Wednesday, September 8, 2010
The other thing I've found with cooking these 10 minute pizzas made from dough assembled the day before, it it sets the pace for a gathering. Everyone stands around and talks and socializes, and I chat and work on pizzas, and every 15 minutes or so there is something different to try. It works with everyone standing around the kitchen island drinking wine and being involved in the process, and it works with everyone seated at the table, talking among themselves. I still haven't found the ideal marriage of dough and toppings, but it is fun trying and everyone leaves with a full belly. I've come to realize there will eventually have to be a wood fired pizza oven in my yard, and I'm slowly come to accept the eventuality this passing idea will be a full-grown obsession, temporarily displacing everything until it get built or the next nutty idea comes along. Currently, I am working at jacking up an old shed, replacing the floor joists and attaching skids and moving it, so I can built another shed slightly longer, all so I can built an Aleutian style kayak for which I purchased the wood 2 years ago. So you see, I really don't let go of ideas . . . I still carry an idea for a sculpture titled "The Dichotomy of Man" in my head from maybe 8 years ago. Might be a good project to work on in the new shed . . . . .