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Pizza with clams and olives

Clams you ask?  Yes! First, preheat the oven to 450 or 500 degrees if using a stone.  Make sure the stone is centered in the oven. ingredients: 1 dozen clams, your choice squirt of olive oil for the pan 2 cloves of garlic minced 1/4 cup white wine, your choice but preferably dry. Tomato sauce, home made good but if you must buy, keep it pure mozzarella- fresh or shredded from a brick.  I prefer whole  milk Cappiello's Kalmata Olives…

Would you like to share my cheese?

I was in line at Perreca's waiting for a slice of pizza.  A gentlemen behind me with a broken accent and looking very much like Chris Botti was struggling to make a selection of the cheeses offered.  I suggested that he pick the Locatelli.  It is a wonderful cheese with a bit of a bite.  So we are chatting and the line is slowly moving.  Finally, he turns to me and says, no lie, "would you like to share my cheese?'…

Gut Check.

I couldn't sleep.  Too many thoughts running through my head.  My alarm went off at 4:40am to go to the gym and I realized I couldn't make it to class  and back to shower because I have an early morning meeting in Saratoga. Now I am up so I turn to my old friend, coffee. I have not been able to stomach any coffee for over 2 weeks. Not since that wide rash of the stomach bug in my house. …