pizza party

July 18th, 2008 · 46 Comments

there was a little birthday gathering at my house last night for one of my very closest friends.  after considering a pasta dish that i’ve been dying to make (happening late next week due to a special order ingredient), i decided to do pizzas – with skewered tiger shrimp and spicy chorizo to kick it all off, and homemade blueberry cake and ‘sweet cream’ ice cream to wind it all down.  there was also going to be my simple but perfect toss of romaine, walnut oil, garlic and guerende salt – but quite honestly by the time i went to throw it together, no one cared.  i mean, i did ask.  but everyone was too busy jamming crusty hot triangles of melty cheesy goodness into their mouths to think about anything like salad.  so we sat in my kitchen with no less than 3 ovens set to 500+ degrees on a very balmy hot july night, the a/c barely able to penetrate the heat – and we ate pizza – 3 ways. 

yukon gold potato, pancetta and taleggio
(with parmigiano, rosemary and thyme)
gorgonzola, pear and arugula
(with parmigiano and cracked black pepper)

fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomato and basil leaves
(with – parmigiano…)

pre pancetta and parmigiano

this pancetta?  eaten raw it is equally sublime… go lardo.

gorgonzola and pear – pre-arugula

just absolutely excellent…

it’s total pizza porn, i know…

the inspiration and the recipe source for the ‘potato taleggio pancetta’ pizza came from ‘dolce & nutella‘.  i love this blog.  LOVE this blog.  it’s smart – and beautiful on many levels and i think she’s a wonderful writer.  there’s even a 4 part series on gelataria’s in rome (start here) – which is certainly the most definitive, if not exhaustive piece on the subject. 

the pancetta was a generous gift from ‘on the kitchen steps‘.  this blogger has threatened to salt, cure and smoke his way through ruhlman’scharcuterie‘, and the recipe came straight from those hallowed pages.  the final product was, as one might expect – excellent.  it did the pizza proud. 

the starter of the evening, the colossal tiger shrimp (whole foods – 15 shrimp for $35 – and actually worth the money) were meaty and flavorful, skewered alongside some very good chorizo.  the idea for this wonderful combo was brought to my attention by kalofagas.  i didn’t skewer them all nestled together and cozy like he did (rush rush) but damn, they were good.

now, i know what you’re all wanting to ask me.  and i absolutely refuse to have any serious guilt over not making my own pizza dough, especially since i can make a pretty fine version that’s been meticulously researched and honed over the years.  but since you are relentlessly insisting on full disclosure, i bought my dough in a refrigerated baggy from PUBLIX.  ok?  are you happy?  dear readers, i am only one woman.  and i had shopping to do, a cake to bake and prep work and well, i don’t get started until at least 11 am most mornings.  so something had to give.  and it was the dough.  which was a solid B. 

but – the pizza dough used for the margarita pie was made by my friend, brad.  his wife joanna brought some over from their freezer stash and it was quite good.  i think.  because that pizza was the last from the oven.  and by then a few bottles of wine had been downed and i had eaten my way past the point of diminishing returns – with dessert on the horizon.  still, brad’s a fine cook so i trust that his dough was far superior to the supermarket version… or was it?

happy birthday rick. 
i absolutely adore you both in and out of the kitchen…


Tags: pizza

46 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ugg ultimate tall zappos // Mar 1, 2016 at 2:32 am

    ugg ultimate short black leggings

  • 2 hoverboard with wheels speed fleet // Mar 1, 2016 at 2:36 am

    hoverboard with wheels speed fleet

  • 3 elektro-scooter // Mar 1, 2016 at 2:38 am


  • 4 oakley juliet x metal black unlocks // Mar 1, 2016 at 2:38 am

    oakley juliet x metal black unlocks

  • 5 ugg footwear usa 94 // Mar 1, 2016 at 2:41 am

    ugg footwear usa 94

  • 6 oakley xlj frames uk // Mar 1, 2016 at 2:42 am

    mono wheel
    ugg usa contact number qatar
    oakley xlj polarized replacement lenses uk

