Two great bread recipes from two great bloggers – Pizza bread and Easy french bread Continue reading Bread Recipes
I don’t know why exactly, but I do really love blogging, and even more so creating things. I think art is mean’t to be shared (otherwise what’s the point in doing it ?), and a blog allows that combination of creation and sharing.
I’ve been doing my best to try and warn people about the Coronavirus pandemic as it transpired. And, I don’t make any money from blogging. Today, I feel like I’ve been sitting at my computer for weeks now, and fed up with dealing with stupid people I have to deal with on a day-to-day basis.
And, no I probably don’t mean you, I do mostly get many lovely commenters, who are supportive and positive, good well meaning people. No, it’s a tiny minority who are complete assholes. “Haters gonna hate” I think is the collective wisdom on this. And “The biggest fool is the fool that argues with a fool” or there or there about.
A fellow blogger once advised me – “just put them in the spam folder, and you’ll never hear from them again”. Not sure that’s very ethical solution, or recommended, just passing on what he told me.
So today, as I have all the ingredients, I’m baking some bread, which I haven’t done for a while. Not quite sure what kind of bread it will be, I have a selection of flours, and a sourdough culture living in my fridge.
Sometimes I use my breadmaking machine just to make dough, and then cut up into balls, wrap in clingfilm and freeze (like the photo above). Then with pizza sauce and mozzarella, I can make my own pizzas, as and when I want.
As I don’t have an oven, I cook the pizza base, like the “Fry bread” which I watched native Americans make. Basically I roll the Pizza base out into a round shape, leave in the the frying pan (with lid) to rise. Then nuke it on highest setting the hob will do, the steam generated by the lid being on helps to cook the pizza base. You have to be careful, because the time difference between “cooked” and “burnt” is literally around 30 seconds. So timing is everything with that one. Oh, and it does need turning once the bottom is cooked, to cook the top for a short time.
Other times I can let the machine complete it’s cycle and bake a loaf. I pause the cycle after it’s mixed, so I can remove the stirrer from the dough, so loaf doesn’t have a hole in it where the stirrer was, when baked.
Anyway, hope you are safe and it stays that way for you and your loved ones.
The Swiss have a referendum coming shortly about free movement of people within Switzerland, and Europe. Jeff Taylor explains the ins and out, and pros and cons, better than I can :
This guy popped up in my feed a few days ago, he’s done quite a few videos about the Coronavirus, so those of you who are interested may want to check out his channel. Continuing on the Europe/Brexit theme – … Continue reading Brexit! What’s Next: Frexit? Nexit? Italexit? Swexit?
“There is a battle going on, in the west and elsewhere. It is globalism against populism. And you may loathe populism, but I’ll tell you a funny thing, it’s becoming very popular” – Nigel Farage, speaking to the EU parliament … Continue reading Italy’s Political Shift – Is European Support For Globalism Waning ?
Posting again the photos of LA BOCCA I posted yesterday, today in a Gallery format, which some of you might prefer … ENJOY … Cheers Don Charisma Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything here is (c) DonCharisma.org, all rights … Continue reading LA BOCCA – Pizzeria And Trattoria Italiana – Gallery
Stefano and Tommy own and run “La Bocca”. Which is blessing for me, because they are my local Italian restaurant, and they do AMAZING pizzas … and everyone knows Pizza is the food of the gods ! I asked Stefano … Continue reading LA BOCCA – Pizzeria And Trattoria Italiana
These are the last of the photos that I took at the pretty decent Italian restaurant I visited here … There’s a kind of nautical theme going on, even one of the rooms is built with the wooden beams like … Continue reading Toscana Italian Restaurant – Nautical Theme
Still exploring whilst waiting for my pizza … There’s a table with leaflets, flyers etc … Some antique looking wine casks underneath. The table itself did … Continue reading Presentation Table – Italian Restaurant
Taken at the Toscana Italian restaurant whilst I was looking around (waiting for Pizza) 🙂 Pizza, yay ! Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma Continue reading Trophy Alcove
It’s I’m guessing a repro vintage meat slicer, that’s part of the ornaments at the Toscana Italian restaurant that I visited recently. However I’m no meat … Continue reading Meat Slicer
I was doing some research a while back whilst building a brochure website for a client, and Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in London came up. I found … Continue reading Deli Counters – Italian Restaurant
It’s the Cheese and Meat counter from my visit to the Italian restaurant. Can’t really verify if they have good quality cold cuts or cheese, as … Continue reading Italian Restaurant – Cheese and Meat Counter
I’m always merging photos, I love the concept, the doing and the result. Until they make a camera that fits in my pocket and does everything … Continue reading Toscana Italian Restaurant, Interiorama