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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...
May. 312018
By Katie Conaway | Firewood
If you live in a forested area (e.g. Connecticut is about 60% forested), the chance you’ve seen diseased or dead ash trees is a given. What is killing them? Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), that’s who! We first discussed this insidious...
May. 102018
By Katie Conaway | Wood Fired Cooking
Chances are you’ve eaten in a restaurant with cedar planked grilled salmon as an entré. In fact, I would say it is impossible to peruse any grilling section within a big chain store or specialty cooking store without seeing cedar planks...
Apr. 232018
By Katie Conaway | Wood Fired Cooking
The birds are singing and nature is starting to bloom in all its glory! Right now is also the perfect time to look at the calendar and plan for the next camping trip in the upcoming months! When it comes...
Apr. 122018
By Katie Conaway | Useful Tips
Wondering what to do with the wood ash left over from the long cold winter, while wondering how to have a healthy, plentiful garden this summer? Kill two birds with one stone by “recycling” wood ash from your fireplace and...
Mar. 272018
By Katie Conaway | Wood Fired Oven
Whether you already own a pizza oven or thinking of buying or building one in the backyard, there is more to this cooking device than meets the eye. Did you know you can cook ALL your meals in a pizza...
Mar. 152018
By Katie Conaway | Fire Pit
Wood burning fire pits are wonderful ways to gather with family and friends in the comfort of your own backyard. What better way to celebrate the seasons (no matter the temperature!) with a crackling, aromatic, visually comforting focal point! However,...