This past week has shown definite signs of Spring. These include frequent rain spells, the greening of our surroundings, and a man’s need to play with fire (while cooking on the gas grill and the wood-fired pizza oven).
Memorial Day weekend was pleasantly warm and sunny, so Barbara and I agreed that it was time to start the pizza season. We decided to make four pies, just for us — two to eat that night and two for the freezer. It was fortunate that we did not have guests this time because the oven took a couple of extra hours to get to full temperature. This was necessary to drive off the moisture that had collected in the oven structure, but eventually we got there.