Saturday, December 13, 2008

Bid adieu to 2008, Christopher's

Christopher, Jaimie & Matt through an awesome party on the Dec 13, 2008. El Horno (Christopher's cob oven) did his job tirelessly and baked to perfection 51 pizzas. Christopher deserves a round of applause for making 43 delicious dough balls and I helped just a little by bringing 8 doughs. The snow started falling early in the evening but with the oven and extra fire in the fire pit we staid nice and warm. It was really an incredible setting for the party.

I bought the real imported Italian pizza "00" flour from PFI this time. I'm really not into the import idea but I wanted to do a comparison to the local flour that I normally get in bulk from the Central CO-OP. I'm happy to say that it was unanimous among my house family (i.e. Samia, Steven, Tarah and I) that it tasted more like Via Tribunali but was at best comparable in quality and did not surpass the standard all purpose organic flour that I get at the CO-OP.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Night

Union Family (Samia, Steven, Tarah & I) went to a great party on election night in Wallingford. The hosts also share their outdoor space with their neighbors and have an incredible wood fired pizza oven. It's the old oven out of Cafe Lago. It was an incredibly memorable night. After the fun pizza party we headed home to Capitol Hill and there were helicopters circling the area. We started walking toward them and found a wonderful mob of positive energy. Pike and 12th were completely filled with people celebrating the election. We stood in a crowd of thousands of people and we sang the national anthem and screamed and danced and embraced one another for hours without letting up on the passionate energy. It was absolutely incredible!!!