After ringing in the New Year, I realized how quickly my time in Italy is flying. And if I want to leave here knowing a little bit more about Italian cooking then I need to get movin'! So, my first goal is: learn to make pizza dough. GOOD pizza dough. This will, however, require that I conquer my fear of cooking with yeast. Right now, I just don't want to! But I know it must be done. So perhaps, this is the year. I feel I've met my previous year's goal of learning to make real-deal Italiano tomato sauce. I can make a mean sauce these days.
|Caprese Panini- one of our recent vegetarian lunches|
(tomato, fresh basil, buffalo mozzarella)
Thanks, Mom for the Panini Press!!
|Pumpkin BBQ Sauce|
|Sunset view from our trip to Orvieto|
|Inside the walled city of Orvieto|