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Mozzarella and Basil Pizza

I really love cooking with vegetables from the garden. It's fresh, organic, and readily available. I simply just walk to my backyard, pluck a few vegetables from the vine and snip off a few sprigs of herbs. That's my trip to the "grocery store."  

Tonight I made a simple pizza with a tomato sauce made from tomatoes gathered from the garden. I peeled and deseeded the tomatoes, and cooked them with a bit of Italian seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic and shallots. I let it reduced on a low simmer until it got thick and flavorful.

The pizza crust was a delicious flatbread. I slathered that with the homemade tomato sauce and topped it with fresh mozzarella cheese. The pizza went into the oven on broil for a few minutes, just enough for the cheese to completely melt. For the final touch, I sliced up some basil and sprinkled it on top of the pizza as soon as it came out of the oven.

Nothing beats homemade and homegrown food. Simply delicious.

Mozzarella and Basil Pizza

Mozzarella and Basil Pizza