The Midtown Monthly meeting had a looooowww turnout (c'mon peeps, they give out free cans of Modelo Especial) but it got me stoked on the mag. We have so much good content coming out and at least 65% more coverage of inbred hipster bands. I'm gonna try to do a street fashion thing, and some of it will be posted on the website, which for real is getting some content. Here's an example.
I made a really good pizza last night from summer produce. The dough recipe is here, it turned out well. I cooked it on really high heat on the stone on the lowest rack. The toppings were tomatoes, red onion, summer squash and zucchini sliced paper thin, gypsy peppers (I love those things), salami, fresh soft mozzarella and a little grated parm.
The finishing touch when it came out was fresh chopped basil. That put it over the top.
Then, some puzzling. I would rate this puzzle a 7 on challenge level. It pulled the trick of side parts that aren't pictured on the box and colors not really matching.
I made dinner the other night for vegetarian friends and I grilled peaches. I had chalked grilled fruit up as a dumb culinary trend but it's like pie without the fat! I drizzled balsamic on the top. Fried green tomatoes are also seriously worth the minor effort it takes to make them. Make sure your oil is hot and you use enough of it. Also, more fresh black-eyed peas which I think I am finally sick of. I love that about seasonal produce, when it first comes in I get sad thinking about how it's fleeting, but then I gorge myself and get sick of it. Like I'm already totally over corn!