Future Book & Beverage Challenge


Today’s “Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon”, 4:00 PM challenge asks for:  a book we’re excited to read, a favourite summer beverage, and photos with both.
I can’t wait to read “BLUE NOSE GHOSTS”, 1957 by Helen Creighton, renound Nova Scotia folklorist! 

Interviewing English and German-speaking locals since 1928:  Helen documented traditional songs and beliefs in her home province.  It is thanks to her that a famous provincial anthem today, “Farewell To Nova Scotia”, was saved from being lost to their culture.  Her work got ghost-related when so many of these accounts came up.

Helen also authored “Blue Nose Magic“, 1968.  I sought “Blue Nose Ghosts” as research for my novel in progress.  For physical book fans, satisfaction derives from locating good-condition, affordable copies.  It took a while for one;  then I found another at a low price!  Mom has the other copy of this Canadian treasure.



1 ounce        of Amaretto
1 ounce        of coffee liqueur
4 ounce        of milk / soy milk
1-1/2 ounce  whipping cream

Total Volume:
7-1/2 ounces, 11/12 cups, or 1/6 quarts.
Silver Clouds are best served in a champagne saucer.

Submitted by:  C.M. Riedel, June 2012.


About RIEDEL Fascination

I cherish animals, plants, reading, music and free spirituality. I welcome you for articles, literary activities, and interaction! Surrounding ourselves with good people is a delight. I occasionally review at The Book Depository.
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1 Response to Future Book & Beverage Challenge

  1. ooh the Silver Cloud drink looks pretty and sounds tasty. I love the sound of BLUE NOSE GHOSTS. Good luck with the read-a-thon

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