• Cooking

    Camp stove Pizza

    Wait? I actually have time for a few hours to sit down and write this afternoon? Whose life is this, and what did you do with my crazy/chaotic/stressful week back to work? Ah…The afternoon to myself. Glorious. Enough time to finish editing the photos from the trip and plaster them in a Shutterfly book. Can I just say, I really want to go back here: The kitchen partner took that one. Pretty soon he and I are going to each need our own cameras on vacation. Bummer that at 8000 feet, there’s no one to whine: “But he just won’t SHARE it with me…He NEVER lets me have a turn…It’s just not…

  • Cooking,  Eating

    A night at the local pizza joint: Fresh Tomato, Basil, & Mozzarella Pizza

    The Twins are playing at Target Field, the temperature is finally in the 70’s, and there is fresh Minnesota tomatoes and basil at the co-op. Life is very good. I snatched up the fresh produce from Living Waters Gardens in Wells, MN at Mississippi Market and quickly headed home to make a batch of fresh mozzarella. It’s been a little over 6 months since I’ve last made cheese; I’d forgotten what a sense of accomplishment you have after.  Put it all together on a whole-wheat flax-seed crust (adapted from Betty Crocker’s Bridal Edition) and you have a heavenly treat to celebrate the start of summer.  A well-needed night at our…