Pizza

pizza oven 2Every pizza joint around here knows TOG. You hardly ever have to explain to them where we are. So it was high time that we made our own pizza oven in the yard.

Loads of pics here

First we had to set some cavity blocks. There’s quite a slope on TOG’s yard so the left side was about 20mm lower than the right. The left side blocks had to be raised to compensate. After the bottom 4 blocks were set, the others were simply stacked on top. Lengths of timber, painted with bitumen paint for waterproofing, were laid across the top, Now we had a suitable platform to build on.

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December Present Making Wed 3rd Dec

As the holiday season swings by, Tog will be running a present making session with help from the Dublin Favour Exchange
Day: Wed 3rd Dec
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: free — but bring some materials if you can
Where: Tog!
We will be making 4 seasonal delights:
  1. Carrot Cake
  2. Apple Jam
  3. Cards
  4. Soap
Please bring relevant materials if you can: for the card you need liquid or stick glue. We have cards and paper. Favour Exchangers will be bringing some special teabags for the cardmaking!
We have everything we need for the soapmaking but have limited spaces

Christmas at TOG: cookies and crochet

Beautiful garlands of floppies
Deck the halls with boughs of floppies, fa la la la la la la la la la

As we’re well into December by now, we can talk about the C word all we want!  As is tradition by now, the final craftnight of the year will be a sugar-fuelled glitterfest where we try to finish Christmas gifts while raising our blood glucose levels.  By the time your insulin sorts that mess out, the crochet class on Saturday 14th will let you return to the scene of the sugarcrime and see what you recall.

Sugar craftnight kicks off from about 6:30pm in TOG on Tuesday December 10th.  All are welcome, and all sorts of tasty treats are welcome too! There’ll be hot chocolate to wash down the Christmas cookies, and I’ll have some spare felt and sparkles for anyone who’d rather build decorations than destroy their pancreas (of course you can do both).  Coordination of baking will happen through the craft mailing list (anyone can join the list and get regular reminders of craftnights during the year). As with all craftnights, you can just pop down on the night.  Our first craftnight of 2014 will be on January 7th.

Beautiful baubles to hang on your Christmas tree (or to give to someone to hang on their tree)
Beautiful baubles to hang on your Christmas tree (or to give to someone to hang on their tree)

There will be a crochet bauble workshop run on the afternoon of Saturday December 14th from 2:30pm till about 4:30pm. Participants don’t need any prior experience at crochet, and will still make a pretty netted bauble for the tree.  The class will cost €7 including materials (or €2 for members for the materials).  Sign-up form for the class after the break.

 

 

 

 

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Dublin Mini Maker Faire: post-faire BBQ

Dublin Mini Maker Faire logoMaking and showing off can be such hard work, that’s why Tog are helping out the makers of Dublin Mini Maker Faire by hosting a wind down barbeque on the day after.  Last year’s BBQ was a great success, and with more makers at this year’s faire, it can only be better!

The BBQ will be hosted in Tog on Sunday the 28th of July from 2pm. Weather permitting we’ll be sitting in the yard, enjoying the smell of burning coals, otherwise we can huddle indoors and enjoy ourselves. Food will be provided, but you’ll have to bring your own beer (this way you can pick your favourite beer!).  Makers who were involved in the Faire will get free-in with their badges.  If you’re not a Maker, don’t fret, you can still join us for the reasonable sum of €5.

bbqIf you’re not a member, it’d be great if you can RSVP in the comments or by email, so we can plan for you.  We don’t want anyone to be left short of food!

Plenty of food for those who come, let us know in comments below.

 

 

TOG homebrew beer session Sunday 14th April

 

 

A 3rd beer homebrewing session is coming to TOG, this Sunday 14th April!

 

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Award-winning brewchamps will be giving attendees detailed instructions, tips ‘n’ tricks, and generally giving the benefit of their expertise.

Beginner, intermediate and experienced brewers attend the brewing session, leading to in-depth, interesting and informative discussions for all.

 

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We’ll start sometime between 10-11am and finish about 3-4pm; brewers tend to go round the corner to the Bull & Castle to socialise after.

Attendance is free and open to all (there may be a whip-around for donations to TOG tho).

 

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If you want to come, why not sign up and say hello to Capital Brewers on their forum here:

http://www.nationalhomebrewclub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1364153694

 

Also follow them on twitter for the latest updates, brewdays, competitions, tasting sessions etc:

 

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Looking forward to seeing you there!