I started writing a regency some years ago when I got tired of writing sex scenes. I know that might sound a little odd, but after quite a few stories the scenes do all end up sounding rather alike. I needed a break. So I forced myself to write a traditional regency, just a kiss or two at most. Once I had all that research though its more like 3 books all set in the period. The clothes, the manners, the war, the decadence of the nobility, the restrictions of the lower cla
For the crust: 10 ounces vanilla wafers 1/3 cup pine nuts 1/2 cup butter, melted For the filling: 2 egg whites 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 cup tequila and an extra shot 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 4 egg yolks 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and advise your partner to get undressed slowly as you add wafers and pine nuts to food processor, pulse until well ground up. Pour into bowl and add melted butter as she lays down on the previously clean
Say African food and you get a myriad of options from Arabic inspired North Africa and the coast of East Africa to Maasai drinking blood and milk, Spicy Ethiopian to San Bushmen eating what they find the same as they have for thousands of years. While the cities might sport as modern a kitchen as you can find, the countryside still cooks over an open fire. Where I lived in Kenya the traditional kitchen was a room separate from the rest of the house, with thatched high roofs.
South of Embu, Kenya about 30 kilometers is the small market town of Kiritiri surrounded by bright red soil. Shaped like a square with the market in the center, a ring of shops circle the sellers of everything available in the area. One side of the only paved road in the district holds all the food while the other covers the used clothing market and everything else. Radiating like spokes off each corner are the only other streets that vanish into the scrub acacias not far out
A well-dressed couple enters a handsomely decorated house for a bit of dinner and entertainment. The setting and clothes don't matter, what do they eat? Food is one of the necessities of life and yet thousands of years of cuisine are only theories. Paintings, sculpture, archeology can tell what the ingredients were, but really how did the ancients or even the not so ancients eat? With cooking a largely mundane task, recipes were passed orally, few getting around to actually w
Plane ticket check or almost. Visa need the plane ticket, insurance need the plane ticket. Shots check. Traveling to another country food is always one of the first things you wonder about past sight seeing. Since I'm not going to sight see though food seems more of a concern right now. Kenya many things weren't that unusual, at least not in the area I was. Ghana seems to be a bit more exotic. Western regions' main dishes are akyeke (cassava-based, similar to couscous) s
Your characters are dressed in the latest fashions, they're moving in a world of politics and intrigue, walking through the halls of grand architecture or escaping stifling hovels, they dance with abandon. But they sit down to eat a sumptuous feast or a meager breakfast and you don't know what the king ate, or the jester drooled over. My husband asks periodically just why I have so many cookbooks when I don't cook that much. My first stop at a used bookstore is either the