Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Day 19 is S – A-Z Blog Challenge 


By Christiane France

(Part of the London Calling series)

When Cal and Rob first met, they were star-struck, wet-behind-the-ears teenagers who thought all it took to make it in Hollywood was a great body and good looks. Cal eventually gave up the dream and became a reporter for an entertainment magazine, while Rob went on to become a major motion picture star.

Over the next few years, they broke up and got back together a dozen or more times. Then Rob hit a bad patch when Cal caught him with another man and kicked him out. Now, almost two years have passed without a word. Cal has no idea if Rob is even dead or alive, until Rob calls Cal’s boss out of the blue and offers to do an interview—on condition that Cal flies to England where Rob is living so they can talk face-to-face.

Because of their personal history, Cal knows he’s the best person to interview Rob, and so does his boss. But since Cal is still in love with the man, will the trip to London result in even more heartbreak?

S is also for Sour Cream Coffee Cake: 

This recipe was given to me many years ago by a friend and is still one of the best I’ve ever tasted: 

1 cup sugar
½ cup unsalted butter
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
2 cups flour
1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla 


1/3 cup brown sugar mixed together with 1-1/2 tablespoons cinnamon and ½ cup of chopped walnuts.

(Variation: Replace the cinnamon with cocoa and the nuts with ground hazlenuts.) 

Preheat oven to 350F 

Cream butter and sugar and add eggs.
Mix sour cream with baking soda and leave to rise.
Mix flour and baking powder together.
Add flour mixture and sour cream mixture alternately to butter/egg mixture, and then add the vanilla.

Pour half of the batter into a 9” x 9” pan, or a tube pan. Sprinkle with one-third the topping mix. Add the remaining batter and another one-third of the topping mix. Swirl lightly with a knife to distribute topping. Sprinkle remaining topping over the batter and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour in a 350F oven.

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