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Today Katie shares pictures and recipes, oh my.
Pamela: One of the things people really love about your life is your house.
Katie: My big jumbie house.
Pamela: So is the house a jumbie?
Katie: No, the house has a jumbie with it, Annalise.
Pamela: And for those who don’t know what a jumbie is?
Katie: A spirit, in the language of voodoo and Santeria.
Pamela: Why do people think the house is a jumbie?
Katie: Because until me, people hadn’t been able to see Annalise. When weird things happened in the house, they didn’t know it was a young woman trapped in limbo.
Pamela: Do you hear her talk, too?
Katie: I don’t, but our little boy Taylor does.
Pamela: So no pictures of Annalise.
Katie: None. Sorry.
Pamela: But of the house?
Katie: Here are a few of my favorites.
This one is taken from a distance, with the sea in the far right horizon.
Our lovely great room with its inexplicable fireplace and hurricane glassed french doors out onto the breakfast balcony.
Here’s the patio/pool when it’s clean. And the bedroom balcony where Nick first kissed me.
The non-messy part of Nick’s and my office on the third story. You can see mango trees forever out on that balcony.
Pamela: How many balconies does this house have?
Katie: Three. Pretty extravagant, isn’t it? I love them.
Here’s my favorite place: Horseshoe Bay. It’s about two miles as the pelican flies from Estate Annalise.
And here’s a view into the kitchen. The music room is basically behind the stove.
Pamela: If I had that kitchen I’d cook all the time.
Katie (laughs): If you lived in this house so far down bad roads to town and had three kids, a husband, and your in-laws living with you, you’d cook all the time.
Pamela: So tell us what you cook.
Katie: Besides fish sticks, chicken fingers, cheerios, and mac ‘n cheese? I’m going to share one from my mother. She died on this island, and I miss her every day. So I end up making this a lot. Fried chicken.
Pamela: Fried chicken.
Katie: Yep, and she made it better than anyone.
Pamela: Okay, last thing. You have an assignment for next week. You’ll be answering one book club question. Have you picked one out yet?
Katie: This one: What evolution do you see in Finding Harmony in Katie’s relationship with Annalise? With herself? How did you feel about the revelations about Annalise and Uxolo?
Pamela: Oh, that’s a good one.
Katie: I’ll get you an answer in a few days. Now, I’ve got to run. Nick has a new case for me.
Pamela: Katie the private eye.
Katie: Can you believe it? Anyway, thanks for having me.
Pamela: Thanks for being here.
Simple Southern Fried Chicken (Connell)