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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:01 PM
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Does your dream kitchen come with a wood burning stove and brick oven?
Mine does!

I want a home heated with wood, with a wood burning (and also a gas for most use) oven and stove, and I want a wood-burning brick oven, too, for making bread and pizza. And the brick oven should be in the wall, with an old style metal door and at least one of those large wooden spatula thingies.

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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:02 PM
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1. only if it comes with slaves to chop the wood for me.
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:04 PM
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2. :
:popcorn:
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:05 PM
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3. bring it on.
i'm ready. i've got my armor of god pj's on.
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IsIt1984Yet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:51 PM
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25. You should see someone.
That filter between your brain and your fingers is broken.

:eyes:

Slavery's funny. he he he he he
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:06 PM
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4. Open pit barbecue with a spit large enough to hold an ox,.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:14 PM
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10. I would love one of those old style kitchen fireplaces like from castles
that had the great big opening and enough room to roast at least a lamb in them.

But yeah, an outside pig or ox roaster would be awesome, too!!
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:17 PM
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13. Not outside. I need that fucker right in the middle of my TV room.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:07 PM
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5. too bad you can't even heat up a dinner in the microwave
:eyes:

fucking corn flake chicken coating Neanderthal :eyes:

better start watching "How to boil water" on the food network
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:07 PM
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6. I want a woodburning fireplace in mine.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:09 PM
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9. i HAVE a child-burning fireplace already!
i'll sell it to you cheap!
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 10:39 PM
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27. Oh, man! I LOVE you. I so, so need one of those.
You have no idea the day I have had. These little ankle biters suck walking.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:08 PM
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7. I grew up in a house built in the late 1700's
It was a beautiful house with lovely exposed beams and a huge, massive central chimney. In the front family room was a big fireplace with a large dutch oven on one side (plenty big enough for pizza and bread though we used it primarily for baked beans :9 ) and there was another fireplace in the formal living room. In the winter, we'd put a wood stove in the large fireplace (you simply seal the opening with a heatproof shield and run the stovepipe through it) and heated the house with wood. I've never minded cutting, splitting and stacking wood - it's hard work that makes you feel good and gives you satisfaction when you kick back in front of that roaring fire.

My friend has a circa 1888 (I think) combination gas/wood cookstove - it's beautiful. It doesn't get real cold here usually but we heat with wood when needed. It's a comforting heat.

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liontamer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:08 PM
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8. and really good ventilation?
My dream kitchen is entirely solar powered electric, with fiber optic sunlight for lighting.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:15 PM
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11. Forecast: Rain on parade.
Although wood IS a renewable resource, burning of same adds about as many pollutants to atmosphere as most other carbon based fuels. Many localities now have restrictions on fireplaces and wood-burning stoves. Catalytic converters in the stack MAY be a partial answer.

If the mitigation of global warming is a concern, think solar ovens or photovoltaic/wind-power/hydro electric.

Having said that, "they" will pry my hickory and/or pecan smoked foods from my cold, dead hands.
It's ALL a trade-off.
;-)
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:51 PM
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16. Yeah, I know - but there's no way to "win".
The only truly environmental way to eat is to be a nomad gatherer that eats only raw, uncooked veggies and fruits as they are found and never stays in the same place two days in a row and drinks only water or the juice of the fruits.

Even solar ovens come with a pollution cost in manufacturing, transportation, and later dispoal; plus they tend to have plastic and other petrochemicals, as well as other minerals mined or excavated from the earth.

And is the damage done to the world with wood burning really any greater than the damage done to the earth by digging for and extracting petroleum and natural gad, shipping it around, and then burning it? I have a feeling that it isn't.

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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:47 PM
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23. You know what I miss?
I miss walking home from school or piano lessons on a fall afternoon or early evening, scuffling the leaves under my hard-soled school shoes (gym shoes were only for gym!), and smelling the tang of the fireplace smoke from all the chimneys. It's a smell of happy memories, football games, and that wonderful time of year when it's chilly out but not *cold.*
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:16 PM
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I have a wood burning oven but it's outside
We just built a patio extension onto our house and it includes a wood burning oven and two wonderful grilling units that came with a rotisserie attachment. It's awesome!
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:16 PM
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12. Its a nice fantasy
If you have to hand-stoke your oven, the romance ends after a week of wiping down the
kitchen of fine ash from the stove fire... after a month, after a season, a year, a
decade, however long of daily wipings up, cutting fuel, bringing in new fuel, taking
out ash....

My dream kitchen has an always-on oven in it for pizzas and like, but oil fired or continuously
fired as simply there is no way i enjoy firing a stove unless its an 'option', and not a mandatory
thing to be up at the wee hours of the morning, shivering whilst lighting up the romantic kitchen
fire that will dazzle your family hours later when they finally awaken to a warm kitchen.

And no matter how fast you are, 20 minutes a day, minimum, of work to fire a stove....

I've fired entire winters with wood, coal and peat, and as much as i'm a lover of a toasty hot fire,
i romatically consider the lazy man's thermostat dial a much more convenient option, likely
you've got it better where you'z at. :-)
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:17 PM
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14. good lord no!
don't get me started on what burning wood for cooking fuel is doing worldwide to this planet

and then i'd follow it up with the rant about what cypress mulch is doing to what's left of our swamps

this is part and parcel of faux mother earthiness, we're killing the earth while patting ourselves on the back with how natural it is, well death is natural, tis true

i know, the buzzkill pitohui strikes again... :-(
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caty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:18 PM
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15. My dream kitchen comes with a
chef who cleans up afterward. :evilgrin:
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FedUpWithIt All Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:57 PM
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17. YES! In the cob cottage i build with my own two hands :)
Edited on Thu Aug-31-06 07:00 PM by FedUpWithIt All
I also want a cooking fireplace in my kitchen with a day long rotating spit.

