LETTER from the outdoor LIFESTYLE editor
Every year I try to complete one bucket list item outside. 2017 is all about the pizza oven. I didn’t just want to buy one though; I wanted to build my own.
After a lot of research I decided that it would be pretty cool to have a pizza oven built more like a bread oven, with an open fire below the cooking area instead of having the dome with the pizza cooking right beside the fire.
Sounds perfect, right? Well, there’s a reason this has been on my bucket list for so long. Building your own pizza oven is NOT as simple as the online videos make you think.
Instead of a weekend project, my pizza oven has taken me over a month with lots of swearing, sweating, pain and agony.
There is one thing I’ve learned throughout this process, though. Want to ensure you actually check things off your list? Set a deadline that you can’t get out of.
In my case, I invited 50 neighbours over for a block party that included freshly made pizza in an oven I hadn’t yet built.
Let me tell you, adding a little pressure is the best way to get things done that you’re stalling on! Pizza anyone?