Yes I am still here

For those of you who have been wondering where I went over the past few weeks well I have been working on turning my novels, collections and illustrated stories into sellable books. I have turned a lot of my work into paperbacks hoping that I will get some more attention.

If you are interested you can find my paperbacks of the following books on Amazon.

As Lisa Williamson

Beyond Realities

Fall Into Nightmares

Death Walks Through

Distance Means Little to Love

Echoes of Elder Times

Endings

Revenge

Escape

Where Angels No Longer Tread

Generations of Love

Guardians of the Gate City

Love Loss and Lonelines

Magic and Nightmares

Mythos of Love

Pleasant Moments

Quick Flashes of Fiction

Reflections in Drabble

To Save Face or Family

The Traveler

Worlds Apart

As LA Mason

If I could Fly

Yes I have others I haven’t yet turned into paperbacks but I am taking a break because it can be very frustrating to do this. I am still working on the various illustrated stories I have been posting. I need to remove my handwritten words and type them in to be easier to read. I have also discovered that the multiple tales I have need more work to be considered finished. Hopefully the children’s and young adult stories will catch an audience.

For those of you who have read my work, I do thank you. While very few of you have gone on to review them at least a handful of you have tried out my various stories.

I will get back to publishing on my various blogs the items that they are for. Expect new tales, new reviews, new photos, new recipes and so much more when possible.

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A brief haius

Just sorting through all my recipes to see what I have and have not posted folks. Between getting a new children’s book out, putting together a paperback copy, photo runs,kit builds, digital and pencil art projects, family visiting, inspections coming up and new games I am playing to review and earn money I just have not had time.

I will hopefully be back on the ball by next week but with school soon starting for the year I will be getting my daughter ready and setting up sales on her way too quickly out grown clothing…be patient. There will be new and yummy or interesting bits coming soon.

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trick: Making rendered chicken fat

As you readers have seen better I have done a blog on rendering down pork fat. Well after a little research I realized that you can do the same with left over chicken parts. Everything from the skin to the white fat that is trimmed off the chicken when you buy prepared breasts.

Since we buy the cheapest parts you can find generally I have a lot of little bits of meat etc left on the bones. I toss the skin, the fat and the bones into my crockpot to cook off the meat. After straining the meat and bones out of the sauce/soupy parts you can just pour it into a clean, recycled jar, let cool and then place in your frig for use with stir fries and simmered dishes. It works great as a base for sauces too.

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recipe: Banana muffins alternate

Okay any who have been following me for a while know that I make muffins at least three times a week. Sometimes I run out of fresh fruit to toss in so I have to adapt.

You will need the basic muffin recipe:

1 c sugar

1 1/2 c flour

2 t baking powder

1 t salt

1 egg

1 c milk

1/4 cup oil

And now the difference. Yesterday I put up the recipe of the Banana jam I made. I hadn’t realized we were out of muffins till after I made the jam so I decided what the heck toss in some of the jam.

2 T banana jam

Mix it all together and bake for 30 minutes in a 350 oven. Let cook and taste.  Not knock you out banana flavor but quite nice. Just another use for all the jam you have hopefully been trying!

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recipe: Banana spread

Okay this is more in the line of a jam but when done it looks a lot like banana butter. It is sweet, brown and filled with little lumps of banana pieces. I didn’t blend this but cooked it on the stove top.

What you will need is the following

4 very ripe bananas (if they are squishy dont worry gives it deeper banana flavor)

1 cup sugar

1 t cinnamon

1 cup water

1 T chai seeds

First you mash up your bananas and place them in a pot. Pour in your other ingredients and stir well with a whisk as you heat up to a boil. Once boiling turn the heat down low and let simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Make sure to keep an eye on it as it will thick up quite a bit and you dont want burned bananas.

Once it does pour it into clean, recycled glass jars and screw the caps on. Let it cool a little before putting in the refrigerator over night. By morning you should have something great on oatmeal, toast or waffles. Enjoy.

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recipe: Pear Jam

Now this recipe is pretty much the same as the peach ham I made earlier. You will betaking the left over pieces of pear skins ad core to make this. I have only made a little of this due to having only one pear.

What you do is take the peels and extra bits left over after you have used a pear to make yummy muffins (see my basic muffin base). The parts of the core, minus the seeds of course, the skin and any bits of flesh you didn’t use up in the muffins.

Place them into your blending device along with

1 T sugar

1 T chai seeds

1 T water (this depends on just how fresh and firm your pears are of course)

Pulse this mix together till mostly smooth and pour into a clean, recycled jar. Place in the refrigerator over night and you will have a nice spread for toast or something to put over meat in a stir fry.

Now you if wish you can add cinnamon to this for a slightly different flavor. Or add vanilla to really bring out the taste.

 

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retro recipe: Almond cookies

1 c butter

1 c confectioners sugar

1 t almond extract

2 c flour

1 c almonds chopped

 

Mixt together ingredients and refrigerate for one hour. Shape into creasants and bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes

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