For me, this weekend was about raking leaves and cooking. My tax return was direct deposited into my bank account last week and aside from paying Amsterdam’s ridiculously high property tax, I decided to invest in some much needed kitchen equipment.
A knife sharpener that works.
A bamboo cutting board and a potato peeler that isn’t bent and rusted.
A twelve quart stock pot.
A strainer that fits the sink preventing backwash on the pasta.
A powerful stand mixer to replace my burned out hand mixer.
I tried some new recipes that came with the mixer, like these cookies that contain german, semi-sweet and white chocolate as well as toasted macadamia nuts.
My first attempt at Crusty French bread.
Pizza Rustica which is more like an Italian quiche containing mozzarella, ricotta and parmesan cheese with chopped prosciutto and sopressata, Italian sausage, fresh spinach and lots of eggs.
Pizza Rustica Recipe for Stefan: