Saturday, August 1, 2009

Baking With The Little Ones

Thanks to all my helpers and the kids who participated in the pizza making workshop. Special thanks to Mike Lambke who took the photos. And yes, it was another great year for the Kneading Conference held in Skowhegan, Maine.

Friday, July 31, 2009

When Disaster Strikes

The absolute importance of the right sand to clay ration when constructing an earth oven became abundantly clear to me yesterday when we had an oven collapse. One moment we were all smiling, congratulating ourselves on our fine work, and ten seconds later our oven self-destructed. Yes, it was my fault. I had allowed too much sand to be mixed in with the clay, and you can see the result. But there is a happy ending. The courageous participants in the workshop wanted to rebuild (I felt like jumping in the river), and we started again. In only one hour we rebuilt the oven, and in less than two hours we were eating our first pizza.