Guthrie On Gravy @AprilA2Z

Okay, everybody, stand well back. Guthrie beren Melanell, Chief Sword, is blogging today. Just be calm and don’t make any sudden moves, and chances are pretty good that nobody will get hurt.


I’m supposed to talk about food. I’d rather talk about fighting, but I don’t mind talking about food. My favorite food is game, but the bloodless worm who keeps this establishment has no stomach for fighting, hunting, or killing, and eats very little good, red meat.

So I’ll talk about gravy. That should be mild enough to suit even her infantile taste. I do like gravy with my meat or potatoes or bread. Or this:

Mushroom Fritter With Gravy

mushroom fritter with gravyA cook in one of the villages I rode through made this up for me during the border wars. I had found some wild mushrooms — morels, they’re called — in the woods. She halved them and soaked them in salt water for about ten minutes, then mixed them with flour, egg, and milk and fried them in butter. When they were done, she made a gravy from butter, flour, and some of the soaking water.

They were so good, I let her leave the house before I burned it down.


Guthrie appears in the SAGE trilogy, where he comes to the sort of end he ought to come to. The SAGE books are available from independent booksellers through Indiebound and at Amazon in print and electronic versions.

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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Guthrie On Gravy @AprilA2Z

  1. Fran

    April 8, 2015 at 2:31pm

    An interesting character with interesting food choices. I might even join them for dinner!

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  2. Jane

    April 9, 2015 at 8:54am

    Oh, my, thank you VERY MUCH!
    I needed just such a laugh!

    And those SCA-boys thought THEY were so clever: rape, pillage, THEN burn. Jerks.

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      Marian Allen

      April 9, 2015 at 12:48pm

      You wouldn’t be laughing if Grady walked into YOUR place. Let’s see … “A murderous sociopath walks into a bar and says…”

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