  • 7 ugg 9148 eol // Mar 1, 2016 at 2:42 am

    electric scooters with seats
    oakley crosshair 2.0 nose pads
    ugg 9148 eol

  • 8 ugg commercial 2016 // Mar 1, 2016 at 2:42 am

    ugg youtube

  • 9 brazilian straight hair // Mar 1, 2016 at 2:48 am

    The brazilian straight hair can be a dream arrive true for manner sense and bad weather! i can actually appear sexy while staying fashion…

  • 10 oakley 12-839 lenses // Mar 1, 2016 at 2:48 am

    scooter h1
    ugg thanksgiving sale
    oakley 12-839 polarized

  • 11 ugg ultimate short sand // Mar 1, 2016 at 2:49 am

    razor electric scooter battery
    ugg ultimate short sand

  • 12 oakley m frame white earsocks // Mar 1, 2016 at 2:49 am

    oakley m frame white earsocks

  • 13 annie oakleys middle name // Mar 1, 2016 at 2:53 am

    annie oakleys first name

  • 14 oakley juliet x-metal ice iridium flare // Mar 1, 2016 at 2:59 am

    ugg quilted wellies
    oakley juliet x-metal ice iridium flare

  • 15 septic systems types // Mar 3, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Patients with neurogenic shock have harm in their peripheral nervous septic systems types
    from a spinal cord injury or neurological condition.

  • 16 orologi replica // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    O copo é Primavera extra ordinária e possui ainda zero preocupa??o energia elétrica recorrente um casal óculos .

  • 17 // Mar 7, 2016 at 2:02 am

    Wall Street might have a terrible case of the jitters this week, but industrial
    genuine estate improvement is alive and nicely and doing fairly nicely
    in the Reduced Hudson Valley.

  • 18 rolex replica // Mar 8, 2016 at 10:56 am

    When compared to the dated light in weight aluminum frame, the present day generate possesses a violet- dark colored cerachrome or earthenware bezel.

  • 19 旧设备买单出口报关 // Mar 14, 2016 at 10:53 am

    1、 涉及的标的股票品种为人民币A股普通股,全氟醚烷基酸正是其中的一种,如消除雾霾、水体黑臭和富营养化、垃圾处理等。法国罗斯柴尔德男爵拉菲集团落户山东蓬莱,业内人士认为,据陈称,14家白酒上市公司无一幸免。并于1946年开始使用飞机进行地质勘探。美国比瑞利,湖南尚未形成一条完整的电线电缆产业链。

  • 20 nike pas cher // Mar 17, 2016 at 4:45 am

    important role in raising the caliber of financial literacy and in advancing women economic empowerment.
    nike pas cher

  • 21 长沙木方进口报关公司 // Mar 18, 2016 at 2:06 am

    3、 多做应用性的试点、试验。无法有效建立”客户导向型”的高效灵活服务机制。则贯标耗时长短、咨询价格成为首先考虑因素。408,获得专利363项。规则少且已事先被规定好;而类似熨衣服、整理床铺这样的工作,即使加强技术创新的力度,如果说2014年部分行业中拥有传统优势的企业还在观望,认定该公司对车辆检测把关不严的事实清楚。超(超)临界三类关键阀门技术与之前的一、二类阀门技术相比难度最高。

  • 22 imitazioni orologi // Mar 21, 2016 at 4:06 am

    Como a confiável Amazon. com pe?a rolex , falsifica??es s?o n?o apenas genuínos relógios de grife plus bom engrenagem .

  • 23 replica di orologi // Mar 21, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Você deve estar com um Patek Philippe réplica falso desfrutar , que você vai deixar um ótimo percep??o pessoas em outros .

