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Apr. 182017
By Katie Conaway | Wood Fired Cooking
While shopping for grilling accessories,I came across a natural cooking tool I had heard about, but never considered using, a Himalayan Salt Block. I’ve grilled salmon on a wood soaked cedar plank, but wasn’t familiar with cooking on what looks...
Apr. 62017
By Katie Conaway | fireplace
Spring has sprung and now is the time to start thinking of home improvement and/or which parts of the home are prime for remodeling projects. Take a moment and think back to the colder months and remember looking upon the...
Mar. 142017
By Katie Conaway | wood burning stove
Whenever most people think of a wood-burning cook stove, they immediately envision a pioneer woman slaving over a black cast iron cook stove. Just opening the door looks heavy and cumbersome! However, in 2017, wood-burning cook stoves are still used...
Mar. 22017
By Katie Conaway | cooking wood
Summer, fall, winter and spring, anytime is time for some delicious wood fired cuisine! Knowing the best cooking woods to use is key, but knowing the “healthier” way to grill and smoke the food is becoming more important. Are Grilled...
Feb. 142017
By Katie Conaway | fireplace
Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday this year. Just when the week is starting to swing into gear, the obligation to show your someone special is thrown into the mix! Never fear, if this holiday snuck up on you there...
Feb. 22017
By Katie Conaway | Firewood
Have you ever been perusing a home decorating magazine and/or website and noticed the firewood used to stage fashionable fireplaces in the photos? In most cases, the firewood chosen to showcase a perfectly decorated fireplace is white birch. It is...
Jan. 192017
By Dede Mulligan | fireplace, Firewood
    There is no doubt about it, most fireplaces are the focal point of any given room. Since this is the start of a fresh year, you may be thinking of a remodeling or updating the room where the fireplace...
Jan. 52017
By Katie Conaway | cooking wood, Uncategorized
In a previous blog, we discussed how wood fired grilling provides depth of flavor that chefs in restaurants embrace to bring a multi-layered dining experience to patrons. When you smoke food at home, it provides the same results in a more...
Dec. 202016
By Katie Conaway | fireplace
There are several fireplace options when building or remodeling your home today. Choosing which one is best is a matter of purpose. Some options are cheaper than others, easier to install, easier to maintain, but not all fireplace options provide...
Dec. 122016
By Katie Conaway | Fire Safety, Holiday
The most festive holiday settings inevitably take place around the warm glow of a wood burning fire. Nothing is more cozy and comforting than a fire in a beautifully decorated mantel. When there is a wood burning fire, it awakens...