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Re: Pizza finally happened!
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2018, 11:06:32 AM »
Sorry for the hijack, but since KFDANCER is here talking allergy, look what I found :

Looks like just the thing to celebrate your new citizenship!

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Re: Pizza finally happened!
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2018, 11:13:41 AM »
But it has soya.   :\\\'(  I've seen it before and got SOOO excited.

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Re: Pizza finally happened!
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2018, 11:23:36 AM »
Those pizzas look fantastic!  Not sure about pineapple on pizza but we'll ignore that for now.

By the way, if you want to read a review of your oven, there was one recently in the Guardian.

We follow UuniHQ on Twitter, and they retweet every mention of their name, I think.  I'm pretty sure there hasn't been a review that I've missed.  But I'll go look for the Guardian one to be sure.  If it's negative, I'll know I haven't seen it before.  If it's positive, Uuni have probably already made me aware of it.  They like their (good) press.  :P

Pineapple on pizza is amazing!  Have you tried it?  The contrast of the fresh pineapple against the cheesy-tomatoey pizza is so good... mmmm...
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Re: Pizza finally happened!
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2018, 11:28:28 AM »
I think pineapple on pizza is a marmite type of thing. My husband won't even try it, where I adore a 'Hawaiian Pizza'. 

I think I need to make pizza soon, though I sadly don't have a pizza oven.
Bought myself a few 'Vegan Cheez' books and ingredients and going to have a go at making some dairy free mozzarella cheese for my husband.
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Re: Pizza finally happened!
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2018, 11:30:38 AM »
KFDancer, have you had the Booja Booja ice cream? It's amazing.
http://www.boojabooja.com/ice-cream/
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Re: Pizza finally happened!
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2018, 11:33:49 AM »
KFDancer, have you had the Booja Booja ice cream? It's amazing.
http://www.boojabooja.com/ice-cream/

I haven't, but heard really good things about it.  It's at Waitrose and I rarely go there.  But I'm going into town tomorrow so maybe will have to make a special trip.

I don't really miss ice cream.... it's CHEEEEEEEEEEESE!  The dairy free stuff just doesn't cut it when you know what dairy stuff tastes like.  My 3 year old thinks dairy free cheese is AMAZING.  Yuck!

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Re: Pizza finally happened!
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2018, 11:36:27 AM »
Yeah, dairy free cheese is just not the same.   Taste or texture.  At least it's not off the menu permanently for you. 
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Re: Pizza finally happened!
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2018, 11:51:16 AM »
I think pineapple on pizza is a marmite type of thing. My husband won't even try it, where I adore a 'Hawaiian Pizza'. 

I think I need to make pizza soon, though I sadly don't have a pizza oven.
Bought myself a few 'Vegan Cheez' books and ingredients and going to have a go at making some dairy free mozzarella cheese for my husband.

Back in our old house of the terrible oven and weird make-do kitchen, my husband and I made pizza... to start it and ensure a crispy base, we put the pizzas in a dry hot skillet.  Once the base was started, we transferred it to the hot oven to bake it.  It wasn't perfect, but it did work.  Plus, I got to post photos of cooking pizza on the stove to Facebook to confuse my friends.  :)
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Re: Pizza finally happened!
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2018, 12:04:36 PM »
Back in our old house of the terrible oven and weird make-do kitchen, my husband and I made pizza... to start it and ensure a crispy base, we put the pizzas in a dry hot skillet.  Once the base was started, we transferred it to the hot oven to bake it.  It wasn't perfect, but it did work.  Plus, I got to post photos of cooking pizza on the stove to Facebook to confuse my friends.  :)

You do realise that I absolutely imagine your house being like a massive old mansion  with stables, outbuildings, old stones everywhere.  I am always curious how "off" I am.  I picture BIG, STONEY (is that a word), dark and cold.  Lol!  Am I close?

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Re: Pizza finally happened!
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2018, 12:43:07 PM »
You do realise that I absolutely imagine your house being like a massive old mansion  with stables, outbuildings, old stones everywhere.  I am always curious how "off" I am.  I picture BIG, STONEY (is that a word), dark and cold.  Lol!  Am I close?

Aww... you've combined elements of the old rental house and our new we're-on-the-housing-ladder house together... and it sounds like you took the most grand elements from both and I live in an amazing place!  I wish!

Okay... I will show you a photo of the house we used to rent a wing off of.  And I will show you a photo of the front of our new house taken the summer before we moved in.  You will be vindicated and disappointed at the same time.

Old rented house:


This is the house (with our car in the foreground... we officially weren't allowed to park there, but they had chronic building works going on, and occasionally they let us park there rather than down on the road).


This was the section we rented.  It consisted of 1 bedroom, a small kitchen, a bathroom, and a combination lounge/dining room, all linked together by a hall along the front wall of the house.



New House:


Not our cars in the driveway.  The bungalow is on one side of a lane (that we own, but our neighbours have right of way to use), and the stables are on the other side of the lane.


The back garden and shed, looking toward the house.  The little porch-like extension off the back of the house is our utilikitchen.  That's where all the magic happens... and laundry.


The stables, which aren't as grand as they sound, but they represent space.
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Re: Pizza finally happened!
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2018, 12:49:12 PM »
Both old and new are fabulous!  :D

So much green and so few (hopefully?) neighbours!
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Re: Pizza finally happened!
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2018, 12:55:09 PM »
You should have posted a spoiler alert.  I imagined a Flintstone style place with open fires.  I also figured the wood shop had a dinosaur running on a treadmill and JF KIMBERLEY in a fur mini skirt and pearls.

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Re: Pizza finally happened!
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Re: Pizza finally happened!
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2018, 01:01:43 PM »
Oops, that's Betty.  More like this:

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Re: Pizza finally happened!
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2018, 01:04:45 PM »
Both old and new are fabulous!  :D

So much green and so few (hopefully?) neighbours!

Yeah, 'no close neighbours' was pretty high on our list of must-haves (I told every estate agent that, but they still would send us links to terraced houses, which is the complete opposite of what we wanted!).

Our house has all the must-have elements except a nice view, which was on my husband's list, but I didn't mind too much.  We're just in a bit of a low spot, so there's no view here, but it's Wales... if we go around the the bend, there's an amazing view very near to us.

As for the house itself, it needs a lot of work.  But we bought potential.
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