• A cool store with pizza stuff

    I have long been envious of my friend Abbie’s outdoor pizza oven. I admire the frequency with which she entertains, using the pizza oven as a gathering spot for guests.  After all, it is food that creates a sense of community, that connects even the most polar opposite of personalities.  I somehow missed the “pizza […]
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  • Pizza Toppings

    Red Sauce (I favor Bianco di Napoli crushed tomatoes) Mozzarella (fresh mozz for a wood oven, low moisture shredded mozz for a home oven) Parmesan Pepperoni Cooked, Crumbled Bacon Cooked, Crumbled Sausage Sautéed Mushrooms Hot Garden Mix (Giardinara) Shredded Dino Kale Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage Sliced Garlic Fresh Diced Tomatoes Pitted Kalamata Olives Fresh […]
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  • Pizza Dough

    Makes 8 balls for 10”-12” pies 2 cups all-purpose flour (I prefer Hayden Flour Mills) 2 cups type OO flour (found in specialty markets or the Italian section at many grocery stores. I also favor Hayden Flour Mills) 4 teaspoons kosher salt 2 teaspoons dry active yeast 17 ounces water (tap is fine) 1 teaspoon […]
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  • Roasted Carrots with Arugula Pesto

    Serves 8-10 as a side dish 2 lbs mixed carrots of your choice Olive oil Kosher salt Pepper 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley For pesto: 1/2 cup raw almonds 1 garlic clove 2 cups packed arugula leaves 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional) Kosher salt Zest and juice of one lemon 1 cup (8 […]
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  • Banana’s Foster Wood Fired

    Wood Fired Oven Banana’s Foster !!! Ingredients for Banana’s Foster 4 Tbsp. butter 1 cup brown sugar 2 tsp. ginger, ground 1 tsp. salt 1⁄2 tsp. cayenne 3 large bananas, peeled, cut into 1-in. pieces 1⁄3 cup dark rum, pour into a heat resistant container 1 pint vanilla bean ice cream Preparation Oven Temperature: 580 […]
    Banana's Foster
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    This is a SUPER easy recipe for you fish lovers! Heat your oven to 400-500F Ingredients: Your favorite fish! Lemon and/or lime Olive oil Fresh herbs (whatever you have d in the garden; parsley, dill, sage and rosemary. Or, whatever you like) Salt, Pepper and Garlic!   Lay fish on a good size piece of tin foil. […]
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  • Chili Con Carne Recipe

    CHILI CON CARNE RECIPE  Ingredients Ground beefPeppers (and hot chili ones, if you like)BeansTomato pureeShredded cheeseChili con carne seasoning Cut the peppers and bake them together with the ground beef. Add the beans and the tomato puree, and finally the seasoning. Before serving, you can fill the pointed peppers with the chili con carne. Add the cheese […]
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  • Arugula and Truffle Pizza

    Garnish with the mozzarella and fontina cheeses and place in the 650° to 750° oven. Give the pizza a quick turn with the pizza turner after about 1.5 minutes and then slide out of the oven when ready, about another minute and a half.
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  • Whole fish with celery and citrus

    Season the fish, inside and out, with salt and pepper. Stuff the celery leaves and herbs inside the cavity of the fish. Pour 4 tablespoons of the olive oil on the cookie sheet and cover with the celery, lemon, and orange slices, reserving 4 slices each of the fruit.
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