Regina, the Latin word for "queen," was originally called Pile O'Bones. When it became the capital of the Northwest Territories in 1882 it was renamed Regina after Queen Victoria, the mother-in-law of the Governor General, the Marquess of Lorne. Regina was incorporated as a city in 1903, and was designated the capital city of Saskatchewan when Saskatchewan became a province in 1905.
So now that you have had your history lesson, I can proceed. I went into the city to pick up light fixtures for my home renovation project. It was so nice to be able to visit with my sister who has spent the past two and a half years in Nunuvut.
Pizza Dough adapted from Company's Coming Breads
3 c all purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons quick rise yeast
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 t sugar
6 tablespoons cooking oil
2 cups warm water
Measure first 5 ingredients into a large bowl and mix.
Add cooking oil and warm water. Mix well. Turn onto a well floured board and knead 30-40 times until smooth and elastic.
Oil two 12 inch pizza pans. Divide dough in half and pat and stretch the dough to fit the pans. Bake at 425F for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and add your favourite toppings, starting with tomato/pizza sauce. Bake at 425F for another 10 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
You will probably notice an interesting bottle of wine in most of the pictures. What is cooking without wine! It was called Girls Night Out and is a VQA wine from Ontario. It was yummy! And so appropriately named. Only, Ashley had to enjoy her grape soda along with us, but kudos to a 14 year old for hanging out with the 'old ladies'.
And I also learned something new. Flour is dated. See this bag of Robin Hood flour. It has a 10 for the year 2010. The next number is 205 for the 205th day of 2010. You know exactly when this flour was bagged. Fresher flour is better so now I know how to check this before purchasing. Never knew that! Thanks Gloria!