past that it was not wise to leave it above ground for very long so we were extra excited when we got it finished and loop indicator didn't scream at us saying that all our work was for nothing.
As soon as we finished the rain began and the wind started picking up- perfect timing. We retreated to the comfort of the house and I started dinner while Kyle hopped down the road to pick us up a bottle of wine. I took a chunk of the dough I had made almost a week ago and began stretching it out to make a pizza. I have seriously fallen in love with the no-knead dough that I found in Mother Earth News months ago. All week we've enjoyed fresh-baked bread with dinner and lunch the following day.
I wasn't sure how the pizza crust would turn out, I mean, how can one dough be so versatile? But I spread it out on a cookie sheet (my favorite; Williams Sonoma Goldtouch nonstick brand...NOTHING sticks to this sucker) and covered it with a bit of sauce, some mushrooms, peppers, sun-dried tomatos, and some great chevre (we like to switch it up from the same old mozzarella) that is made locally. Hopefully next summer we'll be making our own chevre when May starts milking.
After just a few minutes in the 500 degree oven we slid the pizza off the cookie sheet and onto the wooden cutting board. The crust was perfect; thin and crispy. We ate the entire pizza that night and I still could have had more- I love chevre pizza.
Sunday was our official apple cider day! We had two huge boxes of apples that had been sitting on our porch from weeks ago and it had taken on a lovely caramel-apple smell but it was time for them to go. We had borrowed a home-made cider press from Kyle's employer and it made quick work of the apples. I, personally, love the look of old-style cider presses but let me tell you they take forever to make much cider. This loud, metal monstrosity took away alot of the romance...but produced fast and delicious results.