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Oct. 252018
By Katie Conaway | Wood Fired Cooking
When it comes to cooking over an open fire, almost anything can be achieved. The first items that come to mind are meats and vegetables that can be roasted or grilled. However, what about a hearty soup, stew, or rich...
Oct. 82018
By Katie Conaway | Fire Safety
We all love wood burning fire and/or candles when the weather gets crisp and the holidays set in. However, it is important to have respect for the open flame. Fires can turn into out-of-control conflagrations and consume an entire home...
Sep. 252018
By Katie Conaway | fire prevention month, Fire Safety
October is Fire Prevention Month, reminding us to change the batteries in smoke detectors and make sure to be prepared in case of fire in the home. However, do you really know how to prevent a fire? Learn common-sense practices...
Sep. 172018
By Katie Conaway | Wood Fired Cooking
Next time you tuck into the wood-fired deliciousness of a crisp, smoke flavored artisan pizza, say a prayer of thanks to the primitive cob oven. Without this ancient cooking device, pizza, perfectly seared meats and vegetables would not be possible....
Aug. 302018
By Katie Conaway | Fire Safety
Fire pits are wonderful ambiance creators for any outdoor space. No matter the season, the versatile fire pit is a welcoming way to bring people together to sit back, relax and enjoy the night air. However, make no mistake, when...
Aug. 142018
By Katie Conaway | Firewood
The days are starting to get shorter and shorter. Before you know it, the winds will begin to blow in cooler air and then down right cold air. As we think ahead to enjoying time around a roaring fire on...
Jul. 302018
By Katie Conaway | wood burning stove
When looking for information on wood burning fires, I kept seeing very clever mini cook stoves called rocket stoves. Some were made with simple household items like trash cans and tin cans, where others looked like metal works of art....
Jul. 172018
By Katie Conaway | Wood Fired Cooking, wood fired cooking
Planning a camping trip? If you are planning to eat all of your meals over a campfire, you’re probably dreading the labor involved in planning the meals, packing the food items and preparing the food once you are deep in...
Jun. 272018
By Katie Conaway | Uncategorized
It’s safe to say that during the warmer months, most of us do not use our in-door wood burning fireplaces. We probably opt for a communal marshmallow roast around the backyard fire pit or outdoor fireplace. However, when a chimney...
Jun. 212018
By Katie Conaway | cooking wood
The occasional outdoor warm-weather “grill master” might still buy lighter fluid and any charcoal currently on sale at the local hardware store. However, most grilling enthusiasts have strong opinions about the best charcoal to fuel their cooking fire. However, if...