Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Craving Fulfilled

Hello friends,

I've been very sick this past week. I contracted food poisoning and I think it was from some boxed fish purchased at the supermarket. I ate it a week ago and by the next evening I was suffering. By Thursday noon I was suffering even more. I finally went to the doctor on Saturday.  I'm happy to report that I'm doing better and am finally getting back to normal.

Just yesterday it started to rain here. It didn't rain a lot but the sky is gray and the earth is a bit wet. have to say we have had a LONG run of sunny, hot or very warm weather. I guess Fall has now caught up with us.

As I was taking a shot toward the mountains, a plane flew overhead. It looks lonely up there against a dismal sky.

Whenever I have a bout of sickness, combined with overcast weather, I tend to want some home cooked "comfort" foods. I seldom make white bread any more but today I made both pizza dough (using Wolfgang Puck's recipe) and French Bread rolls (actually these recipes are almost identical
with the bread rolls requiring more flour).  Yesterday I made home made lentil and vegetable soup. I wish I had some today to go with the rolls but the rolls with butter will be nice!

The pizza dough will be use used today to make one vegetable pizza.  I think I will use cauliflower, peppers, eggplant and feta.  The other ball of dough will be used to make one meat pizza (pepperoni, salami, onions).

While my bread bun dough was rising, I roasted the vegetables for my pizza. It would have been nice to use some cherry tomatoes. Usually I have some on hand but none today.

A mix of garlic, yellow peppers, eggplant and cauliflower. I would have added cherry tomatos but I didn't have any on hand.

Before it goes in the oven.

After baking.

I almost left it in the oven too long.

Sorry about the shadows in the photo.

The buns are nice and crusty on both sides. I guess that's why they are called French bread rolls but I almost left them too long in the oven.

I'm off to eat. 

Tomorrow I will make some vegetable soup to go with the buns.

Enjoy the rest of your week!
Afterwards: Taste test for the buns. These buns were absolutely delicious. So soft and fresh inside and slightly crunchy on the outside. The pizza was slighlty salty with the feta and the crust was nice and crunchy.   Just how I like it though I know I will love it more with the addition of cherry tomatoes.

Joining in with Skywatch Friday here. Happy weekend to you and your loved ones. xx


  1. We had a lot of soup, chicken and otherwise, this week. One of our number was downright sick and others felt a bit tetchy.

  2. sorry to hear you not been well.So glad your are a lot bette xxx

  3. Ah that pizza's just so yummy to look at; can imagine how delicious it was in real life. I'm glad you're feeling better. Blessings Jo

  4. Ha! This is my third attempt to leave you a comment. Just saying the pizza looks delicious.

    1. Hi Terra, so sorry it was difficult for you to leave a comment. But I am glad you persevered. The pizza was delicious enough to make again some time. Next time I'll use more feta and some cherry tomatoes ;-)

  5. So glad you are feeling better, take care,

  6. Glad you're feeling better now. Lovely sky shots.

  7. I am so glad you are feeling better now.. Your pizza and rolls look delicious! Enjoy your weekend!

  8. Those skies are just full of rain it looks to me. I hope that you are getting better. I had food poisoning over 10 years ago and I was miserable. I thought it was going to be weeks before my digestive system would be back to normal.

  9. All that luscious bread! Yum!!!

    Love the rainy skies and beautiful scenery.
    Hope you continue to feel better each day.

  10. Nicely composed photos, and glad you are feeling better. Food poisoning is miserable.

  11. Beautifully captured images. Hope you are back to normal soon.

  12. I'm so sorry you've been so ill! I hope that you are gaining more and more strength. Food poisoning is horrible! My husband had it years ago.

  13. Sorry to hear you were sick, but happy to know you're on the mend. Your pictures of the pizza and buns look absolutely delicious and have made me famished! Enjoy :)


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