A Movable Marriage; A Memoir By Tricia Pimetal #Memoir

 

Wedding Day

AMM for Cathy Brockman Romance Blog Post

We’re in June, the month traditionally associated with Father’s Day, graduates, and of course, brides. Because I like to be different—and love the holiday season—I was married in December.

“December Bride” is coincidentally a term used to refer to one who is, shall we say, not fresh out of high school or college. I was in my early forties when I met my husband, Keith, who was about nine years younger than I am (and still is).

It wasn’t the first marriage for either of us. If people are going to marry at all, ideally they should do it once and stick with it. After all, that’s what “for better or worse” is all about, right? But in my twenties I lacked the maturity to weather marital storms and jumped ship.

This time it’s been a different story. For the past twenty-three years my mate and I have had a true partnership. He shops for groceries and cooks. I clean the kitchen after dinner. We each do our own laundry. At first I was the principal breadwinner; when my daughters from my first marriage where younger, my spouse was “Mr. Mom.” Things changed and he became the one to bring home the paycheck.

I said he cooks. He does, and in fact he not only at one time was Food and Beverage Manager at a major hotel chain (you are now in on a private joke), but some years ago he designed, owned, and operated a restaurant called Brims Caffè. (I write about Brims and life in Nevada in the chapter titled “Ferntucky” in A Movable Marriage.) The Mediterranean-style café was famous for its innovative salads made with fresh veggies and seasonings.

Recently we had guests for dinner here at home in Portugal. Keith put a twist on one of his menu items and created Stuffed Endive Appetizers.

 

They are simple to make, healthy, delicious, and perfect for summer buffet tables. As you can see from his chef’s jacket, my husband takes his cooking seriously.

Keith Preparing Dinner 2

 

 

Stuffed Endive Appetizers

Endive Appetizers

Preparation time: 10-15 minutes

Serves 8

Ingredients:

1 medium-sized baguette, sliced diagonally in 8 pieces

Extra virgin olive oil

1 head of endive (or radicchio, as shown in the photo)

 

3 medium-sized firm tomatoes, diced

1 tsp. freshly chopped cilantro

½ tsp. freshly chopped chives

Balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper

2 slices of Bresaola (air-dried beef)

If available, 1 package of smoked bacalhau packed in olive oil (in refrigerator section of store); can substitute non-salted anchovies in olive oil

Freshly chopped parsley, coarse ground pepper, and Maldon salt

 

Brush baguette slices with olive oil. Separate, rinse, and pat dry endive leaves. Press leaves gently into bread slices to create “boats.”

In a mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, cilantro, chives, light olive oil and balsamic vinegar with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon one layer of mixture into each boat.

Place one half slice of Bresaola on four of the bread slices, arranging them to look like ribbons. Place one bacalhau filet or two anchovies on each of the remaining slices of bread.

Garnish with parsley, ground pepper and sea salt.

Thanks for inviting me to visit, Cathy, and congrats to all the June brides out there. Let the wedding—and dinner—bells ring!

 

Anniversary Dinner

A Movable Marriage

A Movable Marriage Front and Back Covers

Title: A Moveable Marriage: A Memoir

Pages: 244 pages

Author: Tricia Pimental

Publisher: TAP Publishing (March 2, 2016)

Publication Date: March 2, 2016

In her early forties, Tricia Pimental has everything she ever wanted: beautiful children, a lovely home, and in her new marriage, the romance of a lifetime. She soon realizes, however, that she and her husband are at odds over one critical issue. She is a homebody. He is a nomad. So begins the never-ending journey. The author crisscrosses North America, relocating on an alarmingly regular basis. Along the way she meets an imposing cast of characters, from a gun-slinging landlord to cowboy weathermen to television super star Regis Philbin. She lives in a bat-infested New Hampshire log cabin—resembling an abandoned Spanish galleon—and voyages on the legendary Venice-Simplon Orient Express. A Movable Marriage is a funny and poignant look at the adventure known as married life, and a tribute to the wisdom of perseverance. Come along for the ride. No passport required.

You can buy it

Amazon. 

https://www.amazon.com/

 

MY REVIEW

5 meows

A Movable Marriage is an interesting memoir. I have to admit it is my first one. I found it kept me turning the pages with Tricia’s sense of humor and writing style.
I loved how she let us in her life, took us on her journey from state to state and even to new Counties.

The descriptions are so good that I felt like I was there on the trip myself. I also found a few chapters so funny. like an instance with a palmetto bug and then the Bat’s in the Belfry!
If you like memoirs, lots of interesting settings, and a touch of humor you will love this book.

