First tomato of the season, beach bonfires, homemade mozzarella sticks!
May 19, 2012 by Emily
Happy Saturday!!!! The sun has returned to Seattle for the day so I am in a much better mood. Here are some of the things making me happy #1. First tomato of the season. I can’t express in words my love for fresh tomatoes. NOT a tomato from a store. Gross. I’m talking from my dad’s backyard. Or, I guess, from a farmers market. And I found one today!! And it was amazing. I feel like creating a poem or something to express my love for tomatoes. Here. Pablo Neruda does a better job than I could every do. Ode to Tomatoes by Pablo Neruda can be read here. #2. Beach bonfires. I went to a bonfire last night at Golden Gardens in Seattle. It was so amazing with the sunset. BUT FREEZING!!! I became one with the fire. #3. Homemade mozzarella sticks. Pizza dough. I LOVE the idea. BUT I HATE working with it. I can never get it to lie flat so I get angry. And cooking for me is relaxing time. So I buy the dough thinking I can be zen enough to deal with it. Nope. Never. I alway end of freezing most of it to use another time when perhaps I have become I different person who can handle rolling out dough. My solution? Homemade mozzarella sticks. So simple. Take some dough (I used Trader Joe’s wheat pizza dough) and jam some mozzarella in there with basil. Back at 350 for about 20 mins flipping once. And done. And amazing! Your turn. How do you feel about tomatoes??? Any sticks for making pizza dough lay flat??? Xoxo, Emily