Sunday, March 10, 2013

A Time Travel Trip to the Bayou - and some Fried Tilapia

Being in the Louisiana bayous is like traveling to a different time. The atmosphere is hot and steamy and the pace is slower. The people there speak Cajun French, and their doors are always open for a good Sunday dinner.

Today we're having pan fried Tilapia, with a side of turnip greens and a hunk of southern cornbread.

Since my Cajun roots stem from Canada, I've invited Canadian author, Sharon Ledwith, to make the long journey to join me for dinner and to tell our visitors about her middle grade book...which is all about time travel. Take it away, Sharon, while I fry up this fish!

The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis

When Amanda Sault and her four classmates are caught in a major food fight at school, they are given the choice of suspension or yard duty. It was a no-brainer. A two-week crash course in landscaping leads the kids to discover a weathered stone arch buried in an overgrown backyard. Instead of a forgotten lawn ornament, it turns out to be an ancient time portal from the lost continent of Atlantis. Chosen by an Atlantean Magus to be Timekeepers—legendary time travelers sworn to keep history safe from an evil force—the five children, along with two offbeat adults, are sent on the adventure of their lives to save the Earth from an uncertain future. The Timekeepers’ first mission lands them in England in 1214, where they must find an adolescent Robin Hood and his band of merry teens before history is turned upside-down.
About Sharon
After 21 years in the graphic trade biz, Sharon Ledwith swapped her drafting table for a computer, and entered the wonderful and whacky world of writing. She started pounding the keys until her fingers bled and skin hardened. Eleven years, and many drafts later, her middle-grade/young adult time travel series, THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS was born.Sharon lives in the wilds of Muskoka in Central Ontario, with her hubby, a water-logged yellow Labrador and moody calico cat. She survives harsh Canadian winters on caffeine, comfort food, and occasional dram of scotch

While we eating our dinner, if you'd like to learn more about Sharon, or about the Last Timekeepers, you can peruse her website, or just go ahead and buy the book from her publisher,  Musa Publishing, or if you'd prefer, Amazon,  Barnes and Noble, or Smashwords.

Now, here's a recipe....
(found on

Cajun Fried Tilapia



  1. blend the eggs with the lemon juice.
  2. blend the herbs spices and pancake mix with the bread crumbs
  3. dredge the fish in egg mixture.
  4. then coat with bread crumb mixture completely.
  5. heat enough oil in pan to fry in stainless steel pan.
  6. Fry for approx 3 minutes per side on medium high heat.
  7. you can play with the volume of bread to herb to flour/pancake ratio to get your desired favourite.



Sharon Ledwith said...

Mmmm...thisch fissh is delioushh! Gulp. Er, thanks for having me at the Bayou today, Rita. Sure beats the Canadian winters! Needed to get away, and Louisiana seems the perfect place - steeped in history and wonderful down-to-earth people. Cheers for your Cajun pass the corn bread please!

Kittie Howard said...

That fish looks so delicious this Louisiana gal would love to reach through the screen and grab a bite.

Gonna check out Sharon's book!

Sharon Ledwith said...

Thanks, Kittie! Pull up a seat, sit down and I'll pass you some good Cajun cooking! Cheers!

dustycrabtree said...

Definitely going to have to try this! Looks amazing! Thanks ladies!

Marci Boudreaux said...

Great interview and the fish sounds yummy!! I have some frozen fillets in the freezer. I may have to give this a try!

Rita Monette, Writer said...

Thanks for stopping by all you fellow Wenches of Words. Hope you enjoyed the fish.

Kittie, thanks for taking the time to check us out. I'm sure you will love Sharon's book. I believe there's a sequel...or is it a prequel...coming soon.

Sloane Taylor said...
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Sloane Taylor said...

OMG! It's a double header! An awesome book that adults love just as much as kids and a meal to scrumptious to pass up. I think I'm in heaven.:)

Sharon Ledwith said...

You're all angels in my book, Sloane! Thanks for all of your support, and there's plenty of fish to go around so sit down and eat! Cheers!

Rhea Rhodan said...

Heard there was a Fried Tilapia recipe over here (Sloane). Sounds fabulous! Thank you, Sharon. Also realized I hadn't joined and took care of that. Now, to print out that recipe...

Rita Monette, Writer said...

Thanks for coming over, Rhea. Hope you like the fish!

Eleni Konstantine said...

I'm not a fish person, but even I have my mouth watering at this one. Yum.

Lizzie said...

This recipe looks cajun food!
And I know the book is good!