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.
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).
And finally, one more easy dinner recipe.
A quick mid-week pizza:
1 whole wheat pizza crust
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.