Monday, April 9, 2012

Authors in Bloom Blog Hop - Cabbage Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

I'm thrilled to join in the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop, which is being coordinated by Tiffany of A Cozy Reader's Corner Reviews. Tiffany is one of the Fool's Gold Varsity Cheerleaders, and I'm so happy that she invited me to participate in this fun blog hop.

Here's how it's going to work. The blog hop will run from April 9-April 18. Each participating author will share a recipe or a gardening tip and will give away a prize. I'm giving away a copy of ALREADY HOME, my 2011 women's fiction book. (My latest women's fiction novel is BAREFOOT SEASON, in stores now!) For a chance to win a signed copy of ALREADY HOME, join the Members Only section at, then leave your email address in a comment here. Don't forget to leave your email address - that's how we'll be able to verify that you're a Member. This contest is open internationally.

April 19 update...

And the winner is.... - check your email for a message from my assistant! Congratulations!

You can also collect a brief phrase at each blog, the put them together for a chance to win the grand prize, a Kindle Fire or a NOOK - winner's choice! Here's my secret phrase...

Line 47: Odd to compare girls to flowers.


Recipe: Cabbage Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

  • ½ head of cabbage, sliced thin or shredded
  • 4 green onions, sliced thin
  • 1 stalk of celery, sliced thin
  • ¼ C walnut pieces
  • ½ C blackberry vinaigrette (Recipe at
  • Variation: 1 C cooked turkey or chicken, chopped
Toss all ingredients. Makes 4-6 side salads or 2 main dish salads.


  1. Tobi Helton

    Thanks for the blog hop so excited and addicted to the connected story

  2. thanks for the gifts and if i win i will blog on it
    and then i will post it viral

    desi the blonde at msn dot com

  3. What a great recipe!! I am trying it this week. Thanks.

    I signed up in the Members only area. Thanks

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  4. Thanks! Looks like a great recipe. I enjoy being part of your members only club.

  5. I just moved from the Pacific NW down to Orange County, CA....can't pick blackberries right in my own yard anymore! Boo!

    ~ Mary ~

  6. If my husband wasn't allergic to cabbage I'd make this in a heartbeat! Love your books!

  7. Super excited to read Already Home. Here is hoping I win. I have read all your books and just getting ready to read Barefoot Season. Woohoo.

    1. Congratulations! You're the randomly selected winner! Check your email for a message from my assistant. We need your name and mailing address. If you don't see her email, you can send your name and mailing address to her at jenel (at) susanmallery (dot) com.


    Cool recipe. Will have to try it!!

  9. Thank you for the awesome giveaway and for the hop! I joined your Members only section. Thanks!