Let it be said that Chef Nick Wallace is the one member of the NWC team who truly belongs in the kitchen. But seeing as today is his birthday, we dusted off the aprons to prepare a special dish for the man who usually spends his time cooking for others. We're not world class bakers or pastry chefs. So when we needed inspiration, we took a trip down to the Mississippi Farmers Market to see what fresh ingredients we could pull together to supplement our existing pantry.
We ended up making Nick lemon pies topped with blueberries from the farmers market. We got the eggs for the filling there, too, from Wamego Family Farm based out of Terry, MS.
There's nothing like a home made dessert on your birthday. And when you're preparing it for a friend, it makes the cooking just as worthwhile as the eating.
Happy birthday, Nick!