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.
Taken with Sony A6500 – Pentax SMC Takumar 135mm f3.5 Lens Cheers Don Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything here is (c) DonCharisma.org, all rights … Continue reading Orchids
Floodlight onto spider’s web … I was quite drunk at the time if that adds any relevant context. Cheers Don Resources & Sources Unless otherwise … Continue reading Scary Spider Light
I believe hard work is important in life, for many reasons, foremost of which is that we’re taking responsibility for ourselves, our lives and our loved ones. Additional benefits are sense of purpose and achievement. It’s what I call “doing”. Continue reading Being Versus Doing – Unblocking Creative Block
Irene has been a long term friend here on WordPress, ever since we bumped into each other via the Harsh Reality blog. Irene blogs about life, family and her beautiful Jewellery designs.
I really enjoyed this piece of writing, Irene, because you said lots of nice things about me, which I’m always happy to hear … Pizza and beer or wine, yeah definitely up for that, it’s “a date”, let me know when you’re flight arrives ! Continue reading Beach Sunset Perfect – Irene
Never argue with stupid people. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.
Jason’s been in touch with me, seems he’s OK, so nothing to worry about.
I think Jason’s a progressive and forward thinking guy in his blogging. He entertains, amazes and amuses many on a daily basis, and is full of charisma in any dealings I’ve had with him … and he’s even been doing photography and videography lately, so who can complain …
Continue reading Aopinionatedman Is AOK …
Don’t kids just love waterfalls …
there’s something very exciting about all that action !
Captured this one recently from the big Buddha hill …
Another sunset that turned out well, straight off the camera …
The colours on this one I really just can’t get over …
Got to be one of my most vivid sunsets, so far …
I’ve no idea how much one of these costs …
But sure looks cool … like a back to front tricycle …
Thought this looked a good angle on my way out for a walk …
As for the latin botanical names for all the plants … hmmm … I’ll get back to you …
They make hamburgers … However, I just liked their sign from this angle … Cheers Don Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything here is (c) … Continue reading Byron
Walking along the river in London as the sun is setting …
And I get treated to views like this 🙂
I was asked a while back for a photo of bamboo … So here it is 🙂 Cheers Don Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything … Continue reading Bamboo
This is my 2001th post on DonCharisma.org … Good grief is it that many, who knew ? I could post a long list of achievements, but, for me, the biggest achievement of all is all the great people I’ve come … Continue reading 2000 Posts On DonCharisma.org
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
I enjoyed yesterday’s “ART Reblog Day” … today asking for submissions for you to have your FOOD blogs reblogged here. Slots fill super quick, so don’t think about it, do it … Today I will reblog a limited number of … Continue reading FOOD Reblog Day
I only asked her how much a pizza was … She rushed off and brought me a menu … I’m not sure if she was joking about the 50% off … but she seemed to take a liking to me … Continue reading Making Pizza With A Smile
Some photos filtering through from the 5000 or so images I’ve captured with my new camera. This one’s on the way up the hill to see the Big Buddha. They sell fuel for motorbikes in old whiskey bottles. Resources & … Continue reading Selling Fuel On The Roadside
Good friends all know that I’m impossibly forgetful over important dates and keeping in touch. What seems to happen is that I get focused on what I’m doing, and time just evaporates. I’d say it’s a male thing, but I’m … Continue reading Busy Days ~ Forgetful Friends
I monitor my PR, it’s part of being the all seeing all knowing Don Charisma. I bumped into an interesting thread, where my name had been needlessly and irrelevantly dragged into a support question. It seems that some feel that … Continue reading Well Said – A Rant A Day Keeps The Doctor Away ! – Don Charisma’s Opinion
It’s rare that I’m actually interested in receiving advice in first person on my blog. So for a change, something different, I won’t laugh at you for giving me advice in the first person, it’s welcomed on this post. Easy … Continue reading “Hi! Who are you?” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Photoshop is a powerful tool for Photography and Graphic Design. It actually took me a long time to figure out how to get text to stand out – so in reading this you’re getting an extreme shortcut in your learning … Continue reading 4 Easy Ways To Make Text Stand Out Using Photoshop
I decided to go for a pizza a few days ago. I’d seen a place locally that looked interesting. The menu outside boasted “imported Italian ingredients”. I had a feeling not to go in when I was outside, but I … Continue reading “Hopf Brew House” – Not Recommended For Pizza
I put pizza in my “spiritual” category. It’s the food of the gods, I could eat it all 24/7/365 and probably never get bored. But like … Continue reading Pizza – YAY !