700m – 2085m by Lake Heron, ascend via the ridge west of Home Creek and down Home Creek valley.
A fine day’s climb revives a tired mind.
We had a quiet little pizza night.
Just a couple of friends, some yummy wood-fired pizzas, and big jugs of punch – made my aching back feel so much better.
isn’t it a happy time?!” — Confucius
First we played at Castle Hill.
Then we fired up Big Bill for some awesome pizzas!
It was a rather last minute decision, but I decided since we had to wait for pizza dough Continue reading
Saturday was gorgeously sunny and hot, but with an afternoon forecast of thunderstorm, I thought it may not be the best idea to invite friends around for an outdoor wood-fired pizza evening. That didn’t stop me firing up Big Bill the clay oven though. I mixed up some sourdough in the morning, and Big Bill bread is just that much nicer than electric oven bread.
I fired the oven up around 4pm. While Big Bill was getting hot, I made some pizza and focaccia dough, as well as shaped the sourdough loaves. Just when I made a giant pizza for Kiwi Bird and I for dinner around 6pm, rain started promptly.
It wasn’t too much of a bother running in and out from the kitchen to relay bakings from Big Bill. The yummy wood-fried pizza was definitely worth it! (The rain never actually got very heavy.)
Then 2 trays of fluffy focaccia baked for 20 mins at over 250C. Half of one also disappeared into our bellies promptly. Continue reading
But then it doesn’t hurt to throw in a cake, or TWO.
And a bunch of friends…
Especially if they make you pizzas… Continue reading