It is always such a beautiful surprise
when the first open squash blossoms
So delicate and vulnerable, with it's
thin, ruffled petals- yet it's largeness
seems look up and say, 'bring it on' and
'wait til you see what else I can do'!
I always check the garden/potager in the morning
but I went straight to the zucchini plant today
after perusing an older (March 2010*)
issue of Saveur magazine over coffee.
On the cover?
Squash Blossom Pizza, inspired by
Pizzeria Mozza of Los Angeles.
This photo is the cover shot for the issue
and I loved the colors and the textures
from the moment I saw it.
With the gift of our own blossoms today
I think it is a lovely right of passage to give
them a beautiful stage such as this.
I love the colorful rustic, simplicity
of this recipe (link above).
If you don't have blossoms in your own yard,
substitute maybe with some chard.
But for sure, try it with the
Burata, we all deserve some creamy
richness every now and then, right?
Oh, and btw- the whole issue* is
centered around the LA food scene-
my latest obsession!