The Boys Learn Pizza Making Techniques from Joel

Last night our new friend Adam had us come over so Joel could teach him and some of his friends how we make our home made pizza – from dough made from scratch to the sauce made from scratch. What a lot of fun we all had.

making pizza dough
Adam learns to make crust

Adam and his roommates thought this was a special treat. Along with nearly a dozen other friends, it was a night full of pizza making and fun company. These ‘boys’ actually range from 25 to 35 – right about our older kid’s ages who range from 22 to 30.

Adam's really getting into it now!
Adam's really getting into it now!

Matt is married with a teenage daughter. We got to meet Matt’s wife as well and had a very enjoyable chat. We certainly think they are pizza pros now! Of course we brought along our baking stone – another kitchen staple that goes with us everyone. It’s not only perfect for baking pizza on, we use it for our home made bread.

Matt enjoys the pizza making process!
Matt enjoys the pizza making process!

An Irish Mystery Novel Party

Joel is an author. He writes business books, songs and now his first fiction book – an Irish mystery. It’s called Through the Fog and is about an amnesiac who ends up in Ireland. You can read an excerpt from it at Joel’s website.

Joel playing his tin whistle in Ireland
Joel playing his tin whistle in Ireland

To celebrate the release of the book this month, and the release of another business book called The Time is Now 11:59 – Heretical Thoughts for Tomorrow’s Business, I’m hosting a virtual party this weekend, Friday through Sunday, on Facebook. Stop by and leave a comment for Joel.

I want this to be fun. Friday we’re going to do a Mexican theme – put on your sombreros and eat chips and salsa. Saturday will be our Irish day – open up the Guinness and have some fish and chips. Sunday – let’s do a BBQ!




Fiona Slays the Dragon (fruit)

We came across a strange-looking fruit here in British Columbia called the dragon fruit. Our friend Shannon told us it was a mild fruit somewhat like a Kiwi with a hint of coconut. We decided to buy one and try it out. It is quite mild and would be great in a fruit salad.

Oh, Joel’s baby dill pickle is not a dragon fruit – but I had to show how happy he was to get some.

If you’d like to learn more about the dragon fruit, there’s lots of information at