Garden Pizza

June 7th

Dinner Date

Margherita, with artichokes

Saturday night

Basil and tomatoes from the garden, mozzarella and artichokes from the market — a modified margherita pizza

Yesterday was an odd blur of a day; I am trying to get back in the swing of long runs on Saturday mornings. To run this time of year, without having to haul water, you have to be outside laced up between 5-5:30 am. Normally, this isn’t a big deal. However, my early bird nature and my night owl desires collided Friday night. I went out with friends to see a movie and didn’t get to sleep before midnight. Surprisingly, my run still went swimmingly and I pushed myself farther than I thought I could go.  The morning flew by with a visit to grandma’s, errands, and the normal laundry/cleaning/trash weekend-chore trifecta. Then, out of no where, I was hit with a debilitating headache behind my right eye; heat, the exercise and not getting enough sleep the day before collided. Defeated, I curled up in bed and two hours of deep sleep later, I emerged with the afternoon gone.

Thus, a quick pizza for Saturday date night. No time for roasting, baking, pouring through my cookbooks for something impressive. Instead, still in a drooly daze, I went to the grocery to get a few things for quick summer pizza. (It was good last night but even better this morning, cold, with Federrer and the French Open keeping me company, it is even better.)

Dessert was Ben & Jerry’s with pinot noir enjoyed on a luxury rooftop patio in central Phoenix. I didn’t know there were pools on the roof of such buildings. And with a full moon, a bright city below and a starry sky above, it was a happily odd night to remember.


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11 Responses

  1. Kelli that pizza looks divine-just what the veggiesaurus ordered! I hope you are feeling better after catching up on a little sleep, those eye headaches are obnoxious, day-stealing impedances to progress. I guess though, our bodies don’t have much other recourse when enough is enough (like when one has had too much sugar or too little coffee…ahem–LOL). I’m going to try a four-mile trot today (I anticipate walking at least a little)–and at least it is overcast– wish me luck! Big smiles…

  2. Yum! I had artichokes on a pizza not too long ago for the first time and it was yummy.

  3. That looks so yummy! We’ll take two!

  4. The pizza looks fantastic, but I want to hear more about “date night!” Glad you are feeling better today!

  5. Trot accomplished. I feel stiff but good! Thanks so much for the inspiration. 🙂

  6. Yep, I can’t stay out late anymore before early morning runs, either. Bummer not to be 22 anymore, huh? Your pizza looks great, even if it was just something you threw together at the last minute. I love that you were able to add some many ingredients from your own garden. (I hear gladiators like pizza, too.)

  7. Isn’t homemade pizza delicious? Glad you got some rest and had a great date night!

  8. That pizza looks yummy. And some rest makes wonders, if you ask me (and I cant tell you, I’m a pro!)

  9. Pizza looks heavenly. Sorry you weren’t feeling well, but I’m glad you had a great date night.

  10. Looks delicous! Date night – more! 🙂

  11. That looks so fresh and delicious!