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The “Oh My!” Pizza

Written By Brad English
Sunday, 08 December 2013 Written Recipes

“Lions Tigers and Bears!” Oh my, this turned out to be a great pizza!  Take a walk with me down the wood fire brick road. I had some Brussels sprouts sitting in a bowl on the counter that we hadn’t gotten around to cooking and I figured I better do something with them before I had to send them on their way.  I pulled a dough from the freezer and…Read More…

Crab Stuffed Mushroom Pizza

Written By Brad English
Sunday, 17 November 2013 Written Recipes

I’ve made a number of pizzas over the years with seafood.  I like the uniqueness of how seafood blends and stands out as a topping on a pizza. When you do it right, shrimps on a pizza literally snap when you bite them, and that’s a good thing!  Clams are right at home on a pizza.  After all, what do you do when eating steamers?  You sop up the sauce…Read More…

Fire Roasted Brussels

Written By Brad English
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 Written Recipes

Oh my god!  I found the most amazing vegetable!  I don’t think anyone knows about it.  They are these little bulbs called Brussels Sprouts and I’m the first one to ever think of cooking them and eating them. Ok, maybe not the first. Boy are these things the hot item these days.  I bet they run out of favor soon because they seem to have exploded so big as THE…Read More…

Wood Fired Pizza Rolls

Written By Brad English
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 Written Recipes

What’s a pizza roll? If you fold a pizza it’s called a calzone.  If you roll it up, it’s a stromboli.  I’ve seen something in between simply called a sausage roll.  I found out recently when breaking in my new wood fired oven and learning to use a metal pizza peel that what starts out as a pizza may end up flipping over while going in and end up coming…Read More…

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms!

Written By Brad English
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 Written Recipes

I’m in the middle of the beginning of a journey that started quite a while ago.  That’s a mouthful, but believe it or not it’s true!  I just got a Primavera 60 from Forno Bravo and I am beginning to chronicle my tales of learning how to drive this new oven.  I recently posted Part I of my wood fired oven journey (see a few posts below). But…. “Stop the…Read More…

Grill Smoked Yellowtail Pizza

Written By Brad English
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 Written Recipes

The perfect piece of fish!   Fresh piece of Yellowtail Sea Salt A little Pepper Chopped Garlic Olive Oil Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice Fire Smoke Timing   Perfection is not easy and once achieved is no longer perfection because it seems there is always something better coming.  That’s interesting to think about. Have you ever seen the most beautiful girl you thought you had ever seen in your life?  How…Read More…

A brew in Germania Dough

Written By Brad English
Thursday, 01 August 2013 Written Recipes

Quite literally, this dough truly is a brew in Germania!  I’m “working on” a keg of Firestone Double Barrel Ale.  I’ve had it a while and been too busy to use it up!  No time for friends to come help me get to the bottom of this keg. So, I thought I’d draw a pint or two and also use it in my Germania Flour blend from Central Milling. I…Read More…

Redondo Marinara Pizza with Clams

I decided to make up some clams for a friend’s going away party.  Mike is leaving again to go back to work on the TV show Grimm up in Portland, Oregon.  I don’t think of clams when I think of Mike.  I don’t think of food much either!  Let’s say he’s a little less adventurous than some of us. But, since we’re all gathering for a party, I decided that…Read More…

Drunken Mesquite Dough

What do you do with some Firestone Double Barrel Ale, Fire Roasted Western Honey-Mesquite Flour and a need for pizza? Well the answer is simple: you make some of my desert-inspired Mesquite Dough.  However, you not only sip on your beer while making it, but you make the dough with some of your beer! I set out to just make the dough, and took some pictures of the set-up because…Read More…

Another Breakfast Pizza

Blog Post – Breakfast I’ve been gone from these pages a while!  I have been busy with my real life, not this fantasy pizza guy life.  I’ve been working out of town a bit and when available, racing around to my kid’s sporting events!  I thought life was busy when they were little!  It’s funny how your perspective changes to catch up to reality.  One day you look back and…Read More…

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