{stories and snapshots from my new york city life.}


Yellow Tomato & Eggplant Pizza

Late August is prime time for tomatoes. Farmer's markets are overflowing with red ones, orange ones, lumpy ones, and ugly ones. But my favorites are the yellow ones. I think they're real, real purty and real, real tasty. Last week I sliced 'em up and threw them on a pizza pie and it rocked my socks right off. 'Cept it was late August and you couldn't pay me to wear socks. Not in this kind of heat.
Anyway, meet my pizza. We shared a deep spiritual connection and then, poof! It was gone. Story of my life.
Sweet summer goodness.

I couldn't resist these teeny-tiny eggplants at the farmer's market last week. They were just too cute. I sauteed them in olive oil and garlic before they joined their tomato pals in Pizzaville.

Little side salad action with homemade Italian vinaigrette and shaved parm. Delicioso.

Purists may scoff, but other working gals will understand my decision to use a pre-made frozen pizza crust. Actually, it was really, really good. I topped the crust with a mix of ricotta and goat cheese, sauteed shallots, garlic, and basil matched with the yellow tomatoes and baby eggplants, then baked it till the cheese went all gooey and started winking at me. It wasn't delivery, it wasn't Digiorno's...it was delicious.


  1. Oh my God. A post after my own heart. I eat so many tomatoes, I'm surprised I haven't turned into one. That pizza looks divine! I'm going to have to try it. And once again- so impressed you made all that food! Lucky friends!
    I hear you about the subway- I used to whip out my Financial Times which I only subscribed to because my marketing teacher made me hahah

  2. I'm with Roxy on this post, love tomatoes... Greece has big fat juicy ones! You guys have to come on over!!!

    Whenever i read your food posts, i start drooling, you ought to slap us with some kinda warning lady!

  3. Ya know, Greece is my A #1 top choice for dream vacation. I would love nothing more than to taste your region's tomatoes, lady!

  4. YUM! That looks so fresh and delicious!

  5. Yum! That pizza and salad combo just made my mouth water! I saw your comment on my blog (I have NO IDEA what I'm going to wear to the fashion show!!)

    I love your recipes. I'm your latest follower :)


  6. I am all about the pre-made crust...I just started grad school and I'm strapped for time. I have been adoring those little yellow tomatoes, and we just picked up some baby eggplants at the farmer's market. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow, this looks amazing...



  8. That looks great! When it comes to pizza I'm a snob. I love California style pizza and I love NY pizza. I just don't that most pizza joints claim to be one or the other and do it poorly.

    At home though...It's just wonderful. There is nothing better than sharing that deep spiritual connection with super fresh toppings on a toasty hot crust that came right out of your own oven.

    I love the yellow tomatoes. Great color!

  9. It looks delicious! I am terrible at making pizza bases so I would probably use a pre-made one too!


  10. I love me some tomatoes from the farmers market as well. Even the ugly ones :) My favorite are probably fresh cherry tomatoes. I do love the mellow flavor of the yellow pear tomatoes, though. What an interesting combo for your pizza with the eggplant! Thanks for the post.

  11. oh my gosh, your meals always looks so yummy! and i LOVE tomatoes!

  12. Thank you for your comment on my Sailing Away Party on the Birthday Girl blog. I'm happy to have found your blog this way!
    This pizza looks great, I love getting new ideas.

  13. That pizza looks so yummy...I have to give it a try:) Have a wonderful Monday:)
    You have such a sweet blog

  14. Hey Jenn!
    Did you want to join us for a blogger dinner on Saturday at 7:30 in Manhattan? Let me know ASAP and I can add you :)

    xo Lynzy

  15. that looks delicious... never thought of those toppings... have a nice weekend!