It took a few months, but I hope you enjoy the new look and layout of Seasonal and Savory.  I am still working out a few kinks, so please bear with me as I deal with a learning curve–and if you encounter any problems with functionality, I do hope you will let me know.  After a couple of busy months that have been a little short on recipes, I thought I should kick off with an easy one: portobello pizzas, made with the mushrooms as the “crust.”  This is hardly a new concept, but I have a method that prevents them from getting too soggy from the mushroom liquid.

To prevent the sog factor from the mushrooms, here is my technique: wash the mushrooms, then use a spoon to remove the stems and gills.  Sprinkle the interior of each portobello with a little salt, and place them on a microwave-safe plate.  Microwave your mushrooms for three minutes on high, and let them cool enough to handle.  At this point, place them gill-side down on some paper toweling, and let then drain for about five minutes.

Spread a scant tablespoon of tomato paste into each ‘shroom, then top with some fresh mozzarella, whatever toppings you like, and some fresh basil (or use pizza seasoning like Prudhomme’s  Pizza and Pasta blend).  Place the pizzas under a broiler set to high, and let them go for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the cheese is oozy and starts to develop little browned spots.  Remove and enjoy.

In the next week or so I will have printable recipes for new posts, so stay tuned for that.  This week is also the start of our new C.S.A. with Aspen Moon Farm, so there will be plenty of new produce recipes coming up.  As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy the new site.


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  1. I love the new look Angela! The recipe looks delicious. I also see that you have added ads to your site. I go back and forth not knowing if I want to say goodbye to Pillsbury. Hope springs eternal! Congratulations on your new beginning.

    1. Thank you Karen! The Foodbuzz ad was actually on my old site, it is probably just more visible on this background.

  2. Site looks good and like your technique to prevent soggy mushrooms. Great appetizer.

    1. Thanks Courtney!

  3. The new site is beautiful! Love it and can’t wait to try the preventative sog technique!

    1. Thank you Alex! It does work well.

  4. Lovely!

    Your portobello pizzas look delish! Can’t wait to give them a try 🙂

    1. Thanks Shawn!

  5. Love the new look of your site, Angela! These pizzas look great and I love the pics from your vacation!

    1. Thanks, Sonali–we had a really great time.

  6. I love the new format – it is so crisp and clean looking. And your photos are fantastic.

    1. Thanks Linda! Much appreciated.

  7. Lovely, elegant site, Angela! I look forward to following it!

    1. Nice to see you! Hope to see you in person soon.

  8. I love your new look! I will have to try this. I can imagine putting many great toppings in the mushrooms.

    1. Thanks Lisa! They can also be done on the grill–I should have mentioned that…

  9. I love the new site! So pretty!

    The mushroom pizzas look great. Mmm olives.

    1. Thanks Emily!

    1. Thank you Angie!

  10. Love the new look and the mushrooms look fab too!

    1. Thank you Melissa!

  11. Love the new look. Thanks for the portobello pizza recipe too. I can’t wait to try it!

    1. Thanks, Michelle!

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