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12
MAY
2016
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Building Better Bone Broth

Roasting meat bones in your wood-fired oven is the secret to building better bone broth. More on the how to roast bones later in the blog, but first, what is bone broth? Stock, broth, and bone broth Jennifer McGruther of Nourished Kitchen differentiates bone broth from stock an...
15
APR
2016

Butler Wood for Wood-fired Cooking

I have good memories of wood and wood piles from my childhood. While my grandfather was alive, he maintained a substantial stack cut from trees that fell in the woods. What remains of that weathered stack today is so crumbly, it’s no longer suitable for burning. Suitable or...
31
MAR
2016
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Gluten-free Pizza Dough Worth Eating

Baking artisan bread naturally leads one to dreaming about a wood-burning oven. Although not all serious bakers have a wood-burning oven, those of us who love to bake know it is the ultimate bread-baking environment. It’s less common for a serious wood-fired baker t...
24
MAR
2016

My Oven, an Ongoing Journey

Do you remember the excitement of dreaming about a wood-fired oven? On my oven journey there were many years of dreaming followed by the excitement of watching it come together. If you’ve ever watched Dave at work, he is a master-builder. We call it “performance...
10
MAR
2016
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Propane wand as oven tool

Often, fireplaces these days don’t burn real wood. The ones that do usually come with a natural gas starter. This makes for foolproof fire building. We’re often asked about building a similar starter into a wood-burning oven. People are often surprised when we...
03
MAR
2016
Romanesco cauliflower

Cauliflower Favorites Get a Wood-fired Upgrade

Cauliflower reigns Cauliflower has replaced kale as the reigning vegetable. Over the past eighteen months, many food writers have hailed it “the new kale” because of its nutritional value and versatility. The New York Daily News tagged it the “produce king.” Like a “blank canvas...
26
FEB
2016
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Designing Your Oven

In designing your oven remember that the finished oven is a permanent feature in the landscape. Think in terms of designing your oven to compliment the architecture of your home and to maximize the features of your landscape. Take some time to get advice about oven styles and how...
11
FEB
2016

Oven Gloves for Wood-fired Ovens?

My long-time favorite oven gloves are the Steven Raichlen Extra Long Suede gloves (about $18 on Amazon). I bought the gloves in 2012, but they have some “hot spots” now. The Raichlen gloves are great for handling wood, but I am testing the new Grill Heat Aid oven gloves for...
22
JAN
2016

Spaghetti Squash in a Wood-fired Oven

 Spaghetti squash Spaghetti squash tops the list of delicious low-carb vegetables. Because of its mildly sweet flavor, ease of preparation, versatility, and delightful characteristics, it is both a favorite side-dish and a favorite main dish. Vegetable of fruit? Spaghetti squash...
17
DEC
2015
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Argentinian Grill

An Argentinian grill, just the name brings to mind cattle grazing on the pampas, gauchos, asado, and woodsmoke. In his book Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way, Francis Mallmann describes seven ways to capture the flavor of open-fire cooking. His beautiful book has been...