Thursday, August 21, 2008

"Reigning it In".

I had every intention of not overdoing it this week at the local farmer's market at Oakville Place. Clearly, I was not successful in my attempt as I had to make about three trips from the car to the house just to get my groceries inside. We also hit Organic Garage on the way home to get some chicken, pork, milk, and pizza sauce. I figure with the price of chicken and pork going through the roof, I might as well spend a few dollars more and buy organic.

I was also sent a copy of the Rebar cookbook (it arrived yesterday - what a treat!). I am excited to delve into it and pick some recipes to try out on the family. The salad recipes and soups look divine. I swear, I never though I'd turn into a foodie, but it looks like I am heading down that road in a hurry. Between my homemade pizza, plans to can tomato sauce and apple sauce this fall, I feel like a cooking superstar. Well, maybe more of a local celeb (or a vision in my own mind). On a final note, I did make pizza when I was in Ithaca. Behold my work of art:I wasn't crazy about the crust, but it may just be that I once again didn't give the dough enough time to rise. I also think that whole wheat flour isn't the best for pizza dough (it seems a lot denser than white flour). Next time I'll used the unbleached white flour instead.

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of you as a foodie. I also like the notion of you occasionally screaming curse words in the apoplectic manner of Chef Ramsay at times.