Big Bill Pizza Time for Ma and Pa

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When Mom and Dad were staying with me over Chinese New Year, we fired up Big Bill the clay oven and had many long-time Taiwanese family friends over.¬†The weather wasn’t the most cooperative, but we got a chance to set up the new gazebo in the back garden. Thankfully the on-and-off drizzle never amounted to much, and everyone got really into the whole pizza making business.

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Little Riley had a good time with Diego, and Diego was also very happy to keep by Riley’s side – kids are his best bets at getting food from, both intentionally and unintentionally by dropping food onto the ground ūüėČ

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After the party retired into the house after dark, I started baking all the bread I prepared. Most of them were sourdough loaves I started in the morning. Continue reading

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Epic Pizza Time

It’s been very hot and dry ever since Christmas. Thankfully the urban fire ban does not include pizza ovens, so we could still have awesome Big Bill pizzas.

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Jenny took this little clip of the fire dancing in Big Bill – isn’t it cool?

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We had quite a few friends turning up on this hot and sunny day.

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We started off making a classy smoked salmon pizzas with dill and red onions. Continue reading

Fix an Empty Freezer with a Fire

It sucks to have an empty freezer! It almost never happens for me, but it did.

I’m so used to being able to raid the freezer when I don’t have the time or just don’t feel like cooking. So on a sunny Sunday, I put an end to my empty freezer problem with a fire! A fire in Big Bill my clay oven’s belly of course!

First we made some simple margherita pizzas with real Italian buffalo mozzarella. I was very happy when I found a pot reduced to half price at the supermarket the previous day.

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Then we put some left over goat curry on and scoffed them off very quickly.

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The last bit of goat curry wasn’t enough, so we topped the last one with cheese – and of course nothing can go wrong with that. Continue reading