Monday, January 31, 2011


 Whoa. Pizza Stone. About a year ago my pal Pat told me about how he just purchased a Pizza Stone. He was all man this thing is amazing and I was like "what?" and he was all like "Yea". Pizza is amazing in NY. You have all your favorite spots to go to in different neighborhoods, Ill get a slice even if I m not that hungry on GP just because I'm near a dope ass spot. But honestly I was a bit sceptical about making home made pizzas as I've had some really bad pizza in NYC, which made me think damn is pizza making really that hard? Seriously when you've have a bad slice in NY it can really bring your day down.
 So fast forward a year later. Pat and Rika invite us over for some pizza and beer. We used his pizza stone and I m completely sold. This was an awesome evening of just relaxing and talking over some freshly made pizza and cans of beer.
2 weeks later and BOOM. I make the move to purchase my pizza stone. With the stone, paddle, roller and cutter cost me about 35 bucks.
We set up a little work station next to the oven and got busy. Flour, some yeast, cornmeal and all of your toppings...You really don't need much as you are making smaller pies and because the pies are smaller they cook in just under 10 minutes.
Our basic toppings were Can sauce, Mozzarella cheese, Red/Sweet Onions, Green Bell Peppers, Baby Bella Shrooms, Fresh Garlic, Pepperoni, Ground Sausage, Anchovies and Fresh Basil to top. Pretty much any way you made your pie it came out super tasty and crispy in all the right spots.
Now after making homemade pizzas and realizing all the bad pizzas in NYC it makes you think damn these people just really suck at making pizza. We are no experts here nor even Italian and these Pies came out SLAMMING.

EH! Luigi! Make A Da Pizza!


Friday, January 21, 2011

Old Year/New Year

Still eating on the daily...taking photos? not so much, Xmas and New Years came and went and its now frozen tundra weather. I think we had snow fall at least once a week here in NYC and its kinda awesome since we only get hit like 3-5 times a winter... Anyway I have some pics from Xmas till now.
In all the years of living in NYC I never bought a Christmas Tree. With Elska living with us, She got us all whipped up in thee good O'l Spirit....I had no idea Christmas was from Australia, Who knew?
We had a few people over for dinner this past Christmas evening, for food, relaxation and bone throwing.
This was Yuri's first Christmas and first winter in the good O'l USofA its awesome to see someone experience things that you are used to your whole life, it gives new perspectives on things....
I made a Rib Roast again... Maybe this will be tradition? it sure was yummy....I forgot to take pictures of the whole spread...but it was a really nice pot luck from all of our guests...
With the left overs we made congee with the good cooked down goodness.
Ive been making this kinda like Chicken stew/Cacciatore.I debone the chicken cook the bones for stock, light flower the chicken brown that add onions, garlic, mushrooms, bay leaf and fresh herbs, add new stock, boil for a bit then a can of diced tomatos and capers let that stew down and boom over rice.
Fay has been coming home with meats that we normally dont cook and asks to make something. This was a pork tenderloin, just rubbed with seasonings, seared and roasted in the oven. Served with some mustard and horse raddish.
New Years Of Course! a really nice bottle of Rose´ to ring in the 2011 + a great time at Max Fish = a nice way to end 2010.

 And no I have not been eating Prince....but god damn this was fucking fun. New posts to follow Happy New Year!

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