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LOTS going on today. I joined this wine club – The Tasting Room. For like $8 – they sent me this starter kit.
There are two whites on the right & four reds. These are TINY bottles – not even a half glass in each.
You go online & they give you a little survey as you taste them. From your preferences, they determine the kinds of wine you are likely to enjoy & then begin sending you full-sized bottles of wine hand-picked for you. Sounds cool, no? I will keep you posted!
In tragic news – we lost Colonel Meow this week. He has 370,000 Facebook followers! He was a rescue & only lived 2 1/2 years. No word yet on what took him from us so prematurely but I will miss being addressed as his minion & I will miss hearing about his demands for “Scotch & treaties.”
He was one glorious cat & I am very sorry for his family & their loss.
In happier news – some of you may remember Piglet, the mangy puppy I fostered this summer. She was rescued looking like this:
While I had her – she improved a lot.
Friends of mine adopted her & she is now called Trixie & here she is with her new & forever BFF.
Isn’t THAT a happy tale? Congratulations, Trixie!
My book is out & the first appearances of the paperback have begun. Here is my friend, actor/writer, Frank John Hughes, holding the first physical copy I laid my eyes on – if only in this photo.
And here is a box of twenty that my friend Rose bought & that Amazon delivered ON A SUNDAY!
This Saturday morning saw my badass boyfriend, Miles Miller, complete the first of four weeks shooting his first feature film, All the Birds Have Flown South. Look at him here! A mad genius at work – leaving observers stunned & awed. HAWT!
And now onto pizza! This isn’t really a recipe. Like lots of my pizzas – this is a suggestion. Doesn’t it look delicious? IT IS! And here is how you do it!
Burrata & Arugula Pizza
Pizza dough (I used THIS)
Tomato – sliced paper thin
Burrata – ROOM TEMPERATURE
Tomato sauce (jarred or homemade)
Olive oil (I used a basil-infused olive oil)
Heat the oven to a full 450 degrees.
Treat a pizza cooking sheet with cooking spray.
Roll out some dough & place it on the cooking sheet. Place tomato slices on it – leaving a border for the crust. I put lots of S&P on it. I filled in the gaps with a little tomato sauce. Drizzle with a little oil.
Bake about 10 minutes (more or less – based on the performance of your oven & thickness of the dough & toppings). Once it is pretty much done – simply top it with the room temperature, gooey burrata. No need to heat it if your burrata is sufficiently creamy. My burrata came in small balls & was less creamy filling than it was thick mozzarella casing – so I spread it on the pizza & put in back in the oven for only a minute or two. You do not want to dry out or brown the burrata.
Add more S&P (if you like) & top the pizza with some naked arugula. Drizzle with olive oil & slice that fucker up. Oh! And get online & order a copy of my book! www.BathingBook.com It is on sale today on Amazon for $9.59!!!