Wooooo! I got a bicycle and I’ve been riding along my ‘hood checking out the little alley ways I was too lazy to walk to since they were on hills. Haha just kidding. In all seriousness, I am glad I got to overcome my fear in Taiwan this past summer. I haven’t ridden a bike since like high school. I have this stupid fear of not having my feet planted to the ground (thus also afraid of heights and deep water). Any who, Dave and Matt got me to ride a bike at a park in Taiwan. So this is my first ride through my neighborhood and Dave and I happened upon this awesome spray painted graffiti stencil of Natalie Portman from her first movie, “Leon, the Professional”. And you know what a sucker I am for Natalie Portman, she’s like my acting hero.
I’m trying to enjoy these beautiful last days of fall. The weather is perfect. Not too cold, not too hot. The sky seems to glow this deep brilliant blue. love it.
See what I’m saying? This beautiful shot was taken this past weekend when I went to my church’s conference. It was nice to get out of Daegu for the day and enjoy the country. The Chimsan Retreat Centre was just wonderful.
A breath of fresh air…
A group of us got together at Dave & Matt’s place to make some homemade pizza! Dave made the dough and everyone else brought an ingredient. It was aaaaawesome! We got to try each other’s creations and man was I stuffed. Here is Yujeong making her own pizza. The best part of this whole thing is that as a foreigner living alone here in Korea, you often can’t eat everything in your fridge. So this potluck pizza night is awesome for emptying out your fridge haha.
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I got to make a dessert pizza! With the last bit of pizza dough left, Dave made a thin crust and let me top it off with a sweet lil something something while everyone sat around and proceeded to watch “Honey Boo Boo”. If you do not know about this show…well … Youtube it. ::cringe:: My Korean friends were horrified haha, we had to assure them that no, not all of America is like that.
Here is the recipe if anyone’s interested.
Pizza dough (You can make your own or buy pre-made dough)
1 TBSP butter, melted
1/2 cup plus 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 TBSP vegetable shortening (in Korea we lack this so I used butter and just 1 TBSP of oil)
2 TBSP vegetable oil
1 cup powdered sugar
1 TBSP milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix together streusel ingredients with a fork, or your clean hands, then side aside. To make the pizza, pat dough into a 12 inch pizza pan that has been sprayed with oil. Perforate pizza dough with a fork (this keeps bubbles from forming), then brush with 1 TBSP melted butter. Sprinkle cinnamon all around buttered crust. Top pizza crust with streusel mix.
Bake at 460 F (about 237 C) for 8 to 9 minutes depending on the thickness of the pizza. Mix icing ingredients until it is of a drizzle consistency. If it is too thick, then thin with a small amount of milk until you have reached your desired thinness. When finished baking, top with icing . That’s it!