I’m hoping the skies will cooperate in SWFL and not be too cloudy. The perfect place to view the eclipse may have been put together by National Geographic and Airbnb. Continue reading “Airbnb and National Geographic found the perfect place to watch the eclipse“
Contemporary concrete surfaces have advanced since the introduction of coloring and stamping in the 1950’s.
KAZA, founded in Szentendre, Hungary, has some of the most amazing collections of concrete tile. Continue reading “Kaza Concrete Tile“
This might be one the best executed kitchen fireplaces I’ve come across in a long time.
This fireplace in the kitchen creates a deliciously rich and romantic ambiance, filling the space with instant warmth and character.
This low fire element will add warmth and a delightful crackle to the ears. It will be more enjoyable to the guests than the chef but it’s a great example for an open plan house. I think this could also provide inspiration for an outdoor kitchen design.
From low to the ground to an elevated hearth with a linear burner., this fire element adds drama and can be enjoyed from every vantage point. Hopefully there is a large pantry nearby.
The large stone fireplace is balanced nicely by the large open windows. This fireplace could have felt too heavy for the room if the natural light wasn’t present from the windows and the skylight.
Like the traditional wood-fired pizza ovens, the built-in Artisan Fire Pizza Oven is stone-lined. Pizzas cook directly on a hollow-core baking deck. Its honeycombed interior is designed to rapidly change temperature. A ceiling stone radiates heat down to quickly brown toppings.
The Artisan Fire Pizza Oven uses propane or natural gas and heats up in about 20 minutes. It is capable of the high heat needed for making delicious pizza, reaching temperatures of 800 degrees Fahrenheit via two independent burners.
Of course, the outdoor oven can be used to make other dishes such as roasting meats, fish and vegetables. Simply use cast iron fajita pans right on the baking deck. Kalamazoo’s Asparagus Wraps with Crispy Prosciutto and Herbed Cheese seems to be a very popular recipe for pizza oven owners.
Priced at $8,295, the oven will surely be the center point of your Outdoor Entertaining. The Oven can be specified for either natural gas or liquid propane, and is made by hand in Kalamazoo, Michigan, of stainless steel.
Kalamazoo has a terrific newsletter filled with great recipes that I personally enjoy. Try this incredible recipe with pancetta and baby arugula.
<span class='p-name'>Rustic Pizza with Baby Arugula, Pancetta and Tomatoes</span>
After years of popular demand, Kalamazoo created a built-in version of its famous pizza oven for people who want an oven installed into a wall or masonry structure and not sitting on a countertop.
- 1/2 batch White Wine Pizza Dough, about 14 ounces
- 2 oz pancetta, chopped and cooked until crisp
- 1 cup shredded fontina cheese
- 1 cup baby arugula leaves
- cup halved sweet grape tomatoes
- Cooking: 30 min
- Ready in: 30 min
- Prepare the pizza oven or grill for baking pizza at 500°F Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the dough. Add the arugula, then the tomatoes, and then sprinkle the pancetta over the top.
- Transfer to the preheated pizza stone and bake for about 10 minutes until the crust is crisp and the cheese is browning.
Recipe by Russ Faulk 2009