It’s safe to say that I heart Brooklyn. Though I found myself asleep until noon today, I managed to make it out to see the light of day at Union Market. Don’t judge; I was schlepping over-sized luggage all of yesterday from subway stop to subway stop, which seems like nothing but feels like everything when what you’re carrying weighs out at 100-something pounds.
Anyway, it was at this grocery store that I had a religious experience. Of course I use “religious experience” very loosely. It’s just my way of saying that I found a small scale Wegmans where there are no Wegmans. The Western New Yorker in me couldn’t help but feel some kind of giddy.
Walking in, I didn’t know where to begin. I didn’t know why I had even walked there in the first place. It’s not that I needed anything, I just wanted to see what was inside.
After walking through all three aisles, sampling some truffle cheese (MY GOD it was delicious), iced coffee, and olives, I picked up a package of Naan, a type of leavened bread typical of Indian cooking.
What am I going to do with Naan? I got creative. In other words, I opened up my Pinterest app. “Arugula, pear, and goat cheese pizza” is what I landed on. Not really a fan of goat cheese, so I customized.
Thus, the fig, pear, arugula, bleu cheese and bacon pizza.
It’s so easy! Essentially all you have to do is slice up the fruits, sprinkle the bleu cheese, fry up and slice your bacon, and add arugula to your liking. Put it in the oven at 350 degrees for 12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and browning. I paired it with a Black Cherry soda, which I didn’t exactly plan, but turned out to be the perfect match.