10 Unique Ways to Light  A Fire Without Newspaper

10 Unique Ways to Light A Fire Without Newspaper

If you are like us and prefer to use a renewable heat source like a fire, you might be interested in some different ways of getting that fire started without using newspaper. I am very aware that newspaper is a dying resource as more and more people choose to use...
Top 6 Firewood Options For A Hot Fire

Top 6 Firewood Options For A Hot Fire

Choosing a type of firewood can be overwhelming and confusing for a newbie. Here is a list of typically available firewood, and their outstanding positives and negatives. If you are cooking on a wood fired stove, the right kind of firewood can be the difference...
8 Useful Tips for Cooking in a Wood Fired Stove

8 Useful Tips for Cooking in a Wood Fired Stove

We bought our wood stove to serve many roles in our house. It is a space heater in the great room (living area), runs radiators in each of our bedrooms and makes them lovely and warm. Our wood stove also heats our water, and on top of that, it cooks! The best $8000 we...
Almond Cookies with Chocolate Chips | Gluten Free

Almond Cookies with Chocolate Chips | Gluten Free

Gluten free cookies are renowned for being chalky, crumbly, dry and gross. I have a few gluten free cookie recipes that work with a gluten free baking mix, but if I want a real treat I make these almond cookies. I have been gluten free for several years now, read here...

Dana’s Chocolate Fudge Cake Slice Recipe

This fudge cake is amazing. It is however very poorly named. It is not fudge, it is not cake. However it is chocolate and it is slice. It freezes well and is dangerously delicious. Consider yourself warned. Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe Ingredients: Base 450g Butter 1...
How to Make Amazing Sourdough Bread

How to Make Amazing Sourdough Bread

Chewy and slightly tangy, who doesn’t like a warm slice of sourdough bread? I bet you didn’t realize just how easy it is to make either. The bonus to sprouting/fermenting/souring grains – or anything for that matter – is that with the bacteria...
Spiced Apple Cake – Gluten free (or not!)

Spiced Apple Cake – Gluten free (or not!)

A few weeks ago I bought some cheap apples. They looked lovely – massive and red, but they taste pretty average and were a bit floury. So I did what every sensible person would do and made a spiced apple cake! You can make this either gluten free or not. Oats do...
Using our wood fired stove

Using our wood fired stove

We are in the new house!! We are all camping on mattresses on the floor. The house is a mess and we have no carpet. But we are in! The kids rooms have insulation in the ceiling so they are nice and warm – but our room doesn’t. Brrrr! So much has happened...

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