The Mistress of Pennington's Tour

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Nan Malone is here with her favorite holiday recipe - yum!

Okay, so it's week two of the Roses Christmas Tour and this week the theme is "Our Favorite Holiday Food or Recipe". My visiting "Rose" today is Nan Malone, the author of contemporary romance, Game, Set, Match.

Why not cook her favorite food and then settle down with a copy of her fabulous book??

Here's the blurb & link - followed by the delicious sounding food, perfection!

Off the court, tennis star Jason Cartwright’s playboy image is taking a public beating. On the court, he’s down forty-love. A knee injury is shutting down his game, and the paparazzi are splashing his love life on every magazine. A comeback is in order, but the makeover he needs to save his faltering career is in the hands of the woman he loved and left fifteen years ago.

While single-mom, Izzy Connors, sees people for who they really are through the lens of her camera, even without it, she knows Jason isn’t the star he appears to be. Although his charm and good looks haven’t dimmed since he broke her heart, all she sees is his wasted talent and playboy lifestyle.

Can Izzy put the past behind her and help Jason get his game, and his image, back on track? Or will the click of her camera shatter his world as well as his heart?


Nothing says Christmas like Fruit Cake, Egg Nog and Plantain…

Plantain you ask, scratching your head. You’ve seen it in the grocery store in the exotic fruit section. It sort of looks like a giant banana. Growing up in Ghana, plantain is a staple.
And I love it anyway you can make it. Seasoned with salt and pepper and fried. Cut up into little pieces and fried.

Shoot you don’t even have to fry it. Bake it boil it any way I’ll eat it. Plantain can be made either a sweet or savory. I prefer sweet with a hint of savory. One of my all time favorite recipes is below. Enjoy!


4 very ripe plantains

1 large onions

2 Tblsp fresh grated ginger

1 clove crushed garlic

1 Cup Flour

Salt to taste

Cayenne pepper to taste

Mix together and scoop spoonfuls to fry in hot oil. Makes the most delicious little pancakes.

Let me know how you like it! Enjoy.

Wow, that's sound amazing! If you want to find out more about my favorite foods, I am visiting with Lilly Gayle this week at

See you there, here, everywhere!



  1. I've heard of Plantain and wondered what it was - now I know! I think I'll have a look for it in the exotic fruits section and give it a try. It sounds perfect for a summery Christmas day.

  2. Hi Romy!It is definitely something you have to try, It's perfect for any season. Matter of fact, I had some last night. I really could eat it everyday. Lol.


  3. Thanks Nana for your Tatale recipe and telling about your book, GAME SET MATCH. Sounds like a great read.

  4. Thanks for coming by Rebecca! I hope you enjoy both the plantain and the book :)


  5. I've never had this but it sounds good. Thanks for sharing a big high five on your book. :)