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Jo Grafford shares one of her Favorite Recipes with us!

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you! I’m doing a new series on my blog. Every Thursday through the holidays,  I’ve got a new author sharing one of her favorite holiday recipes with everyone. Today I have Jo Grafford here and she’s sharing her Asparagus Soup Recipe. It sounds so yummy! 🙂 Take it away Jo!
Asparagus Soup
Take twelve Pounds of lean Beef cut in Slices, then put a Quarter of a pound of Butter in a Stewpan over the Fire, and put your Beef in. Let it boil up quick till it begins to brown, then put in a Pint of Brown Ale and a Gallon of Water, cover it close, and let it Stew gently for an hour and a half. Put in what Spice you like in the Stewing. Strain out the Liquor, Skim off the Fat, then put in some Vermecelly and Asparagus cut small and Potatoes boiled tender and cut. Put all these in, and Boil gently until Tender.
Just as it’s going up, Fry a Handful of Spinage in Butter, and throw in a French Roll.
This recipe can be found in this book! It’s an oldie but a goodie!

                          Product Details

Now that Jo’s shared a yummy recipe with us, here’s more about her new book!

A cursed island, a chilling conspiracy, and an unforgettable love story. The 115 colonists on Roanoke Island couldn’t GPS, skype or twitter their ultimate destination back to their families and friends in 16th Century England. But modern laser technology has finally uncovered a clue – hidden beneath a patch on an ancient map at the British museum – that leads us to their whereabouts. Considered “lost” for centuries, these brave pioneers finally reveal the rest of their story in Book One of the Lost Colony Series.
Rose Payne’s world is left in tatters after a disastrous betrothal, making her an easy target for recruiters to the Colonies. Using every cent she has, Rose sails for the New World and a fresh start, vowing to never again fall for a wealthy man.
Returning from a diplomatic tour in London, Chief Manteo is bewitched by the fiery-haired ship’s clerk and determined to overcome her distrust. He contrives a daring plan to win her heart – one that forces her, honor bound, to serve as a slave to his tribe – a plan he prays will protect her from a chilling conspiracy involving murder, blood money, and a betrayal of their fledgling colony so terrifying it can only be revealed in Breaking Ties. 
Author Info:
Jo Grafford is from St. Louis, Missouri. An award-winning author at Astraea Press, Jo writes historical fiction to spotlight unsung heroes and unsolved mysteries. She published her first poem in junior high, edited her high school newspaper while typesetting for a local news journal, and has been writing ever since.  She holds an M.B.A. and has served as a banker, a junior college finance instructor, and a high school business teacher. She is a PRO member of Romance Writers of America and From the Heart Romance Writers RWA Chapter.  The mother of three children and the wife of a soldier, she serves as a literacy volunteer for elementary school students.
Twitter: @jografford 


I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

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