We thought it would be fun to try one of the local non-chain restaurants downtown for lunch and found a little spot called 2 Amys. We got there around 1:30 and had to wait about 30 minutes to get a seat... but boy was it worth it for this gourmet pizza!
Jeff and I both ordered the same thing from the D.O.C menu - the margherita which was simply dressed with tomato puree, Mozzarella di buffala and fresh basil leaves on an excellent wood-fired crispy thin crust. I think there was suppose to be a drizzle of olive oil, but I didn't notice until our pizza was pretty much gone. Despite how busy this place was, the pizza was delivered within maybe 10 minutes of us ordering. We didn't want to take a bunch of pictures, but here's the single snap we took before the pizza quickly vanished from our plates. They are located at 3715 Macomb St. NW - if you're in the area, I would definitely give this place a try if you have not already!
Since nothing was tempting me from the freezer this morning, I thought I would throw together something for a mid-morning snack today. We haven't made scones in awhile and Jeff said anything along that line sounded good - so I made these Whole Wheat Orange Scones.
I started out by draining mandarin oranges and then patting them dry with paper towels to remove some of the excess moisture. The halved sections are tossed into a dry mixture consisting of white whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, just a few tablespoons of sugar and baking powder along with cold chunky pieces of butter that was cut in with a pastry blender. To reinforce the orange flavor, fresh grated orange zest is added to half and half that will moisten the dry ingredients and give the scones a rich background. You could use cream to heighten the flavor or use milk to make them a little lighter if you want. A light scattering of vanilla sugar before baking adds a crunch and a mild sweet vanilla flavor to them. These had a pleasant orange flavor with the segments adding little juicy bursts. I feared they might be overly wet from the oranges, but they were just right for us - not so dry that you have to add a spread or butter to fully enjoy them, yet not too moist that they fall apart.
Whole Wheat Orange Scones