There is even a section with pictures. I loved that!

*I received a copy from the author for an honest review*

 

Meet Tricia

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tricia Pimental is the author of two award-winning books: a memoir, Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way, and a novel, Slippery Slopes. A second memoir, A Movable Marriage, was released in January 2016.

Other work has appeared in International Living; the quarterly magazine of International Women in Portugal, A Janela; and anthologies compiled by the Florida Writers Association and the National League of American Pen Women.

A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a former Toastmaster, she blogs at www.triciapimental.com. Find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/amovablemarriage and follow her on Twitter: @Tricialafille.

Ms. Pimental resides in Portugal.

 

 

Cat’s Meow~~~#Romance is in the air special~~A Moveable Marriage:A Memoir by Tricia Pimental

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Hi,Ya’ll. I know Valentine’s day is over but I am continuing with the theme of Love is in the air. This week our guest is Tricia Pimental. She has a lovely note for us.

Flowers, candy, jewelry, wine, and greetings cards: these are some of the ways we show others we care about them today. It’s a time of romance, but also one of acknowledging special relationships of all kinds. (In fact, my dog has been eyeing me expectantly all morning.)

That’s why I chose February 14 as the day to officially launch my third book, A Movable Marriage: A Memoir.

After years of being asked why my husband and I move so often–a question answered with accompanying denials that we are neither in the military nor the Witness Protection Program–I decided to put it on paper. That’s how A Movable Marriage came to be.

The premise is simple. A homebody marries a nomad, one who, incidentally, has successfully concealed this trait during their courtship.

What happens next?

You can pick up your copy here: amzn.to/1OiGlUU

Thanks for reading. And when you open that heart-shaped box of chocolate truffles, have one for me.

Warmly,

Tricia

Congratulations  Tricia on your Valentine’s Day release! Good luck!

A Movable Marriage Front and Back Covers

Title: A Moveable Marriage: A Memoir

Author: Tricia Pimental

Pages: 244

Publisher: Tricia Pimental   (Feb14 2016)

So begins the never-ending journey. The author crisscrosses North America, relocating on an alarmingly regular basis. Along the way she meets an imposing cast of characters, from a gun-slinging landlord to cowboy weathermen to television super star Regis Philbin… A Movable Marriage is a funny and poignant look at the adventure known as married life, and a tribute to the wisdom of perseverance. Come along for the ride. No passport required.

I will be reading this soon and sharing my review. In the meantime check out  the early praise for A Movable Marriage:

Pimental’s writing style is conversational and breezy, and she is quite generous in sharing her occasional doubts and trepidations. She recounted some of the less savory opportunities they encountered, for example, the story of the bat-infested log cabin near the Canadian border, which is truly a hilarious episode. A Movable Marriage: A Memoir is highly recommended for fans of travel memoirs.

–Readers’ Favorite, 5 star review

In a refreshingly down-to-earth and candid writing style, Tricia Pimental honestly details the ups-and-downs of an itinerant lifestyle, and the colorful people and places she and her husband meet along the way. Along with the dazzling descriptions of picturesque France, Italy, Hungary, Portugal, and more, several pages of photos are included in the center of the book from the author’s travels. A Movable Marriage is the perfect book to chase away those winter blahs- a wonderfully entertaining read, highly recommended!

–Epic Book Quest. 5 star rating

 

Meet Tricia:

AMM Back Cover Photo

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tricia Pimental is the author of two award-winning books: a memoir, Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way, and Slippery Slopes (a Libby Landis novel). A second memoir, A Movable Marriage, is scheduled for publication in February 2016.

Her work has appeared in International Living; A Janela, the quarterly magazine of International Women in Portugal; anthologies compiled by the Florida Writers Association and the National League of American Pen Women, and elsewhere.

A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a former Toastmaster, she blogs a www.triciapimental.com. Find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/amovablemarriage and follow her on Twitter: @Tricialafille.

Ms. Pimental resides in Portugal.

 

 

 

You can stalk—oops—follow Tricia:

Twitter: @Tricialafille

Amazon Author Page

Facebook Page link (Bitly):

Facebook-A Moveable Marriage

Website: Tricia is offering new subscribers, a pdf of chapter one of A Movable Marriage,  available on Amazon next month. I am off to subscribe!

More books by Tricia:

Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way

Slippery Slopes

Both books were award winners in the Florida Writers Association’s Royal Palm Literary Award Competition.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review  *

I hope you enjoyed reading about Tricia and her books and check out A Moveable Marriage. I can’t wait to read it!

See ya next week for another romantic read.

 

 

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