Below is the "from scratch" pizza we had the other night. Talk about delicious! Best ever. Starting with the methodology and basic ingredients, here's the recipe:
Train cow for milking.
Grind sausage. Freeze until now.
Make mozzarella cheese from milk. (need citric acid--get locally from a pharmacy.)
Grow Oregano, basil, garlic and tomatoes. Pick/pull and use fresh-- and --use as much as suits your taste. Remember, in Italy, Basil and Oregano could be said to be a weed and can be found in many parts volunteering! Use liberally! The fragrance is said to be superb (from Under the Tuscan Sun) as you brush by it, au naturale.
PURCHASE flour, yeast, salt. sugar and flax seed meal for crust:
3 1/3 cups flour
2 TBSPN flax seed meal
2 teaspoons yeast
1 1/4 cups very warm water
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
Dissolve yeast in the water and sugar combo. Pour through the top of food processor.
Process in Cuisinart for 30 seconds. Roll out on pizza stone or pan. Put all other ingredients on top of crust in any order. Best if you put Mozzarella cheese on top, though.
Bake at 425-degree convection oven until cheese is gently dark.
Finally, dear readers.....I seem to be having trouble keeping up with all of your lovely comments, so here's a quick broadbrush stroke at commenting back in no particular order:
Marlene (http://www.stitchinbythelake.blogspot.com/) --Your heart is as beautiful as your quilts! So impressive. And your demonstration of love and caring for others whom you do not know, is totally inspirational.
Ruta, dearest friend in North Devon (http://www.notesfromnorthdevon.blogspot.com/) I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed your photos on your blog! Your gardens are yet another inspiration! And polishing the 19 mirrors in your home must have left a dazzling array of flower pictures both inside and out!
Vicki -- (http://www.vickilanemysteries.blogspot.com/) How I adore your blog! You ARE my inspiration in so many ways. Your photos, your writing, your stories...what a joy you are! You're always on my mind. And your writing lessons are superb! And Barbara, thank you for finding her for us!
Beth -- I know you're no longer producing your blog Blue Collar Blue Ridge Girl, but we're all hoping you'll change your mind! Thanks so much for your gentle, sweet comments on mine and I always feel honored by your visit.
Elora, my Italian-Canadian namesake...YOU'RE MARRIED!!! Welcome!! And, my "box" hasn't arrived as yet, I presume...taking a long time, isn't it! Maybe it's going by cruise liner?! The recipe you did the other day on your blog sounded scrumptious. Only thing (see my from scratch home grown) I haven't figured out is how I am going to grow an anchovie here JOTOLR! Check out her lovely posts, everyone, at http://www.eloradaphne.wordpress.com/
She had another one on Montalto (sp?) and each is an adventure! Loved her complaining old ladies, too (reminded me of ...ME!)
Barbara (http://www.folkwaysnotebook.blogspot.com/) As I said above, thank you for finding Vicki Lane! And thank YOU for the outstanding and oh-so-generous blog you write! I have learned so much. It's so much fun to find out what you've written about each day...it's like opening Christmas packages or beachcombing and finding treasures! Thank you! And I hope you're having a grand time with your son!
June--I have so enjoyed your comments! And it's lovely to have you visit! Thank you for honoring me.
Julia--far away, down under the down under crowd!! How does your garden grow???? (or at least how is the garlic and strawberry venture coming along? We just bought our garlic for the coming year to be delivered in October. We purchased German Extra Hardy and Georgian Fire. I'll bet you are simply enjoying looking at the newly plowed ground! Take a look at Julia's blog and all the pretty things she shows us! She's at http://www.arcadiaisland.blogspot.com/ And her new header page is AWESOME! Don't eat those pretty red ones, though!!!!!!!!!! It will be your last bite of anything!
And everyone else who stops by....you are so welcome! The door's always open, the coffeepot's on, pull up a chair by the kitchen stove, and hitch 'n sit a spell. Love you all! Hope I didn't miss anyone! Forgive me for my delinquencies in not commenting as regularly as I would like. It seems right now I am in the midst of a harvest tornado with tomatoes, corn, broccoli, beets, carrots, green beans, cukes (still!!), blackberries (still) and whatnot (still)! are all coming at me, fast and furious! Need I say I am looking forward to fall??
Thank you much, love you lots,