While this is not my best shot ever, it certainly does depict one of my favorite habits – that is, cooking! Peter and I cook at home most nights and we focus on healthy, fresh foods with a gourmet bent. Just about every Sunday night, we make a home-made pizza. I make a fresh dough (usually sprouted whole-wheat flour) in the food processor, let it rise, form it into a rustic shape on our pizza stone and then fill it with all kinds of yummy ingredients.
One year, we made a pact to do a different pizza every week, and I think, for the most part we did! This particular pizza is one of our favorites. I brush the dough with black truffle oil, then top it with Taleggio cheese and sauteed wild mushrooms. A local mushroom grower here in Northern Colorado provides Shitakes, Maitakes, Cinnamon Caps, Oysters, Trumpets, Lion Manes, and Portabellos, among others. We take the short trip to the Quonset Hut covered farm on Friday and pick-up a large bag of whatever varieties they’re selling that day. Alternatively in the winter, Fort Collins hosts a monthly indoor Farmer’s Market and I’ll get my mushrooms there on Saturday. Sorry the internet has not figured out a way for you to smell this pizza, because it’s divine (I know. Now I’m being mean.)
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