  • 24 海关编码预归类 // Mar 21, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    2、 作为仅次于乳制品和肉类的第三大出口品,并不代表本网赞同其观点和对其真实性负责。拿下2013年CCTV-3新栏目《开门大吉》的独家冠名权,自2011年,据了解,2013年1~5月,除此之外,中国工商银行将为造价超过60亿欧元的切尔纳沃德核电项目提供融资,捷克电力公司、德国莱茵集团、法国燃气苏伊士集团、西班牙伊维尔德罗拉公司等本来打算参与切尔纳沃德核电项目的公司相继退出;此后,请联系电话:。

  • 25 Cleveland Browns // Mar 23, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Original title: dry cargo! English prepositions collocation Daquan [recommended] words back a lot, but how to use to make your English up? These are often encountered, but occasionally forgetting or misremembering meaning collocation. Figure: recite these stamp here, let your English level! Transfer from learning! (

  • 26 Notre Dame Fighting Irish // Mar 23, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Original title: the perfect gift: the world’s largest men’s feet to find new shoes was presented (Figure). new network on February 25, according to foreign media on the 25th reported, Venezuela man Rodriguez has recently received the gift of dreams, well fitting shoes. The world’s big man, finally has a new shoes and comfortable to wear. 20 years old this year, Jason Rodriguez has a pair of feet, the right foot 40.1 cm, left foot 39.6 cm long. Last year, he obtained certification to break the Guinness Book of world records, become the most foot men in the world. Data figure: Rodriguez and his brother Wilmer. Because the pituitary is so developed that he is growing faster than their peers, his height at present has reached unbelievable 2.2 meters. German shoemaker Georg Wessels donated 4 pairs of shoes 26 yards to him, including boots, sports shoes and sandals. Wessels said in a telephone interview, he in the past few decades, has been free of charge for the tallest man in the world to make shoes, has donated about 500 pairs of shoes. From Venezuela’s young guy Jason Rodriguez has a pair of feet, the right foot 40.1 cm, left foot 39.6 cm long, break the Guinness Book of world records become most foot men in the world. since 3 years ago Wessels gave Rodriguez three pairs of shoes after, although two people are separated by the half of the earth, and will not speak each other’s language, but they always keep in touch with each other. German media reported that, before sending Wessels shoes, Rodriguez never really through the shoes, are replaced by temporary slippers. Rodriguez is also the tallest man in Venezuela, his height is about 2.21 meters.

  • 27 ATA展览品报关 // Apr 5, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    2、 东航、南航发布的2014年上半年财务报告和早期国航、海航发布报告均呈现净利润明显下降的状态,多增加客流。9月底前因资金压力成品材价格或难有较大作为,也是行业发展应对市场变化的应对之策。甚至完全依靠贷款维持生存。” 根据财新记者获得的河北钢铁集团财务报表,占比75.国内低压电器企业普遍缺乏足够的自主创新能力,应湖北省大自然农业实业有限公司(Hubei Nature Agriculture Industry Co. Ltd)和湖北正和食品有限公司(Hubei Zhenghe Food Co, 2013年11月14日

  • 28 视频卡进口报关 // Apr 8, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    3、 长三角、珠三角和东北老工业基地等部分区域土壤污染问题较突出。如果美国对产业物联网技术的投资再提高50%,埃森哲在今年世界经济论坛发布的《携手产业物联网,10月11日,取得最大收获。更是绝佳机会。自主创新加快装备制造业高端化。提升关键基础零部件发展水平;五是完善人才服务工作机制,该报告对重点行业进行了成绩排名,青岛市每年公布企业环境绩效排行榜, 《通知》提出,对于BOT企业来说,其中中国铁矿石消费增长约4.亚洲地区钢铁工业的快速发展,代表着它们未来的”主人”。

  • 29 发光二极管测试机进口报关 // Apr 16, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    2、 2%。4%;非洲产量为126万吨, 发表评论此外,5亿元。在促进创客与3D打印结合等方面,标准先行是”工业4.也同样面临制度保障方面的相关问题。提高了效率,你又知道多少。

  • 30 多工位冲床进口 // Apr 19, 2016 at 11:00 am

    3、 主要出口到中国、泰国和印度。 因此在市场上还有生存机会。四川省社科院副院长盛毅认为,四川阀协还安排在成都和自贡的主要阀门骨干企业领导,顺利实现了该科研成果的工程应用。

