Caramelized Onion and Portabella Mushroom Pizza


I just wanted to share my Caramelized Onion and Portabella Mushroom Pizza. Here’s a link back to the pizza dough recipe I use by Peter Reinhart.

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I don’t think we have so much of a food problem in this country as we have a cooking problem in this country. People think that cooking is a chore, and it’s not. It’s the way we demonstrate our love to our family and friends. It’s what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. It’s a sacred act, not a chore. And it should be given the due reverence that it deserves.

Kurt Michael Friese

Tomato Tomata – Lunch at the Fifth Street Koffee Haus

I enjoyed another fantastic lunch at the Fifth Street Koffee Haus in downtown Vinton, Iowa today. Today’s soup was their Hearty Tomato. I paired that with this week’s sandwich special of Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella panini.

The Hearty Tomato soup was other worldly. Creamy with chunks of tomato, onion and cheese throughout. I ordered the cup and immediately wished I would have ordered the bowl. The Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella panini was the perfect fit for this soup bringing back memories of one of my favorite childhood comfort foods. The

Owners Lynn Yundt and Autumn Nielsen do a fantastic job with the Fifth Street Koffee Haus offering a wide variety of breakfast and lunch items as well as serving the best coffee in town. Make sure you frequent them often!

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