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Hot Java for You on #GreatPoetryReadingDay

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Ever since I twirled my first Irish limerick off my tongue as a young lass, I’ve loved to write poems. Funny, sexy, heartwarming, you name it.

So on Great Poetry Reading Day, here’s HOT JAVA.

My ode to coffee.

And how awesome it is the morning after a great night with HIM. The man in your life.

And no, I don’t profess it to be great poetry. But I hope it will put a smile on your face.

 

HOT JAVA

Java is a girl’s best friend
When you don’t want that special night to end

“Stick around for a cup of Joe,” you say
After a night in bed that blew you away

Then watch his eyes glow with desire
When you put on the coffee and light his fire

Wearing a sexy black teddy, tight and see-through
You ask, “Eggs or cinnamon buns with your brew?”

“I’ll have the buns,” he says, eyeing yours with a smile
You shiver with glee. The coffee can wait for awhile

It’s back to bed with your man for round two
And to coffee you say, a big “Thank you!”

~Jina

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Guess what they used for coffee in 1862?

During the Civil War, it wasn’t easy to get supplies, as we see here in LOVE ME FOREVER when my time traveling heroine, Liberty Jordan, finds herself on a Virginia plantation–taking the place of a woman who happens to be her twin…and a Confederate spy:

Liberty  finished her tea, wishing it were coffee, but there were major shortages of salt and coffee. She wasn’t fond of the parched okra seed that replaced coffee, and she had no desire to try the grits-and-rye blend used as a java substitute. The price of salt was high and she’d heard stories of Southern cooks brushing grains of salt off salted pork to reuse it.”

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Love_Me_Forever_500x798LOVE ME FOREVER

She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
And time.

LOVE ME FOREVER is a Kindle Scout winner and is now available from Kindle Press at Amazon.com

 

Soft Ice Cream Day: What flavor is still the fave of North or South?

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North or South, during the Civil War, every soldier loved ice cream.

We hear so much about the horrors of the Civil War, but it also had what I call “people” moments. Times when soldiers and officers alike came together and reveled in a small gesture of good will or indulged in a moment of pleasure.

Like eating ice cream.

Ice cream was a great morale booster for the troops. Walt Whitman wrote home about the ten gallons of ice cream he bought to give to the wounded in a Washington D.C. hospital. Confederate General Bradley Johnson found workers loading ice cream onto a railroad car and allowed his men to wet their whistles with the creamy stuff. Even Godey’s Lady’s Book in 1862 had numerous recipes for ice cream, including orange and pineapple, enticing the cook to add lots of sugar to the fruit slices, let them stand in a bowl for hours, and save the syrup for flavoring.

Sounds good enough to lick the spoon.

The ice cream freezer or “artificial freezer” was invented in 1843 by Nancy M. Johnson (patent here) and a second patent five years later to William G. Young for his improvements.

Before the war, ice cream was enjoyed by both North and South. But when the South could no longer get ice from the North, well, you guessed it, no more ice cream.

So what’s your favorite ice cream?

Btw, the #1 ice cream flavor North or South is: VANILLA according to the 2013 International Ice Cream Association survey.

Today is soft ice cream day, so enjoy!!

~Jina

If you love Civil War romance and time travel and TWO hunky military heroes, check out my Kindle Scout winner below.

Love_Me_Forever_500x798LOVE ME FOREVER

She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
And time.

LOVE ME FOREVER is a Kindle Scout winner and is now available from Kindle Press at Amazon.com

 

 

 

Ice Cream Pie Day: Which Ladies are the better cooks: North or South?

New England stew steaming with hearty beef and onions and carrots…

Southern Pecan Pie with crunchy sweetness and dripping with juices…

Which ladies are the better cooks?

North or South?

What do you think?

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During the Civil War, it wasn’t easy to get supplies, as we see here in LOVE ME FOREVER when my time traveling heroine, Liberty Jordan, finds herself on a Virginia plantation–taking the place of a woman who happens to be her twin…and a Confederate spy:

Liberty  finished her tea, wishing it were coffee, but there were major shortages of salt and coffee. She wasn’t fond of the parched okra seed that replaced coffee, and she had no desire to try the grits-and-rye blend used as a java substitute. The price of salt was high and she’d heard stories of Southern cooks brushing grains of salt off salted pork to reuse it.”

If you love Civil War romance and time travel and TWO hunky military heroes, check out my Kindle Scout winner below.

Love_Me_Forever_500x798LOVE ME FOREVER

She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
And time.

LOVE ME FOREVER is a Kindle Scout winner and is now available from Kindle Press at Amazon.com

 

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