Need something good to eat? Maybe (minus the last one) my phone photos will help.
The Saturday produce basket had us inspired. (actually this is last weeks deal, I’ve been so slow posting) All those beautiful root veggies- rutabagas, carrots, beets, turnips and potatoes. We roasted them with olive oil, salt & pepper. They got topped with some lovely poached eggs. One of my favorites!
I’m still using my boule bread recipe to make pizza crusts. Whatever, it works. It tastes great I’m sticking with it. Love making pizza what’s easier? This pizza was inspired by one I had from Whole Foods, you know sometimes when your shopping for groceries you need lunch…hmmm? Yes you do. Pesto, eggplant (zap it in the microwave after you slice it, it takes out the moisture and you don’t have to salt it, great tip to file away in your brain) again the colors are so beautiful…so pesto, eggplant, feta, olives, tomato slices, red onion and you top it lightly with mozzarella, yum!
Here is how I’ve been fending off the last of my holiday sugar high. This Mountain Fruit Company fruit spread is so good that it will make you will cry. Okay, maybe not cry but how about you might not want to share -it’s mostly fruit with a little sugar just a few ingredients. It is like opening a jar of homemade preserves. Made in small batches the fruit is never boiled and it is amazingly fresh tasting (I can find it at Whole Foods). This one is apricot, amazing! The other thing I did was make a lavender simple syrup. The lavender came in the produce basket and sometimes it is hard to think of things to do with it. So now in the afternoons when I’m in the need for something sweet, a lavendar latte hits the spot. Got the idea from coffee shop in Ojai, delicious. So either of those is enough sweet to keep me content
Okay one more pizza idea. The BLT pizza not original but it is delicious. Simple to do, crust with precooked bacon-mine was a little chilly from the fridge ( a bunch of bacon baked off is a good go to thing to have on hand) so I put it on the dough and let it crisp up while it cooked. Just before you pull it from the oven add a little parmesan and some slice tomatoes just to warm them through. For the L part a good tablespoon of mayo some white wine vinegar (cider vinegar works too) salt & pepper in the bottom of a large bowl for the dressing. Sounds maybe too simple but it is just right. Makes sure the vinegar thins it enough then add a ton of sliced romain lettuce, make sure you taste it. I think this was almost two hearts of romain for a small pizza, yep a lot of lettuce. The mayo dressing only lightly coats the lettuce. That’s it the lettuce goes on top of the bacon & tomato crust and you are set for dinner and then maybe a nap….