Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Where There's Smoke... (Firing Up, part 1 of 3)

Wood Heating Tip #1:

Smoke is fuel.

More specifically, it's nasty, toxic, partially-burned and unburned stuff that could have been used as fuel: flammable gases and tars, creosote and kerosene, soot particles, and some invisible combustion by-products like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and steam.

If your chimney is putting out smoke, you are wasting fuel. And you are setting yourself up for messy, expensive, and unhealthy problems like creosote-accumulation and chimney fires.

What's the point in processing and storing and burning all that wood, if you're sending most of the juice out the chimney?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Chocolate is released into the world

Our friends at Pantry Paratus are trying out a digital-downloads section. 

We gave them a copy of Ernie's delicious chocolate truffle recipe to test out their sales page, just in time for Valentine's day.

The trifold is simple, easy-to-follow recipe text, but the product description includes some of Kacy's gorgeous pictures of our actual truffles, from when we did the Chocolate Fantasy event with Dessert Noir.

Mmmmm... good times.

If, like me, you can no longer indulge in rich, sweet chocolate as often as you might like, please consider these pictures as a virtual Valentine.