Lockdown Larder – day 7

Seriously, The Best Broccoli of Your Life! It was steak pie night. A family-sized steak and gravy pie bought before lockdown, and frozen. Creamy, mashed potatoes on the side, and a chance to use up the tired head of broccoli in the fridge. I usually break it into florets and steam over the cooking potatoes, … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – day 7

Lockdown Larder – Day 6

Day 6 – Tuesday 31 March - a taste of home After several days of rich food (and leftover no-pasta lasagne for lunch!) I wanted something simple for dinner. I fell back on an old favourite, a comfort-food. It’s a healthy variation of a Northern English classic meal – egg and chips. Translation: fried eggs … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 6

Lockdown Larder – Day 5

Pasta-free Lasagne Day 5 - Monday We had to light the fire again this morning. Autumn has definitely arrived, and with it, a yearning for one-pot warming dinners. I had several packs of frozen minced (ground) beef in the freezer, and I really wanted to make lasagne, but therein lies a problem. Darling Son doesn't … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 5

Lockdown Larder – Day 4

Day 4 – Chicken Mole It’s a chilly Sunday, and we’ve lit the fire for the first time this autumn. Not surprisingly the cats have claimed sleeping positions in front of it. Dinner needs to be something warming and adventurous. I’m tackling a dish I’ve never made (or eaten!) before. Chicken Mole. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chicken-mole-coriander-rice While I … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 4

Lockdown Larder – Day 3

New Zealand is under Lockdown for at least four weeks. This blog intends to avoid the bad news about rising numbers of victims. It focuses instead on food, and the challenges of cooking fresh meals every day – with the ingredients from my larder. A much nicer message 🙂   Day 3 – Saturday Sausage … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 3

Lockdown Larder – Day 2

New Zealand is under Lockdown for at least four weeks. This blog intends to avoid the bad news about rising numbers of victims. It focuses instead on food, and the challenges of cooking fresh meals every day – with the ingredients from my larder. A much nicer message.   Day 2 – Friday; Baking and … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 2

Lockdown Larder – Day 1

New Zealand is under Lockdown for at least four weeks. This blog intends to avoid the bad news about rising numbers of victims. It focuses instead on food, and the challenges of cooking fresh meals every day – with the ingredients from my larder. A much nicer message 🙂   Day 1 – Thursday: Chicken … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 1

NEW Snowdonia Wolves Christmas novella

If you're looking for some sweet Christmas romance, this is what you need. Eleven adorable holiday novellas, including a BRAND NEW story in the Snowdonia Wolves series. Blind Date with a Wolf is only available as part of the boxed set. The entire set only costs $0.99 and is FREE for Kindle Unlimited subscribers, so … Continue reading NEW Snowdonia Wolves Christmas novella

Tesla’s Earthquake Machine – what if it could work?

This is the core question in my latest romantic suspense book, released today. Shattering the Trust is the third book in the Event Horizon series, but this time it's set in New Zealand. A country frequently shaken by earthquakes, and one only too aware of the risk they pose. This series revolves around a technology … Continue reading Tesla’s Earthquake Machine – what if it could work?

An open letter to Macmillan Publishing

Dear Publisher. If we wanted to design the perfect aggregator, it would look a lot like Pronoun. You created a clean and easy-to-use interface, with all the best features. Ranking information. Sales updates. New review notifications. Keyword suggestions. Not only all that, but access to the coveted GooglePlay platform, access to Amazon without having to use … Continue reading An open letter to Macmillan Publishing