Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Worth Waiting For

Some things are just worth waiting for. Like pizza.

I haven't been giving the local challenge 100% of my efforts lately. Heck, I've only been to work about 3 days in the last week and a half. First, I went to my grandma's funeral and then I promptly came down with a nasty cold! Sadly, I couldn't taste or smell anything so I pretty much just ate spicy rasam soups and drank ginger brews until yesterday. Not very local.

So tonight as I was leaving work I happened to pass some coworkers enjoying some pizzas from Pizza Luce and was overtaken with a massive pizza craving. I nearly pressed the speed dial button for Luce on my cell until the guilt set in...I should really make a local-ingredient pizza.

I mean, can a gal really justify ordering pizza when she has 14 lbs. of heirloom tomatoes on the kitchen counter and an unlimited quantity of basil from the garden? And to top it all off, Vegan Gourmet cheeze is on sale this month at the co-op. There was just no excuse tonight.

So now, after whipping up some cornmeal crusts from locally grown flour and cornmeal, making a batch of pesto from garden basil, roasting some locally grown eggplant and garlic and slicing some super fat Aunt Ginny's Purple heirloom tomatoes... I'm eating dinner at 8:45 pm.


Seriously, though. It's worth it.

8 comments:

selina said...

that looks very very yummy!! good job!

i so wanted to eat soemthing easy but decided to whip up a couscous mediterranean salad with some zucc, tomato & basil from my garden & red onion from the co-op. i ate it at 9:30 tonight. :o)

The Voracious Vegan said...

Congratulations on your local pizza. It really REALLY looks like it was worth waiting for. There is no way that store bought or ordered pizza could deliver to that. Yummmmy photos.

Catherine said...

We've all had those nights -- where dinner prep turns into an event, rather than just one or two steps. Real home cookin' takes time sometimes, but you're right, it's totally worth it. :)

nano said...

Ha! I totally somehow managed to justify Luce just last night. I must have been compelled to maintain cosmic balance for you, or something...

Now, back to locality.

By the way, looks pretty fine, even with the fake cheese ;-) Never thought to have roasted eggplant on a pizza!

Vegetation said...

YU-UM! Home made pizza is always worth waiting for and that one has me starving!!!

I love the crust! I'll have to try that one next time I make pizza.

aTxVegn said...

Oh, you did the right thing! Your pizza was a million times better than take home.

Erin said...

It looks worth the wait, for sure! Homemade pizza is almost always better than store bought.

Brandon Crooks said...

Oh my god. That looks ridiculously delicious.