Category Archives: cook with wood

When Mother Cooks With Wood

“In the past century, technology has accelerated at a dizzy-ing rate. Scores of machines have replaced the working and thinking of people — and do them better. These advances have freed us from countless, laboursome tasks, creating time for more satisfying jobs. But some tasks, though they take more effort, offer greater rewards when done […]

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A Detailed Bread-Making Post 💝

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” – James Beard The oven was hot and the fire, steady.  I propped open the cookstove door and tapped the top of the two bread loaves  baking nicely away- the crusted top of the loaves […]

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A Recipe for a Quiet Heart, Overwintering Joy & Madeleines

  “There is a place of full release, near to the heart of God, a place where all is joy and peace, near to the heart of God…”     The late October sun was barely shining on this weekday afternoon. Our days are quietly threatening snow and the sun is quickly becoming a long […]

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Hearty Meals & Planning Food for your Family

“It is in her [the homemaker’s] preparation of the dinner that the cook begins to feel the weight and responsibility of her situation, as she must take upon herself all the dressing and the serving of the principal dishes, which her skill and ingenuity have mostly prepared. Whilst these, however, are cooking, she must be […]

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Some Easy Tips & Recipes for Busy Kitchens

    “The person who decides what shall be the food and drink of a family, and the modes of its preparation, is the one who decides, to a greater or less extent, what shall be the health of that family.” – The American Woman’s Home, Harriet Beecher Stowe     This morning, after lighting […]

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