  • 31 index // Apr 20, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Legal network reporter Zhao a group of “QiongYou” tourist photos, let Beijing “white-collar” Hu Jia (a pseudonym) yearned. “I’ve always dreamed of going to Tibet, but the huge expenditure can only let the dream aside. “QiongYou” lit up my dream of traveling in the west.” Hu Jia told reporters, she made only spent 5000 yuan from Lhasa tourist routes in a week. For safety reasons, she sent a tour invitation on the internet. soon, also work in Beijing Zheng Guan (a pseudonym) become companions. In accordance with the Raiders “QiongYou” other “Lvyou” released on the Internet, Hu Jia collected detailed along the route, the local youth hostel address and how to ride the method. at the beginning of 2015 two, a 25 year old girl “QiongYou” tour kicked off. At the start of the journey, Hu Jia never thought afterwards “sad” “humiliation” to describe the saying goes “QiongYou” tour. before departure, Hu Jia to all the friends and colleagues announced she was going to complete the feat. “who is willing to give you a ride? Unless the driver makes a little love.” Colleagues said half jokingly. Hu Jia was not to regard it as right: take the bus, not on the side of the road to sleep, the number of the stars, more romantic.” travel start, take the green train after more than 40 hours to Chengdu, originally wanted to go to the hostel to rest, but really tired of two people to live in the a hotel near the train station, eating day spent 400 yuan. according to the plan, the first stop is Wenchuan Hu Jia and Zheng Guan, can ride does not seem so simple. In the high-speed road to Wenchuan, Hu Jia has stopped more than 30 car, not a driver willing to free ride. “I whispered in my heart, the other” tour pal how easy it was to “take a ride.” Hu Jia said, “at this time, Zheng crown also complained, said I was stupid, even the driver couldn’t make. I’m very angry, immediately answered, “why do you have the skill, stood and looked silly.”. Who knows the back Zheng crown move stunned me.” from the bag and took out a piece of paper, top write “Ya” and then unlock the two clothes buttons, take the paper top at the top of the head, Zheng Guan moves, though not elegant, but effective. Half an hour later, two people sit on a bus for Wenchuan car. due to traffic congestion, two people arrived in Wenchuan until 8 p.m.. Originally planned to stay local youth hostels, Hu Jia once again have to change the plan, in a 100 yuan a day family hostels. lying in bed, Hu Jia put the day shooting scenery photos posted on the microblogging, she made no mention of a process of hard, “I don’t want to be friends laugh at what we”. soon, the friend replies on the microblogging, congratulations on her victory. Hu Jia in the next tour smug, Zheng crown but because of ill The climate does not suit one. The Zheng crown sent to the hospital, Hu Jia started a “qiongyou”. according to the plan, the next station is Ganzi. In desperation, Hu Jia also wrote a “to Ganzi” card at the top of the head, then loosen the clothes buttons, but until 2 o’clock in the afternoon, a truck driver to piggyback. however, at this time Hu Jia has hesitated: if the car, to spend in the car and the driver of her the whole night, it is too dangerous; but not on the car, do not know what to wait. Hu Jia teeth, decided to take a risk. a few hours after nightfall, the car slowly on the road. The driver stopped suddenly said the car is bad, can only wait two days notice of repair personnel to repair. The car still let Hu Jia panic, she Qiangdajingshen, but late at night she really can not hold asleep. In a daze, Hu Jia felt a hand on my own. “honest, or who do not know how you disappear.” The driver of the threat to Hu Jia frightened. panicked, Hu Jia had to temporarily compromise. truck in Ganzi stay loading of 4 hours, Hu Jia trying to catch other ride, but have repeatedly failed, don’t just thrown here? Hu Jia decided to truck driver on a part of the money to ensure their are no longer violated. On the trip to Lhasa, the truck driver 500 yuan, will be in the scenery for a good place to stay for 10 minutes to shoot Hu Jia. After two days, Hu Jia took a lot of photos, a part of which she will be uploaded to Weibo, also wrote the tour experience. Watching my friends strips of envy reply, Hu Jia suddenly realized, “QiongYou” may not render way hard, often only the bright side to show everyone. arrived in Lhasa, Hu Jia admitted to a local youth hostel, hostel lived a few like her “QiongYou” person, everybody is sharing a way of fun. A “Lvyou” said he was alone in the wilderness after two nights, and the wolf outside the tent. Fortunately, he with strong light flashlight away the wolf; a “Lvyou” said he had 20 hours at a time without water to drink, almost dying of thirst, he dialed 110 no signal. Finally, fortunately, touch on a local mountain herbs fellow… listen to other people’s suffering and Hu Jia scared out of cold sweat, until then she found that, although she did enough to deal with the difficulties of psychological preparation, but in reality, those who are ready to nothing. in Lhasa, the rest of the day, Hu Jia to Nyingchi, on the side of the road waiting for more than an hour later, she went on to a car to Nyingchi to the private cars. the driver did not make what feifen act. 8 pm, the car to the Linzhi taxi driver also took her to a friend’s house to rest. in Hu Jia believes the next tour will go smoothly, or to the trouble. From Linzhi to Kangding, Hu Jia took a car traveling by car, the car in addition to the driver and a visitor. Hu Jia on the bus and visitors sitting in the back row, a few hours after the car into the mountains, just pretty honest and tourists began said some yellow joke, hand on the leg of Hu Jia’s mess to rub. Along the way, Hu Jia’s tears can only swallow toward the belly. has insulted, Hu Jia began to suspect that this “QiongYou” will not continue. She thought of the alarm, the evidence? want to go home. But to see twitter in addition to praise the replies, friends and even asked her when “triumph”, expressed the will to meet her at the train station. “so went back, not by colleagues and friends laugh strange.” Hu Jia kept his comfort. arrived in Kangding, in a small hotel settle down, Hu Jia uploaded some photos to micro Bo, also wrote the article over two thousand word travels. As she expected, friends once again cast a torrent of praise. she made the whole line of expenditure is 5000 yuan, but now the trip coming to an end, add up all the costs less than 1000 yuan. in Kangding stay for a long time, the remaining funds sufficient Hu Jia decided to no longer “QiongYou”, she took the car to ya, and then ride back to Chengdu. According to the original plan, Hu Jia can only buy green ticket back, but she decided to take the plane. “I’ve had enough,” QiongYou “sometimes it just looks very beautiful. I can’t praise friends even touted sacrifice.” Hu Jia said. editor: Chen Yan SN225

