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Cooking mishap leads to Malheur County writer’s first published book

Neighbor children snuggle up to read "Grandma's Green Grass Soup," by B. Dawn. (Submitted photo)

A cooking experiment gone awry more than 20 years ago gave a Malheur County woman the idea for her recently published children’s book.

“Grandma’s Green Grass Soup,” written by Brenda Goertzen under the pen name B. Dawn, is a light-hearted tale about a youngster contemplating a visit to his grandmother’s house for lunch. As his imagination runs wild, the family lunch date looms as a dreaded culinary event – but all turns out well at the end.

As they say in the movies, the tale stems from a true story.

Goertzen said when her children were little, she tried making something new – cream of asparagus soup – from scratch. Not familiar with the process, she blended up the whole . . .