Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Delicious New Taste

That's tangy curry! Now don't wrinkle your nose if you've never tried curry and have convinced yourself it's too spicy. My friend, multi-published author, Vonnie Hughes is here to change your mind. The kitchen is all yours, Vonnie!

2½ lbs of cubed cheap steak (it will be simmered for ages so cheap steak is fine)
2 finely chopped onions
1 chopped apple
2 chopped carrots
2 tablespoons of ordinary flour
Juice of half a lemon
2 tablespoons of golden syrup (light treacle)(corn syrup)
1 dessertspoon of mild curry powder
1 medium tin of tomato soup
1 small tin of pineapple pieces

Place the steak in a large pot. Add the onions, apple and carrots.

In a bowl mix the flour, lemon juice, golden syrup, curry powder and a little of the pineapple juice. Stir this flavored thickening and add to the meat in the pot.

Add the tomato soup and pineapple pieces.

Cook on a very low heat for two hours, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. (A little extra liquid may be needed. Water is fine).

Best served with rice and a tossed green salad.

Now while you have that 2 hour wait, how about a peek into my historical romance?

War brings together two injured people who are desperate to return home - at any cost.

Both of them are scarred by war; she because of the shattered men she nurses; he because of the loss of friends and the horrors he must endure daily.

Colwyn Hetherington has a chance to put it all behind him and return to England. Juliana Colebrook desperately wants to go to England to seek out her relatives. They take an almighty chance and travel together, setting in train a series of events that neither could have anticipated.

Vonnie Hughes is a New Zealander living in Australia. She loves animals and jogging. Vonnie writes Regencies and romantic suspense novels along with short stories.

All of Vonnie’s books are available on Amazon.

Learn more about Vonnie Hughes on her website and blog. Stay connected on Facebook and Goodreads.


  1. Sounds delicious, Vonnie. You wenches really need to start sending me food.

  2. curry! Sounds like a spicy recipe along a tantalizing read, Vonnie! Cheers and best wishes for bestsellers, you hard-working Wench!

  3. It's really odd seeing all these warming meals at this time of year. We stumble from day to day in the high nineties (and even hotter), and when I see curries and hotpots even my toenails swelter. Sitting under two fans - a ceiling fan and an upright one, so no curry for me tonight. Steak and salad and the steak will go on the bbq so as not to heat the house up.

  4. Not very hot here. May is more like March so far. Have never eaten anything flavored with curry; this might be the time to try it. Thanks, Vonnie.