Sunday, August 14, 2011
bikes and baguettes...
We went for a glorious bike ride this afternoon with friends. Our aim was to bike to the velodrome and end up at The Hop for ice cream. The park around the velodrome was cool and shady, and perfect for a sunny afternoon ride. The we hopped the barrier and raced a few laps around the track. The adrenaline came in handy when it was time to bike back up the hill...not a small feat for the single-speed I chose to ride today. Whew! After the necessary pit stop for beer, we deemed that the ice cream would be better after dinner, and picked up a pint of Thai Curry ice cream to take home (Fabulous and delicious, btw...all cardamom and gingery).

I had left a pot roast in the crock pot, so we were all set for an impromptu dinner party, complete with the baguettes I tested this morning, using this recipe from Not Without Salt (my new favorite food blog). Not bad for a first try. Here's the before...

And the after...


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Sunday, August 07, 2011
homegrown pizza...
I'm feeling very homesteader tonight as we prep for dinner. Pizza is on the menu, and as the homemade crust rises, we're chopping up toppings...

Caramelized onions are from our CSA box from last week.

The pesto is made from the first garlic scapes of the year (also from our CSA box back in May) and almonds. Love this stuff! We didn't freeze nearly enough.

Basil is from our fire-escape garden.

Fresh Mozzarella was free from Earth Fare (but I have plans in the works for making my own...).

And the lovely yellow plum tomatoes are from our friends' garden. I think I'll grow some of these next year. The color is gorgeous!

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