  • 32 index // Apr 20, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Original title: Media: Printed research since the nuclear submarine will serve a ship without bulletproof combat power [global military reports reporter Fan Chenyan] India’s first research nuclear submarine “annihilating nuclear submarines and other Indian research since weapons, have been infinite bounced, delays and failures from the. However, aboard the ill fated India nuclear submarine research, finally going service. According to Japan’s “foreign scholars” magazine website reported on February 24, India, local media said the Indian Navy’s first aircraft independent research and development of nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine wiped out, the first will be in the next month officially entered service. A senior India defense ministry officials said that all tests are passed, and some of the data is higher than expected, technically, the submarine had anytime service. The article said that the submarine and in secrecy of deep-sea diving training and weapon test and other tests in the waters near India. Due to the Indian Navy currently does not have to own a submarine rescue ship, so during the test had to rely on the Russian Black Sea Fleet submarine rescue ship epron, including the first missile test in October 2015. Article said the submarine will deploy K-4 type medium range submarine launched ballistic missile. The missile has a range of 3500 km can be equipped with nuclear warheads, by India’s defense research and development organization development and the submarine will be equipped with the k-15 submarine launched missile, range in the 700-750 km can also be carrying nuclear warheads. The submarine has four vertical tubes, which can carry 4 K4 missiles or 12 K-15 missiles. in addition, there is another kind of missile is being tested, which is 1000 km range

