Not long ago, I wrote about some of the virtues of a woodstove. Not only is a woodstove a great way to heat your home, it can also be used for cooking. Since our woodstove has a flat top, we use it for cooking fairly often, especially when it is Really Cold outside.
There’s something very satisfying about cooking on a woodstove – I’m not sure what it is. Maybe it’s the warmth from the stove coupled with the aromas that dance through the house.
Sometimes it gets bitterly cold here. It’s the kind of cold where, if you have to go outside you take greater care than any other time of the year. If we have to go down to the barn, we make sure we have Yaktraxs on our boots. Although they are not failsafe, having them on our boots does make it a lot safer to be walking around on the ice.
For the most part, when it is that cold I do as little outside as I need to and then hunker down in the house for the day.
When we had that cold snap, Graham made us a fantastic breakfast on the woodstove. He started by frying up some shredded homegrown potatoes.
Then he added a few slices of homegrown ham, and some homegrown eggs. I know I am writing “homegrown” a lot, but it always puts a smile on our face when we site down to a completely full grown meal.
Having a cast iron frying pan is wonderful! If you don’t have one, pick one up when you can find them on sale – you will be glad you did! Lodge Cast Iron is very good – this is the kind we have. It’s made in the USA. Every time I wash the cast iron pan, I rub in some EVO oil using a paper towel and then put the pan away till next time.
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