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.