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Homemade Pizza

Who loves pizza?!?!  Well now you can love it even more because I am going to give you a fool proof dough recipe that you probably have all the ingredients for already.  Horray!  Cheap, homemade pizza!




The dough:

– 2.5 teaspoons active dry yeast
– 1 teaspoon white sugar
– 1 cup warm water
– 2.5 cups all purpose flour
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 teaspoon salt
* minced garlic
* dried rosemary

In a small bowl add 1 cup warm water, the salt, and the yeast.  Stir that up and let it hang out for 10-15 minutes.
In the meantime, in another bowl, combine the flour, olive oil, salt and any additions of your choice (I used minced garlic and dried rosemary).
Mix everything in both bowls together until you’ve got a nice little ball. Cover with saran wrap and cover. Let it rise for 5 minutes or however long you want.
Roll that baby out and pile it with whatever toppings you like.  I used tomato sauce, mortadella, spicy salami, mozzarella, parmesan and then added fresh tomatoes and arugula too.  I love arugula on pretty much anything.  Spinach is soooo last season.
Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 15 – 20 minutes.


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BBQ Bruschetta

Tonight for dinner my hubby and I made bruschetta on the BBQ. First time we’ve ever tried that! It turned out great and we only burned a few pieces of baguette.



Instead of mozzarella we used this delicious cheese called Hot Jill from Little Qualicum Cheeseworks that we got from the farmer’s market this morning.

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Seafood Extravaganza

The lobster, crab, clams, mussels, and spot prawns were all amazing.  In B.C. spot prawns are in season right now and so freaking delicious.  We cooked everything in sautéed onions, fennel, garlic, a few dried chillies and in a generous amount of butter and white wine.  Amazing!

We all had a lot of fun cooking outside.  I definitely recommend this to those who are tiered of the regular burger and bratwurst BBQ scene.  (Though…burgers and brats are pretty damn delicious too!)

I also made a pitcher of mojitos (seen drinking below).  I just threw in a bunch of mint from my garden, a few teaspoons of white sugar, white rum, lemon juice (LIMES ARE TOO FUCKING EXPENSIVE!!),  and soda water. Easy peasy!  Drink your hearts out.

Happy Saturday!



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Curry Night

I love making curry.  It’s an easy dinner that you can throw together for your family using practically anything you have on hand.  For this curry I used a can of chick peas, roughly 1 cup of green lentils & a bag of frozen shrimp.  I threw it all into a simmering pot of minced onions, garlic, ginger, jalapeño, hot curry paste, chicken stock, tomato sauce & coconut milk.  I’m not by any means making traditional curry here…I could never do it justice.  But my family and I really enjoyed this!

We have mint growing at an insane rate in our garden so my sister made this yummy mint chutney. (Click for the recipe we roughly used).

photo 3 photo 2 photo 1(Apologies for these less than fabulous photos.
We were hungry so I quickly snapped these on my phone!)

As you may have already been able to tell.  I am not one for recipes.  Once and awhile I will look something up but I basically just do whatever the hell I want.



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