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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Morning Coffee at SHERMAN'S in PALM DESERT . . . and Broccoli & Beef Pizza

How about a holiday with Winter Sunshine?  Rent a car and a big, 3-bedroom house in Palm Desert.  

Morning walks should lead you to Sherman’s.  I really want to try their pastrami sandwich . . . 

. . . but I haven’t been able to make it past even the first pastry counter.

Day 1: Coffee and an apple rugelach, a chocolate rugelach, and a raspberry rugelach.  All good, but the apple was best.

Day 2:  Coffee and a cinnamon rugelach and this delicious pecan cookie! 

This morning:  Bryan and I shared this giant pistachio muffin.

Tomorrow. . . ?  I'm thinking about the height of those cakes and I can hardly wait.

But wait!  check out the KISHKA in the top left corner (counter at Manhattan Restaurant)


Meanwhile, healthy, home cooking . . . Bryan and I created this yummy pizza.


     For Pizza dough and instructions for baking:

8 ounces lean ground beef
¼ cup finely chopped white onion
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
¼ tsp dried chili flakes
8 to 10 ounces broccoli:  cut into flowerets.  Slice stems thinly.
½ cup thinly sliced zucchini
2 large cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 shallot, thinly sliced
12 small, stuffed green olives; sliced
1/3 cup pesto
1 can tomato sauce 213 ml (5 ounces)
5 ounces grated mozzarella
3 ounces grated Old Cheddar

*Cook ground beef, white onion, thyme, salt, pepper, and chili flakes in a frying pan until beef is no longer pink.  (Do not add anything like oil)  Set aside to cool.

*Cook the broccoli: bring 2 cups water to a boil with ¾ tsp salt.  Add stems.  Cover & boil 30 seconds.  Add flowerets.  Boil 1.5 minutes.  Drain and refresh in cold water.  Set aside.