In this day and age, it seems that traditions are receiving a bad press. Many traditions provide a sense of comfort and stability in a world that is filled with chaos. The tradition I started for my wife's birthday is now over a decade old, and it is a tradition that is now rooted in … Continue reading A Birthday Tradition Revisited
One day I arrived home from work to a surprise inside the wood cook stove. My wife was cooking dinner on our propane stove, and left a note for me on the wood cook stove. It was a late fall day, and the chill in the air beckoned for a fire in the wood cook … Continue reading A Surprise Inside the Wood Stove
What inspired me to even attempt making a quiche happened many years ago. My wife was out for the evening, and I was having a guy’s night in celebrating with a James Bond Marathon. During the film A View to A Kill 1985 starring Roger Moore as James Bond and Christopher Walken as the villain, … Continue reading A View to a Quiche
Our wood cook stove is truly the heart of the home during the winter. It heats the home, cooks our food, and heats the home's domestic hot water. Thanks for joining us on this quick video on us cooking breakfast on the wood cook stove, a true labor of love. If you have never cooked … Continue reading Breakfast a labor of love
This week I am demonstrating how to clean a stainless steel wood cook stove surface. Many of you probably do not have a wood cook stove in your homes. This still may relate to you if you are considering purchasing a wood stove to have a backup heat and cooking source. I have created a … Continue reading Cleaning the Wood Cook Stove Surface
Flashback to six years ago when we lit our Kitchen Queen wood cook stove for the first time. We had our challenges trying to figure it out, but now it is easy. We moved into our place for two weeks during December of 2011 to see if we could manage the home with the extreme … Continue reading Flashback: Lighting the Wood Stove for the 1st time didn’t work out so well.
Welcome to Part 4/4, the final video/blog in my video mini series, Cooking with a Wood Cook Stove - Pioneer Pumpkin Pie from Scratch. My final video will show how I maintained my wood cook stove while cooking my pumpkin pie and will show you my Pumpkin Pie all cooked and ready to eat! I … Continue reading Cooking with My Wood Cook Stove- Pioneer Pumpkin Pie from Scratch: 4/4
Welcome to Part 3 in my series, Cooking with a Wood Cook Stove - Pioneer Pumpkin Pie from Scratch. In this video you will see how I make pumpkin puree from a sugar pumpkin and how I make my pumpkin pie filling using the pumpkin puree. Also you will see how I maintain and use … Continue reading Cooking with My Wood Cook Stove – Pioneer Pumpkin Pie from Scratch: 3/4
Hello and welcome to Part 2 of my video / blog series, Cooking with a Wood Cook Stove - Pioneer Pumpkin Pie. In the video you will see how I make a pumpkin pie crust from scratch. Additionally, I pull out my sugar pumpkin from my wood cook stove and show what it should look … Continue reading Cooking with My Wood Cook Stove- Pioneer Pumpkin Pie from Scratch : 2/4
Collecting firewood is a hard task to do each year. It may be a sustainable source of heat, but it is not sustainable work for the human body. When I built our woodshed, I designed it to easily keep track of how much wood we have stored, and how much we are using throughout the … Continue reading The Helpful Woodshed … know how many cords of wood all season.