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Old 09-20-2004, 09:32 PM   #11
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I do too Psiguyy! I miss that wood stove very much. We never cooked in it(except for the occasional bag of marshmallows) but we did a lot of soups, stews, popcorn, hot chocolate, & coffee on top of it! It brought us closer as a family.
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Old 09-21-2004, 11:21 AM   #12
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crewsk, no wonder those cute little cheerleader girls didn't like you, what with you coming to school smelling like a smoked ham hock, hehehe. My grandmother cooked on a wood stove and everything she made was fabulous. I don't know how she did it because she died when I was quite young. She also washed clothes on a wash board and had a washer with a hand wringer. She hung the clothes on a clothesline even in the dead of winter. We all have it too easy now.
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Old 09-21-2004, 11:31 AM   #13
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I know, Otter, I made them hungry & they couldn't eat because if they gained a pound they wouldn't have been able to hold each other up!
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Old 09-21-2004, 12:35 PM   #14
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There are a couple of sources for information ... one is the local library. Another information source is using a search engine on the internet - I did a search of "wood stove cooking" on google and got these results: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...+stove+cooking

Now, something Tarzan might need to be made aware of (unless your cabin is going to be well air conditioned in the summer) is that Jane will need a summer kitchen (aka: outdoors). While the heat from a wood fired stove might be a comfort on a cold night ... it's not much fun on a hot summer day.
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Old 09-21-2004, 12:42 PM   #15
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Michael, you are so right. If I dig hard enough, now that I think of it, I could probably find my old "Foxfire" books, which would have some good info as well.

Jane thinks she will probably hire a couple of hunky servants to chop the wood and so forth.
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Old 09-23-2004, 12:07 PM   #16
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Actually, I was thinking about the "Foxfire" books and "Mother Earth News" the other day. I just didn't know if you were an old hippy that might know what I was talking about.

"Mother" has a website and if you go the archive page http://www.motherearthnews.com/index.php?page=archive and search on "wood stove" you'll get 84 articles from past issues. They cover all wood stoves so you'll have to weed through them to find the ones talking about cooking stoves. One you might especially enjoy is the one by Ole Wik http://www.motherearthnews.com/index...rc&id=4076

I used to have the first 6 volumes of "Foxfire" and I think I remember one of them having something about wood burning stoves in one of them. I went to their website http://www.foxfire.org/prodFFbooks.html and read the brief description of what was in them but couldn't figure out which one it might have been in. One Foxfiew book I know you will be interest in is "The Foxfiew Book of Appalachian Cookery" - just go their website and scroll down to the bottom of the page. I think I had this book too, but I don't remember. My youngest son and his wife came over one night about 5 years ago and "borrowed" all my Foxfire books and old issues of "Mother" (about 10 years worth) from my hippy days.
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Old 09-23-2004, 12:20 PM   #17
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Michael, I still HAVE my Whole Earth Catalog buried somewhere in the basement. Served many years as a card-carrying citizen of the Woodstock Nation during the Age of Aquarius. I remember one of the Foxfire books explaining step by step how to build a log cabin, starting with felling the tree.....Thanks for the links!
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Old 10-01-2004, 08:03 PM   #18
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Cooking on a wood stove...

I had a freind that had a hunting cabin in the Canadian north. He used to cook all kinds of thins ontop of the stove. He told me until he got the hang of how it worked he used to use an old grill thermometer. They are like a little coil that you set on the surface...the hotter it is the more it cause the coil to shrink or expand and it had a face that gave an idication of the temp. From my grilling days when the thermometer broke I used to use my hand over the grill....hold you hand in one spot till the count of 5.....it is low....hold your hand there for only 2-3 seconds...it is high heat. Either way you will makes some awesome meals. :)
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Old 10-02-2004, 07:12 PM   #19
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Ok, here is my story(and I'm stickin to it!) I was born and raised in South Los Angeles. Met my (ex) and followed him anywhere. Which meant back to his homestate of Minnesota and Northern Washington and Alaska. We had some very wonderful woodstoves, which I,by myself re-furbished as we say in the CITY. These stoves were a secondary stove. I hauled my SEARS double oven(oven on top and on bottom) gas stove every where. Summers are too hot for wood stoves. But me being the adaptor to all life stiles at the time, I did as I was told. Yes I thought it was unique at the time. I also tried to make sure that all the chopped wood was cut down to the size for the stove. Much smaller than the pot bellied stove or other wood burners we had for the other rooms. Now let me tell you..........many a time I had to get the ax out and chop my wood to size!!!!!!!!!!!!!Not my favorite subject. Oops this is not what you asked was it?. Ok as long as you have the right size wood pieces and you are willing to start it up when hubby is not around then it will work. I loved it for making home made flour tortillas. Just slap those babies on that hot surface and walla!! my gramma would have been proud of me. The oven was great! Just had to cook by feel and smell. Also an oven thermometer worked too. SUmmers.....NOT good. Have fun
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