It didn’t take me long to whip up a pizza utilizing the freshly smoked gouda cheese. I kept the pizza simple with no strong ingredients to compete with the cheese and it was absolutely delicioso!
Want to make your own? Take my whole wheat pizza crust recipe here and top with a minimal amount of pizza sauce, thinly sliced red onion, tomatoes, mushrooms and baby spinach leaves. Top with grated smoked gouda and cook in a 475F oven until the edges start to crisp, flip to broil and broil until cheese is bubbly.
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The Homestead acquired a new appliance a few weeks ago.
An electric Smoker. We should have bought one at least 25 years ago, I probably spent as much money as a smoker on store bought smoked gouda over the years.
By now you can guess what was the first thing that went into the smoker, yup, CHEESE.
I love cheese. Who doesn’t love cheese? (If they don’t, they are weird) So I googled how to smoke cheese and its pretty darn simple; add some wood chips (we used Apple) set the temperature for NO HIGHER than 90F (32C) and leave … Read more...
Yup. Growing season has commenced! Things are right on schedule in the seedling world. So much so that I had to give the pepper plants a haircut to promote bushier growth as opposed to wanting to be giant bean stalk height. They have been under a grow light since they sprouted and have just gone crazy.
The tomatoes are now well on their way. I started them a full month after the peppers because last year I experimented with starting peppers early to be immensely rewarded with fruit ready much sooner and more mature plants by the time I got … Read more...