Part 2

Hey guys, here’s part 2.

Let me know if you’re enjoying my story

-X Lola, The Pizza Therapist

So one day, I was in the locker room of our school and Ryan was there too, with another guy who I didn’t know. So I, being the talkative person I am, started talking to them, I can’t really remember what about, but I remember asking both of them “Do you guys even know what my name is?” Ryan’s friend said “Umm.. Is it Leila?” Ryan then asked “Lola right?” I replied by saying “You’re right” looking at Ryan, and then turned to his friend “You’re wrong” And I simply smiled and walked away.

A few weeks later, our grade went on a trip to Paris, that’s when I really started liking him. We were underneath the Eiffel Tower, we had just gotten off it. It was really windy and we were really cold, I was with my friend Tessa, she and I were talking about how we really wished we had a guy who could hug us and keep us warm. Anyway this gave Tessa the great idea to dare me to go up to Ryan (he was the first guy Tessa could think of, what a coincidence) and ask him to hug me. And of course, me being the daredevil I am, did it. I slowly walked up to Ryan, who was talking to his guy friends, wearing this really cool leather jacket and his hair swirling because of the wind. I asked him shyly “Could you hug me real quick?” turning back to see Tessa giggling at me and thinking how I was actually doing this, honestly to me it wasn’t that much of a big deal, I mean it was just a hug, after all. “Are you cold or something?” he asked me. “Yeah, kind of” I said with a small grin. “Sure” he said simply.

Then he hugged me.

It was such a great hug, I wanted it to last forever.

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Part 1

Hey guys,

so here it is, the long awaited ‘surprise’

hope you enjoy!

X- J&L

Hey guys, it’s Lola

I’m just tired of everything…you know?

I can’t help it, I just don’t know how to get over him. It’s impossible.

Him…

You’re probably wondering who he is right?

Well I’m about to tell you the whole story, so I’m very sorry, but this post is gonna be very long.

The first time I saw him, he didn’t mean anything to me, I didn’t even know his name. I mean I thought he was cute, but it’s not like I was in love with him or anything.

After a few weeks, I noticed his smile, and how perfect his teeth are, like I swear, I have never seen such a beautiful smile. He would always smile to me when he passed by me. Even if he didn’t know me. Sure, at the time I thought it was no big deal, but now I swear his smile means everything to me. His name is Ryan, in case you were wondering. He has brown hair, brown eyes, he has those kind of eye brows that sort of meet in the middle, he’s quite tall and pretty skinny, no I wouldn’t consider him as “hot”, but he’s better than that, like something about him just makes my heart beat and my head spin.

New Stuff

Hey guys! Jade here,

Sorry we haven’t been posting, we’ve had some pretty serious stuff going on ( inside and out of school) so we haven’t found the time to upload anything.

Don’t worry, we have a very special surprise for you coming later today!

It’s very, well, let’s just say that its a roller coaster of emotions. I don’t want to say anymore!

Hope everyone is having an awesome weekend,

X Jade, The Pizza Therapist

Freedom of speech

Hey guys, Jade here.

Today, i want to address a very serious issue, the violation of freedom of speech. As you all know, a disastrous, inhuman event has taken place in Paris.

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Charlie Hebdomadaire, or hebdo for short, is a weekly Satirical magazine.

Why is that in bold? simply because a satirical magazine is one who jokes, and generally makes fun of us, humans, our politicians, our world, religion… EVERYTHING.

It is not criticising, just amusing. I admit, some satirical magazines have quite harsh jokes. But in places like America, Italy, France and Australia ( and so on…) we  have a little thing called freedom of speech. People are allowed to express their thoughts, and if someone doesn’t agree, then so be it. They could write a letter to the company, or take it to court, but NO.  How could we let it come to this?

The cartoonists were shot because of a witty remark.

We are democracies. We have the right to speak. We have the right to speak our minds.

Je suis Charlie, Paris est Charlie, America is Charlie, L’Italia é Charlie… 

We are saying enough. Stop the terrorism, stop the injustice.

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These are magazine covers, artworks and signs that numerous countries have made to show their respects to France.

Everyone is sick of this, hence the historic parade a few days ago.

Lastly, I would like to say something regarding our stereotypes. Most of us believe that all Australians are kangaroo fanatics, Asians are geniuses, the United Kingdom are snobby royalty and muslim/arabs are terrorists. That is 100% false. Each and everyone is different and can make their own choices. I have personally been stereotyped similarly.

Please raise awareness, and be respectful.

Until the next time,

X Jade, The Pizza Therapist

Thank you!

Hey guys, it’s Jade.

I want to say a lot of thank you’s in this post, so let’s get going!

Firstly, thank you all for welcoming my friend Lola and being so kind to her, she is very happy.

