Cooking outside is great therapy! It can help heal a broken heart, is a cure for boredom, and can even soothe those jangled nerves.
So why is cooking outside in a wood fired pizza oven so soothing – because it encourages creativity! Cooking pizzas is great for de-stressing, it’s a creative outlet, stress actually numbs your senses while cooking activates them. If you think about it for a moment, it’s mostly a sensory experience – aroma’s, tastes, touch and sound. From spending the time making pizza dough from scratch – if you want – to chopping up vegetables, meats, organising toppings, to spending time in the fresh air with your wood fired pizza oven, smelling that pizza cooking right through to the amazing sensations of that first bite.
Who wouldn’t find that a fun experience, from sharing the process with family to organising a pizza to eat on your own, there is just something relaxing and fun about spending the time making a pizza from scratch filled with all the toppings you love.
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Cooking – especially for other people is good, it allows you to nurture your family, to know you are there for them, you are preparing a relaxing meal. You get to spend time with your family, to relax, to unwind, to talk, to listen, to enjoy some fresh air and some good family time.
Cooking outside can make you feel better about life, it’s honest work. From kneading the dough to all the preparation, it’s about feeling needed. If you work all day, it’s been a long and stressful day, there is nothing more exciting and fun then putting some pizza’s together, sitting outside – no TV or phone and just re-connecting with your partner over a glass of wine, or with your family.
Pizza making releases your *creative juices* – there are no rules, and if you buy pre-made pizza bases, you don’t even have to *worry* about recipes, it’s your pizza, your rules, your combinations. No one can tell you what is right or what is wrong, you can even whip up a dessert style pizza for later.
It’s the freedom that making pizza’s gives you – the chance to relax, unwind, make what you want to make, no rules, just freedom – a chance to unplug and unwind. For a time, you are in *the zone* preparing and cooking pizzas gives you something to do, to focus on, so you are not thinking about an issue at work, a broken heart or troubles with the children – for a little while you can forget.
Being outside in the fresh air is good for your body and for your soul, the fresh air, a relaxed atmosphere, some good food, whether you are eating alone or with your family, you can enjoy the feeling of creativity making pizzas gives you, that sense of accomplishment, that enjoyment of biting into a hot, fresh pizza made your way!