Pizza Pie…yet another (really delicious) variation

Yes this is yet another pizza variation I made for dinner tonight (click here to see other versions). As is often the case, when I was making bread today I took a third of the dough and turned it into pizza…two meals in one, or at least two things in one, I suppose. Anyhow, thisContinue reading “Pizza Pie…yet another (really delicious) variation”

Pizza Pie…yet another (really delicious) variation

Yes this is yet another pizza variation I made for dinner tonight (click here to see other versions). As is often the case, when I was making bread today I took a third of the dough and turned it into pizza…two meals in one, or at least two things in one, I suppose. Anyhow, thisContinue reading “Pizza Pie…yet another (really delicious) variation”

Anatomy of a Pizza

As is often the case, when I make bread I sometimes take a small piece of dough and make a pizza for lunch or dinner.And is also often the case, I usually put on it whatever I have in the fridge or freezer at the time. For this one there was homemade tomato sauce, pesto,Continue reading “Anatomy of a Pizza”

Anatomy of a Pizza

As is often the case, when I make bread I sometimes take a small piece of dough and make a pizza for lunch or dinner.And is also often the case, I usually put on it whatever I have in the fridge or freezer at the time. For this one there was homemade tomato sauce, pesto,Continue reading “Anatomy of a Pizza”

Three Loaves and a Pie…

I haven’t posted this recipe in a while and I made it this morning so I thought I’d re-post it (as it is one of my favorites). It’s my basic whole wheat bread recipe with the addition of oats…delicious and nutritious. And is often the case, after the first rise of the dough (before IContinue reading “Three Loaves and a Pie…”

Put some stuff on it! (or, Pizza: history in every bite)

Pizzas Pictured (from front to back): Za’atar and shanklish; Margherita; boursin cheese with smoked trout and smoked salmon; pesto and portobello mushroom (click the image for a larger view). One of the aspects of food that I have always found interesting—besides cooking and eating it—is its history. And to study food history is in aContinue reading “Put some stuff on it! (or, Pizza: history in every bite)”

Pizza Primavera (yum!)…cooking like it’s springtime even if the weather won’t cooperate

I made this for dinner tonight and it was another one of those meals where you look in the fridge and realize there’s not much there. In this case I usually either put it (whatever I happen to have) on a pizza, make a sandwich out of it, or toss it with pasta (which isContinue reading “Pizza Primavera (yum!)…cooking like it’s springtime even if the weather won’t cooperate”

Two Loaves and a Pie…

  This evening I made a couple loaves of honey-whole wheat bread, and as is sometimes the case–like tonight–I pinched off a piece of the dough to make a pizza for dinner (some believe that this was actually the origin of pizza…the bakers made themselves a little something to eat while the rest of theContinue reading “Two Loaves and a Pie…”

Two Plus Pi…

I bake bread about once a week, sometimes more frequently. And most often it is made with whole wheat flour. Sometimes the bread making coincides with dinner time, as it did tonight. So after the first rise I will sometimes pinch a piece of the dough off and make a small pizza for dinner asContinue reading “Two Plus Pi…”

Eating Local…Pizza Della Casa

If you’ve been to this blog before you know that I make a lot of bread and a fair amount of pizza, and most of it is made using 100% whole wheat flour. This is the case of the pizza pictured here. And I’m proud of this pizza (not that I’m not proud of otherContinue reading “Eating Local…Pizza Della Casa”

Two Loaves of Ezekiel Bread, a Pizza, and Why it Took Nearly 48 Hours to Make them

Firstly, this post is not about how to make Ezekiel Bread, per se, but more about how to incorporate bread making into the rhythm of your daily life rather than upsetting it. I have always thought, and still do, that the bread mostly makes itself, we simply provide the correct conditions and guide it along.Continue reading “Two Loaves of Ezekiel Bread, a Pizza, and Why it Took Nearly 48 Hours to Make them”

Deep-Dish Pizza with a Whole-Wheat Seven-Grain Crust, Five Vegetables, and Three Cheeses

Deep-Dish Pizza with a Whole-Wheat Seven-Grain Crust, Five Vegetables, and Three Cheeses…that’s a mouthful if I ever heard one (pun intended). This is yet another variation of pizza that I made tonight for dinner. The vegetables (onion, pepper, carrot, cauliflower, and broccoli) were cooked aglio e olio style before being placed on the dough. TheContinue reading “Deep-Dish Pizza with a Whole-Wheat Seven-Grain Crust, Five Vegetables, and Three Cheeses”

Whole Wheat-Oatmeal Pizza (crust) with Rapini and Three Cheeses

This is really a variation on two themes I’ve touched on before…vegetables cooked aglio e olio and a pizza recipe. In this version I used rapini, which I cooked with oil, garlic, and hot pepper, and the pizza crust was made using a hand-kneaded oatmeal crust (click here for the recipe). The main difference withContinue reading “Whole Wheat-Oatmeal Pizza (crust) with Rapini and Three Cheeses”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#376)…and how I ate it for dinner

A cardboard box containing two freshly baked loaves of whole wheat bread and a piece of raw dough. Interesting, when I think about it…I made the starter for the dough last night, mixed the dough this morning, and took it to work with me to bake. But as I was panning the dough I hadContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#376)…and how I ate it for dinner”

How to Make a Really Delicious and Nutritious Deep-Dish Pizza (and a loaf of bread, too)

Pizza is one of my favorite homemade comfort foods to make (click here for additional pictures and recipes). And while many believe it to be time-consuming and somewhat laborious–or even difficult–to make, it is neither. It’s basically bread dough with stuff baked on it. Thus, when I bake pizza at home I usually make twiceContinue reading “How to Make a Really Delicious and Nutritious Deep-Dish Pizza (and a loaf of bread, too)”

Whole Wheat Brown Rice Garden Fresh Pizza

With the weather turning cooler I’ve been baking bread at home again (opposed to taking the raw dough to work to bake it where the ovens are on all day long everyday). And is often the case when I bake at home I’ll take half the dough and make pizza for dinner…and this is justContinue reading “Whole Wheat Brown Rice Garden Fresh Pizza”

Whole Wheat Spinach Pizza with Four Cheeses…and a few comments on misleading advertising

I just finished eating half of the above pizza (I’ll save the other half for tomorrow…gotta love leftover pizza). But before I talk about the pizza I have to mention a few things about the dough (no surprise, right?). If you know me or if you are a a regular reader of this blog thenContinue reading “Whole Wheat Spinach Pizza with Four Cheeses…and a few comments on misleading advertising”

Employee Meal 3.30.11

I and another cook made a bunch of pizzas for staff lunch yesterday and today. I made a whole wheat barley crust and the other cook added a variety of topping; some with meat, some without meat, and one vegan. Anyhow they were so beautiful I thought I’d share a few photos. If you’d likeContinue reading “Employee Meal 3.30.11”

Disappearing Pizza (or anatomy of a pizza #2)

I made pizza tonight for dinner…whole wheat crust, tomato sauce made with last year’s tomatoes, seasoned ground beef, spinach, Parmesan, and mozzarella. Simple and delicious. It didn’t take long for my son and I to polish it off. To see a previous and similar post, with recipes, pictures, and a little pizza history, click here.

Anatomy of a Pizza

(The following text and recipes originally appeared in Buffalo Spree; for additional recipes and pictures click here or here.) One of the aspects of food that I have always found interesting—besides cooking and eating it—is its history, and to study food history is in a certain way studying civilization itself. Even common everyday foods haveContinue reading “Anatomy of a Pizza”