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Debbie Colgrove


By December 26, 2012

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I live in the northeast and I am SO glad we have a wood stove.  This week a storm moves in with oodles of snow and dreaded ice so my neighbors have checked in to see if I need anything.... because they plan on hitting my house to stay warm if we lose power. I'm starting a big pot of soup today that  will stay warm on the wood stove if we have a long stay. If you don't have a wood stove and a storm is headed your way.... make sure you check out your fabric stash and these stay warm sewing projects ... so you can be warm and toasty in the worst circumstances.


December 28, 2012 at 7:33 am
(1) joann says:

I also have a wood stove that is in use at least 12 hours a day. I would love to simmer soup or stew on top. Just wondering what type of pot do you use. I also have a cast iron trivet that sits on top. Thanks for the help.

December 28, 2012 at 7:36 am
(2) Debbie Colgrove says:

I have some heavy duty trivets… some with a more open design than others… that keeps the pot off the direct heat and works to “simmer”. I also “bank” the coals further away from the pot when need be… and I have the gas stove when all else fails.
We’ve spent a lot of time camping so it is a game of experimenting… and practice LOL

December 28, 2012 at 8:54 am
(3) jacqui says:

We live in MI and also have a wood stove that we use all winter long for
heating…hubby cuts his own wood…and we have discovered the added
bonus of using it for soups and stews…not to mention heating water for tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Can also use our gas stove when we lose
power. We have had winters when we were snowed in, lost power and enjoyed being comfy/cozy for the duration.

December 28, 2012 at 10:18 am
(4) Regina Roza says:

I also live in the Northeast…Taunton, Massachusetts….where are you all from?

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