“Cooking from scratch”

Our cob oven (pizza oven) at Beelarong Community Farm brings new meaning to the term “cooking from scratch”.  First build your oven.

Mix a bucket full of clay – and continue to do so until you are completely surrounded by buckets of clay.

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Then you throw the clay on the ground and you stamp on it to mix it with straw. Even better if you can find a friend to hang on to.

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Bill decides to go it alone.

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Pat decided to keep her ‘wellies’ on.

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Then it’s back to childhood again as you shape the clay into ‘cobs’, sausage shaped bricks.

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Then you slap it all together and you build an oven. (Well, doesn’t everybody!)

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You congratulate yourself on a job well done.

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And then you wait for three weeks for it to dry out.   Waiting, waiting, waiting ……..

Then every so often you get together and you make pizzas.  Out of the oven and onto your wooden board. Sprinkle with a few Sweet Basil leaves from the community garden.

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Find a few friends.  Start eating.

Neighbour Day photogaph taken by Jon, James' work colleague

No wonder I have a smile on my face. This, folks, is where I have my allotment.

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Happy Gardening.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tootlepedal
    Apr 17, 2016 @ 06:14:52

    That looks like a very good way to spend time.

    Reply

  2. cathyandchucky
    Apr 17, 2016 @ 23:17:01

    Yummy Jean! Thanks for letting us in on the cob making oven 😃

    Reply

  3. narf7
    Apr 18, 2016 @ 04:56:06

    Fresh veggies, excellent community and no snow. You have an excellent life Jean 🙂

    Reply

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