Autumn Equinx Exchange and Pizza

I joined a group of bloggers put together by the lovely Faerwillow to participate in an Autumn Equinox Exchange. We were paired up with another blogger and we made up Fall themed gifts for each other. I was paired up with Tammie from beautyflows. She made some fabulous gifts for me.

How could she have known that I could never get enough dried morels? I could use these almost every day. She collected them and dried them herself!!! There simply could not be a gift that could thrill me more than these.

Next she made me this beautiful bracelet...custom fit to size! I have the skinniest wrists and can never find bracelets that fit me and this fits perfectly. I like it so much that I wore it to bed. She also made me the cutest pair of JOL earrings which flew out the door with my daughter. I will "borrow" them back by Halloween time.

This pretty note pad was included.

And oh my......a stack of these gorgeous cards she made.

Her photography is exceptional.

And a beeswax candle to light during the dark months! Thanks Tammie!!! I will be enjoying all of this for a long time to come.

I am still using up the tomatoes from my gardens so I made pizza sauce. I oven roasted them with a few seasonings and some olive oil and then pureed them in my food processor.

Then I made a basic pizza dough.

I split it into four balls and placed them on parchment paper sprinkled with cornmeal.

First I stretched them and then I rolled them to form thin disks.

Each pizza is topped with sauce.

Then sprinkled with some grated Provolone ans some thinly sliced raw onions. You can use any toppings you like.

I added some thin strips of pepperoni.

Then some black olives, Asiago cheese and sprinkled the top with Parmesan.

Then I slid them into a 450 degree oven onto a pizza stone.

I like to top my pizzas with fresh arugula (rocket). It is a wonderful flavor combination.

I always leave a few plain for the veggie haters in the group.

***Stop back on Saturday for the Practical Magic Blog Party and to see who won this week's giveaway. A special new giveaway will be posted at that time.


Tractor Mom said…
The pizza is making me hungry! Love the great gifts you got!

Come by when you get a cause....
LisaDay said…
What fun idea, the gift exchange. I love pizza.

Debbie said…
Hello my friend...what wonderful gifts you have!! You have found some blogging buds??? I am so jealous!! Sorry I have not been here lately. Your blog is looking fabulous!! And.....the food too of course! Love that pizza with the arugula on top...fabulous. Now I am off to catch up on what else you have been doing!! See you soon...
faerwillow said…
~jaz...thank you so for being apart of this with has been such fun seeing the unique styles come out from eachother and what they put together to give...your gifts you gave were beautiful and ever so thoughtful and the gifts you received are pure delights...tammie is an amazing person artist and friend...i am so happy you were able to celebrate with one another in such a magical way...and as for your pizzas...oh so yummy...i would have never thought to put asiago chees on them...will have to give it a go! wishing you a beautiful season ahead filling you and yours with only l♥ve and light upon you always~
Tammie Lee said…
How lovely that you are enjoying your gifts~ Blessed Mabon to you and yours...
wow, those pizzas are gorgeous!
rox said…
Oh Jaz what a gift ! that little braclet is so dainty ☺
my tomatoes all got a horrid blight ! they looked so beautiful then once picked this browning came and they all went mushy and blucky .
My sil told me her freind who is a market farmer lost all her toms to the same blight !
I so will pop in tomorrow !!
Pricilla said…
What a lovely gift package.

When the hubby gets spare time he will go morel hunting so I can dry some for him. Hopefully next spring...
ooglebloops said…
It was a great swap!! How lucky to get morels!!!!! Your pizza looks wonderful!!
What nice gifts You got! I really like those cards! They are amazing!

Great pizzas You´ve made. I would have picked the olives, but had saved the arugula :-)

Have a great day now!
Jasmine said…
Happy Mabon to you. Your gifts look amazing. Tammmie's photography and word play are beautiful aren't they. Your pizza looks great.
Leeanna said…
Those pizzas look absolutely mouth watering. Thank goodness David and I are going out for pizza on our date night tonight.
Anonymous said…
Joining an exchange sounds like a load of fun. I am giving it serious thought for when my life becomes under my own control again.
I'll be back tomorrow to see your party post.
Teresa said…
That exchange looks like it was quite fun. The pizzas look awesome!
Sparkster said…
How beautiful! It was so much fun getting to participate in this exchange. And it is so clear how much you love what Tammy sent to you. That pizza looks soooooooooooooooo yummy!!! My tummy doesn't seem to know it's going on 3am!!!

Brightest blessings!
Haley McAdams said…
Thanks for sharing this recipe it's definitely a really good reward for my brother who got his Alcohol Server Certification last week. But still work on the dough first. I'm not really the cook-type but I'd like to do something special for him.