is one of those foods that always taste great. This recipe makes twelve
pieces, so invite some friends to a pizza party from your own pizza
garden! From Grow
Your Own Pizza
paring knife and cutting board
several bowls (cereal bowls are good)
scissors cookie sheet
3 small tomatoes or 1 big one
1 clove of garlic
12 basil leaves
(Whatever else you grew: 4 oregano leaves, 1 sprig parsley, 1 sweet red
pepper, 2 small onions, and as much as you like of othe
1 pizza crust (packaged in a roll in the refrigerated section of the
8-ounce can tomato sauce
2 cups mozzarella cheese
Wash and dry all the veggies and herbs.
2. Cut out the button on the top of each tomato. Cut the tomatoes in
half from top to bottom, then hold them, cut side down, over the sink
and squeeze gently until most of the seeds fall out. Chop the tomatoes
into small pieces and put them in a bowl.
3. Using scissors, cut the herbs into small pieces. Toss the snipped
herbs with your fingers to mix them.
4. Chop the veggies into small pieces. Put each veggie in a different
5. Spread the pizza crust in a pan according to the instructions on the
7. Pick up the smashed pieces of garlic and rub them over the whole
Put one clove of garlic on the cutting board and crush
it with the back of the spoon. Pick off the papery pieces and set them
Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce all over the pizza crust.
9. Using the table knife, draw lines in the tomato sauce to mark off 12
10. Put different pizza toppings in each square. Sprinkle the
mozzarella cheese on top.
11. Bake the pizza a 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.
Grow Your Own
book "shows you how to grow great-tasting food the natural way, without
chemicals," explains gardening trainer Constance Hardesty. Designed as
an activity resource book for school children, this text is also a
handy guide for adult gardeners and family cooks. The gardening advice
is well grounded and the recipes are simple, but interesting.
plots for nearly two dozen different types of gardens are mapped out,
with varietal recommendations and cultivation tips included. The plans
are organized into sections as Easy, Medium or Advanced to match the
development and gardening interest level of each youngster.
No large garden plots are required for any of these plans; most can be
grown in containers, flower beds or small garden plots. Basic gardening
tools, such as a shovel and rake, are sufficient. Hardesty, an
instructor at the Denver Botanic Gardens, offers handy tips for both
garden and kitchen. Her innovative garden plans and clever recipes help
to make gardening more fun for kids of all ages.