8:21 AM Posted by Martha A Cheves
PAPA's Beef Stew
( A Recipe from Mike Arsuaga for those cold nights)
2 tsp. of finely chopped thyme leaves
3 large onions
3 stalks of celery
8 oz. baby portabella mushrooms
1 lb. red potatoes
1 lb. beef cut for stew
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup sherry
2 cups pre-sliced carrots
1/3 cup flour
1 32 oz. box of beef stock
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Remove stems. Chop thyme leaves.Slice onions and celery thinly. Cut
mushrooms into quarters. Cut potatoes into bite sized pieces.
1. Preheat stock pot on med-high 2 to 3 min. Separately, season beef with salt and pepper. Brown beef.
2. Stir in onions. Cook 10 to 12 min or until onion is soft. Stir in
sherry. Cook until most of liquid evaporates, about four minutes.
3. Add celery, mushrooms, potatoes, carrots plus beef and onions to heated stock. Stir in flour for thickener.
Bring to a boil.
4. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Serve.
Subspecies - Guest Review by Matthew Morrison
In Subspecies, Mike Arsuaga suspends the readers disbelief in horrific mythical
creatures by creating realistic settings, emotive characters (creatures,
really), and a very compelling plot. The reader is initially lured into what
appears to be a fast paced Action/Adventure/Mystery. Only too late does the
reader discover that this is actually a classic love story of Vampire meets
Lycan. Mike Arsuaga explores, in detail, the frequent and varied expressions of
the couple's monster love. Even after spilling the blood of innocents, he stuns
the reader with a style that eventually evokes sympathy for the plight of these
Author of "Subspecies, Inc." Best Erotic Book for 2011 on
the Preditors & Editors Reader's Poll. The sequel
"Children of Subspecies" won Best Cover. Both are
continuations of award winning "Subspecies" about the deep
love between two special beings as they shepherd lycans and
vampires (The Subspecies) to their destiny within Creation.
Coming soon, episodes four and five, "The Tenth Legion" in
February and "Lagrange Point" in May.
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