Our family began construction of our wood fired pizza oven a little more than a month ago. It has been such a fun project that we all have been involved in. Today, we were able to set fire into it and create our first pizzas! If feels so good to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Especially when what you really want is instant gratification, but you are doing a project where that is not an option. Even the baking process was a lesson in delayed gratification. We had to build up a good, hot fire in there and let it burn for some time before we can push the coals back and start baking the pizzas.
It wasn't until two weeks ago, that we really got to see this process in action (somewhere other than on youtube that is). We visited a village that was set up like it would have been in the 1800's. Inside one of the houses we toured, there was a lady baking in the wood fired oven. She was so informative and told us all about how they work. We were eager to get back to work on ours after watching her in action.
After all this time, this was a beautiful site for us all tonight. It was quite nice in our bellies as well.