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The Bigfella
07-23-2016, 09:51 PM
Damn cold here today, so we threw a couple of quick pizzas in the oven

I haven't done one of these for ages. Found a packaged "gourmet" base that I like. Carbonara sauce, with a couple of cloves of garlic added.... chicken, mango, three cheese mix, some corn and peas and a bit of spinach

https://photos.smugmug.com/Random-Gallery-Two/i-Srk8Rnr/0/O/tucker1.jpg

The wife threw this one. She prefers a tomato sauce (I avoid it because its too high in salicylates).... chicken, artichokes, tomato, cheese, spinach

https://photos.smugmug.com/Random-Gallery-Two/i-JWGntzh/0/O/tucker2.jpg

PeterSibley
07-23-2016, 09:54 PM
It must be pizza season, we had a big pizza party at a friend's place yesterday . A good gig !

The Bigfella
07-23-2016, 09:59 PM
I was going to say the pizza oven was my best charity auction buy .... but I remembered something else ;)

Mine is gas fired... which suits me. I run a basket of wood chips in it, which adds the smoke. I crank it up and by the time the pizza is together, the oven is ready.

Five minutes on top... move to mid shelf, put second one in top.... after five in the middle, ten seconds on the stone... done. Pizza from start to eat in 15 minutes

PeterSibley
07-23-2016, 10:02 PM
My friend's is wood fired , home made from river stone and a beauty !

Paul Pless
07-24-2016, 04:59 AM
It must be pizza season. . .

When is it not pizza season?

PeterSibley
07-24-2016, 05:14 AM
Summer for me, that's salad days.

Donn
07-24-2016, 05:57 AM
A very thin crust pizza is the perfect platform for salad.

Paul Pless
07-24-2016, 06:01 AM
A very thin crust pizza is the perfect platform for salad.

Anchovy pizza topped with wilted arugula and egg. Bomb.

Donn
07-24-2016, 06:06 AM
My current favorite is Aarti's Massaged Kale Salad (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/aarti-sequeira/massaged-kale-salad-recipe.html) on a blond sausage pizza.

PeterSibley
07-24-2016, 06:07 AM
Anchovy pizza topped with wilted arugula and egg. Bomb.

Sundried tomatoes, olives, capsicum and prawns .... big ones.

Paul Pless
07-24-2016, 06:10 AM
My current favorite is Aarti's Massaged Kale Salad (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/aarti-sequeira/massaged-kale-salad-recipe.html) on a blond sausage pizza.I could eat that. :D

Kale? Are you an NPR listener by chance?

Funny skit a few weeks back on one of the comedic weekend shows about how all kale eaters were NPR listeners.

Donn
07-24-2016, 06:12 AM
Are you an NPR listener by chance?


Rarely. Once a year, max.

Canoez
07-24-2016, 07:05 AM
Local pizzeria does a Greek salad pizza
with fresh tomato, red onion, artichokes, kalamata olives, green pepper, pickled pepperoncini peppers, spinach, feta, and a seasoned EVOO and red wine vinegar drizzle. Crust cooked, then topped and wilted. Yum.

Michael D. Storey
07-24-2016, 08:06 AM
I was going to say the pizza oven was my best charity auction buy .... but I remembered something else ;)

Mine is gas fired... which suits me. I run a basket of wood chips in it, which adds the smoke. I crank it up and by the time the pizza is together, the oven is ready.

Five minutes on top... move to mid shelf, put second one in top.... after five in the middle, ten seconds on the stone... done. Pizza from start to eat in 15 minutesI had a wood-fired oven in a truck that I owned in the late 80's. It was for remote-location catering. When I sold the restaurant I kept it and moved it to the back porch of the house I was living in with The Boys and their mother. She wouldnt let me have it when we divorced, so we built one from bricks and mortar in Woodstock. Finally, she moved, and had to hire The Boys to get the oven out of there. So now it's where it belongs. A pie is done in 90 seconds. My record starting with a dough ball to a pie on the plate is 2 1/2 minutes.
The oven is little more than a rock with a hole in it. No thermometers, no gas, one shelf. Ambrogi of Napoli.

