NOTE: This blog contains mature content. 18 years or older.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It's Too Yummy Tuesday!

On select Tuesdays I share delicious recipes either inspired by my books or that are just plain delicious!


Today's recipe I hit on when I was looking for ways to use up some apples.  

Apple Fritters

Ingredients:
1 3/4 c. flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 slightly beaten egg
1 c. milk
1 tbsp. melted shortening
2 cups peeled apples, chopped into small pieces (though I've done this without peeling them first and it works)
Oil for frying

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk together egg, milk and shortening, then pour onto flour mixture. Blend just until smooth, don't over beat. Fold in apples. Heat oil 1" deep in large pan or use deep fryer. Drop batter by spoonfuls into hot oil. Fry until browned on each side,

Some suggestions for serving: 
As a side dish, serve with chicken, ham, or mac and cheese
As a snack or dessert:
Dip in maple syrup, honey, or caramel sauce
Toss with powdered sugar while still warm
Toss with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar while still warm

Makes a couple dozen fritters, depending on the size of your spoonfuls,

~~~

J. Rose Allister is the author of more than twenty-five books, primarily romance and erotic romance. A former editor and submissions director, she now works as a mild-mannered hospital secretary by day, naughty writer by night. Connect with her on Twitter or Goodreads. She loves talking to people!
Posted by J. Rose Allister On 12:00 AM No comments READ FULL POST

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

It's Too Yummy Tuesday!

On select Tuesdays I share delicious recipes either inspired by my books or that are just plain delicious!


Today's recipe was something that came about when I started hitting up my local farmer's markets. I'm fortunate to have a few within a stone's throw, although I don't get to them as often as I'd like. Since produce is season and subject to local availability, one never knows what delicious deals can be had at the market, and I wanted a way to use the bounty while it was still fresh but with a flexible list of ingredients. 

Farmer's Market Brunch

The idea for this came from http://iowagirleats.com/2012/05/14/farmers-market-recipe-collection-farmers-market-skillet


Ingredients:
1-3/4 cups chicken broth
1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
1 Tbsp oil (I use olive oil, pastured butter, or coconut oil)
2 cloves garlic, minced
Some chopped up farmer's market bounty, such as:
1 zucchini
1 green onion
1 tomato
large handful spinach or Swiss chard leaves
1 cup of broccoli/caulifower florets, cut into small bites
...etc
Salt & pepper
1/2 cup feta or goat cheese (or grated cheese of your choice)
2 Tbsp chopped basil (I liked to pick this straight out of my herb garden)

Fresh Honey Lemon Vinaigrette:
1 Tbsp fresh lemon zest
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp honey
1 garlic clove, grated or finely minced
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  Cook quinoa in chicken broth on a low simmer, covered, until broth is absorbed (about 20-25 minutes).  Meanwhile, whisk together vinaigrette ingredients in small bowl and set aside.
    In large skillet, cook garlic 30 seconds over medium heat. Add vegetables in turn, the longest cooking ones first, and saute until just tender. (Omit tomato if using.) Toss in half of the vinaigrette and cook briefly to meld flavors.
    Add remaining vinaigrette, tomatoes if using, cheese cheese, and basil. Toss everything well and let cool slightly before serving. (This can also be served cold.)

~~~

J. Rose Allister is the author of more than twenty-five books, primarily romance and erotic romance. A former editor and submissions director, she now works as a mild-mannered hospital secretary by day, naughty writer by night. Connect with her on Twitter or Goodreads. She loves talking to people!
Posted by J. Rose Allister On 12:00 AM No comments READ FULL POST

Monday, April 27, 2015

Readers of this blog are aware that I have been on a forced hiatus from writing due to some personal issues. One of the hardest things about not writing anymore was that I'd lost a much loved outlet for creative energy. Of course, I'd also lost the energy itself, as it flat-lined during times of stress and depression. I desperately missed the act of creating.

As part of my therapy to find my way back to writing, I've recently been exploring other artistic avenues. This is great news, as it means I've not only got creative energy back in stock, but I'm finding ways of expressing it. Currently, my explorations have spanned a variety of mediums in which I have zero mastery, but it has been a greatly satisfying experience nonetheless. I can feel these studies in art buoying my writing muse. Someday, I believe one outlet will feed the other.  

I thought I'd share a few of my creative outbursts. The closest I've come to writing something new is the poem above. I woke up with the poem and painting in my head, and I couldn't shake it until I got it on paper. 

Some more:

Trees done in watered down acrylic
 
Mother Earth in flight, dry erase marker on whiteboard

"Lonely Tree" , a pencil sketch

A fairy hideaway-done in micro gel pen on a Post-It!


 As the creative side of my brain begins awakening from its long, cold slumber, my excitement builds. I know there's so much more inside of me, and I feel I'm in a good place to discover where it's all hidden. Thanks for listening.

~~~~

I'm J. Rose Allister, wife, working mom, and the author of over twenty-five books. Somewhere in between one and the next, I love hanging out here on my blog and over on Twitter. Give me a comment or follow-I love chatting with people!



Posted by J. Rose Allister On 12:08 AM No comments READ FULL POST
  • RSS
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube

News

Hot Shorts Amazon redux: My Secret Escort Lover, Vol 4 of the Secret Lover series, is now available exclusively on Amazon.

Quotes:



Upcoming Guests:



Member of

Reading Addiction Blog Tours
 photo blog_tour_partner_zpsd1cf5aaf.jpg

    I Love My Followers!


    What Readers Say:

    "Wonderful characters, an exciting plot, fantastic world-building, and steamy sex.This is my first book by this author, but it definitely won't be my last!." --The Romance Reviews

    "...kudos for expertly navigating the turns and twists of this story and drawing this reviewer into the wonderful, but complex, world..."
    --Dark Divas Reviews

    "...hot enough to make a reader weep." --Coffee Time Romance Reviews


    "...filled with descriptions so rich you feel as though you could wear the words."--Author C.S. Engeron

    "I recommend this story to those who like the sex hot, and then even hotter...a winner." --Whipped Cream Reviews

    "...full of colorful descriptions and I-wish-I-thought-of-that dialogue..." --Author Sarah Ballance

    "Allister's sense of humor comes out in her characters, her premise, and her writing style." --Happily Ever After Reviews

    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

    RSS Feed by Email

    Brigid's Awakening

    Bound to Her Master

    Disarming Cowboys

    Visits To This Blog: