BLOG Denver Summer Cooking on Your Wood Stove Cooktop
Just because its summer doesn’t mean your woodstove has to sit and gather dust. Your wood burning stove can offer a fun and functional food prep on Colorado’s cool summer nights– plus keep you toasty.Take advantage of those cooler evenings, making unforgettable memories with your family and friends.
Make your wood burning stove work for you, even in the Denver summer:
- Host a canning party.
Garden soon overflowing with bounty? Many hands make light work. From jams and jellies, to pickles, relish and sauces, choose a tasty high-acid food recipe for boiling water bath canning your guests or family will love. Then make it a party in your home or outdoor kitchen, with canning-themed food and drinks inspired by the foods you’ll be using. Send home guests with a tasty treat or stock-up your panty with next season’s winter eating essentials.
- Plan a camping-inspired meal and festivities.
This can be as simple as pot of chili and a movie, or as extravagant as making a park out of your own backyard complete with songs, volleyball and horseshoes – even a pop-up tent for the kids. As the festivities wind down, tuck-in to hot cocoa, stovetop s’moresand other campfire treats created right on yourwood burning stove.
- Choosing the right fuel.
For summer cooking, you’ll want quick access to and removal of heat as temperatures shift. For wood burning stoves, lightweight, small diameter wood offers a hot fire that will go out soon after cooking is finished. Maple twigs, sticks from the yard, kindling, and smaller pieces of seasoned wood leftover from winter supplies make excellent summer fuel sources.
- Tending the fire frequently.
Due to the more rapid combustion of smaller fuel sources in wood burning stoves, however, your summer fuel will need to be tended a bit more frequently – an easy task while cooking or canning stove-side.
Tired of the same old summer parties?
Jazz up your home or outdoor living space with a wood-burning stove from Fireplace Warehouse ETC, and enjoy your alternative-heating appliance year round. Find the perfect heat stove or electric fireplace for your Denver space at our fireplace store. Shop our extensive online inventory today.
*Please note: Fireplace Warehouse only can recommend a wood burning stove with a designated cooktop that can be used for cooking. We do not recommend cooking on any alternative heating appliance that doesn’t have a designated cooktop.