Paul Pless
07-24-2016, 08:13 AM
I had a wood-fired oven in a truck that I owned in the late 80's. It was for remote-location catering. When I sold the restaurant I kept it and moved it to the back porch of the house I was living in with The Boys and their mother. She wouldnt let me have it when we divorced, so we built one from bricks and mortar in Woodstock. Finally, she moved, and had to hire The Boys to get the oven out of there. So now it's where it belongs. A pie is done in 90 seconds. My record starting with a dough ball to a pie on the plate is 2 1/2 minutes.
The oven is little more than a rock with a hole in it. No thermometers, no gas, one shelf. Ambrogi of Napoli.
Awesomeness

The Bigfella
07-24-2016, 08:20 AM
Absolutely.... but I love the gas. The wood chips get only a small part of the way there.... but it's better than nothing.

First wood-fired pizza I ever had was in Sicily... a long time ago now, back when they were having some family troubles over there in the early 90's. Moved on to Milan and had the most delicious artichoke pizza I've ever had. Wish I could match it... I've tried and failed.

Paul Pless
07-25-2016, 11:09 AM
Lunch perfection

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg239/PaulPless/IMG_20160725_120458441_HDR_zpsstcwx39t.jpg (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/PaulPless/media/IMG_20160725_120458441_HDR_zpsstcwx39t.jpg.html)

mmd
07-25-2016, 11:19 AM
Where's Joe SoCal?

Upshur
07-25-2016, 11:25 AM
nice pics. where is it cold? like the wood on wood. teak table? i want to see capers , cracked black pepper and a good drizzle of olive oil on that tomato pizza. gawd that looks good. i make one of the best pizzas in the world, but i like everyone elses better.

The Bigfella
07-25-2016, 04:52 PM
nice pics. where is it cold? like the wood on wood. teak table? i want to see capers , cracked black pepper and a good drizzle of olive oil on that tomato pizza. gawd that looks good. i make one of the best pizzas in the world, but i like everyone elses better.

I'm in Sydney at present. I've almost acclimatised to the winter weather. Not too bad this morning, at around 7C when I got up.

Wife's not a fan of capers. Should hit it with the pepper and oil though. I'll try that next time and see what she says.

No, not teak... it's a nice enough hardwood though - I seem to recall Iroko - it was quite red to start. Can't see any overall shots - but here's one of it from 2010.... and it still looks just the same. Must be around 20 years or more old now... seats 12 on 2 seaters

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/iansecond/helmetasmall.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/iansecond/helmetasmall.jpg.html)

J.Madison
07-25-2016, 05:03 PM
You had me until you put peas on it.

The Bigfella
07-25-2016, 05:19 PM
You had me until you put peas on it.

That was a first (or second) for me.... and I liked it. I had some corn & peas left over from making chicken & corn soup a few days earlier.

StevenBauer
07-25-2016, 05:21 PM
You had me until you put peas on it.

And the corn. Wtf?

The Bigfella
07-25-2016, 05:26 PM
And the corn. Wtf?

Don't knock it if you haven't tried it :d

Must admit, my chicken and mango one the other day was better.

The Bigfella
07-26-2016, 07:22 AM
Missus was getting some acupuncture tonight (she's in the wars at present, including a busted wrist)... so I threw mine in and half prepped hers for her.

Half and half for me. Carbonara and garlic bed... chicken... olives, artichokes, sun-dried tomato with some aged cheddar on one half... and just the carbonara, garlic, chicken and some shaved parmesan on the other... baby spinach across the lot

https://photos.smugmug.com/Random-Gallery-Two/i-ZXLHNcd/0/X3/pizza267-X3.jpg

Paul Pless
07-26-2016, 07:36 AM
This was a really great pizza that Steven introduced me to when I visited Portland last March.

A perfect New York style crust, I mean perfect. Add buttery garlic mashed potatoes instead of 'sauce', cheese, bacon, and scallions.

http://s3-media3.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/0twh5zMTNAdJQcf-OQKKIQ/o.jpg

The Bigfella
07-26-2016, 07:41 AM
Wow. That looks great.

