But frankly, we're getting tired of salad and our various attempts to creatively prepare cucumbers are losing their novelty, so we recently gave in and picked up some tomatoes and peppers from a farmer's market.
Tonight, in spite of the 95-degree heat, we thought it was time for our favorite summer veggie pizza, so we fired up the oven (yikes), sliced tomatoes and already-roasted red peppers and walked out back to snip some fresh basil. It was exactly as delicious as we remembered it, although I'm sure when we make it again entirely with vegetables we grew ourselves, all of that hard work and nurturing attention will make it taste even better.
TOPPINGS (layered in this order):
- par-baked very best pizza crust ever
- brush of extra virgin olive oil
- minced garlic
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- sliced fresh tomatoes
- sliced roasted red peppers
- fresh basil leaves, snipped into small pieces
- a sprinkle of salt
Someday soon we need to experiment with grilled pizza and keep all of that heat outside!