Pomegranate Pistachio Cookies

2/3 cup shortening, soft
¾ cup organic sugar
½ tsp lemon zest (grated lemon peel)
½ tsp vanilla
2 eggs
4 tsp almond milk
2 cups unbleached flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp sea salt
1 box pistachio instant pudding mix
seeds from 1 pomegranate

Cream shortening, sugar, lemon zest and vanilla. Add eggs and beat
​till light and fluffy. Stir in milk. Blend in flour, baking powder, salt
​and pistachio pudding mix. Blend in pomegranate seeds. Refrigerate
​for an hour. Form dough into about 24 1 inch balls. Place on 2
​ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with fingers. Bake at 350°
for ​10 minutes.

Alternative: use ½ cup of cranberries instead of pomegranate seeds.







FOREVER ENDS by Carol Hibbs

A move to another part of the province is Gabrielle's greatest transition. It is a turning point she and her sons desperately need. A new and safe house would be a wonderful change, or so she hopes. The house is haunted, or possessed, or something too evil to even imagine.

Gabrielle isn’t planning on any romances, never mind falling in love with her gorgeous cabin building neighbour, Ryan. Bad things seemed to happen to people she loved. It is impossible to resist Ryan, and lunacy to assist Christina, the young girl that is either trapped somehow in Gabrielle's house, or trapped in someone's world. Her sons, friends, Ryan and his daughter, Tess, helps her to save Christina.