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Eay My Story Report Part III: Stories+Maker=Awesome Pizzas

Not to make this a novel or anything...but there's just so much to every pizza that I must share! There are 18 pizzas total, and each has a great story and interesting combination of ingredients! Feel free to make any of these pizzas so you can try it yourself!

Here's a run down of each pizza and the cliff-notes version of the stories:
Jared: Improv of this quote:
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

Ingredients: Pear, olive oil, sage, salami, ricotta, and mozzarella woven together on a web of self-made happiness!
David: Improv of this quote:
Star light, star bright,
Here’s the wish I wish tonight.

Ingredients: olive oil, mushrooms, eggplant, fresh tomatoes, figs rosemary and fontina cheese
Chika: Improv of this quote
His Elvis impersonation left something to be desired; his lip didn’t
quite curl and he always forgot the verses to Hound Dog.

peanut butter, almond butter, apple slices, peeled amd seeded grapes, honey, and ricotta cheese.
Jamie&Brian: Compromise Pie (Improv)
Story:Brian and i share a LOT. when we go out to eat we always share each course. That way we can order an appetizer, a salad and entree and sometimes when we're feeling crazy, a dessert. this allows us to experience the entire meal progression without breaking our belts or our wallets. the only thing we do not share are our drinks. but of course, we each get two of those.

Ingredients: one half: potato, onion, salami, goat cheese and green onions
one half: black olives, goat cheese and green onions
Melanie: Improv of this quote
OUR share of night to bear,
Our share of morning,
Our blank in bliss to fill,
Our blank in scorning.

Here a star, and there a star,
Some lose their way.
Here a mist, and there a mist,

Ingredients: salami, green onions, garlic, yellow tomato, eggplant, and 4 type of cheese (goat, port townsend, mozarella, and ricotta)
Story author: Linda & Nicholas
Maker: Natalia
Story: They share a sweet story of how every year, a herd of goats are brought in by the Unviersity in Tacoma to graze some 8ft tall of overgrown area for 2 weeks straight. They'd hop on each other's back to get as how friends would do to each other in order to reach higher and eat some more.

Ingredients: goat cheese, blackberries, wild greens, olive oil, salt & pepper
Story author: Chelsea
Maker: Andrew
Story: Two islands: Chelsea contrasted the sites and sounds of living on Bainbridge Island relative to her previous home in Manhatten.

Ingredients: Stinging Nettles, Island Grown Shiitake Mushrooms, Port Madison Farm Goat Cheese, Nanami Togarishi, Dandelion Greens, Old Amsterdam Gouda, Fingerling Potatoes, Goya Hot Sauce
Story Author: Christa
Pizza Maker: Jean
Purple not Pink: a story about childhood obsession with the color purple and how she O.D on drinking grape juice at a party and puked it up on her bed that night.

Ingredients: purple cabbage, purple potato, grape seed oil, grapes, figs, prosciutto, raisins soaked in red wine and balsamic vinegar. ricotta cheese, topped with crushed blue corn tortilla.
Story Author: Nin
Makers: Linda & Nicholas:
Story: Nin tells a story professing his love for ketchup (in contrast to his sister's hatred for it)

Ingredients: heirloom and orange grape tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, honey, chili oil, olive oil, salt and pepper, cheese
Story Author: Julia
Maker: Christianna
Story: Leopard print meets Scarlet Begonias: Julia's college years as a wannabe hippie-child contrasted sharply with her first dorm-mate a rebellious home-schooled punk.

Ingredients used: 1/2 Hippie patchwork side: blue potatoes, yellow bell pepper, beet greens, shallots, soft goat cheese, grape tomatoes, tomato sauce, Parmesan. 1/2 Punk leopard skin side: sliced garlic, black olive slices, yellow bell pepper pieces, Parmesan.
Story Author: Mike
Maker: Chelsea
Story: Mike set aside personal comfort in favor of meeting a challenge to take down a pile of world-famous "suicide wings."

Ingredients: habanero peppers (both yellow and orange), heirloom garlic (both cooked and raw), jalapeno peppers and sun dried tomatoes, marinara sauce, hot pepper oil, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, basil, parmigiano
Story Author: Andrew
Pizza Maker: Julia
Story: How Andrew won Tricia over with repeated orders of Huevos Rancheros.

Ingredients: chopped hard boiled egg, black beans, green onions, fresh tomatoes, avocado, blue corn tortilla chips, chile oil, tomato sauce, mozzarella, queso fresco

Story Author: Natalia
Maker: Christa
Story: A move back to the NW from LA inspired Natalia's for spicy comfort foods.

spiced brisket, roasted garlic, gruyere cheese, removed habenero jalapeno (not available)
Story Author: James
Maker: Nin

pizza made: James' day-dreamt retirement plan: being a simple shepherd on a majestic mountain.

Sheep's milk cheese, lamb, olive oil, chives, salt, tomato sauce.
Story Author: Jean
Maker: James
Story: Jean laments the low market value of her Asian packed lunches on the American cafeteria exchange.

Ingredients: Pork Belly, Cilantro, Sesame Oil, toasted garlic slices, lotus root
Story Author: Christianna
Maker: Tricia
Story: Christianna shares a story of her recent move from Port Angeles to Seattle and a new neighbor who shared homemade plum jam as a welcoming gift.

Ingredients: Plum Jam, Quince, Lavender,
Story Author: Dylan
Maker: Mike
Story: Dylan tells the story of the atypical ways people's ages play a role in his life.

Ingredients: Green tomatoes, Port Townsend Trailhead Tomme cheese, green onions, queso fresco, salami, extra virgin olive oil

Story Author: Tricia
Maker: Dylan

Story: Tricia learned early on as a child that she's a way better cook than her mom and dares to experiment with unconventional combination of ingredients. Maybe sometimes a little too daring....but she eventually learned overtime that sometime basic classic combination of ingredients simply hits the spot.

Ingredients: Dark chocolate, sea salt, Habanero peppers.

Thanks Tricia for giving us an opportunity to do such a fun event! and of course thanks everyone for making such great effort in coming up with all those amazing pizzas!! GROUP HIGH FIVE!!

All the participants names starting from the left: Nicholas, Linda, Christa, Nin, Tricia, Andrew, James, Chelsea, Christianna, Heath, Mike, Julia, Melanie, Jamie, Brian, Chika, Jared, David, Dylan, Jean, Natalia.

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