The Bigfella
08-05-2016, 10:29 PM
The Missus normally brings home a roasted chook with the shopping and so it's a couple of chook rolls for Saturday lunch. No such luck today... so I threw a pizza.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Random-Gallery-Two/i-PsFpN9W/0/X3/pizzaianaug6-X3.jpg

Second one using that "sauce" mix. It's a spoonfull of Carbonara sauce, a few cloves of crushed garlic and a couple of spoonsfull of Ricotta cheese. Then, some cubed bacon, a sliced onion, some sundried tomato, Kalamata olies, ripped a few spinach leaves and a small amount of shaved Parmesan. I sure enjoyed it. Bit early to have a glass of red with, I should have.... but didn't.

Couple of days ago, the Missus came home a bit tired... so I did duty.

Mine

Same sauce (Carbonara, garlic, Ricotta), some shredded chook, a little bit of artichoke, mango, spinach and Parmesan

https://photos.smugmug.com/Random-Gallery-Two/i-3vPs8x4/0/X3/ianpizzaaug4-X3.jpg

Hers. She normally throws it together and I cook it, but not so here....

Doesn't interest me, but this is what she likes. Tomato base, shredded chicken, sliced mushroom, tomato and artichoke, spinach and some shredded Parmesan. Ugh.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Random-Gallery-Two/i-pjWmQKJ/0/X3/dipizzaaug4-X3.jpg

Yeah, she's busted her wrist. Everyone thinks she gave me a left hook, but she thinks she did it bringing some firewood in. Which reminds me... it's time she got some more.

Captain Intrepid
08-06-2016, 11:07 AM
This was a really great pizza that Steven introduced me to when I visited Portland last March.

A perfect New York style crust, I mean perfect. Add buttery garlic mashed potatoes instead of 'sauce', cheese, bacon, and scallions.

http://s3-media3.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/0twh5zMTNAdJQcf-OQKKIQ/o.jpg

Mmmm. Add a dollop of sour cream and you've got yourself a classic pierogi pizza. Delicious!

Canoeyawl
08-06-2016, 11:45 AM
About 20 years ago I had an Apple Pizza cooked in a wood fired oven in Portland, Me. Yum

One of the best

http://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Apple-Pizza-2-Recipes.jpg

The Bigfella
08-27-2016, 08:24 AM
I really must try one of those apple pizzas.

Here's one from Wednesday... had a couple of mates over.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Randoms-3/i-hf2BHb6/0/X3/yumyumpizza-X3.jpg

Normal sauce for me - Carbonara, garlic and a bit of ricotta. There's a blend of cheeses, there's chicken, bacon bits, Kalamata olives, Jalapenos, sun-dried tomato, baby spinach, avocado, mango and diced onion.

Sounds a bit iffy, but hey, tasted great.

CWSmith
08-27-2016, 08:33 AM
Damn cold here today, so we threw a couple of quick pizzas in the oven...

How cold is "damn cold" there?

Good looking pies!

The Bigfella
08-27-2016, 08:41 AM
How cold is "damn cold" there?

Good looking pies!

That was over a month back now. I'm told by some friends that we've had a few frosts this winter :d I try and not get up until it's warmed up a bit. It gets down to just in the minus temps some nights (Celsius... so maybe down to 30F). With a breeze it seems colder.

CWSmith
08-27-2016, 08:51 AM
That was over a month back now. I'm told by some friends that we've had a few frosts this winter :d I try and not get up until it's warmed up a bit. It gets down to just in the minus temps some nights (Celsius... so maybe down to 30F). With a breeze it seems colder.

Sounds like good sleeping weather to me. Then again, you must have MUCH better beaches. Warmer weather is coming.

Gerarddm
08-27-2016, 09:25 AM
Hell and death, now I am really hungry, but it is too early in the AM for pizza.

Trader Joe's sells a personal-sized Kalamata olive Greek pizza that I enjoy for lunch. Very tasty.

Canoez
08-27-2016, 02:19 PM
https://youtu.be/JRbQKr7UZDg