Thursday, August 19, 2010

Homemade Sausage and Mushroom Pizza

Now that we're living up in Putnam Valley, we found that we don't eat out much.  I was really craving pizza tonight but most of the recipes for pizza dough require it to sit overnight.  I found a recipe on that only requires an hour to sit before baking.

I used some leftover chicken & apple sausage and mushrooms for the topping.  For the sauce, I used a 28oz can of whole plum tomatoes and I winged it with the ingredients...we had some fresh basil from our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and it smelled so incredibly good.

We still have a ton of basil so we may have to make some pesto soon.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Catch Up Post (Sunday, August, 2010)

After going on vacation in June and moving an hour north of New York City while renovating our apartment, we've been a bit distracted lately.  Here's a little catch up post of food we've been cooking for the past month.

Great Pickles

Ground beef with Turkish seasonings on skewers

Kimchi hotdogs

Endive with fig, goat cheese and pecans with a reduced balsamic sauce

Vietnamese summer rolls

Lamb Chops from our CSA

Thomas Keller's Fried Chicken

Swiss chard

Tamales: pork and mushroom

Homemade chocolate cake with homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream for Ethan's birthday

Jasper White's Lobster Corn Chowder

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Returning Home to NYC (June 17, 2010)

Leaving for our flight back to NYC.  Eating at the airport in Munich:

Pisa and back to Florence (June 16, 2010)

In Pisa...this tomato was amazing!

Out last meal in Florence we ate at Trattoria Enzo e Piero. It was a lucky choice... we just had a few hours to spend between train rides and Ethan spotted this place not too far from the train station. It was on a less-travelled street and he thought the menu looked promising (not too many choices, focused on Florentine specialities). The restaurant was booked up and we didn't have a reservation, but they seated us with our promise that we could be done by 9pm.

I had this lovely ravioli

We shared green beans

and very tasty potatoes

and Ethan had a classic Florentine tripe dish:

For dessert we had tiramisu:

The food & restaurant was wonderful. Ethan also was able to help a waitress explain what squab was (finally resorting to saying, "You know... the birds that are in the piazza," to the waitress's horror) to a very pleasant Norwegian couple.

Cinque Terre, Day 2 (June 15, 2010)

We were using Rick Steves's travel books throughout Italy.  One of the recommendations was to go to the Cannoli Brother's for breakfast.  The pasties were so good we made dinner reservations for that evening.  It was our last night in Cinque Terre. 

Eating in Corniglia after a hike from Vernazza.  

Cinque Terre, Day 1 (June 14, 2010)

Cinque Terre - Vernazza
Our first lunch in Vernazza...the pizza was just okay.  I ordered the pizza with pesto, because apparently, pesto was invented here. It wasn't so great.

I was very excited about this gelato!

Tuscany, Day 3 (June 13, 2010)

Lunch of Salami, fruit, tomatoes and bread

We ate at this restaurant every night while we were in Tuscany.  It was in Turbone the next town from our B&B.