With the economy still in recession, more American families are eating at home rather than eating out, but most aren’t making hearty, traditional meals on the stovetop or in the oven. They’re nuking.
How to build a small and super-efficient masonry heater out of fire bricks.
How we built a cob oven and rocket stove hybrid.
Build your own wood-fired earth oven for baking fluffier, more flavorful bread and other baked delights.
A brief description of our experience with a masonry heater.
A description about something unique - a wood burning masonry kitchen stove.
Aside from the great stage presentations, the exhibitor booths have a lot to offer FAIR attendees.
Although forced air is the most common form of home heat in North America it is far from ideal. This article explains why Building Biology regards the masonry heater as the ultimate heating system for health, comfort and ecology.
Although winter is setting in, that doesn't mean an end to the garden season in desert climates! Get inspired by this beautiful rainwater-harvesting, food-producing desert landscape!
If you want to have some wonderful food, great scenery by the ocean, lots of things to do, I have a place for you: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Here is yet another possible building project presented to you which requires no formal training, very little money, and techniques/methods that anyone can use. This blog intends to inspire you to take on a natural building project like this one. Don´t have fear if this is your first time working with these techniques and materials — it often for us also! Swattlesfield Campground is frequented by many kinds of people for various reasons. The owner, Jonathan, wanted to introduce some activity which would draw people together. We had the perfect idea: pizza! Food, especially food that requires waiting, has a tendency to attract people. And once humans have a good reason to be in the same place, the rest (socialization) has a tendency to just work.
Baking the Great American Apple Pie chases away the blues and grays that sometimes afflict the homestead.