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.
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. Continue reading “Firewood: What is the best option?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 not in themselves contain gluten, some people with gluten issues also can’t eat oats, but many can.
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!