Clarissa Johal: August 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

#MeatlessMonday Glazed Lemon-Poppyseed Muffins #recipe

Photo courtesy of mroach via Flickr

Glazed Lemon-Poppyseed Muffins


⅔ cup sugar
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp soda
¼ tsp salt
2T poppyseeds
¾ cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 tsp lemon extract
½ cup vegetable oil


1 cup confectioners sugar
2-3 tbs lemon juice


Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray.
Mix sugar and lemon zest/juice in a large bowl.
Add the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and poppy seeds. Blend well.
In a separate bowl, beat together the sour cream, eggs, lemon extract and oil. Mix into dry mixture until just moistened. Do not over-mix.
Fill muffin tins about half-full.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

To make glaze:

Mix the confectioners sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl. Drizzle over cooled muffins.

Friday, August 3, 2018

UPDATE: July Charity Event for @SafeHaven4Cats #raleigh #cats #nonprofit #shelter

July royalties were sent into SAFE Haven for Cats 
to sponsor Pesto and Sable.
These cats are looking for forever homes. I'm crossing my fingers they will be placed soon.
Thank you to everyone who bought Struck!


Every July, I donate 100% of my royalties from one or more of my books to a charity of choice. It's my way of giving back during my birthday month.

This year, all royalties from the sale of Struck during the month of July will go to:
SAFE Haven for Cats to sponsor a cat/s in need.


Struck by lightning, claimed by shadows.

Caught in a terrible storm, Gwynneth is struck by lightning. She wakes in the hospital with a vague memory of a mysterious stranger. Following her release, the stranger visits her at will and offers Gwynneth a gift—one that will stay the hands of death. She is uncertain whether Julian is a savior or something sinister, for as he shares more of this gift, his price becomes deadly.

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Please spread the word! 
If you've read Struck and liked it, check out Poppy

A red-headed, pink-loving mortician who speaks to the dead.
A moody, unsociable funeral director.
Poppy and Dante from Struck are back.

Something is lingering around Skyview Funeral Home—and it's stealing souls of the dead.
With Dante in tow, Poppy is determined to put a stop to it.
Can she protect those who are trying to cross over, or will her soul be next?

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