February 29, 2004

Gustation

Last night my wife Aven and I made pizzas for dinner:

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While this was not as involved a culinary endeavour as my wife and I are often known for, the pizzas were quite good and afford me the opportunity to include eye candy on my blog (an odd metaphor to use to refer to pictures of food). We started off mixing and kneading the dough with our Kitchen Aid stand mixer, and we added fresh rosemary to the pizza dough. After leaving the dough to rise, and shaping it into two rather rustic-looking oblong shapes, we added the toppings. My wife brushed her crust with roasted garlic olive oil, while I opted for a blend of the roasted garlic olive oil and herbed chili olive oil. As for the toppings themselves, I went with a more traditional (though fulsome) selection of pepperoni, green peppers, mushrooms, red onion, green olives, garlic, bacon, tomato sauce, oregano, basil, and three types of cheese: mozzarella, cheddar, and parmesean. My wife, on the other hand, went with the somewhat sparser, though more unusual ricotta cheese, sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, black kalamata olives, red onions, and basil. Here’s what they looked like before going in the oven:

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Pretty easy to make, but very enjoyable. And we were able to enjoy them while watching Leafs win one. Go Leafs, go!

Posted by Mark at February 29, 2004 06:08 PM
Comments

The phrase: ” My wife brushed her crust with roasted garlic olive oil” should be rated NC-17, I think.

Posted by: mbeltzner at March 1, 2004 04:15 PM

Ew. Ew. Also, ew.

Posted by: Alasdair at March 1, 2004 08:52 PM

Yeah, that’s pretty much the way I feel. Let’s never mention this again.

Posted by: Aven at March 1, 2004 09:14 PM