My good friend Alex J. Cavenaugh has a short story out today called Cassa Dawn. It is a prequel to
There is a video on Alex's blog too. I will certainly be picking up a copy. It turns out that yet another of his books, Dragon of the Stars is now on audio as well. I personally prefer not to listen to audio, but if you enjoy audio books, I can highly recommend the story.
Bowling for us today of course. I do hope we make a better showing than we did on Monday
Christmas is coming and what a wonderful time to have mulled wine. Such a traditional winter drink in England although not so much these days. I had never heard of a Lady Apple. They appear to be European so probably not available in North America.
20 whole cloves
2 tangerines, clementines, or small oranges
2 750-ml bottles Merlot
3 cups fresh apple cider
8 Lady apples (optional)
2 cinnamon sticks plus 8 for garnish (garnish optional)
2 green cardamom pods, cracked
2 cups tawny Port
1. Press stem (pointed) end of 10 cloves into each tangerine, piercing through the skin. Place tangerines, wine, cider, Lady apples (if using), 2 cinnamon sticks, and cardamom pods in a large pot. Bring to a bare simmer over medium-low heat; cook gently for 20 minutes. DO AHEAD: Mulled wine can be made 2 hours ahead. Cover and let stand at room temperature. Rewarm gently over medium-low heat before continuing.
2. Stir in Port. Divide among glasses; garnish each with a cinnamon stick and a Lady apple, if desired.
Source: Bon Appétit
Have a great day