Pizza toppings from the allotment

I made a visit to the allotment over the weekend to do a bit of work when I noticed a Cob Oven Workshop going ahead at the farm. I couldn’t resist so downed tools and joined in. We have regular social events and working bees at the farm where I have my allotment and it gives us an excuse (as if we needed one) to fire up the cob oven. These ovens are popular in Australia.  Made out of hard-packed mud, shaped like a dome and fired with wood inside the oven. Once the wood fire has died down and you are left with smouldering ‘coals’ the oven is ready to use. Ideal for cooking pizzas and damper (bread).

Once the oven was lit there was time to work on preparing our pizzas.  We took a lovely stroll around the farm, basket and scissors in hand, to harvest herbs and veggies for the topping. OK, so some of the topping came from the local shops, but we did gather eggplant, spinach, garlic chives, parsley, sweet basil and rosemary. And here is the finished result.  I had to grab the camera pretty sharpish to get these photos as the vultures were hovering. Delicious.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. maureen
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 03:10:51

    Hi Jean, thanks for visiting my blog and I’m sorry you had problems leaving a comment. I did get your e-mail though ! so here I am checking out your new blog.

    I worked on my allotment today for a couple of hours, digging, raking and spreading manure. Back-breaking work but it has to be done.
    Try again with the comment next time you visit my blog, it could be just google having a bad day.

    Maureen

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  2. maureen
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 03:13:40

    Me again ! forgot to say that the pizza looks amazing and that the cob oven (new to me) sounds really good. If you have the camera handy next time I’d love to see the oven.

    M 🙂

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    • allotmentadventureswithjean
      Mar 14, 2012 @ 05:59:11

      I’m off to the farm this morning for a few hours working in the community garden and on my allotment so I’ll take a photo of the cob oven when I’m there.
      It’s 5.45am here in Brisbane, there are a few clouds in the sky so it promises to be a bit cooler today, ideal for gardening.

      Reply

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