Queen Of The Kitchen

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 272023

There’s an old saying that a man is king of his castle, and while that may be true for some men, I’ve always kind of thought of myself as the court jester more than anything else. But there’s definitely a queen in my house, and we all know that’s Miss Terry, Queen of the Kitchen. And while everything she cooks is awesome, lately she’s been putting some extra delicious food on the table.

A week or so ago she made sesame tuna steaks with homemade wasabi sauce for dinner, along with wedge potatoes, and wild rice. I’ll tell you right now, I’ve eaten seafood from coast to coast and there’s not a dish anywhere that compares to this. One bite and you’ll know what I’m talking about.

A while back I told you about the delicious blueberry galette she made for dessert one night, along with some amazing blueberry muffins.

Then she decided to shake things up a bit and made a strawberry blackberry galette this week. If you think it looks good, trust me, it tasted even better.

We all know I love pizza, and we all know nobody makes pizza like Terry does. A few days ago she made-up some pizza dough, intending to cook it outside in her Ooni multi-fuel pizza oven. But it’s been so darned hot that she could have probably put it in there and cooked it without using charcoal or wood or anything else. Eventually she gave up on that idea for now, and last night she used the dough to make pizzas in the oven in the kitchen. Hers had pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, and olives.

I have more plebian tastes so mine was just pepperoni, which was wonderful. I know I shouldn’t have, but I ate the whole damn thing in one sitting. Don’t judge me.

So like I said there may be no king in our house but there’s definitely a queen. Long live the queen!

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And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day Someone asked me if I had plans for the fall and it took me a moment to realize they meant autumn, not the collapse of civilization.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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