Sharon Ledwith is here to share a
delicious meal that you will truly enjoy. And cleanup is a snap. So take it
I LOVE this recipe. I used it for my first book launch
party. My reason? The characters in my time travel series The Last Timekeepers
got to sample a 13th century version of bread bowl rabbit stew, so I thought
for my book release—why not imitate art? Since rabbit is a bit harder to find
at the local supermarket, I settled on beef for the main ingredient. I believe
my party-goers were happy with that decision as my recipe went over fabulously
even though it was a tad hot to serve on the sunny, humid day we experienced.
But when the weather turns to cool, damp days, this steamy stew will bring a
smile to your face, and comfort to your soul.
This recipe takes about fifteen minutes to prepare and eight
or five hours to cook. Serves four.
Bull’s-Eye Beef Stew
4 bread bowls (click HERE
to see how to make one)or if you prefer, large Kaiser buns
1 cup 25%-less-sodium beef broth
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1 lb. (450g) stewing beef, cut into 1¼ inch cubes
1 lb. (450g) red potatoes (about 4), quartered
4 large carrots (1 lb./450g), cut into 1-inch-thick slices
1 large onion, cut into chucks
3 tbsp. flour
3 tbsp. water
Mix broth, barbecue sauce and oregano in slow cooker. Add
all remaining ingredients except flour and water; toss to coat. Cover with lid.
Cook on low 8 to 9 hours or on high 4 to 5 hours.
Transfer meat and vegetables to bread bowl with slotted
spoon; cover to keep warm.
Mix flour and water until blended. Stir into juices in slow
cooker; cover. Cook on high for 15 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Spoon over meat and vegetables and serve.
While you’re waiting for the stew to cook, there’s plenty of
time to relax, get cozy, and delve into that novel you’ve been planning to
read. Time travel story, anyone?
Children are the keys to our future.
And now, children are the only hope for our
When 13-year-old Amanda Sault and her annoying classmates
are caught in a food fight at school, they're given a choice: suspension or
yard duty. The decision is a no-brainer. Their two-week crash course in
landscaping leads to the discovery of a weathered stone arch in the overgrown
back yard. The arch isn't a forgotten lawn ornament but an ancient time portal
from the lost continent of Atlantis.
Chosen by an Atlantean Magus to be Timekeepers--legendary time
travelers sworn to keep history safe from the evil Belial--Amanda and her
classmates are sent on an adventure of a lifetime. Can they find the young
Robin Hood and his merry band of teens? If they don't, then history itself may
be turned upside down.
Amanda Sault silently studied the words she just scrawled:
May 1st, 1214—Games and songs and revelry, act as the cloak of devilry. So that
an English legend may give to the poor, we must travel to Nottingham to even
She frowned. She was the Scribe. Amanda knew that meant she
was supposed to understand what this riddle meant. But she didn’t have a clue.
All she knew was that she, her four annoying classmates, and two offbeat adults
were standing in what was left of the lost continent of Atlantis and they were
supposed to be the Timekeepers, the legendary time travelers handpicked by
destiny to keep Earth’s history safe from evil. But no one had told them how
they were supposed to do it.
Their problem: no matter what happened—good or bad—they
weren’t supposed to mess with the past. Period. Dot. End of story. Amanda felt
hot liquid build in her throat. Her thumb traced the words of the arcane
riddle. Their first Timekeeper mission. Amanda knew this wasn’t the end of the
This was just the beginning.
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Sharon Ledwith is the author of the
middle-grade/YA time travel series, THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS,
available through Mirror World Publishing, and is
represented by Walden House (Books & Stuff) for her teen psychic
series, MYSTERIOUS TALES FROM FAIRY FALLS. When not writing,
researching, or revising, she enjoys reading, exercising, anything arcane, and
an occasional dram of scotch. Sharon lives a serene, yet busy life in a
southern tourist region of Ontario, Canada, with her hubby, one spoiled yellow
Labrador and a moody calico cat.