Saddle Up Saloon; Recipe Rustlin’

How about a bit of ‘cooking’ while you’re at home?

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Saddle Up Saloon

“Kid! Kid? Where ya at?”

“Back here in the kitchen, Pal!”

“Didn’t ‘spect to find ya here. Don’t think I’ve ever known ya ta spend much time in a kitchen, Kid.”

“Shorty’s sech a fine hand at the chuck wagon on the Ranch, but we’re in charge here, Pal. We cain’t be countin’ on her ta do the cookin’ fer the saloon too. Look, I’m workin’ on menus. I got two fer the vegie-tarians.”

“Two? Why?”

“Well one of ‘em’s with bacon an’ one’s without bacon. Guess some of ’em go that way.”

“Thet’s real inclusive of ya, Kid. Hmmf. Was LeGume heppin’ ya with yer menus? Ya got these sides a brussel sprouts an’ broccoli salad… an’ they’s an awful lot a beans.”

“Fact is Pal, I don’t know how ta make much more’n whut’s there; baked beans, chili, eggplant an’ bean ragout.”



“Bless you. Kid, ya…

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About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp’s introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself! On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic accident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company. All seven of his novels are now published by Creativia with the seventh—The Widow’s Son, completing a three book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? and Once I Was A Soldier. Under the Creativia publishing banner, The Desolate Garden went on to become a bestselling novel in World and Russian Literature in 2017. The following year, in May 2018, his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? was a number one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, UK, Canada, and Australia.  Although it's true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he writes, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled The Story That Had No Beginning. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising that first novel of his. He continues to write novels, poetry and the occasional quote; this one is taken from the beginning of Once I Was A Soldier There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality.
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3 Responses to Saddle Up Saloon; Recipe Rustlin’

  1. Thanks for the reblog! So, what are you cooking while at home?

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