JOANNA'S FOOD: family cooking, from scratch, every day


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Our woodburning range


















This is our new cooker ... on a good day it takes the same amount of time to heat up as an electric oven. We can cook supper AND heat our large kitchen with a couple of logs. After three weeks I STILL can't get over it ...

PS If you look carefully, you can see a mouse carved into the chair leg ... the signature of the Mouseman

16 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh! It's beauuuutiful! I'm green with envy and will be all winter long.

Jules said...

I'm in awe. Absolutely gorgous and I would love one.

CatsPuke said...

Wow, your new stove is amazing! I'd love an oven like that, and a chair by the mouseman. You're a very lucky lady.

CP x

Chocolate Shavings said...

That looks beautiful, and must be great in the cold months of the year!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Awesome!

Peter M said...

This is fantastic and I do see the lil' mouse!

Sam said...

I'm jealous, I would love one of those!

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi, how do you find it for cooking? Is it an Aga or another make? Looks fabulous.

Toffeeapple said...

What a wonderful place spend time, you are a lucky girl.

Joanna said...

Thanks for all your comments. Yes, I AM lucky ... it's fabulously warming, and I'm learning how to cook on it. It's an Esse Ironheart. I love it. I'll be posting about it soon, because the cooking techniques are a little different, and there's not much literature. But anyone with an ordinary woodburner can do some of the things this will do.

The mouseman chair was a present. If you're ever in Yorkshire, it's well worth visiting the works, you can see the craftsmen carving.

Joanna

Nan said...

Oh, 'tis a beautiful thing!! As one who has had a woodstove for over thirty years, I just wonder if the basket and the chair are too close?? Do they feel hot when the stove is going?

Joanna said...

Nan, you're quite right - they normally live a little further away, pulled in for the photograph ;)

Joanna

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

me love it!

UpToMyElbows said...

Hiya, I love Esse's and have been promised one for when we do the kitchen out (instead of the gas powered AGA which I hate!). How do you find the ironheart? I've been looking at the woodburning range becuase I wasn't sure teh ironheart would be enough for use as a cooker.

Joanna said...

Sorry it's taken me so long to get round to your comment ... LOVE my Esse, summer will be hard without it, although I'm planning to build a brick oven in the garden. I've done virtually all my cooking on it this winter, and it's easily possible - but you DO need back-up for the summer, and for those moments when you're not quite concentrating. That said, I've baked Victoria sponges, loads of bread, some biscuits etc etc

I'm planning a full post about it in the next few days

Joanna

Justin said...

4My range cooker from rangemaster worth every penny. I wanted so much a black gas range cooker and now I have it. I can finally say that I am a happy cook.