Continuing our conversation with Ava, this week about what’s up at her house.

Pamela: So where do you call home these days, Ava?

Ava: I rooming with Rashidi.

Pamela: Rooming or living with?

Ava: Renting from. With my daughter Lily.

Pamela: How is old is Lily now?

Ava: She make one year soon. And she already walking.

Pamela: Does she sing?

Ava: She try. No clear words yet.

Pamela: Can we see some pictures?

Ava: I keep Lily private. But I show you her room. And some of the house.

Pamela: Awesome!

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Ava: It a little manly, but gorgeous.

Pamela: Is it on the beach?

Ava: Looking over the water, from a hillside. Irie.

Pamela: Love it! Is Lily eating solid foods?

Ava: She is. She love fish and fungi. Especially fungi.

Pamela: Fish and what?

Ava: Fungi. Say it like foon-ji.

Pamela: Foon-ji. What is it?

Ava: Fish, vegetables, cornmeal. If you grow up in the Virgin Islands, it like the national dish.

Pamela: Can we put that recipe below?

Ava: Yah mon.

Pamela: Any other favorite recipes to share? I hear you make a mean rum Painkiller.

Ava: For true. They sneak up on you. Sure, I give you that one, too.

Pamela: Last thing. Every time we have a literary guest, we ask them to pick a book club question from the website for everyone to answer, and then we give your answer (and mine) the following week. Have you picked a question?

Ava: Yah, this one from Earth to Emily, even though I in the Katie & Annalise books, too. “How did you feel about the re-entrance of Ava into Emily’s life?” And I know what the answer should be. (Harrumphs)

Pamela (laughing): I’ll have fun with this one. Thanks for coming Ava. Tell Rashidi hi for us.

Ava: That Rash a lady killer. No need making it worse. Thanks for having me.




Virgin Islands Fish and Fungi

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Ava’s Painkillers

Mix 2 parts orange juice, 2 parts pineapple juice, 1 part Coco Lopez, and 1 part rum in a blender. Serve over ice sprinkled with nutmeg. Drink at your own risk. You welcome.


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6 Responses to At Home with Ava.

  1. I miss Ava! I hope to read about her antics again some day!

  2. Pamela says:

    Ava soon come, Patricia 😉

  3. Eric Hutchins says:

    Love it,
    Love the Pictures
    Love the recipes
    That was a lot of fun

  4. Kate says:

    Hmmm. I was not a fan of her appearance in Texas. It felt a little forced and out of left field.

    BUT! I am anxiously awaiting Emily 3. This is my favorite Hutchins series. Keep them coming!

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