Thursday, July 8, 2010

oh tomato!

I am so glad that I have learned to love tomatoes over the years!
Because if I didn't, I couldn't make this every other week:

Margarita Pizza is way too delicious, and quite healthy, too.
I like to buy the wheat pizza dough from Trader Joe's, and I never buy store-brand mozzarella.  It just wouldn't be right.  You know?  I just wish the basil pictured was from my garden. 
But the truth is--all my herbs died. 

I hear they can be planted all throughout the year, so I may just give it another whirl.
The cook needs her herbs.

Another favorite recipe of mine that involves this dynamic duo is 

One word. 
And perfect for using your homegrown tomatoes and even more perfect for a summer afternoon.

Do you have any favorite recipes for using your tomatoes?

Second photo via all recipes


Marcie July 8, 2010 at 9:23 PM  

Pizza and healthy in the same sentence? I am in! I love this pizza too.

Your blog is so fun. I am off to read more!

xo Marcie

Burlap Luxe July 8, 2010 at 10:03 PM  

Hello Cassie,
I am so happy to ship the sign "SING AND FLY" off to you!
I am double happy it is going to my favorite State. I love Washington state. I lived in a small town, not so small now a town called REDMOND! I would love to move back to washington :)
Who know's maybe someday :)

can you let me know what blog site you saw this on, or was it my site:)

It's on it's wat to you. Ooooh! I could hand deliver it if you will have pizza ready for me and my daughter :)

Cassie July 8, 2010 at 10:08 PM  

I would love to share somem pizza with all of you lovely blogging ladies! My house at noon tomorrow!

Dore-I am so very excited for the "Sing and Fly" sign. I'll have to show my readers when it comes! I saw it on your blog that I found through "I Love Pretty Little Things." Thanks again!

a little bit biased July 8, 2010 at 10:34 PM  

It all looks good Cass. I love that duo so I need to make both of those soon. I so wish we had a Trader Joes around here. I just use pita bread though when I make those pita pizzas and broil it in the oven for a few minutes (Keri taught me that.) Also, another recipe I got from Keri is her Angel Hair pasta with tomatoes, basil and mozz. It's really good. Sometimes I put Uncle Steves chicken on it too (And Keri, if you're reading this ~ I know ~ I totally steal all of your recipes because I think you're an amazing cook!)

Erika July 8, 2010 at 11:34 PM  

Looks delicious! Yesterday I bought one of those large basil plants at TJ's, and naturally thought, "Pizza Margherita!" I'm excited to give it a try - maybe with the wheat dough you recommend. Now, if only I could successfully grow something larger than a cherry tomato...

I Love Pretty Little Things July 9, 2010 at 8:36 PM  

Mmmmmm, Mmmmmmm, Good!!!!!!! That pizza lloks so good! I am going to ahve to try it!

Have a fun-filled weekend!

Cassie July 10, 2010 at 8:48 AM  

Ambs-I'll have to get that Angel Hair pasta recipe. I, too, agree that Keri has some good recipes!

Erika-I think I might just make my way to TJ's today to take a look at the herb plants and pick up some more pizza dough!

Joyce-I hope you have yourself a LOVELY weekend. :)

Burlap Luxe July 10, 2010 at 11:56 AM  

I shipped off "SING AND FLY" sign early afernoon Friday 7-9-10
U.S Post so keep your eyes out for it...I think it went Air-mail :)


Keri July 11, 2010 at 12:29 PM  

Oh man, one of my ALL TIME favorite things about summer is garden tomatoes. And Margarita Pizza is the best!! I too wish we had a trader joe's. I'd love the recipe for your soup if it's handy!

Cassie July 11, 2010 at 1:52 PM  

Keri--the recipe is linked! Go get her! :)

The Noisy Plume: July 12, 2010 at 4:22 PM  

I eat a shocking amount of tom/mozz/basil salad in the summer but I also like a warm quinoa salad with carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, balsamic and parma cheese (OR goat cheese) that for dinner nearly every night.....yum.

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** July 12, 2010 at 4:24 PM  

Yummies! Sorry to hear about your herbs. Mine are still going strong... a little yellowed from our recent heat wave, but hopefully they'll survive. I adore using fresh herbs on everything! :) xo

Cassie July 12, 2010 at 8:09 PM  

Jillian-I will HAVE to try that delicious quinoa salad you mentioned. It sounds delightful. :)

Burlap Luxe July 13, 2010 at 10:05 AM  

Hello Cassie,
I am thinking you are going to be receiveing the "SING AND FLY" sign any minute :)

Let me know where you hung it, you can take a picture of it in it place and I could blog it :)


Cassie July 13, 2010 at 11:56 AM  

Dore--oh, goodie! I will definitely let you know where my new sign rests! xx

abigail July 13, 2010 at 5:30 PM  

I picked our first few tomatoes this week and there are so many on the way! I can't wait to eat them!

Erin July 22, 2010 at 10:27 PM  

Two of our fave recipes around here!!! Love 'em!

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