Next came ricotta. Made in Minnesota...we're off to a good start.
Fresh mozzarella and feta cheeses...made in Wisconsin. They're a cheese state and proudly wear cheese hats at football games. Makes sense to me, plus they're relatively close.
Parmesan wedge...another Minnesota product - score!
Now we come to the fresh oregano. My plant is still in the infancy stage and if I took what I needed, it would be depleted. I picked up some oregano at the grocery store and the front of the package says a city in Minnesota.
Now here's the part that was frustrating. I opened the package of oregano and noticed on the back side it says - product of Columbia. What? I had visions of little Scandinavian children in a Minnesota sweat shop packaging up Columbian oregano in little plastic packages with large mosquitoes hovering and waiting to suck their souls due corporate greed.
I know that the growing season is short with 9 months of winter and 2 months of flooding but still there are green houses. I have seen them. They do exist.
Here's a picture of my pizza ~
Edited to add ~ the pizza recipe is simple
The dough recipe came from here ~ http://micheleswomancave.blogspot.com/2011/05/rapture-homemade-pizza.html
I spread out the dough to the edges of the pan and applied a thin coating of the garlic infused olive oil. Toppings were 1 cup ricotta, 2 oz feta cheese, 1 fresh mozzarella ball, 1 1/2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese and 2 tbsp fresh oregano. Baked at 350°F until a golden brown.