Been dreaming it for as long as i can remember. Gonna get that little place some day. :bounce:
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StellaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 06:59 PM
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18. I don't care as long as it comes with a personal chef
Seriously, I would want a wood-burning stove and a brick oven. Here, I found a pic of my dream kitchen:

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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 07:12 PM
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19. Okay there, Gisuippe
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 07:24 PM
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20. Not the kitchen
but I'd love to put a wood burning stove in the three season room. I could bake bread and make soups in there in the wintertime and keep the room cozy while enjoying the view outside.
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 07:56 PM
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21. Nope, but it does come with a Chef and a french maid!! n/t
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 12:50 AM
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32. If the french maid is in the kitchen,
you're doing it wrong!
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:45 PM
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22. So you want another brick in the wall?
:D

Our old house had a wood burning stove in the family room. It was very cozy.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:49 PM
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24. Our cabin has a hybrid
A cross between a wood burning stove and a gas stove and oven. If you stoke the fire on that thing it will heat up the whole cabin!!
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:56 PM
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26. No, but my burning steaming bitching would lick a driven coven.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 10:40 PM
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28. yes, it does actually
as a matter of fact my dream home would be made from a lot of stone, and wood... :) Not brick though, for the oven, yeah........
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 10:56 PM
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29.  nope. Dual fuel 5 burner gas cooktop with a megaBTU
burnere and a simmer burner, two electric selfcleaning ovens. I have located this stove, by the way. And it is only 30 inches wide too.

I think it also includes a frenchdoor fridge with water in the door
a new dishwasher
deep sink and additional counterspace.



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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 11:01 PM
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30. At least te brick oven
for the same reason: pizza!!! And yes, it would be good for bread as well. As for a wood burning stove, perhaps in the bedroom or someplace like that, for warmth, for staring at and for cozy moments.
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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 12:32 AM
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31. The wood burning oven is great if you have 3-4 hours to let it come to the
temp you want it to. So you'd use it maybe a couple times a year like my friends do, and they're professional cooks.

And who's gonna schlepp all that wood, all the time?

I found a HUGE wooden pizza paddle in a store this week. It weighs at least 45 lbs, I kid you not. It's about 7 feet long and the paddle is almost 2 inches thick at the joint. It's massive. You gotta have GUNS to slag pizza on that thing! It's $39, want me to buy it for you and ship it to you? It's very old, I'd say close to 100 years old.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 06:00 PM
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35. OMG! I would love to have it!
I can't imagine what it would cost to ship to America, though. Crikey!

I'd like to have the kind of stove that is also the heat for the house, or at least that part of the house, so that it would be always on, for the most part. Like the old days. Except in the summer, of course, then I'd just use the gas stove and oven.
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 01:10 AM
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33. That large wooden spatula thingy
is called a 'peel'.

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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 07:54 AM
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34. Go here and plan..............
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 06:12 PM
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36. My brother has Waterford cook stove and uses it all the time
Edited on Fri Sep-01-06 06:22 PM by jpak
http://www.waterfordstoves.com/Wood/Stoves/Stanley/inde...

Heats the entire living area too.

He once cooked an entire Thanksgiving dinner with it (with stuff he grew himself and with wood he harvested on his own property).

on edit: it's EPA certified (low emission). It also heats the "surface units" and the oven to cooking temps in a couple of minutes (and isn't messy at all)...

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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 06:14 PM
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37. My dream kitchen comes with an operating dishwasher,
more than 3 square feet of counter space, and floor tile that isn't peeling.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 06:16 PM
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38. My dream kitcen comes with a chef.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 06:32 PM
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39. Talk to your church - for $50K a year, I'll switch jobs
Edited on Fri Sep-01-06 06:35 PM by Rabrrrrrr
and become your personal chef!

I think it's only appropriate that a minister have his/her own chef, to free him/her up for the important work of the Church.

If your membership are any kind of decent Christians, they'll do it.

Oh, I also need an extra 15% into the UCC pension, and health insurance comporable to yours, plus a yearly knife and cookpan allowance.

on edit: And, I'll even make myself available for theological help for those important times when all you have is methodist theology and need some good, UCC-based Union seminary-type theology.

on second edit: to make the deal even sweeter, I'll happily be your proxy ranter to deal with the "problem" parishioners. I'll exhibit an outrageously swishy gay spanish accent, like Hank Azaria in "The Birdcage". "Your constant abuse is teleologically bankrupt, you Swedish bitch, no stop making her cry or I'll pee on the lefsa".
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 06:33 PM
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40. can't I just marry you instead?
You'd make a fabulous house-husband. :P
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 06:34 PM
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41. No marriage. Salary only.
Edited on Fri Sep-01-06 06:34 PM by Rabrrrrrr
:P

plus I made two edits which you might have missed.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 06:39 PM
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42. I did.
:cry:

:banghead:


:spank:









I don't handle rejection well. :rofl:
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 06:41 PM
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43. It's not rejection of you, it's rejection of the concept.
Plus, I'm already taken. Wouldn't be quite cricket.

you should talk to your church, though - it's a chance to get a properly (that is, Union) trained theologian. :rofl: :woohoo: :hide:
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 06:51 PM
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44. Sweetie, they can't even afford ME.
LOVE the idea, though! :D
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 07:12 PM
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45. I only need the wood burning stove and a wood fired sauna
a gas fired industrial oven/range would be a plus.

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