Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Close but no pizza...

From my last blog I tried thinking of things that I have done in the past that I
really liked and as you can see it is making pizza.
Me making a party tray.
I have a list of the top 5 pieces of pizza I have ever had other than my own:
1. New Jersey Shore boardwalk, the slice was the size of a small kite
2. From a pizza kiosk in Napoli, along the Mediterranean, it was a Margarita
3. "Lorenzo's" in Fonthill it's called Pizza Alla Panna, made with his home made cream sauce
4. In Little Italy, New York City, Lombardi's, wow what a Za.
5. Our provinces capital, T.O., Terroni's, the one on Queen St. feels like your in Italy.
The Margarita 

I'm almost done
Now some people may call me a pizza guru but that is only when it comes to eating them. I was once in the pizza business and loved it, so I decided to give it another shot and see if there was any sort of spark. I made a couple pies for my friends and family, to see if I could light that old flame, not the flame of the oven, the figurative one inside me.

It was great mixing the dough, making sure all the ingredients were just right. Crushing the tomato's with my secret mixture of fresh herbs and spices; a pinch here and a pinch there and a sauce was born. Now usually this is where I would blend a couple freshly graded cheeses but because the lack of certain equipment, time restraints and not being able to get the right types delivered I substituted it with a high quality pre-shredded mozzarella. Then, after letting the dough rise for a few hours and getting the temperature of the oven just right, it was time to put it all together.

Oh, its nice and hot...

Wow, that was fun and brought back some great memories. However, I think it may be just that, memories. Yes I put a lot of heart in to making my Za's but when I like something I usually do. The best part of it was when everyone had a piece, said it was great and wanted more. Maybe there is something in that?

So, I guess making pizza's isn't my zeal, even though I do love it, but as of right now I wouldn't give up a whole lot or sacrifice much to do it. Maybe it's just not the right time.


  1. I think it's great that you're out searching for your "zeal." Your blog got me thinking about whether or not I know what mine is or if there is simply a lot of stuff that I like but not one real passion.

    P.S. the pizza looks great!

  2. I'm confused as to why you have yet to make me pizza... Making pizza is something I have never done before, and from your description, it sure sounds fun. But there is only so much pizza you can make. Your "zeal" should be something you can do and never get board of it. I can't wait to read what you try next week!

  3. Man, I'll tell you what - when you decide what it is that's your "zeal for life," it had better be something that involves you interacting with people, because that's your forte.

    Having seen first-hand how skillfully and easily you can talk and interact with people (either those you know or complete strangers), that's the kind of talent you can put to good use in ANY career and definitely an element of communication that we can all develop as we get into the PR field. I'm jealous!

  4. Even though making pizza is not your 'zeal' I don't think that anyone would disagree if you brought some into class. I know I wouldn't!

  5. I found out the hard way that Za is a Welland term. I love this post and the concept of your blog Ryan. I'm with Mike though, you have the ability to talk to anyone and make them feel comfortable in the conversation. I am also with Liz and Rachel...where is our pizza?