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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Angler Series has a New Look



Since I've decided to continue the Angler series with four more books, it called for an over haul of the covers so they'd be uniform.

I love the new look! The models are perfect. *happy sigh*

I can't wait to see what they do with Gwen's book.





Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cuban Red Beans

This is one of my favorite recipes.

It involves pickled pork, which isn't easy to find in the US. So if you're like me living in a rural redneck state where pizza is a food group, you'll have to make your own. It's not hard.

Pickled Pork

2 cups water
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup kosher salt
6 cloves garlic
2 tbs sugar
2 tbs mustard seed
2 tbs hot sauce
1 tbs celery seed
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp whole black pepper
8 oz of ice
1 1/2 lb of cubed pork

Combine all ingredients except ice and pork in a pot. Bring to boil on high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 mins. Remove from heat and add ice. Place pork in a 1 gallon zip top bag and add cooled pickling juice. Seal bag and toss in fridge for 3 days. Stir once in a while. Use within 2 weeks.


Cuban Red Beans

2 tbs vegetable oil
1 medium onion
2 medium green bell peppers
3 stalks of celery
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
5 cloves of garlic
12 oz of pickled pork --> see recipe above
3 bay leaves
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp hot sauce
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 quarts of water
1 pound of dry kidney beans (I like pinto myself)

Place oil and chopped vegetables in a big pot over med-high heat. Add salt and pepper. Cook until onions are transparent. (6-8 mins) Add garlic, pickled pork, bay leaves, thyme, hot sauce, cayenne pepper, water, and beans. Cook, stir frequently until it boils. (6-8 mins) Decrease heat to a steady simmer. Cover and cook 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 30 mins. Uncover and continue to cook on high heat for 30-40mins until beans are tender and sauce is thick. If you prefer a creamer texture mash some of the beans.

I like this over white rice.


Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Member of The Council By Lynn Cahoon


A rogue hunter, a clueless witch and a mission to save an unknowing world.

Parris McCall, owner of the dive bar, The Alibi, has finally constructed a life where her little quirks don’t show or matter to anyone. As for her grandmother's warnings that she’s different, well, she'll cross that bridge if she comes to it. But when Ty walks into her bar, both lives are instantly changed.

Ty Wallace loves his life. How could he not? He’s a powerful human lawyer by day and the Magic Council's rogue witch hunter by night. But after he agrees to substitute on his secretary’s dart team, all hell breaks loose. Now Ty has to help Parris admit who she is before her long-lost relatives kill her.

A Lyrical Press Paranormal Romance


















Excerpt –

“Sally knows how to recruit a substitute.” Parris looked in his brown eyes, juggling her darts. “You’ve never played befor
Ty shot her a smile designed to melt the coldest of hearts. Yes, he knew what he was doing all right. At least in the flirting department. Parris’ knees felt weak looking at him.

“I swear. I’ve never played league before. Beginners luck.” Ty motioned to the dart machine. “You ready or you want to throw a few practice darts?”

Parris’ eyes narrowed. Ha. He’d said he’d never played league before, not ever played before. Sally had brought in a ringer. Confident, she shook her head. “I’m ready to get this over.”

“Pretty sure of yourself aren’t you?” Ty tilted his head to the side, watching her reaction.

“You don’t have to be cocky when you’re good.”

“And you think you’re good?” Ty pressed. “A natural?”

She frowned, her face crinkling. “I have a lot of free time on my hands here when there’s nothing to do except practice.”

Another couple hours and Ty Wallace would be out of her sight, her bar, and her life. She wished erasing him from her thoughts and dreams would be as easy.

Available at: http://www.lyricalpress.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_31&products_id=567&zenid=ee26fuiuhtn58c3adt8meij1m3

Or Amazon/BN

Find out more about Lynn at: www.lynncahoon.wordpress.com