky audience member gets a margarita that she mixes up on stage. Look here for more information.

12 comments:

Peter said...

What a reminder "Bert's butterscotch bitches" Have a Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I happened to have the pleasure of meeting Lorna Landvik and hearing her talk about her writing process and also her comedy routine-which was hilarious.Would love to see her doing her comedy. I hear she gives away marguaritas! What more can you ask? I enjoy all her books too and have read all of them.

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