Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Melvin and I love making pizza dough from scratch. It's super-tasty, crazy-cheap, and really easy. After a few months of experimentation, I think we nailed down the perfect pizza crust.

yummy yummy ingredients:
1 package yeast
1 cup warm water
2.5 cups flour (all purpose, whole wheat, or any combo)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 tblsp (olive or other) oil

yummy yummy directions:
-dissolve yeast in warm water
-combine the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon or in mixer with dough hook
-mix in any fresh herbs. i <3 rosemary.
-add oil and yeast-water slowly
-mix until it looks like dough. let it sit in a bowl for 1 hour (when in a hurry you can shorten this, but the longer it sits the better)

preheat oven (and pizza stone if you have one) at 400 degrees
roll out pizza dough on floured cutting board. if you don't have a rolling pin, use a wine bottle.
place rolled-out dough on cooking sheet or hot stone. pile on sauce and toppings.
bake 20 minutes. cool for 5 before cutting.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

need blog title suggestions....

it's been forever since i've posted, and a ton has happened.

upon return to the blog world, i realize that i really want to share all of the discoveries that i've made lately. i want to write down some of the ways i save time and money and money and help the environment and also save money. but "part of the change," which once seemed a nice name for the blog (we tried 20 different things that were already taken that first night, so maybe we just gave up) now seems a little snotty. like i know how to singlehandedly make a difference in the world and i want to help you do it, too.

okay, i do know how to do that, and i am going to help you do it too. i just want to sound more humble.

(i am SO totally kidding. help me find a new name for this blog, k? and then i promise to help you save the world. 'cuz i was only kind of kidding.)