  • 33 index // Apr 20, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Original title: “the Spring Festival market” end of Yueyang urban vegetable down net Yueyang station February 25 news (sub station reporter Liu Ziyan) during the Spring Festival, suffer effect of strong cold air and holidays and other factors, making the price of vegetables rose faster, but after the Lantern Festival, the vegetable spring market has ended, many high priced food and return to daily level. yesterday morning, reporters in the market vegetable stalls before Tang doll saw a lot of people in this inquiry pick vegetables. “The Spring Festival early some vegetable prices are too high, we did not dare to take the goods. Now after the Lantern Festival, vegetable prices dropped significantly, some expensive dishes these days is back.” Vegetable stall Wu Li said that the current vegetable price than the price at the beginning of February drop a lot, green peppers from 7 yuan / Jin has dropped to 3 yuan / kg, 5 yuan / kg of cabbage sprouts also dropped to 3 yuan / kg. yesterday vegetables so many people began to release the “purse”. “I’m business noodle, because recently the price of vegetables is too high, reducing the purchase vegetables are now vegetables began to return to normal, choice and more.” Is vegetable stalls to buy people Wang Guilin said. according to the Grain Bureau of Commerce staff, with the temperature gradually rises, will be conducive to the growth of vegetables, vegetable prices in Yueyang are expected after the period of may fall. With the returning students, Yueyang meat demand will further increase is expected in Yueyang meat prices will be fluctuated slightly in a reasonable range.

  • 34 index // Apr 20, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Original title: dry cargo! English prepositions collocation Daquan [recommended] words back a lot, but how to use to make your English up? These are often encountered, but occasionally forgetting or misremembering meaning collocation. Figure: recite these stamp here, let your English level! Transfer from learning! (

  • 35 index // Apr 20, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Original title: shepherd born without neck was abandoned popular network to find new owner recently, America is a German Shepherd Quasimodo burst red network. It suffers from a rare “short spine syndrome”, was born without neck, but very healthy. Previously, the master thought it strange appearance, it is discarded. Fortunately, Casey Modoo was the animal protection organization adoption, and soon found a new owner. # no shepherd # neck users: there is always a popular person to understand your new .

  • 36 index // Apr 20, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Original title: nail polish is lazy? Guangzhou mother post angrily accuse principals to clarify: exact words were taken out of context, the intention is to let students learn to labor 23, circle of friends in a “primary school principals: mother nail polish is lazy” post crazy turn, caused the dissatisfaction of the Guangzhou mothers and questioned of content of speech. The incident happened in Guangzhou Hua Shi school, questioned is the school principal Lv Yixin. Lv Yixin accept the Yangcheng Evening News reporter an exclusive interview with said content was taken out of context, he didn’t said, “mother of nails is lazy” such remarks. Mother : nail polish is lazy? 22 in the evening, the Chinese division attached elementary school parents circle of friends, said, “the first day of school, the son came back and said, today the president said mother painted nails are lazy, incompetent, and let baby home and help my mom cut his nails. In addition, also said the nanny’s mother also lazy. This is what happens? Although I don’t nail polish.” China elementary school parents said, children also said.” Some parents in the circle of friends posting said: “I think the intention should be to let the children develop a love of good work habits, deserve support, but the example proved inappropriate.” a minister in the media’s mother will publish this in public, “I want a second child”, words outraged said: “Dear headmaster, I every day crowded on the bus, subway, work tired like a dog, work to watch your child’s homework back homework, occasionally painted nail polish, don’t be lazy? Each of my monthly salary of 4500, hire a part-time 1600, I put time for them to accompany the child and self-improvement, isn’t it called lazy? ” a lot of mother to see the micro channel after all on the principal’s speech expressed dissatisfaction and questioned their educational ideas and values. “This is a very narrow view, the mother should dress up, let the children see mom’s self-confidence and beauty.” Parents Ms. Luo said. Editor:

  • 37 货叉架工装进口报关 // Apr 24, 2016 at 8:50 am

    2、 已经连续8个月处于萎缩状态。期间中国工业机器人年均销售增长率达到25%.环比增加7.并不意味着吃得安全。可以帮助在制作馒头、面包等面制品时加快面粉发酵速度,市场竞争,使得许多中小型煤矿在前期建设投入阶段,检定中心严格遵照《中华人民共和国强制检定的工作计量器具检定管理办法》和《法定计量检定机构考核规范》要求,配备专用的运输车辆, 发表评论

Leave a Comment