The Zurich Axioms – The Ballon D’or

Football Life

Tonight in Zurich, Lionel Andres Messi set yet another astounding record, claiming his 5th Ballon D’or award, the greatest privilege any player in the world could receive.

Was it deserved? Yes, no, maybe… It’s not for me to say. All I know is that we are lucky enough to have 2 of the greatest players to have graced the earth playing in the same generation, competing for the worlds best accolades at the two best teams in the world.

I was listening to Radio 5Live today, with John Motson and Andy Townsend amongst the discussion panel and they brought up a very valid point, which surprised me coming from Andy Townsend who usually drives me a little crazy when commentating on ITV. Messi and Ronaldo have been compared to the likes of Pele, Maradonna, Zico and Di Stefano, however how much of these players did the world actually see? There’s no…

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Healthy pita pizzas

Down-Home Damsel

When I’m strained for time and in a bind, this is my No. 1 go-to healthy meal. These mini pita pizzas are filling and will satisfy your craving for any original greasy, and extra cheesy pizza.

I have made so many different variations of these, including grilled veggies topped with fresh shaved parmesan to classic cheese pizza with natural marinara sauce and turkey pepperonis. These little bundles of goodness are very simple to make and perfect to take to work for lunch or dinner. They are also a great a starter dish or appetizer!


Author: Kathryn

Recipe: Mini pita pizzas (Mozzarella, spinach and yellow tomatoes)

Prep & cook time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2 people

Ingredients 2

  • 2 wheat pitas
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto
  • 1 yellow tomato or use heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Italian parsley, chopped
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to…

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A day in Venice


This November I was fortunate enough to take a day trip to the strangest city on earth. Venice is eerie; it’s almost silent even on it’s busiest streets and there is no vibration under your feet from automobiles. The city is entirely functioning on a canal system. Water taxis, gondolas, small boats. The water is perfectly blue however dangerous to touch; a waiter at a restaurant cautioned us about falling in. He claimed that if the water came into contact with the skin it is advised you go to the hospital.


I left Venice with mixed feelings. Maybe it was the idea of a silent city that frightened me, or the archetypical Venice in books where characters meet their death that frightened me. While roaming the streets of Venice I felt a since of calm and relaxation that was much different from my apprehensions. The tightly spaced colorful buildings and…

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Maddux Pizza: New York Style Pizza

Eat Your Seoul Out

Place: Maddux Pizza
Type of Food: Pizza
Pictured: Spinach and artichoke, Margherita, Chorizo, and Sicilian
Area: Gyeongridan/Noksapyeong
Price: 5,400-6,700 per slice
2F, 26 Itaewon-ro, 26 Gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.

Seoul Feels: 4.5/5
Perfect place to get your fix of New York Style Pizza. Although not the cheapest slices around, Maddux slices are pretty hefty in size (well, in Korean standards) and well worth the price if you’re really craving some good old-fashioned American pizza. We decided to try four different slices: Spinach and Artichoke, Margherita, Chorizo, and Sicilian.

Spinach and Artichoke
If you order a combination of different slices to try, I recommend eating this one first. I made the mistake of eating it last and couldn’t finish it because of how heavy it was. Also, it probably tastes a lot better straight out of the oven. Since I had waited to eat it last, it had cooled by then and…

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Jammie’s pizzeria

Dil Se Foodie


I was craving for Jammie’s Pizza so, finally i visited yesterday. Interior was really good i really like it So, First i ordered Fresh lime soda it was good soo refreshing and i must say it was different from others u must order this drink and then i ordered from Appetisers – Fritto mistro, prawns and local fish all fried served with tartare sauce it was like pakore but tooo oily please avoid this not worth it. Then i order from Pizza’s i ordered basil Pollo chicken, tomato, basil, buffalo mozzarella cheese and olives it was too big but i am sorry to say its an average pizza or i can say below average no spices “Fikka Pizza” disappointed my total bill was 1181 Rs but it was authentic italian food my be not for me or any punjabi guy who like to have spicy food or tangy, after having…

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Mushroom Pizza

Pizza & Other Bread

DSC_0455It’s been one full year since I started documenting our Friday night pizzas on this blog. In that time I’ve attempted some strange pizzas, and some relatively basic ones. We’ve explored deep dish pizza, took a dive into cracker crust, explored best practices in baking at home, and refined our pizza dough recipe. But in all that pizza baking activity there has been one thing regularly present at our house that I have, until now, held back from the blog : Mushroom pizza.

Hands down, all-mushroom (or really, mushroom & garlic) is the absolute favorite for pizza topping in this house. It’s the first pie we ordered on the day we moved to Missoula, it’s the pizza I bake for friends and family when they visit us, and it’s one that I bake when enlisted to make pizza while visiting others. It’s what we make for Friday…

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