Posts Tagged ‘pizza’

Hi fans, I still haven’t taken the SLR for a road trip, so I picked out some of the pictures I have yet to share from my travels in the European Spring of 2007.

I spent the first week of our two month honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast, accommodated by Positano. I only wish I could go back with my SLR with the skills I have learnt in the more recent months. I guess I’ll just have to go back then.

After getting off the plane in Rome from Australia, getting on the internal shuttle to the main airport, catching a train from the airport to Rome and then catching a train from Rome to Salerno (which I eventually realized I should of went to Sorrento instead), then getting a bus to Amalfi, we decided to stop and rest for a tasty beverage. We still needed to get a bus from Amalfi to Positano. This is how you travel!

Arriving in Positano with all our bags, we then had to jump on a smaller bus that dropped us closer to our hotel as there was no way I was going to carry all our bags up the hill after all that traveling. I don’t think my wife appreciated that I was making this all out to be the Amazing Race at the time.

As soon as we got to the hotel, we got some well earned rest then went to dinner. After almost falling asleep at the table, the restaurant owner introduced me to Limoncello which is an Italian Lemon liqueur produced in Southern Italy, usually taken after dinner, he laughed after I sculled it thinking it was a shot, whereas it was meant to be sipped on slowly, I’ll know for next time.

Over the next few days we explored Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. The following are more shots taken in Amalfi.

They really loved lemons in this region, these ones would hurt if thrown into the facial region of any man, look at the size of these bad boys.

The Cathedral of St.Andrew below.

When traveling back to Positano one day, the whole town eventually got involved in trying to sort out the mess below, so many buses, so little room for two, it was hilarious. Not sure what the book was telling the bus driver to do.

This shot below was taken from Ravello, way up top.

And below, out and about in Positano, the first image was the view from our hotel room by night.

Walking around in the day, it was so amazing to see how all these homes were stacked on the hill.

I was so excited, I was levitating.

I could of stayed here for hours if they had a chair here, and maybe a drink, again you can see lemons.

Down on the beach

The Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

The church, and our hotel somewhere in there.

Finally, I saw this lady almost every day on my pizza boxes, take away was so cheap, around two euros (with a pizza inside the box), I still consider these to be the best Pizza’s I have ever eaten in “my life”.

I’ll see you again someday lady on my pizza box, and maybe I can watch you next time………I mean, watch you make the Pizza that is.

Ciao!

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Hello again fans, I’m back to post some more photo’s from past travels. Today I will share some from my stay in Como on Lake Como, and enjoying a cruise across to Bellagio in Northern Italy. Enjoy

This is the view we got of Como from Brunate. We took the Funicular Railway up to the top on the mountain where the town of Brunate resides to get this fantastic shot (and also to eat pizza and drink some wine while up here).

Back down in Como they hired out little paddle boats for two to ride on the lake, so my wife and I jumped in one and rode until sunset as you can see from the shots below.

That same night we went for a walk and I got this shot from the other side.

In the morning we went for a stroll, I enjoyed the fact that where they sold pork meats they had boar heads on display.

Como Cathedral was a site to see.

Time for a cruise to Bellagio as we hopped on board a ferry, the following photo’s were taken whilst on board at some of the homes by the lake.

We saw a helicopter fly over head and was wondering if it was George Clooney as he apparently has a home in this region.

Finally after the breathtaking cruise, we arrived in Bellagio to chill out and enjoy the view.

Just one more picture to finish it off, I loved all the little hidden corridors in Bellagio so I had to show one off. It was fun getting lost and stumbling upon hidden shops/places and people.

I hoped you have enjoyed my little tour from Como to Bellagio and recommend you take the trip one day yourselves. Until next time…..

Hey fans, sorry there hasn’t been any recent posts from myself, I have been pretty much stuck at home since my wife gave birth to bubba number 3  just over one and a half weeks ago.

Not sure where “L” is at with his posts though, perhaps someone stole his keyboard over the weekend, but I’m sure he’ll be back online soon.

Anyway, I did have to do some grocery shopping today, well the wife did and I just followed, but we did stop by Bar Angolo Pizzeria located on the corner of La Strada and La Piazza at Top Ryde shopping centre for lunch. I have been here several times in the past and can say I do enjoy the food and the service.

Today I had my regular long black coffee, accompanied with a Salsiccia Pizza made up of Mozzarella, Ricotta, Spinach, Parmesan, Pancetta & Sausages. I gave it the thumbs up.

Alright, so I has some left over pizza dough that needed cooking and had a crazy idea – I should attempt a “bruschetta pizza”, it worked marvellously. Fried up a pizza base, covered it with ricotta cheese then mixed up some tomato, spanish onion, basil, salt and pepper and threw it on top. Then drizzled olive oil and a thick balsamic reduction over it. Nice! Also recreated last nights garlic cheese and herb pizza. Here are the results:

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Here’s a look at some food I ate over the last 3 days…

Portuguese chicken skewer with chilli sauce.

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Hot sauce pizza made further hotter with tabasco
Just so happens to be the same as B’s previous post! In case you haven’t caught on by now, we love our hot sauce and chilli!

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Home made garlic, herb and cheese pizza
In answer to the question in your mind right now, yes we can make our own pizza bases.

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Hey fans, it’s been a quiet weekend for me as I have remained indoors waiting for baby #3 to arrive, we are only a few minutes drive from the hospital so it’s the safest bet. If we really wanted to, we could walk if she was ready to go, but I don’t think that will be happening.

Just thought I’d share a shot of a pizza from our local that I had for lunch on Friday with L, D and M. From what I can see and taste, it contains Mozzarella, Feta and Parmesan cheeses, olives, mushrooms, capsicums, salami and some hot sauce.

Of course this hot sauce was not hot enough for us, luckily they had a bottle of Tabasco to use. Hope this make you hungry.

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Being of Croatian ancestry I grew up with pastas, lasagnas, schnitzels, gnocchi and the like. I’ve always loved cooking and was taught well by my Nona and mum along with working in a kitchen whilst finishing up the last few years of school. On Saturday my sister sent me and my girlfriend on a pizza and gnocchi cooking course where we learnt to cook a few dishes. The first dish was fried pizza which I’d never cooked and as far as I can remember never eaten it. It turned out amazing. Frying the base allows you to top the pizza with fresh uncooked ingredients like ricotta, bocconcini, a host of veggies and cured meats like pancetta and prosciutto. Next up came two very different variations of gnocchi. One was boiled with baked sauce of tomato, olive, cheese, basil sauce and the other a grilled gnocchi with sage butter. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed eating it all!