The first day of summer is almost a month away but the temperatures have gone crazy, yesterday for example in was in the 90’s. Today it’s supposed to be the same.
With the three day weekend, everyone is out enjoying every ray of sunshine. The grill is coming back in season, along with back yard get-togethers with family and friends. Heavy meal are taken by light salads and appetizers, like a slice of this potato pizza brought to you today by my wonderful Liren of Kitchen Confidante.
Liren is a mother of two happy living in sunny California. Her blog is filled with delicious recipes all shown in beautiful photos.
Like many things in life, we come to associate people and places with certain things. The summer season brings to mind al fresco meals, a favorite wine brings me back to a fond dinner with friends, and the smell of crisp air and crackling timber transports me to a cozy campfire. It’s quite the same, I have learned, with friends I have made in the food blog world. When I visit Roxana’s space, I have come to learn (and eagerly anticipate) that I will be greeted with a perfect baked good, a yummy treat will lure me in.
To me, Roxana is a wizard and a temptress when it comes to anything dough, so I thought I would pay homage to her inspiration with something that is fitting. And the carb lover in me couldn’t resist making a pizza. A Potato Pizza.
The first time I had a thin crust potato pizza, I think the lightbulbs just lit up in my head. Soft slices of thin potato on a crisp pizza with chewy crust? I think I was in heaven. That first potato pizza also had a very spicy chroizo, another dimension of heaven altogether (to me, at least), but for today, I wanted to keep things simple. Potatoes. Gorgonzola. Olive Oil. Thyme. And of course, pizza dough.
On it’s own, it can be a snack or an appetizer. But pair it with a bold salad and a glass of wine, and this simple meal would make a very happy dinner.