Making the most of wood

Using your wood to the maximum

Did you know that your wood burning stove doesn’t have to be used for just heating up your home? Using your wood burning stove to cook is also possible as long as you use the right appliances as a roofing company from Plymouth found out.

How is it possible?

If your wood burning stove has a circular plate or a flat surface, you can easily cook food on it! You can use it to boil the kettle or use it to cook food in a pot! You can do all of this whilst receiving heat from the fire burning below.

What can you cook?

On a wood burning stove, you can do anything from boiling water, heating up soup or noodles and even using it to do more serious dishes such as a slow-cooked dish like a stew or slow cooking lamb!

What do I use to cook?

We recommend that you use a cast iron pot to cook with and as the temperature is uncontrollable, it is best to use a metal trivet or a cast iron trivet to put under the pot. The food will cook slower depending on how many trivets you have underneath. You can also decrease the heat by moving the pot outwards. This will take it away from the hottest part which you will find in the middle of the flue.

Charity Raffle This September, Fantastic Prizes!

This September we are organising a charity raffle event with some fantastic prizes, including a snazzy range of electric fireplaces ready for the winter! More information to come including dates, food and what you can expect on the day.

Yorkshire Ridings are a community based organisation that likes to bring the community together and help those in need.

Charity raffles are a great way to raise awareness and money for the less unfortunate, we would like to call on all local businesses that have any products or services to offer as a raffle reward to please get in touch with us by posting a comment on this post.


What route should you take?

When visiting Plymouth, you may be looking for horse riding routes and as there as so any, you may be finding it difficult to choose which one is best! I have listed 7 different horse riding routes that I feel are the best. I have listen them in order of my favourites, my favourite one being first.

  1. The King’s Forest Rides
    The King’s Forest Route is 2 circuits that connect around the villages of Moulton, Barrow and Gazeley. The 2 circuits are between Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket. This is a beautiful route.
  2. The Stanton Rides
    The Stanton Rides is a 30 miles around that consists of 3 circular trails. Located just off the A143, this route sits beautifully between Diss and Bury St Edmunds. Definitely a route to try out!
  3. Easton Farm Park
    Easton Farm Park is a gorgeous route that is situated near Wickham Market. Over a course of 15 miles, there are four different routes to take, all of which are waymarked to make it easier for you.
  4. The Newmarket Rides
    The Newmarket Rides offers a series of different circuits which are situated between Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket. This route, similar to the King’s Forest Rides, is surrounded by the beautiful villages of Barrow, Moulton and Gazeley.
  5. The Munnings Trail
    The Munnings Trail is a stunning 26-mile horse riding route that circles the Suffolk-Norfolk border. This route is by Harleston and take you straight through to the small village of Mendham.
  6. The Mildenhall Rides
    The Mildenhall Rides consists of three different trails that are around five to seven miles each. This lovely route takes you through Cavenham, Red Lodge and Mildenhall.
  7. The Icknield Way Trail
    This route is one of the biggest routes in Plymouth as it over 100 miles. With the bridleways passing through Suffolk and following through to places like Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, it is definitely a route for those wanted a little more out of their riding experience.