Anyone familiar with Central Oregon is usually familiar with “The Float”. Specifically the Old Mill to Drake Park Deschutes River float where the mountain runoff waters can cool off even the hottest of Bendites. As we deal with record setting temperatures this late June, I succumbed to battling the horrific parking fiasco that is Downtown Bend for a chance at sweet reprieve on an air mattress in the water, coozie (of sparkling water) in hand 😉
I have been in air conditioned summer courses at university for the last several years, so I haven’t done the float in ages. I forgot that (literally doing nothing) in the heat will really take it out of you. All I wanted to do was order a pizza, but I refuse to waste anything from the Rainshadow CSA. It would be blasphemy after the amount of work those saints put into providing local produce from arid soil. After a couple more ‘sparkling waters’, I wanted something quick and easy to quell the hunger pang, and satisfy my pizza craving without pizza. This recipe slaps, as the kids say, and it was all done in 20 minutes.