Originally published in the anthology, A Walk in the Woods, with six other stories.
Grace Coulter has been hiding in the kitchen of her family restaurant since she was eight years old. That’s when the name-calling began. Stretch, skinny-minny, boy in girl’s clothes, all because of the slender height that had her towering over even the tallest boys in the class.
Now, nearly thirty years later, Grace is head chef of the failing restaurant and still hiding in the kitchen. Like many businesses during the current recession, Coulter’s may have to start laying off employees or even close. But Grace has a plan to save the restaurant and the people she’s known all her life; a plan that will force her to go out into the world and face her fears.
A Slice of Life Christmas – a novelette
It’s Christmas and there are wedding bells ringing around Coulter’s Restaurant as they prepare to celebrate Rosalie and Michael’s wedding. But the bride is hiding something, a secret that she won’t even share with her fiancé, and that secret has Rosalie calling off the wedding. Can Grace, her best friend, intervene in time to save Rosalie from making the biggest mistake of her life?
Companion Cookbook to A Slice of Life
This cookbook is not for the faint of heart. These recipes were passed down from grandmothers to mothers to daughters and sons. They are not guaranteed gluten-free, salt-free and definitely not fat free or even low fat.
I can tell you having taste-tested the recipes myself (and made some adjustments from the original recipes given to me by friends and family), I found them all to be delicious. I don’t eat spicy and other people had to taste test those recipes but that’s me. You’ll have to try them for yourself.