Week 16: Bud of a Thistle

Okey dokey artichokey. ~ Graunya Holsen Since the shelter-in-place order we have been limiting our grocery shopping trips to once every 7-10 days to minimize possible exposure to the Covid-19 virus. Baking has blossomed all over the country and flour has been hard to find. During our last shopping trip the flour aisle looked empty,Continue reading “Week 16: Bud of a Thistle”

Week 15: Something (Almost) Blue

Culinary tradition is not always based on fact. Sometimes it’s based on history, on habits that come out of a time when kitchens were fueled by charcoal. – Alton Brown We started this blog because we love Italian food, especially pizza. A few weeks before the start of this year, I picked up a pre-made cornContinue reading “Week 15: Something (Almost) Blue”

Week 14: Something Borrowed

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. – Jim Jarmusch We wanted to try a premade, store-bought pizza dough one week to see if it’s superior to the dough we’ve been making at home. Our local grocery stores and online retailers are all out of flour right now,Continue reading “Week 14: Something Borrowed”

Week 13: Something New

Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what kind of pizza is for lunch. — Orson Welles This week we wanted to try something radically new. We’re also sheltering in place so making just one quick trip to the grocery store each week. That limits our supply of fresh veggies and otherContinue reading “Week 13: Something New”

Week 11: Freshness

Freshness is essential. That makes all the difference. ~ Julia Child All Hail Kale! We skipped over this recipe several times, thinking kale pesto sounded like basil pesto’s less popular cousin. But, we walked by a big bunch of fresh kale at eye level in the grocery store, calling our names. We put it inContinue reading “Week 11: Freshness”

Week 9: Quattro

The four seasons come and go, and all pizzas thrive and grow. ~ Confucius (translation disputed) Honoring the Change of Seasons Spring is in the air. To honor the changing of the seasons, we decided to make a vegan version of Pizza Quattro Stagioni. Four seasons pizza is popular in Italy and for good reason.Continue reading “Week 9: Quattro”

Week 8: Experimental

You just want to try a bunch of stuff, because you don’t know what’s going to be great. ~ Ira Glass The Birth of an Idea In searching for new recipes for our weekly blog, recipes for “Thai Pizza with Peanut Sauce” kept coming up. It sounded odd and I’ve never seen anything like itContinue reading “Week 8: Experimental”