Cheese and Onion Roll Part 2

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Following yesterday’s post, today I found a new use for the rolls. I had some Chestnut Mushrooms which I chopped and fried with garlic paste and a little oil.

I split the rolls and toasted them while the mushrooms were cooking,

then put it all together.

And the verdict- delicious!!

Cheese and Onion Rolls

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Now you might think that is a strange subject for a blog post on a science fiction based website but it’s my alter ego, the bread baker, advertising my other blog. And even a science fiction author has to eat sometimes.

Anyhow the full recipe for these little treats is on my Devon Life blog which you will find here, or via the menu bar at the top of the page. Suffice it to say, these are a meal in themselves or can be filled with ham, chicken, more cheese or whatever else you like. And they are great with soup as well.

And now I’ve made my lunch I have to get back to the writing.


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Just a reminder that Ribbonworld is on offer at the moment. A signed paperback copy can be yours for just £4 post free. Go here to get one. Here’s a review.

Format: Kindle Edition

Why do we read fiction? I guess the answer is for entertainment, pleasure, excitement, and for escapism from the day-to-dayness of everyday life.
Ribbonworld is all these with the added bonus of a murder to solve and all wrapped up in a fantastic package of offworld imagination.I had completely forgotten how much I used to enjoy sci-fi until picking up Richard Dee’s books.
A good book should take the reader out of familiar every-day life and transport you to that other world of imagination with ease and believability – and Ribbonworld certainly does both!Apart from the absorbing story, the believability of the setting, the interesting, intriguing characters and the thrill of the plot, the icing on the cake is the superb cover image! Love it!
Highly recommended



Getting things straight.

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In swapping over from my old site to this, I had to back up all my posts and files. Now I’m here (so to speak since I haven’t moved) I have to put it all back together but of course there is a question. I can reinstate all the blog posts but would there be any point as a lot of them may no longer be relevant. So what I’m doing is sorting through them and picking out the useful and still current bits.

Mainly this is the progress of my third Novel, “The Rocks of Aserol,” a Steampunk adventure set in a quasi-Victorian world. There is an excerpt here, just the first couple of pages but maybe enough to interest you.

I’ve spent quite a lot of time writing this one; on and off for three years, originally it was going to be in two parts but is now a single story. My editor, as well as finding so many more mistakes than F7 did also gave me some useful pointers and suggested a sequel! Not only that she said,

“So, what did I think? I loved it. I don’t read too many ‘steampunk’ novels and I found yours to be an excellent read. I was drawn straight into the plot and characters. I think the success of this kind of work is with a decent plot. You can’t cover up a weak plot with a label, i.e. ‘steampunk’.”

Now I have to decide what to do with it, I’m looking for beta readers, if you’re interested in a sneak preview let me know.

I must plug my “old” blog as well, I started it in 2011 just after I moved back to Devon. It was supposed to be about my new simpler life only I never really got one. Instead it seems to have turned into a selection of my recipes, family things and general topics. There is so much there that I couldn’t explain it all.

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