Saturday, January 21, 2012

Slow Food

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After years of coping with wood cook-stove envy I am finally happy to say I have my own.  My neighbor, Biker Stacy has an BEAUTIFUL cook-stove!  I last posted about this last year almost to date when Maine Man was cleaning it up.  If I wasn’t so lazy I’d dig deep to find the before pictures of it…. you would be amazed.   So THANKFUL for my handy man who fixed it up and for my farmer friend who bartered to get me this great find.  Those 2 men are the main reasons why many of my farming/homesteading dreams come true!I’ve only experimented with cooking on top but I will soon experiment with the oven.  One thing I quickly figured out is that small pieces of wood are best to burn when attempting to keep the temperature up.  County Boy has been chopping up our firewood and keeping me in good supply even without being asked.  LOVE that boy!

To date I’ve cooked soup, home fries, breakfast sausage, veggie stir fry, and applesauce.  I will post again after I experiment a bit with the baking.     In effort to educate myself on the matter I am slowly making my way through a borrowed book, Woodstove Cookery ~At Home On The Range by Jane Cooper (1977).  I am headed upstairs to read as soon as I finish this post.  After I get bored with that I will delve into a  book I bought MM for Christmas, We Took To The Woods by Louise Dickinson .  All the while the kids are quietly watching Johnny English for the umpteenth time.  Perfect Saturday night in my eyes, my how times change.  For the better I’d say!

10 comments:

fullfreezer said...

Oh, this is the second post I've seen this morning talking about wood stoves. I'm getting a bit of stove envy. A wood stove is definitely on my short list of wants- or needs- but we'd definitely have to rearrange to find a place to put one.
Judy

gardenofsimple said...

envious! what a beautiful stove!

hillybilly annie said...

I have woodstove envy from you, I would so love to have a woodstove.

Poppy said...

What a wonderful find! I do hope you'll share your discoveries along the way. I'd like to learn more about woodstove cooking!

Thanks!

RaShell

warren said...

It's beautiful and so is that food!

katiegirl said...

That stove is amazing!

doglady said...

Your stove is gorgeous. Enjoy "slow" cooking on it.

Anonymous said...

We love our wood cook-stove. My hubby cooks almost every meal on it! Enjoy

Karl B said...

Beautiful! Wish I had one like that! I'll need to find a farmer friend to help me out! :-)

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Wow. I am having homemaker-geek-envy. What fun!