Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tasty Tuesday Catch Me Tapa Recipe

My author buddies are sharing recipes and decided to share them with our readers too.
With Catch Me in Castile in mind, I thought I’d start with a Spanish tapas recipe.

Tortilla Espanola (Spanish Omelet).

Tapas are Spanish appetizers.  They can be cold, such as mixtures of olives and cheeses, or warm, such as fried baby squid.  In Spain, you can go to a swanky tapas bar and order enough tapas to make a meal. I love this idea because I am a big snacker and like to try all sorts of interesting foods, but tend to fill up before my entrĂ©e arrives.

Ingredients:·6-7 medium potatoes, peeled
·1 whole yellow onion
·5-6 large eggs
·2-3 cups of olive oil for pan frying
·Salt to taste
·Diced ham, chorizo, red or green peppers, or tomatoes can be added


Slice the potatoes into 1/8” slices. Chop onions into 1/4” pieces. Mix potatoes, onion and salt. In a large non-stick pan heat the olive oil on medium-high. When the oil is ready for frying, spread the potatoes and onions evenly over the surface. Cook until potatoes are done then remove mixture from the oil with a slotted spoon.

Whisk eggs in a large bowl and add the potato-onion mixture.

Pour 1-2 tbsp of olive oil into a non-stick frying pan (appox.  9-10”). Heat on medium. Stir the potato-onion-egg mixture once more and pour into heated oil. Spread evenly. When the eggs have cooked around the edges, carefully lift one side of the omelet and peek. You want the bottom to brown while the inside of the mixture remains slightly runny. When the bottom is brown, put a plate on top of the pan and flip the omelet over onto the plate. You may need to add a little more olive oil to the frying pan to keep the omelet from sticking. Then carefully slide the flipped omelet back into the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes. Turn off the heat and let sit for 2 minutes.

Carefully slide the omelet onto a plate and cut into 1.5” squares and serve with a sliced baguette.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Why I love American Idol and X Factor

Beyond the Veil: My TV Must-Sees: I admit to be a tad-bit addicted to American Idol and X Factor. What draws me to these shows? The judges? The drama?

Nope. Come see by clicking the link above to my post over at Beyond the Veil.

But I'll give you a clue: It's all about love, baby.
When is it not?

Have a great Monday.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Thank You

I just want to take a moment to be grateful for our heroes.

To those of you in the Armed Forces the words "thank you" can never be enough. You who fight for our freedoms and safety, you who battle destruction and evil first-hand, you who fight ugly battles that most of us  couldn't dream of and come home scarred but not beaten. I am so proud of you. Be safe.

Thank you also goes to our heroes here at home--the first responders in emergencies, the police, the firefighters, the EMTs, the doctors, the nurses, and those bystanders who rush in to help instead of running out of harm's way. You put yourselves on the line to save lives while sometimes losing bits and pieces of your own. What would we do without you?

And thank you to the families of these great heroes who give up so much to save us all. Let us never forget.

If I could hug each and everyone of you I would.


Monday, September 10, 2012

My Website is Down


I'm with Go Daddy which apparently is not going so well  right now because of hackers.


Really dear hackers, can't you put all that amazing brain power of yours to work solving the world's problems instead of creating more? There are real viruses out there, the common cold for example, that could use a good hacking into. Why don't you go attack them? Or a nasty little bugger called world hunger. You could go after it and smash it all to pieces. Wouldn't that be more fun?

Well, hang in there folks. I know Go Daddy will be going again soon. Hopefully, so will I.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I'm the Guest Author at Taryn Blackthorne's Blog

Come see how I blame my high school teachers for turning me into a writer. I mean, thank, not blame. :-)

I also talk about one of my crushes and shocker--it's a girl! Am I talking about YOU?

Come find out:
Author Taryn Blackthorne's Blog