A blank slate

From this…

blank slate

To this…

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Every few months I stock up on these Fraboni’s pizza crusts and pile them high in my freezer. They are my blank slate for crafting up some pizzas during these chilly winter months. Above is a pesto, feta and olive pizza with some cracked eggs overtop.

All hail some good za.

A crust that makes all the difference

Gwyneth Paltrow’s food blog, Goop.com and quickly growing collection of cook books are a great way to take baby steps toward being a top chef.

I first came across the Goop pizza crust last winter… on an especially cold night. We had all the ingredients stocked and some nice red wine, so off we went!

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We also followed Gwyneth’s instructions on the tomato sauce which was a hit … but our hearts have a soft spot for a good pesto. However, the tomatoes and thinly sliced zucchini along with some garlic and fresh basil brought it all together for a home run.

Dandelion greens

I bought some dandelion greens and started using them with everything — salads, pestos, smoothies and yes now pizza.

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Basil Pesto

Caramelized onions

Golden Bear Ham

Olives

Aged Feta

Sartori Stravecchio Parmesan

Last but not least… Dandelion greens.

Parsley pesto

Parsley pesto

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