I want to thank all of you for 100 hits! I know, it doesn’t seem like a lot, but to me it is. None of this could have been possible without you, so thank you!

Finally, I would like to thank all of you for your nice comments, your helpful tips and just for being so warm hearted!

X Jade, The Pizza Therapist

Hey! I’m Lola

Hey guys, it’s Lola. So I’m going to tell you a bit about myself….

First of all I just want to get something straight, I am not perfect. Okay? And I’m sorry, but I don’t think anyone is in this world. Everyone is unique in their own way and that is what I think is important.

I look, I guess, like a pretty normal teenage girl. Brown hair, greenish blue eyes (it depends on the light), I’m not fat, but I am definitely not skinny either. All the girls in my grade are, in my opinion, models. Models! Don’t get me wrong, I love each and every one of them and they are all incredibly nice. But, sometimes I feel like I don’t fit in, even though I’m not bullied or anything. No one really is in our school, it’s just not our thing I guess.

I have a lot of things to tell you, some stories will be hard to write about, but others are hilarious. I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it! Let’s just say that I’m in a bit of a difficult situation…

Tell you more about it next time.

X Lola, the other pizza therapist

A bit of Pizza Therapy


Hey guys!

If you’ve been reading my most recent posts, you might have been wondering why this blog is called Pizza Therapy if I don’t ever mention pizzas…

Well, that is simply because I have decided to post a pizza therapy once a week or so.

What is a pizza therapy? I hear you say… Or maybe you didn’t say that but here it is just in case you might have thought about it:  On this blog, a pizza therapy is a recipe for any kind of pizza, including a short motivation message to bear in mind while eating it. If, like myself, you love pizza this WILL brighten your week!

I hope you enjoy this post and your delicious pizza!

 I am in no way a professional cook, although I am half Italian and I take part in numerous cooking classes, especially pizza making!

So we are going to start off simple, with the all-time classic Margherita! This recipe will show you how to produce two delicious pizzas, so let’s get started!

I have uploaded this picture on the internet aswell, this is what your pizza should look like when done!

I have uploaded this picture on the internet aswell, this is what your pizza should look like when done!

The first thing you are going to want to make, obviously, is the base! If you are using a ready-made base, skip this step and read on!

Ingredients For The Base

  • 300g bread flour
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 200ml of warm water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, and a bit more on the side for drizzling purposes

YOU WILL ALSO NEED A LARGE BOWL, A WOODEN SPOON AND A TEA TOWEL

Pour your flour into a large bowl, then stir, while adding in the yeast and salt. Make a ‘volcano shape’ out of the dough, and pour in 200ml warm water and the olive oil. Mix with a wooden spoon until you have a soft, fairly damp dough. Sprinkle some flour on a counter and place your dough on it. Knead for 5 mins until smooth. Then you’re going to cover it with your tea towel and set aside.

SMALL TIP: If the dough is too wet: Add a bit more flour and work it in. If dough is too stretchy to roll out: Leave it to rest for 10 mins or so, then try again. 

Now that your base is ready, the most essential thing to prepare is the sauce!

Ingredients for the tomato sauce

  • 100ml passata (tomato purée)
  • a handful fresh basil or 1 tsp dried
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • a pinch of salt

Mix the passata, basil and crushed garlic together, then add as much or as little salt as you want, make sure to taste it a few times to make sure that it isn’t too salty, trust me on this one, I learned it the hard way. Leave to sit at room temperature while you start working on the base.

 If you’ve let the dough rise, give it a quick knead, then split it in half. Make two balls out of the two portions of dough. On the same floured surface as before, roll out the doughs, about 25cm across, using a rolling-pin. The dough needs to be really thin. Now move the two rounds onto two floured baking sheets.

You’re almost done! Now for the toppings. Since this is just a Margherita, it is quite simple, but sometimes, the beauty is in the simplicity.

Ingredients for the topping

  • 125g ball mozzarella, sliced
  • a handful cherry tomatoes, halved
  • a handful grated or shaved parmesan

Heat your oven to 240C/fan 220C /gas mark 8. Put yet another baking sheet or an upturned baking tray in the oven on the top shelf. Pour your sauce over your delicious looking bases with the back of the wooden spoon that you used earlier, clearly you should wash it before doing this. Scatter cheese and tomatoes on then, drizzle with olive oil and season. Put one pizza, still on its baking sheet, on top of the preheated sheet/tray. Bake for 8-11 mins. Serve with a little more olive oil, and basil leaves (optional).Repeat this for the other pizza aswell.

So there we are, your pizzas are now complete!

Here is your weekly quote: :Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

                                                                                      – Lao Tzu
 
So that’s it for this post, I hope you enjoyed!
X The Pizza Therapist
P.S. I will be co-owning this account with one of my close friends. In the next post, she will be introducing herself and giving you her personal stories, as well as delicious pizza recipes!