Pizza and More

2 Aug

Missing our Italian friends and food, and knowing that imitation is the best form of flattery, Len and I headed to the market (as in “specialty” supermarket) last Saturday morning. What started out as a pizza dinner for seven slowly transformed into a bit more, but who was counting courses.  All present had been to Italy with us sometime in the past several years, so it was a good reason to share a meal and wonderful memories.

It was too cold (in July?) to enjoy the  beautiful geraniums on our deck,


so we moved inside to eat:


And eat we did!

From my garden,  I made homemade pesto:



and tomato bruschette: (homemade but not from my garden!)

All served with toasted garlic-rubbed Italian bread rounds.


Then some freshly sliced Italian salumi and cheeses:


IMG_0010And a perfect melon!


Plus eggplant alla Judy:


All accompanied by Prosecco, our new primo tradition.

For the next course, it was time for Len to take over in the kitchen and perform his pizza magic. He made the dough the night before…only slow rise, of course!


After reaching room temperature, he gently rolled each pizza:IMG_0018

Topped each per request:


And cooked quickly!



The pizzas were served with grilled veggies:



Italian sausage:

IMG_0002And some great wine!

Feeling like we’re back in Italy…priceless!



12 Responses to “Pizza and More”

  1. Judy I. August 2, 2013 at 5:11 PM #

    Looks wonderful!


  2. Charles August 2, 2013 at 5:16 PM #

    Now that’s what I call a home cooked meal Italian style.

    Your dinner table and delicious and natural food brought incredible memories of all the great time we all shared.

    Welcome Home and Bona Appetit.
    Charles on Oahu


    • blogginginitaly August 9, 2013 at 10:49 PM #

      We sure miss you and are sorry we have to cancel our upcoming dinner!


  3. Danny Romano August 2, 2013 at 5:37 PM #

    Now that looks delicious.

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Judy Sayre August 2, 2013 at 6:53 PM #

      I’m hungry…and not just for your beautiful and authentic antipasti and piatti, but also for that great camaraderie when you can just sit at the table for hours solving all the world’s problems. Thanks again for bringing the savor of Tuscany home here in Florida tonight.
      Ciao, Judy


    • blogginginitaly August 9, 2013 at 10:50 PM #

      I know…it’s only about the food!


  4. Sandy Holswade August 2, 2013 at 11:22 PM #

    Oh Judy – that looks absolutely fabulous! Your Italian friends would be proud of you!


  5. Florence August 3, 2013 at 9:07 AM #

    Wow !!!! Isn’t it time for a sibs dinner at your house ??? Yum!! Len – the pizzas looked especially fabulous. !!!

    Sent from my iPhone


  6. Yvonne Wilson August 8, 2013 at 12:50 AM #

    One word……………….YUM!!!!!


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