Pizza with tomatoes, onions, arugula, and goat cheese – 12 August 2015

main150812It’s time to have all our tomato foods, and tonight I made a pizza with fresh tomatoes. It was missing some of the tang I wanted, but it was pretty good nevertheless. This is a recipe from The Cheese Board Cookbook, and I’ve made it before, so used the same measurements. My notes say we loved it last time, so not sure what was different, though two of the five tomatoes were less than stellar. Of course, three stellar tomatoes is a good thing πŸ™‚

setting1508121/3 of my dough recipe, this time 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 white dough, made fresh today (and the other 2/3 frozen for future use). Cooked the crust 1 minute, then removed to decorate. 1 Tbsp olive oil with 1 minced clove of garlic, painted over the crust. 2/3 of 4 oz of grated mozzarella; 1/4 of a small onion (guesstimate πŸ˜‰ ), Benriner-sliced; five small Dirty Girl Produce dry farmed early girl tomatoes, sliced 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick; the other 1/3 of the mozz; almond-sized dots of Laura Chenel chevre, totaling 2 oz – this baked about 5 minutes (500 degrees) or till done…

prep150812 then topped with 1 1/2 cups baby wild arugula, tossed with a dressing of 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp balsamic vinegar.

pizza150812wine150812We tried the last of the tester-reds from Grocery Outlet, and once again liked but didn’t adore the wine. This one cost $8 and we are not going to buy more of it. It’s a Grand Vin de Bordeaux from Chateau De Marze (2012, “Bordeaux Superieur”).

Lunch:

For lunch, we finished off the last of the cannellini beans by making a bruschetta, reheating the beans and mashing some of them. I froze the last two slices of the Acme Levain last night after dinner, so we could have them for lunch and do this. We had bowls of gazpacho, and used the last slice of bread to wipe last of the soup out of the bowl πŸ™‚

lunchsetting150812

D brought in some baby pink roses yesterday when R pruned a large rose tree, so we have a little round vase of those on the table. I took a wider shot to get this in, and this does show the rather random aspects of the table…

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