Pizza made with tomatoes and basil from Mom's garden. Mom, it was delcious. Thank you.
The delicous pizza with Mom's tomatoes and basil. Yes, that is fresh mozzarella on top.
I grew these portabella in a box in our front room. The box was a kit purchased at the farmers' market in Evanston, IL. These mushrooms were 1/2 lb each!
The hearts are gimme lean vegetarian sausage.
Yum. The bread is Peter Reinhart's Pane Siciliano, which I making using semolina and whole wheat flour (King Arthur's White Whole Wheat) instead of semolina and bread flour. King Arthur taught me a trick: add up to a tablespoon of wheat gluten to flours that are not already high in gluten (break flour is; the white whole wheat is not) to make sure that the bread has the structure in needs. Result? No more whole wheat bread that can double as a doorstop.
Many thanks to Smitten Kitchen for the inspiration for this pizza (http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/07/lemony-zucchini-goat-cheese-pizza/). I had cranberry-coated goat cheese in the house, which totally worked. Also to great success, I have used plain or herbed goat cheese mixed with basil from my freezer--my mom had a huge harest and suggest that I chop it up with a little olive oil and freeze in ice cube trays. I'm glad I followed her advice. The zucchini is sliced in uniform thickness only because of my excellent mandoline.
Rosemary olive bread. Yum.
Ina Garten's lemon-yogurt cake with blueberries--delicious
Happy Birthday Mom!
My first adventure drawing with frosting
The first strawberries of the season became a tart
Same tart, with some cherry jam for color contrast
Delicious chocolate tart, thanks to Dorrie Greenspan's "Paris Sweets"; the crust has almonds in it. Yum.
S Bread; thank you Peter Reinhart