Fig and Caramelized Onion Pizza (GF)


Summer nights always leave me a bit at a loss for dinner ideas. The main reason for this has a lot to do with my oven. It’s ancient; it’s always hot (even when turned off). This in combination with the summer heat make it hard to find the motivation to cook for dinner. But this fig and caramelized pizza is a keeper, because it only goes into the oven for about 7 minutes. 7 minutes of torture none the less but it’s all a compromise.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pre-made GF pizza crust
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 Figs
  • 1 onion, slivered
  • 4 TBSP butter
  • 2 oz. of goat cheese
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Salt and pepper

To make:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 (skip this step if your oven is anything like mine)
  2. Coat the pizza crust in olive oil.
  3. Add the slivered onions and butter to a sauté pan. Cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, until onions are caramelized. Once nearly caramelized add in the garlic, salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme to cook.
  4. Slice the figs into thin slices.
  5. Add the caramelized onion mixture to the top of the pizza crust.
  6. Slice the goat cheese and add on top of caramelized onions.
  7. Place directly on the oven rack. Bake for 6-8 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Once done, add the figs to the top. Enjoy!

 

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Guide to Shopping Small and Local on Saturday 

Black Friday is upon us, but it doesn’t have to be. Why not take the day off, lounge around in your pajamas all day, sip coffee, read some books and all the while spend time with family and friends? And instead of buying all of your holiday gifts this year from the big box stores, try Small Business Saturday this year.

Upon moving to Milwaukee 3 years ago, I became instantly engulfed in the the local business community here. Milwaukee is full of them. Literally brimming to the top with them. And they are all amazing in their own ways. I’m talking, coffee roasters, candle pourers, jewelry makers, artists, craft brewers, and the list of artisans goes on and on. That’s really the only reason one should need to go out and shop local this Saturday.

Even more so, shopping local does so much good for the local economy and for the environment. The stats have been piling up over the years and it’s evident, shopping local is better than the big box stores. Here are some links to stats and facts incase you’re not 100% sold.

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So here is the stock list of my favorite local Milwaukee shops and spots to hit this Saturday:

Enjoy your Black Friday off and I’ll see you on Saturday for Small Business Saturday!