|(from top L) Rosemary oregano, sweet marjoram,sage at the bottom.|
Fresh herbs invigorate meals. Here are two Italian inspired meals that get spruced up with herbs from a small container garden. I'm going to emphasize the use of herbs, rather than the recipes.
This is a dough-it-yourself (sorry about the pun) recipe. Kneading dough, I think is very therapeutic. I really smack it around. There are many great recipes for pizza dough. This one is Neapolitan Pizza Dough but without mozzarella cheese. It is unique because it uses olive oil and basil leaves.
|The Elegant Sweet Basil.|
Wish you could smell these pictures!
|Ready to bake!|
When the pizza dough is shaped to the pizza pan, and the sauce is spread on top, I artistically (if I say so myself) place the sliced mushroom, fresh basil leaves, and sprinkle shredded 5 Italian cheese on top. Sometimes I use
sliced Provolone cheese from the deli.
When it comes out, how fragrant and lovely. Some of us sprinkle Parmesan on top. Serves six.
|Couldn't resist adding a bell pepper, too.|