[caption id="attachment_499" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="a moose in the meadow"][/caption] Kind of a Where's Waldo picture--can you see the moose? He was munching small aspen trees near our favorite weekend retreat, outside of Winter Park, Colorado. I don't think the owners of that log home were there. That evening the temperature dropped to a brisk 20 degrees below zero!!
We once again tried to recreate the amazing pizza we had on our honeymoon in Italy over 20 years ago. The most memorable was a simple cheese pie with a delicately positioned sunny side up egg in the middle. It was heaven! A few years ago in Food & Wine magazine I came across an article entitled "Perfecting the Pizza". Here's the link:
The key is to make the dough a day or two ahead of time, and have the pizza stone ready & hot when you begin. Some of our favorite toppings besides the Margherita are: proscuitto & mascarpone; sausage with carmelized onions; pesto, no tomato sauce, with fresh mozzarella & fresh sliced tomatoes. The artist in me loves to cook--is that true with all artists?