Jul 09

Alsace Pizza

We make a lot of pizza on the grill in this house. Tonight we made something different. Inspired by the French/German region known as Alsace, we made a delicious pizza. We used our regular pizza dough recipe (which I need to post another time), topped with a light coating of creme fraiche, smoked mozzarella cheese, sliced green onions and pan fried panchetta strips. Good stuff.

imageI stepped to the left to get rid of my shadow.

imageClose up shot taken on my Droid 1. Not exactly the best camera.

Jul 02

Smoking Norway

I didn’t get a picture of it but we saw a good sized offset smoker behind a restaurant here in Norway. Pretty cool. Maybe we should eat there tonight. 🙂

Jun 26

Beat Feta Salad

As a side dish to tonight’s dinner we made a simple grilled beat and feta salad. Here’s how we did it.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of beats
  • 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • ~4 ounces of Feta
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Clean the beats and slice them into 1/4 inch rounds. Put them on a piece of foil for grilling. Drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle some salt and pepper on them. Take the rosemary sprigs and place them randomly throughout. Preheat the grill to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grill them for 20 minutes turning them occasionally. Once finished, place them in a bowl and crumble the feta on top. Stir and serve.

It turned out delicious and I’m very happy about supporting local businesses. The beats came from Bauder Farms via the Skippack Farmers Market and the feta came from the St. Sophia Grecian Festival. The rosemary was extra local. It came from a pot on my patio. 🙂 I was also drinking local beer while grilling. Mountain Lager by Appalachian Brewing Company.

imageReady to take off the grill.

imageAfter the feta was mixed in.