Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Couple More Of My Weird Pizzas

Somehow I didn't get around to lunch today so I'm snacking on the remaining 2 slices of pizza leftover from Sunday night. Our current strange weather has allowed me to uncover and fire up the Beehive oven and do pizza. We love homemade pizza around here and I'm always trying to come up with new toppings that use vegetables from the garden. Someday I may get around to writing up my dough recipe that I've been perfecting over the years. It's just about right now, thin crust with puffy edges, not too soft, not too chewy. But, that's for another time. I want to record the latest toppings and get back outside before the sun goes down.

Pizza #1
  • Coarsely grated Gruyere
  • EvenStar American Rapa, wilted, excess moisture squeezed out, chopped and tossed with some olive oil
  • Sweet Italian Sausage (Boccalone of course), pinched off in pieces about the size of a hazelnut
  • Thin sliced Aji Argentinas

Pizza #2 (ok, none of these ingredients came from the garden)

  • Blue cheese (Pt. Reyes Blue)
  • Carmelized onion
  • Thin sliced white potatoes, tossed with garlic and olive oil and prebaked until softened and starting to turn golden
  • Chopped green olives (a mix of cernignola, picholine, and hm, can't remember the name, big, round, bright green)

Ok, that's it, gotta get back outside while it's nice!


  1. My telephone number is 936-2*1-3450. I'm sure you have me in your records. This delicious pizza I must have ordered it before.

    What I'm not in your records? You are mistaken! How insulting! You now, should make restitution and send me two pizza's for Friday night enjoyment. Thank you. I knew you would understand; I look forward to Friday, a good movie, snuggled up on the couch and this delicious pizza! Really Texas isn't that far...come on! sincerely, hungry in TX.

  2. Yum! I do love a good homemade pizza.

  3. Dear hungry in TX, we sincerely apologize for the oversight. We would be happy to deliver 2 pizzas to your front door, however must inform you that because of the current state of the economy we are instituting a mileage charge and delivery will cost you... hm, just how badly do you want these pizzas? LOL

    Maybe you could split the charge with Susan!

  4. Delicious, esp. the second one (reminds me of some cornmeal crust ones I used to get in San Francisco, forget what the place was called but you could also buy their crusts in spiffy groceries). Thanks for sharing the ingredient lists.

  5. Please send some my way, too!! It sounds absolutely yummy! Including these toppings is something I cannot get over at Dominoes or Pizza Hut!! It's so nice you can grow so much in your garden. It must be heavenly. Not something I do around here. But, that's why we blog, to learn and see new things, right?
    Hope you are well, and have a wonderful day!

  6. Karen, I remember those pizzas, but can't remember the name either!

    Jan, seems like there may be a new business opportunity here! ;) Another reason we blog is to meet wonderful and interesting people.

    Thank you all so much for visiting. Love your comments!

  7. Just happened upon your blog - I'm always interested in what fellow Californians are up to, and in this case, it's making me disappointed that my lunch today is a boring chicken breast and sauteed spinach. Unlike your Texas fans, I am a mere two hour drive from Monterey and would be happy to taste test any new pizza recipes you decide to create!

  8. Susan g-c, you'll have to talk to my husband about that. He's very protective, downright selfish sometimes about pizza! He does take bribes though.


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