Jennifer Houghton

Jennifer Houghton is a yoga & fitness teacher, blogger, and green homesteader living in the British Columbia mountains. She spends most of her days chopping wood, digging dirt, learning to fix things, and babying her 3 cats. She's very keen on furry creatures and the smell of balsam fir trees.

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  1. Frugal Friday Fiesta #7 | Aspired Living
    Frugal Friday Fiesta #7 | Aspired Living February 14, 2014 at 2:05 PM .

    […] Cooking Beans on the woodstove by Homestead Mania […]

  2. Joyce @ It's Your Life
    Joyce @ It's Your Life February 13, 2014 at 9:47 AM .

    Love this idea, wish I knew about when we had our food burning stove back in TN. Hmmmm maybe I could use the fireplace, thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays.

  3. lisa lynn
    lisa lynn February 12, 2014 at 1:14 PM .

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again tomorrow!

  4. David
    David February 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM .

    In the winter I do close to 90% of my cooking on the wood stove. I took the crock out of the slow cooker and used it on top of the stove for baked beans. During the night I turn the stove down to minimum draft so the beans cooked all night. Nice dark rich color from the slow cooking and absorbing the molasses.

    Thinking of getting a pellet stove next year but not sure how that would work for cooking.

  5. LydiaF
    LydiaF February 8, 2014 at 11:01 AM .

    Your beans cooked faster than I thought they would. I gave up on cooking mine in the oven because of the length of time it took. Now I use a slow cooker or do it on top of the stove. Love beans just about anyway I can get them 🙂 Thanks for linking up to Real Food Fridays. Looking forward to reading more.

  6. Amber Neal
    Amber Neal February 2, 2014 at 2:21 PM .

    I would love to have a wood stove so I could cook on it! My ultimate dream would be to live off the grid with my family. We are working towards it but are still far away! When I saw this on the link up this week , I instantly thought- I bet that is Homestead Mania! I have read so many of your posts I just knew!lol! Thanks for linking up this week for MMM link up party! I just opened up the link up party and I look forward to reading what you link up this week!

  7. Kimberly
    Kimberly February 1, 2014 at 6:08 AM .

    I love your page. I am a Single female also trying to live healthy,green,off the grid. Splitting wood,renovating my house… Nice to find people similar to me… I also LOVE to cook on my wood stove lol

  8. Anna@stuffedveggies
    Anna@stuffedveggies January 26, 2014 at 5:55 PM .

    Pretty Impressive! Reminds me of when I was a kid, and my then fifteen year old sister made a complete Christmas Dinner with several courses for the family in our wood stove! I’m still impressed by it, all these years later! Like Vickie, we also had special cast-iron trivets to set under the pots.

  9. Vickie
    Vickie January 26, 2014 at 11:16 AM .

    I have cooked soups and stews on a wood stove. I found that putting a metal trivet under the pan prevented scorching of the food, and keeping a lid on top conserved some of the energy. It took longer for the food to cook, so it was essentially like a slow cooker. I usually cook the stews about 6 hours, a roast can take all day! You can also make cornbread (and other breads) on top of the woodstove with a heavy cast iron pot that has a good tight fitting lid! Yum! I even made an apple crisp dessert once on the wood stove!

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