Labor Day

Leaves scattered on the grass. Autumn is coming The last of the tomatoes

Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza

So delicious! Heat cast iron pan in oven while oven preheats. Take pan out of oven when done preheating. Lightly oil pan. Spread dough in pan. Be careful! Lightly oil dough. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Take pan out of oven. Spread caramelized onions over dough (Yes. I made caramelized onions, too!), along with figs (I used 5, halved and cut…

Two Favorite Movies

You can read about “Days of Heaven” here and “Shane” here. Have you seen them? If not, I highly recommend you watch them. Classics!

Madam Marie

Madam Marie (Marie Castello), was an American fortune teller and psychic reader who worked on the Asbury Park, New Jersey, boardwalk from 1932 until 2008. Madam Marie was the longest running tenant on the Asbury Park boardwalk. Castello was a fixture in Asbury Park for decades, telling fortunes on and off at her tiny booth on the boardwalk which is…

Cast Iron Pan Pizza

I have been making my pizzas recently in my cast iron pan. I love it. Preheat oven to 475 with the pan in the oven. Once preheated, carefully take pan out of oven. Oil pan gently. Spread your pizza dough VERY carefully in pan. I use Mark Bittman’s pizza dough recipe. Put pan back in oven for about 5-7 minutes.…