A Random Assortment of Food

I had the pleasure of eating at Delancey on Friday night. For those not well-versed in the nerdy, food blog world (OMG I’m such a dork), it is the restaurant owned by Molly Wizenberg of Orangette and her husband. Molly is a published author, and her book, A Homemade Life, graces my bookshelves and is one I go back to again and again because of the sweet writing and amazing recipes. Also, it is her blog that I link back to for chocolate chip cookies.

Anyway…Delancey…amazing food. House made cheeses and cured meats, wood fire pizza, homemade salad dressing. It wasn’t necessarily fancy food, but it was GOOD food.

We had a tomato mozzarella pizza with house made fennel sausage. And chocolate chip cookies, which were amazing, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that my version isn’t too far off.

As we finished our meal, we even caught a glimpse of Molly herself when she came in at the end of the night (she’s writing another book and her husband runs the restaurant). I’m officially the biggest nerd ever, but it was a really fun night and the food was incredible.

Anyway…moving on.

We harvested radishes and spinach from the garden. We have lettuce coming out of our ears. And the best part is for whatever reason, the bugs haven’t taken over (yet).

pretty enough for a vase

And finally, one more easy dinner recipe.

A quick mid-week pizza:

  • 1 whole wheat pizza crust
  • marinara sauce
  • fresh mozzarella
  • chicken sausage (roasted red pepper and spinach from Costco)
  • fresh basil leaves
  • salt and pepper OR red pepper flakes

Roll out dough onto greased pizza pan/stone/cookie sheet. Top with marinara, chicken sausage and mozzarella. Cook at 425 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes. Top with fresh basil. (I cooked my basil and I’m always bummed when I do that. (apparently too hungry to think it through). As soon as the pizza comes out of the oven, scatter the basil and it will wilt without cooking). Pair with an easy green salad and a glass of wine.


2 Responses to “A Random Assortment of Food”

  1. 1 Corey June 22, 2011 at 6:42 am

    I’m always on the lookout for a great homemade whole wheat pizza dough that can go in the bread machine. Is that a homemade dough you’re using? If so, the recipe please? I’m currently using this one http://www.food.com/recipe/bread-machine-pizza-dough-with-whole-wheat-flour-137143. You need to add a little more water, and I wish it was truly whole wheat.

  2. 2 Libby June 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    from one foodie nerd to another…yes it was delicious…and even funnier? Our dinner on Monday was almost identical…must have something to do with the 10+ Trader Joe’s pizza crusts I have in my freezer…

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