Raw Pesto Pizza!
Fresh Pesto Pizza. This is one of the best pizza’s I have ever made. Blend on high, fresh basil, olive oil, a ton of fresh garlic, s and p. Rub on the pizza dough, top with fresh tomatoes, parmesan, mozzarella and bake. The delicious aroma will drive everyone crazy!
We’ve been enjoying a whole bunch of good home cooking. Growing what we eat and eating what we grow! Here are photos of some of the food we have been consuming. No measurements are necessary. Cook to smell and taste and you can’t go wrong.
We are also eating our own homegrown lettuce, beans, tomatoes, potatoes, beef, pork, chicken, ducks, basil, cherries, apricots, onions, raw milk, butter and plenty of our own honey! That’s where the “land of milk and honey” comes in!
We made 201.5 pounds of Sauer Kraut. The recipe for good Kraut is in the Joy of Cooking cook book. Easy and delicious! This will be served mostly with our own Niman Ranch Pork.
Strawberry “Shakes”. Fresh, cold, raw milk, a tiny bit of sugar and a bunch of frozen stiff strawberries. Blend until frothy. This photo is taken before the extra strawberries were blended. Wow, this is wonderful for afternoon snacks.
Fried Zucchini flowers. Take the male ends of the flower (they have a stem on the end of the flower as opposed to the fruit). Dust with flower and dip in beaten eggs, s and p, garlic powder and parmesan. Insert a piece of mozzarella cheese in the flower and twist the top before you dip for a cheese treat. Fry in a small amt. of oil.
I fried the entire batch together, having poured the rest of the egg mixture on top, not wanting to waste anything. You can fry these individually. Try it! For the record, my mom’s are much better than mine for whatever reason………
Zucchini! Steam or lightly fry in olive oil until just barely cooked. Toss with garlic powder or fresh garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. Serve very hot…that’s the trick, this is yucky cold…top with parmesan cheese if you like.
Zucchini Stew! Brown ground pork, onions, garlic, sweet basil, salt and pepper. Throw in a can of tomatoes and a bunch of cubed zucchini. Simmer for a bit until just barely cooked. Cook aldente baby pasta shells, and add two cups cooked to the stew!! Serve with Red Hot Sauce and parmesan on the side.
Swiss Chard in Marinara Sauce! Fry 3 garlic cloves and brown lightly in olive oil. Throw in crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper and sweet basil. After it boils drop in a few leaves of swiss chard at a time until they shrink down in size. Simmer, add Red Hot sauce if you like and either eat as a soup or serve over any kind of pasta. This photo of my swiss chard was not yet totally cooked!