I did pizza from scratch again last night and learned the important lesson of olive oil. No harm, no foul but I did add a splash+ more of olive oil to the dough because for whatever reason it didn't seem moist enough to me while kneading it. On the other end of the cooking process this created a crust that was not quite as crunchy as last time and had a strong flavor of, you guessed it, olive oil. A 'hint' of olive oil is fun and makes one think they are a cooking genius. An olive oil flavor is just a bit much.
Still edible and the evening was overall a success.
My other problem is that through the holidays I had good coffee. I buy good coffee when guests are coming into town and then for Christmas I was given a coffee maker and so of course those who knew this was headed my way gave me more good coffee. And now it is gone. And I am 'stuck' with large kegs of 1/2 decaf Major Brand coffee and there are NO amount of scoops I can put in to make it stronger and better.
Sigh... Fair trade store here I come. I have become one of those drinkers that can tell what I drink and this. ain't. good.
On another note, sorry about the lack of posts this past week. It was a busy one. I will try to do better next week; a week which just may include me trading in one label for another. Have a great weekend!