People, Places and Pizzas

Here are 50 some-odd photos I took while doing this blog.  Some good, some great, just little snippets of time, space and life in my little neck of the woods.

I chose these pictures because they best capture the people, foods and places that have brought me and others memories, along with great pizza and bread. I hope you like them.

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Organic farmer Rich Tomsu with his German Hardy Garlic. Shade, Ohio, July 2009.

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Schiacciata Margherita.  Athens, Ohio, July 2009.

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Ripe paw paws ready for picking, Integration Acres. Albany Ohio, August 2009.

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My sons with forest-fresh blonde morels.  Athens Ohio, April 2009.

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Matt Starline, Starline Organics, nurturing his baby leeks.

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Concord grapes, Cherry Orchards. October, 2009.

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Asiago Fougasse, Farmer’s Market. Athens, Ohio, May 2009.

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Chris Schmiel, Integration Acres, with raw goats’ milk. Albany, Ohio, July, 2009.

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Fresh picked tomatillos, Cowdery Farms. Longbottom Ohio, August 2009.

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Large Turkish Pide with spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, tomato and cheddar. Athens, Ohio. January, 2009.

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Matt Starline, Starline Organics, with early summer organic purple kohlrabi. Stewart, Ohio, June 2009.

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Varieties of Turkish Pide. Athens, Ohio, June 2009.

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Larry and Kim Cowdery, Cowdery Farms. Longbottom, Ohio, July, 2009.

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Schicciata Con L’uva with grapes from Cherry Orchards. Athens, Ohio, September 2009.

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The Goon stretching schiacciata dough. Athens Ohio, July 2009.

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Just-picked wild chantrelles. Athens, Ohio, August 2009.

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Goats size up the Goonish-looking  interloper. Albany Ohio, May 2009.

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Guanciale and fig pizza. Athens, Ohio, October 2009.

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French fingerling and Peruvian purple potatoes ready for roasting. Athens, Ohio, June, 2009.

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Peppers from Cowdery Farms. Longbottom, Ohio, August 2009.

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Blonde morels in the forest, undisclosed location. Ohio, April, 2009

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Early Tomatoes, Cowdery Farms. Longbottom Ohio, June 2009.

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Whole wheat couronnes with cherry and walnuts. Athens Ohio, May 2009.

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Bosc pears from Neil Cherry Orchards. Ohio, September, 2009.

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Geoff Roche and a channel catfish, Lake Snowden fish farm. Hocking College, Albany, Ohio, 2009.

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Green kohlrabi from Starline Organics. Athens, June, 2009.

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Neil Cherry of Cherry Orchards, picking the last of the 2009 peach crop.

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Assorted schiacciata, Athens Farmers’ Market. February, 2009.

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Giant Malaysian Blue Prawn. Athens, Ohio, September, 2009.

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Matt and Angie Starline, Starline Organics. Athens Farmers’ Market, August, 2009.

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Joe Hirshberger harvesting spelt the Amish way. Chesterhill, Ohio, July, 2009.

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Last of the great tomatoes, made into pizzas. Athens, Ohio, September, 2009.

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Washing greens at Rich Organic Gardens. Shade, Ohio, July, 2009.

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Milking goats at Integration Acres. Albany, Ohio, June, 2009.

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Pattypan squash at Cowdery Farms. Longbottom, Ohio, July, 2009.

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Dog, Cowdery Farms. Longbottom Ohio,  July, 2009.

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Farmers at the Athens’ Farmers Market. Athens, Ohio,  June, 2009.

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Toro pepper and Gruyere pizza. Athens, Ohio, August, 2009.

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The garlic flower that Rich missed, Rich Organic Farms. Shade Ohio, 2009.

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Larry Cowdery showing how big his tomato plants are. Longbottom, Ohio, 2009.

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Vibrant Bangna Cauda, braised hearts of romaine. Athens, Ohio, July 2009.

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Broken obelisk to a long-forgotten farmer, Starline Organic Farm.  Stewart, Ohio, June, 2009.

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Kohlrabi and potato pizza. Athens, Ohio, July, 2009.

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Matt Starline and his monsterous sheepdog tend to a lamb. Stewart, Ohio, July, 2009.

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Fresh vegetable and local goat cheese schiacciata. Athens, Ohio, May, 2009.

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The whole crew at Rich Organic Gardens. Shade, Ohio, July, 2009.

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Three morels in the hand is worth…. Forest in Ohio, 2009.

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Sweet italian peppers fire roasting on guaniciale. Athens, October, 2009.

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Will De Freis, Athens’ Farmers cultivar extrordinaire. Athens, June, 2009.

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From organic farmer to pizza guy. Shade, Ohio, July, 2009.

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Yea guys, it’s all fun and games until someone gets pooped on!

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5 Responses to “People, Places and Pizzas”

  1. jay says:

    All this stuff looks so amazing. It appears you’ve had a pretty solid year. I wonder, do you dabble in other culinary creations, and would you share those with your readers as well?

  2. Hi, John
    I was blown away by your fabulous pizzas at the Innovation Center’s “Lunch N Learn, where I was lucky enough to sit beside Mike Beaver, who told me about your blog. It is as cool as the pizza. I must also say that I LOVE the funnies that you put on the box!
    I will be in to visit you. That’s the thing with Athens, so many foods, so little time! I’ve made you a “Favorite” on my computer!

  3. John says:

    Thank you Jean,
    When we started the “Pizza Incidents” on our box toppers, I indiscriminately put any number on them “Pizza Incident 49″ followed by “Pizza Incident 189″ thinking that no one would know. Then we had a large catering event and I was accosted by some teenagers who said something like “Hey dude I’ve got doubles of Incident 189 but don’t have Pizza Incident 50 through 58 and was wondering if you… Of course I lied and said that they
    So I’ve been pluggin holes in my “Incidents” ever since. The other series “harold mitty” is done by Sandy Plunkett and is also fab.
    see ya
    jg

  4. Madelaine says:

    Everything is very open with a very clear clarification of the challenges.
    It was really informative. Your website is useful.
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Kitty says:

    Hey there! This post couldn’t be written any better!
    Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate!
    He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this write-up to him.
    Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

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