Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Back Home and Our Wood FIred Oven

One of the things I was monitoring during my trip was the ongoing progress of the wood-fired oven at VIU. Well, we fired it in April and had some pretty good conflagrations going. Until the fence is built we cant fire it at night so that will have to wait for a few weeks. Results so far have been tasty. She definitely has tamed us!

Below is a mural done by one of the art students at VIU Jeanie Wallace. This detial was inspired (as we all are) by Alan Scott

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Why this blog.....

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January to March 2009. I was on Professional Development leave from my teaching Job at the Culinary Institute of Vancouver Island Universtity. I chose to take a 3 month leave to visit bakeries and teachng institutions in Australia. Thank you to VIU and my union (BCGEU) for supporting this venture. The aim of this blog was to keep an ongoing diary of my experiences and share them with my students and colleagues. This sure beats coming up with a report and slide show months later. I mean "FRESH" is what baking is all about! Learned to bake back in 1978....making granola...but that is another story. .