Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Alfresco


eating is so wonderful.

I've mentioned before how our backyard was when we moved in - a concrete carpark. When we sit out there now and it's green in every direction, it makes me realise we haven't been idle the whole time we've been homeowners.
I do love homemade pizza, but my fantasy is to have an outdoor pizza oven. My eldest brother recently built one on his property in the North East and I'm now encouraging my parents that they should have one too. So far I've managed to spur them on to planting two new grapevines and Dad is going to build a pergola in the same area for them when the weather cools a little. I've got to work a little harder on the oven front. Unfortunately our yard is really too small at the back to accommodate one, so for now we'll have to continue to make do with the gas fired variety, which still taste pretty good to us.

10 comments:

Pina said...

Oh, how I was looking everywhere for the printout of your panetonne recipe during the holidays! Those little dwarfs must have hidden it well.

I wish I had a stove in my living room connected with the kitchen in which I could bake bread and everything else. Wishes again...

Donna said...

Mmmmmm...homemade pizza is the only way to go. I have never used an outdoor pizza oven but the concept sounds wonderful!

t h a i t r a i t said...

Oooh, a pergola! Pizza looks so tasty...

ginny said...

Looks delish! Have you ever tried grilling pizza? That's the only way we do it now... makes the dough almost taste like it's from a restaurant.

Kirsty said...

Your pizza looks wonderful.

Sarah said...

yummmm home made pizza. Our backyard is to small for a wood fire pizza oven too : ( I might try Ginny's idea of grilling.

dearmolly said...

your cooking gets me every time V, it's like you read my mind! unfortunately our backyard is still a concrete, loose stones and decking debarcle and will be until the spring. oh for grass and an undercover pergola...lucky girl!

beemade said...

Guau..if this is your pizza with gas fire..with your future outside oven will be incredible..La foto is so relaxing..beautiful colors.

Sandy said...

homemade pizza is so easy to make and so satisfying. you're new doll is so cute. i keep looking at all the black-haired dolls and think of my little chloe.

Katie said...

that looks delish. i agree, eating is veryyy wonderful.