A little pizza heaven...
A fairly nondescript day until we donned our glad rags and headed to Jim and Natalie's to experience their newly created outdoor kitchen and enjoy pizza from their pizza oven. Ele and Kenny and Alan and Gail were there too.
Jim took early retirement almost two years ago for about a year has been looking for a little project to keep himself occupied. By the time lockdown occurred he had decided to design and build an outdoor kitchen and little putting green, and had begun ordering the supplies required to get started. Perfect timing for him.
Fast forward to the end of lockdown and the project was almost complete. The final touches (painting the units and buying the furniture) were completely over July and August and we finally got to see it in the flesh last night.
We arrived just after 6.30pm and it looked absolutely magical with the lights on and candles lit and the pizza oven blasting out lots of heat. To say we are all impressed is an understatement given Jim's entire career has been spent in finance management, no trades skills whatsoever! (Pics in extras were taken by Gail last week and sent to me so I could incorporate the kitchen and pizza oven into their Chookie Birdie painting :-)
But of course, it's all very well having a pizza oven but the true test is how good are the pizzas? Well I can tell you they are absolutely fantastic!
Jim had made a load of pizza bases and Natalie had prepared every topping imaginable. David and I got to choose first so went with fresh tomato sauce, slices of buffalo mozzarella, chorizo, parma ham, mushrooms and red onion. Three minutes in that jolly furnace and Yum! Yum! Yum!
Later on we had some more, this time tomato sauce, grated mozzarella, spicy chicken, red onion and mushrooms. Again, absolutely delicious.
But although the food was amazing, the best thing was us all being together again. Zooming just isn't the same. What a laugh we had.
And thanks to the positioning of the outdoor kitchen in a very sheltered corner of the garden, as well as the heat from the oven, a solid roof and a pull around mesh style curtain, we were still sitting out there cosy as cosy things, laughing and blethering at 11pm! Not bad for September in Scotland. And no midges! :-)
This was the perfect end to our wee holiday week :D
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