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I lived for 7 years with a man who believed in his heart that chicken was intrinsically boring. Of course, SMOKED chicken with avocado in filo pastry with a ‘jus’ (god help me) that took two days to prepare was just FINE… Anyway, I’ve probably got a complex about it now; I fiddle with chicken [...]
YUMMMM. Someone came into the shop today selling strawberries… snaffled a pack for tonight’s dessert. Hulled them, sliced them up, sprinkled them with caster sugar. Went out and bought a miniature of Cointreau and sprinkled them with that. Left them in the fridge for the rest of the day, stirring now and then. By 7ish [...]
Okay, about that parking ticket… One of the other tenants in our arcade comes screaming in, flapping about everyone getting booked out the back. (Did you know they take PHOTOS of your car??? No, neither did I. A bit freakishly Big Brother.) So out I go, fully prepared to do battle, because even though the [...]
Today a parking ranger came and asked me to give back the $128 ticket I copped yesterday. I obliged… No, I’m NOT making this up. I GOT OUT OF A PARKING TICKET. And no, I did not bat my eyelids, show my legs or offer any of the services you might be imagining. Get your [...]
Well, I guess if I’ve put up the Muso’s recipe, you’d better have the chilli paste recipe too. After all, you’re going to have a lot more than one chilli if you followed the instructions and planted that bush… habaneras are prolific fruiters, and I think I still have three plastic shopping bags full in [...]
Once upon a time there was a diabetic musician who entered the pizza shop aspiring to Fettucine Boscaiola.This was our solution to his dilemma. Said musician (actually it was Paul Goodchild, who plays trumpet in the SSO) also favoured chilli and garlic. So, what happens when you make boscaiola without cream, but with chilli and [...]
Since I opened the coffee shop I appear to have grown an additional head.Either that, or the simple fact that I WON’T STOCK COCA COLA is a little unusual in CommercialWorld.Even the LOOK my prospective daughter-in-law gave me when she Couldn’t Find The Coke in our drinks fridge was not enough to move me… mm, [...]
There I was, looking for a good ol’ country-style scone recipe on the net, and I came across a close relative of this piece of comedy.Yes, I know it sounds stupid. Just stop laughing derisively and try it. Pre-heat the oven to about 210 degrees and put a piece of baking paper on your oven [...]