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Elemental Room

‘Taliesin!’ Oeins’ voice echoed in the empty room, making it sound ghostly, especially as it was hissed with a hint of exasperation.  Taliesin grinned back, not heeding Oeins’ tone.

‘Shh, Tarran isn’t here, besides she wouldn’t mind anyway.’ Taliesin went back to what she had been doing. Oein shook her head and sighed as she leaned against the wall. When they had arrived, the room was filled with clutter and all sorts of furniture. Now, not so much.

‘I’m sure she will mind that you got RID OF ALL her stuff!’ Taliesin’s back stiffened slightly and she turned to glare at her Bonded.

‘You know that was an accident. I’m trying to fix it, now be quiet.’ Oein waved a hand as if to say whatever and waited. Taliesin didn’t take long, throwing out one hand then the other, she was like a conductor but instead of music, she was conducting elementals. All the elements were called, light flashed as power filled the room and soon it was done.

Oein opened her eyes, whistled as she willed her heart to keep beating. Tarran was going to explode. Taliesin backed up until she stood next to Oein and the two women cocked their heads, looking around the room. Silence was strong, until the Magi asked hesitantly.

‘It’s not that bad… is it?’

‘How about we go now before she comes home.’ Oein suggested instead of answering. Taliesin nodded, her relief palpable that was the suggestion.

‘Did you leave the papers?’ Oein asked as the backed out the room. Taliesin pointed to the notebook on the kitchen table.

‘Right! Let’s go.’

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Taliesin’s Recipe – Chicken Jefka (Kalithian Specialty)

Here is the recipe for Taliesin’s favourite meal ever! Serve with a side of rice or noodles.

Slow Cooked Chicken Jefka

INGREDIENTS:

2 chicken drumsticks (or more if you wish, even chicken thigh pieces)
1 cup grated carrot
1 cup grated zucchini
1 cup grated pumpkin
1 cup chopped spinich
few sprigs of corriander, roughly chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1 potato, chopped (optional)
1tbsn brown sugar
2 tbsn tumeric powder
2 tbsn cumin powder
2 tbsn corriander powder
2 tbsn sweet paprika
2 tbsn ginger powder (or sub 1 tspn grated ginger)
1 tspn chinese five spice powder
4 tbsn soy sauce
1 tbsn Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsn sweet chili sauce
handful of dark choc bits (or 1 dark choc piece)
1 can coconut milk

Method

Place all the vegetables and chocolate into the slow cooker and add the chicken.
Mix the powders, soy sauce, worshirester sauce and sweet chilli sauce into a runny paste in a seperate jug then tip into slow cooker. Add the coconut milk and stir till everything is combined.

Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 4.5-5 hours. Pull chicken from the bone and discard bone

Interview with Kathryn White (Writers on Wednesday)

Tarran Author Pic2

I’ve just been interviewed by writer and blogger Kathryn White for her Writers on Wednesday segment:

It was so much fun 😀 I hope you all enjoy it!

Here is the link to the interview! WRITERS ON WEDNESDAY – TARRAN JONES

Meeting

Sigrun looked up as two women walked in the door. One was a Magi and the other a warrior. She sat straighter, a little nervous as she was the newest member. The Magi smiled brightly at her and sat down, reaching for one of the apples that Tarran kept on the table. The warrior nodded her head in greeting and sat down next to the Magi. There was an awkward silence for a moment, then The Magi held out her hand,

‘Hi, I am Taliesin and this is Oein’ Oein smiled and cleared her throat,

‘Don’t mind the Magi, she is a bit strange but you get used to her.’ Taliesin choked and glared at the other woman.

‘Hey!’

Oein shrugged and reached for some fruit as well. Sigrun felt a chuckle well up and she felt a bit more at ease.

‘Hi, I am Sigrun. It will be a pleasure working with you!’

Taliesin and the cake

‘Tarran?’

Taliesin walked into her friends home and shrugged, they were always missing each other. She sniffed the air, something had been baking recently. Taliesin followed her nose, the scent of ginger, cinnamon and banana’s making her mouth water. On the counter, just sitting there, was a plate of banana cake. Taliesin’s stomach grumbled and she absently rubbed it thinking back to what she last ate. It hadn’t been very tasty and it looked like compost, but beggers couldn’t be choosy.

‘Surely she wouldn’t mind if I took just one piece?’ Taliesin muttered to herself as she search for a knife.

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As I came up to the house, I noticed the door was ajar. That meant two things. One, I had been burgled or Taliesin had been and just forgot to lock the door…. like she always did. I was hopeful that it was the second one. I shifted my shopping and making sure that I had something in my hands that I could defend myself if need be, walked into my house. The banana cake I had baked earlier still made the house smell wonderful – too bad I couldn’t eat it as I am allergic to banana’s. I scanned the lounge room, nothing had been touched, all of Little A’s toys were still on the floor. Heart punding,  I put the shopping down and went into the kitchen. The first thing I noticed was a satchel of papers on the kitchen table. That made me relax my guard. It was indeed Taliesin who had been in the house. Only she would leave me such a mess to work through.

‘Oh Taliesin, why can’t you take proper notes?’ I sighed as I started to go through them. It was then I noticed the scrawled note.

“Tarran, I dopped by but you weren’t home. Here are some more adventures. If you see Oein, tell her she needs to keep up. Thanks for the cake!”

Quickly looking up, I see no sign of the cake I left out earlier… only crumbs…………….

Banana Cake

Here is the recipe for the cake Taliesin stole if you are wanting to try making it. I found the recipe from here

Ingredients

Bread
    • 1 cup almond meal
    • 1/4 cup coconut flour
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 2 tbs butter
    • 3 eggs
    • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
    • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or raw honey)
Topping
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 190 degrees Celcuis
  2. Combine the dry and wet ingredients in different bowls.
  3. Then slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until everything has come together.
  4. Line a cake pan with baking paper and then pour the batter in and distribute evenly.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes, or until golden brown and a knife comes out cleanly when inserted.
  6. Using the baking paper as a sling, remove your cake from the hot pan and allow it to cool on the baking paper.
  7. Sprinkle your combined coconut sugar and cinnamon topping over the top of your bread. (I did this step before I put the cake into the oven)

First Tale’s End

Well, I have finished the first book of Taliesin and Oein’s tale. It took a long time to go through all the notes and scribbles that Taliesin left me. Oein, on the the other hand was more organised. I have sent it off to a learned scribe to see if they will publish it so everyone may read it. The tale is very exciting and thrilling! I am now decoding the second volume and I think this one is going to take me some time to go through as I haven’t had a visit from Taliesin or Oein for a while. I hope they’re okay!

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