Baking in a Reliable Oven


Baking in a Reliable Oven There are two major challenges that a pie maker faces… Keeping the fats well chilled and… Baking in a reliable oven.  Everything else is easy…more or less. But the mechanical part of the operation, the actual oven unit that we heat up, to place the fruit of our labor inside of, with the […]

Old Stoves in Garnet, MT


Last fall when I was in Montana teaching, Duncan, Robin and I took an afternoon off to visit the gold mining ghost town of Garnet, MT. The tourist season was just about over by then so we had the place pretty much to ourselves. I was fascinated by the old stoves left in the cabins and how much work […]

A Happy Ending to the Hummy Hum Oven Woes!


A Happy Ending to the Hummy Hum Oven Woes! Yes, it is over and resolved. There is a happy ending to the Hummy Hum oven woes. Today with the blessings of the manufacturer, the hummy-hum oven has been returned to the dealer and I can now put this episode behind me. Am I oven-less? Perish the thought! My […]