Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Local, Organic, Amazing

As spring approaches, I find myself more and more excited for our local farmer's market in Abbotsford. Jordan and I would go every couple of weeks and find amazing deals on produce, honey, and dairy products. The atmosphere of a bunch of people supporting local, organic healthy food is energizing. I am itching to get my little herb garden under way, and my goal this summer is to have a successful green zebra tomato plant (so cool!)

The summer farmers market in abbotsford bring about that feeling in me that makes me want to move somewhere, buy a farm and a couple goats and wear overalls all the time.
I'm all about stimulating local economy, eating well, eating healthy and eating food that is sustainable, and the Abbotsford farmer's market embodies all of those things!

Find the Abbotsford farmer's market here!:

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Homemade Calzones

Pizza Dough Recipe
2 1/2 to 3 cups flour (can use a combination of white and whole wheat if you prefer)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt

1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) yeast
3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1 cup very warm water

Combine yeast, sugar, 1 cup of the flour, and salt in a large bowl. Add the warm water and oil and mix. Stir in remaining flour slowly until dough is soft but not sticky. Knead until smooth. Let the dough rest for at least 30 minutes before making the calzone.

Roll pizza dough into a rectangle the length of your baking sheet. It can be wider than the sheet because you will be folding the
sides in. Place the dough on the baking sheet an
d let the sides hang off.

Just like pizza, add your toppings (our favorites are pepperoni, olives, and mushrooms). Calzones can be a good way to use up leftovers. Any small amounts of meat, cheese and vegetables can be put into the calzone.

Then add cheese.

Now comes the special part. Cut the dough on the sides at about 3/4 inch intervals. Don't cut all the way to the filling.

Then "wrap the baby." Start at the bottom and alternating sides, overlap the strips of dough onto the filling in a lattice pattern. You can stretch the pieces to fit all the way over the filling.

Once your calzone is wrapped and ready to go, put it on a baking sheet and put in a preheated oven at 375 for 25-30 minutes

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