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Random Update Stardate: 13.10.2013: About That Pizza Oven.

So it came to pass.... after 5 long years, Andy decides to get that pizza oven running!  It took a fair bit of trial and error: three hours of far too little flame, lots of smoke, an hour of far too much flame, and finally some quite good pizza.  

You know it is too hot when:

Eventually, with a bit of learning, nice things come to pass!

I was also introduced to desert pizza.  Man, that stuff is good!

I'm expecting a much better and quicker run on my next set of attempts (since I actually now have a clue what I am doing!).  It is also a great way to great rid of your neighbour's stupid palm fronds and convert it all to some fantastic pot ash for the compost heap!

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on October 25, 2013 at 19:53

They are certainly a lot of fun. 

Comment by Lissa on October 25, 2013 at 18:48

Makes me crave one for myself.

Comment by Christine Cox on October 25, 2013 at 16:58

Great to see that oven up and running Bet you don't know how you managed without it. The taste is amazing We have know done scones and beef. The beef was magnificent and the chicken and pork to die for. 

Comment by Lissa on October 16, 2013 at 5:39

Nice work Andy.

Finding it funny that Google have added an ad to your blog for portable pizza oven hire and Pizza Capers lol.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on October 14, 2013 at 17:14

We definitely need to fire it up when I do the Andy Garden Visit.  

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on October 14, 2013 at 10:33

The best use of palm fronds I've heard of, Andy! Are we being invited to the opening of the Grand Mosaic Pizza Oven of McDowall?

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

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