Friday, November 29, 2013

Winter pizza

Laziness strikes again: dough from Traders Joe. Pizza baked indoor on pizza stones. Shame :) kids still love it :)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Quick indoor pizza from Trader's Joe dough

We got lazy - do not want to fight weather. Not even make a proper dough. Trader's Joe's come to rescue. Here is a quick dinner with two pizzas. All as usual - fresh mozzarella and staff.

I have pizza tiles in oven. It have to be cranked to the max. I also spray water inside when baking but pizza still get a bit crunchy.

Kids like it anyway. :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pizza during WA burn ban!

I called for a pizza party - weather simply kicked ass. Then I find out we have outdoor burn ban till September! For exactly the same reason - great, sunny weather :(

So... I had to make pizza indoor - I had pizza stones and maxed out oven to 550F - not real pizza but it was not too bad after all.

I cooked salmon on inductor stove instead of grill.

Also, not as good as grilled on cedar plank ... but I think it was healthier with less smoke :)

We should always look on the bright side of life :) La la :)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pizza from the oven

It is storm and rain outside. No way I am going to bake pizza outdoor, but kids demand :) I have pizza stones in oven and when cranked to it maximum settings (550F) it produce some thing remotely looking like pizza (this one made with kid's choice of shredded muzarella). Not the best pizza ever, but fresh dough and hot out of oven - nice dinner! Now house smells like a bakery - that why I prefer to bake outdoors.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Blendtec FAIL: humus overload! :)

It is too rainy to make pizza so I made humus. I used my trusty Blentec that I bought to replace blender I burned making ... You guested it: humus :) Blendetc was doing good but you need to add enough water to make it blend humus well. Now , I was trying to make a harder version on it and did not added much of liquids: I expected Blendtec just spin and i will mix in more water but ... Lo and behold: iPhone and metal bars crasher just gave up! I was not running it for long too: few shirt bursts less then minute overall. It is awesome it protected itself from burning out, but it is very wimpy after all these YouTube 'Will it blend?!' viral commercials. It feels almost like false in advertisement to me now :) mind you : my humus is not even dough consistency - you can cut trough it with you finger without effort, but it is not as watery as smoothy: not flowing but not hard or sticky on the other had. I will call it : Blentec FAIL. Not sure if VitaMax will do better - gotta ask my friends who have it. It is a great blender - I love you, but nothing can beat 'the humus', nothing unless you are a Chuck Noris ;)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sakura Sakura pizza oven san

Hi hi, Spring is here!
Time to make pizza
And drunk beer!

Friday, March 22, 2013

No pizza yet!

Weather was getting nice and nicer and we started to bike, but our idea of pizza party to celebrate spring is a bit premature one :) oven is under snow again! Note that we did not get much snow this winter - only in the mountains. It does not look like it gonna stay but Mother Nature is full of surprises! :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Takeru Kobeyashi Eats a whole Pizza In One Minute