Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Baby Is Here

My new baby girl was born last Friday and is keeping us busy, so it will be a little while before my next culinary post.

In the meantime, be sure to look through the archives - I've got four years of seasonal recipes here, so there's plenty to work with for inspiration.  I'll be back to posting (at least a little) once I get back to cooking, but for the next few weeks I'm just going to enjoy my mother-in-law's excellent meals and the offerings of our friends.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Upcoming Hiatus

Baby #2 is due sometime in the next few weeks, and I probably won't be posting much for at least a few weeks after she's born.  But keep checking - I'll be back once things settle down, if only because the garden will be in full swing with veggies begging to get used.

Grilled Focaccia with Herbs and Garlic

This is easy and awesome.  Make your own dough if you have time or use a ball of frozen dough from the grocery store.  Enjoy it now while the weather's hot and the herbs are coming into full production.

1 batch pizza dough
Olive oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil and parsley
4 cloves garlic, minced

Pat the dough out to about 1/2-inch thick, maybe a little less.  Oil both sides liberally and set aside on a plate.

In a bowl, combine the chopped herbs and garlic with about 2 Tbsp olive oil and set aside.

Get your grill going pretty hot, then carefully transfer the dough from the plate to the grill.  Close the cover and grill for about 3 minutes.  Use tongs to flip the focaccia over and quickly spread the cooked side with the garlic and herb mixture.  Close the grill lid again and cook for about 2 minutes more.  Remove from the grill.

Let the focaccia cool enough to handle, then tear or cut into pieces and serve.

Serves 4-6.