Once again, we have lagged on the posting front. Not on the cooking or baking front, and certainly not–heaven forbid–on the eating front. Just the actual taking pictures, writing down ingredients, putting everything into (semi-)coherent sentences, and posting front. This is what happens when you have two lazy bloggers.
Also, take pity on us: the holiday season is fast approaching, which means some long days and nights of kitchen work ahead. We’re tapering for the marathon, as it were.
In any case, please accept our humblest apologies, AND a twofer post: fajita pizza involves not just a pizza recipe, but also one of our lovely guacamole recipes. There is something wonderfully iconoclastic about adding guacamole to pizza, don’t you think?
Warm pizza + cool guac = perfection. Continue reading
I love seasons, but most of all, I love fall. It’s just awesome–colorful in a deep, rich way; perfect temperatures; and great holidays. Plus, fall food is pretty fantastic. Apples! Squash! Pears! Brussel Sprouts! (Admittedly, this last one is a new favorite of mine…but ohmyroastedbrusselsproutsdamn). So in early October, when Alison was craving pizza, I decided I wanted to incorporate two quintessential fall foods–apples and leeks.
(Yes, yes, I’m posting a month after making this. I KNOW.)
So, this recipe is not difficult to make, except in the time devoted to caramelizing the leeks. But it’s worth it.
If you haven’t dealt with leeks before, a few tips: Clean them really well. A lot of instructions suggest cutting off the root and then slicing the whole thing lengthwise so that it’s easier to get between the “leaves” of the vegetable to clear out the grit. I do not do this, but it’s certainly a good idea if you are squeamish. I just cut off the stem, clean them as well as I can by pulling open the sections a little at a time, and then start slicing from the base. You want to use the white and light green parts, discarding the darker green sections.
Okay, here’s the thing: I was not intending to post these recipes. The only savory food I have written about so far are pizzas, and I worry that this may promote the misconception that pizza is all we eat. It is not. In fact, the only pizzas we have eaten since January have been the two (now four) pizzas that we have blogged about. We do eat proper meals. Pinkie swear. Continue reading