Read more below for the 7 Basic Foods to Throw in Your Stove, plus , Pies and Bakes, Soups and liquids and finally: 4 Fire-Side Tips for ending that perfect evening with Orange Peel Candles, herbs and a warm something to round it off.
7 Basic Foods to Cook in the Stove
1: Buttered and Peppery Corns
Cut corns in half, smear with butter and black pepper, wrap in silver foil and throw in oven close to the burning embers for 25 mins. Turn. Remove when charred.
2: Boniato (Sweet Potatoes)
Poke through with a kebab metal stick-thingy, wrap in silver foil and throw in for at least 30 mins or until soft. Then open up, add butter, cream cheese, pineapple, salmon, beans or whatever you fancy. These sweet tasting veg are a delight on a cold winters night and very, very filling.
3: Rosted Woody Pizza
For a woody roasted tasting pizza - make or buy a base, decorate as to your tastes and slip into the top oven. Careful not to burn the bottom, you may want to use a tray or something to leave space for air to move around.
4: Baked Chestnuts
Graba a fork, make some holes, as per ususal. Lob in. Heat. Then Eat.
5: Veggie Heaven (How to use up those old veggies)
In a metal tray add sliced aubergines, peppers, onions and garlic in olive oil and herbs. Roast till the cows come home. Leave to cool and the following day serve driping over fresh bread with a fine cheese and wine.
6: Garlic and Soy Artichokes (Artichoke heaven)
Hmmm. You'll need to check out this recipe here for tasty artichokes done in the very center of the fire with garlic and soy sauce.
7: Baked Bananas (A final desert)
Wrapped in foil, heated and then served with honey or yoghurt.
Pies and Bakes in a Wood Oven
My favourite dishes include fish pies, vegetabe pies, feta bakes and soya pies. Rather yummy! All you need to have is a litte imagination as you scour what is in the larder. Throw it all in a baking tray, pour over with any liquids you have hanging around and cover with silver foil. Stick it in the oven and then pour yourself a little something, out your feet up and watch a Russell Brand video or two.
I like to throw in whatever veg I have, add a little juce, gravy or red wine. Crumble feta cheese over the top with breadcrumbs or very thinly sliced spuds. Then sit back and watch a couple more videos until you hear the sizzling begin.
Soups and Liquids Heated
A Final Winter's Touch for that Winter Evening