by Nadia Lee
When I was writing Ashwyn: Cinderella Retold with an Erotic Twist, I wanted the titular character Ashwyn (who also happens to be the heroine) to have a job other than just doing general chores around the house, and I certainly did not want her to be covered with ashes at night because she slept near a fireplace to keep warm.
I've eaten pork that was cooked for hours in hot ashes, but I wasn't sure if I wanted her to roast entire pigs since that seemed like unreasonably difficult work for a woman. Then I read an article about chefs using ashes to cook.
And the best part about being a writer? I got to make up how Ashwyn cooked poultry in ashes and come up with my own recipe. It was an interesting process since I don't like to come up with new recipes in real life. It seems like too much work to try something new, just to have it turn out badly or have my family not like it.
The rest of the recipe as I imagined it was a bit more traditional -- herbs and so on for flavoring, nothing fancy. :) You can never go wrong with tried-and-true. :)
To win a copy of Ashwyn, tell me your favorite way to cook poultry. It can be anything from roasting to baking to making a soup. :)
A long time ago, an evil witch cast a spell on the beautiful Ashwyn, creating a Shroud that made her not only virtually invisible but utterly forgettable as well. She needs a champion to break this curse. But it isn't easy to find a man who is strong enough to both give her carnal pleasure and see through the Shroud to remember their time together the morning after.
She's almost given up hope until the prince of the Realm shows up at her keep. Not only does his mere presence make her skin tingle, but he doesn't seem to want to leave.
Can he be the one she's been waiting for?
To be entered just leave a comment telling us about your favourite way to cook poultry.