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Enhanced Burger

Lunch is a meal that is just as important as breakfast to me! I have to have something that will fuel me through the afternoon into the early evening just before I start prepping for dinner! Breaks are a luxury at work so I need something substantial. Today was one of those days when we had no time to prepare something for lunch and we ended up buying plain cheeseburgers! Blah!

Enter the avocado! I mashed half of it and spread it over the cheeseburger! Voilà! Bon appetit! 😃

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25 Things About Me

I thought it might be fun to post this here, since I’ve done it on facebook three years ago! No. 23 is the only change – it used to say: I am deeply disturbed by the state of our garage. But now that my hubby has transformed the then atrocious garage into our functional (albeit still crammed) letterpress studio – that statement is no longer true!

1. I give everything nicknames.

2. I love to cook, specially if it is for other people like my family and friends.

3. I try to stay in touch with family and friends.

4. My feet are always cold.

5. I love dogs, my Frenchie in particular.

6. I cannot walk and drink at the same time.

7. I do not like waking up in the morning.

8. I have a bad temper.

9. I am deathly afraid of worms.

10. I don’t like make-up and therefore never wear it.

11. I love taking photographs.

12. My favorite book is “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

13. I can watch “You’ve got Mail” over and over again.

14. I obsess about getting in shape but don’t do anything about it.

15. I am a hypochondriac – like father like daughter.

16. My husband is my best friend and my boss at work.

17. I am appalled that my nose is just going to keep on growing.

18. I share the same birthday as my father-in-law.

19. I am sad that common sense is no longer common.

20. I am disheartened by children who are easily bored.

21. I love chocolate.

Maltesers bucket

Maltesers bucket (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

22. I still watch cartoons.

23. My husband urges me to keep on (re)learning new things (rollerblading, skiing, sailing, yoga, letterpress, etc.) – I am an eternal student.

24. I am a Mac addict.

25. I can’t live without music.


Chickmuzucch a la Romesco Pizza

I have been gone for a while…busy with the letterpress print shop, preparing for upcoming Farmers’ Markets and so on.  But we have a guest (maybe guests) visiting tomorrow.  He will be talking to hubby about the possibility for us to design AND print his business cards. Together with his wife, they founded Half-Baked Cookie Company and sold great tasting shortbread cookies! They sort of inspired us to go ahead with our letterpress print shop!

English: Sauce romesco and ingredients. Català...

Image via Wikipedia

Anyway, our own (you can guess by the weird name) recipe below is what we will be serving him/them (not sure if wifey will show up) while we discuss future plans…

Ingredients for two medium-sized pizzas:

  • 2 pizza doughs (bought frozen at WholeFoods)
  • 1 generous cup of Romesco Sauce (prepared ahead)
  • 1 1/2 cup of shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup of shredded Smoked Gouda
  • 4 large Portobello mushrooms, grilled and sliced
  • 1 very large Zucchini, grilled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 lbs of cooked chicken breast (though I prefer boneless chicken thighs), seasoned, grilled and sliced into bite sized pieces)
  • 2 handfuls of thinly sliced Basil (optional)

Preheat (the pizza stones-if you have them) the oven to 375 degrees Farenheit.  Roll the pizza doughs out thinly on a large, floured surface.  Spread the Romesco Sauce evenly between both dough disks with the back of a spoon.  Sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese. Next, evenly distribute the chicken, mushroom and zucchini over the pizzas. Bury the ingredients under shredded Smoked Gouda cheese.  You may top the pizzas with thinly sliced Basil. Add salt and pepper to taste. (Slide the pizzas onto the pre-heated pizza stones-if you have them and) Bake in the oven until all the cheese has melted.

The dish is best enjoyed with a bottle of red wine or Beer – my personal preference would be a Pinot Noir or Pyramid Apricot Beer.  We hope our guest(s) will enjoy it and same for you!

Bon Apetit!

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