Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Breakfast Pizza


Last night I made a pasta with broccoli raab  and great northern beans, and thought that I would make a pizza with some of the left overs.  This lovely breakfast pizza has vitamins K, A, C, D, E, manganese, vitamins B6 and B12, dietary fiber, folate, potassium, iron, and iodine just to name a few.

I made my pizza dough with bread dough actually and shaped it into a rectangle.  I then topped it with olive oil, mashed beans with rosemary and thyme (for the sauce), some kale and beet greens, fresh mozzarella, potatoes and an over easy egg.  I decided not to cook the egg with the pizza because I don't like my eggs overcooked and prefer them to be creamy.  

I like my crust with some color but I still want it to be on the chewy side, so I have a trick for accomplishing that which I reveal after Thursdays' dinner at the Duttons.  

The egg just made it a homerun.  Super good and easy to do when you have awesome ingredients.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Can you believe this?

 Since we made the decision a year ago to do our best to eat local organic and sustainable food, we've been eating better than ever.  We've been doing a CSA (community supported agriculture) for over a year and have fallen in love with the idea of buying directly from our local farmers and eating seasonally.  We recently changed CSA's and wanted to share the good news.

Let me start by saying that I have a personal bias anyway towards KMK farm in Kingsburg CA.  Kyle and his family remind me of this famous Thomas Jefferson quote: " Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, whose breasts he has made his peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virture."  If you ever get the opportunity to tour KMK farm you'll know what I mean.  The respect and love of the earth and for the food it bears is overwhelmingly present in all who work  to provide my family and others with soul nourishing delights.  So when I heard that Kristi was starting their CSA I knew that I wanted to be part of it.

I love this CSA because I get to choose what we get in it.  For our first box we ordered: baby lettuce heads, broccoli raab, fennel, parsley, dill, kale, romanesco cauliflower, swiss chard, stir fry mix, sorrel, thyme,  watermelon radish and two dozen eggs.  I was so elated when I saw the box that I couldn't stop smiling.  Look at what we got!  Insane.  We made a frittata  for breakfast with the chard and some scallions that I bought this morning from Kyle and I plan on a big salad for dinner.  I highly recommend that you contact Kristi at: thefarmersdaughter.csa@gmail.com and sign up.  You'll be all smiles too.