I have enjoyed my easy recipe for homemade pizza dough as found in The Heart of the Plate cookbook by Mollie Katzen. The low-maintenance recipe contains just flour, yeast, salt, water, olive oil and about an hour and a half of your time. It is rare that I love the swampy weather of D.C., but when I set my dough outside to rise the other night, I was praising the humidity. The pizza crust turned out great, and I used some of my fresh tomatoes and basil on top.
On another hand, I think I should be worried about the giant squash vines that are choking the whole front yard. At the moment, I’m not sure if a bounty of butternut soup and stews will be worth the destruction the plants have caused to the yard. Here is the largest gourd pictured a week ago. There are about four others.
Pretty soon, I will have to enter it at the fair.