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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Author Extra: Taking a Chance by A. Catherine Noon & Rachel Wilder
Taking a Chance by A. Catherine Noon & Rachel Wilder
Doctor Jacob Davison has outgrown the hookups of his younger days and wants to settle down. When hes abandoned by the side of the road, a leather-clad stranger stops and offers him a ride. Chance Renton is different from anyone Jays ever met. Hes caring and helpful, yet cynical and world-weary.
>From the first moment of their shared motorcycle ride, an attraction begins to simmer between them. Between Jays ex-boyfriend showing up and the misconceptions they have about each other, does this relationship have a chance?
When you cant chop wood, chop veggies and make dinner. Dont forget to save room for dessert. No, dessert.
Ingredients 1 T toasted sesame oil (or other high quality cooking oil) 1 T finely-chopped ginger root ½ c chopped scallions 2 small chicken breast cutlets, cut into one-inch (2.5 centimeters) strips 2 T white wine ½ c small carrots, sliced diagonally ½ c baby corn ½ c snap peas, washed and with the ends snipped 1 small can of water chestnuts, drained ½ c mushrooms (any will do, but small white or brown ones are good) ½ t Chinese Five Spice powder (excellent source: The Spice House)
Directions Heat the sesame oil in a heavy skillet or wok on medium flame. Sauté the ginger in the hot oil for 1 minute, until soft. Add the scallions for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until aromatic. Add the chicken and wine to the pan and stir, cooking for about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the rest of the veggies and the Five Spice powder and cook for another 2 minutes, until the chicken is done (cut a piece in half and make sure no pink remains). Serve hot.
Dessert If you need ideas, read Taking a Chance and have fun!