Hello dear reader! It’s so good to be back among the living – or blogging – last week was moving week for us, and I’m just recovering. We moved for the first time in 18 years from Boston to Phoenix, and it was quite a major production. We wanted a change – of scenery, climate, and some new home and garden projects and I’m happy to say we got them all. It’s hot, but we love it. Instead of trees and gardens, we now have a pool and mountains, and there are more than enough new house and garden projects to keep us amused (or kill each other ) for a while.
We did this move on our own –a bit of a downsize, and no fancy relo service that came in and packed for us, which meant the more we packed, the more we paid. So we really had to decide what would come, and what we could part with. I wouldn’t wish a cross country move on anyone, but I have to say, now that we’re in the settling in and unpacking phase, the sorting, purging and fresh start has been kind of therapeutic for me. In case you’re curious, or about to embark on a move yourself, here are the top 6 things I learned about moving, in no particular order:
None of this has anything to do with grilled pizza – but it’s a delicious way to get out of the kitchen and enjoy some late summer vegetables. If you’ve never grilled a pizza before, it takes a bit of practice to get the dough just right. Just make sure your grill has one good and hot side, and one cooler side, or be able to reduce the heat after the crust is cooked, so it won’t burn while the toppings heat through.
It seems like pizza dough would just ooze down into the grill and make a mess, but you’ll be so surprised at how easy it is – and how crispy-chewy your dough is.
I like to grill any harder veggies, like the asparagus and corn first, then cook the dough, and then assemble the entire thing and just let the cheese melt for a minute.
Do you have any moving stories or tips?