An author's musings, combined with a weekly Cosplay Interview and the weekly serialization of New Tamsbridge Nights, an urban fantasy / horror setting where vampires, mages, and other creatures of the night vie for power and supremacy in an endless struggle.
Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca
A good easy lunch if you have a few minutes, exploding with all the flavors of Lazio and Sicily- so celebrating both the Mediterranean bloodlines of yours truly. According to the stories (probably apocryphal), this was a quick and easy meal Italian prostitutes cooked themselves between clients. Alternatively, it was a meal they used to attract customers.
Black Olives: 4 oz (Coarsely chopped. Canned is fine)
Flat Anchovies: 2 oz (Coarsely chopped. Canned is fine)
Grape Tomatoes: 10 oz (cut in half.)
Chile Pepper: 1 small (diced)
Merlot: 1/3 cup
Capers: 2 oz
Garlic: 3 cloves (diced) (shallots can be substituted)
Fresh Parsley (chopped)
Heat olive oil on low to medium heat.
Add anchovies, garlic, olives, capers, chile. Cook for about 5 minutes.
Add tomatoes, cook for 10 minutes.
Add merlot. Cook for 5 more minutes.
Remove from heat, add salt and chopped parsley to taste.
Drain, add spaghetti to sauce, add back to heat and cook for about 3-5 minutes.
Serve with fresh parsley on top.
Keto Version: Funghi alla Puttanesca.
Begin as above. When removing sauce from heat, saute mushrooms in olive oil. After mushrooms are cooked, add to sauce, cook together 3-5 minutes, serve as above.
Cosplay Friday returns with the Legendary Saba-Khan, Steven Lawill Master-mind of the popular Southeastern Larp Al'se'war. To say he makes props is to say iron man fiddles around with machines. True, but man, it doesn't touch the quality of it. Without further ado, we're off!
A Tale of Three Pixies Scene Eight (Read Scene Seven Here) The three faeries climbed down the short stairs into the Day is Dunn. Their guises were less vivid and idiosyncratic than at Pearl’s Dive; they were now three college-aged girls in jeans and tee shirts, each according to their nature. Fen was in black with skull and crossbones, Lapis wore blue with splashes of gold glitter that spelled out pixie, and Petal’s shirt was a cheerful tie-dye. The bar was not as they expected. It clean but rustic, with lots of real wood furnishings.
Hello, boys and girls! We are starting a new thing today! Because I am tired of not putting out new material, I have decided to start releasing my new book, Remembered Kisses, as a weekly serial. There will be one chapter released a week for the next few months until complete. Fully edited, available for your delight.
For you. Because I love you. Yes you. Sure. Group Hug!
And now, without further shameless self promotion, She Begins.