This week: felling trees, cleaning your chimney, clay ovens from Erica Wides of Why We Cook, hot things in your fridge burn out compressor, what octane gas should you use in your car, agricultural fabric in your vegetable garden, Chef Robert Newton of Seersucker, Mike asks what all this about Mums in the fall, eric burns his saute pan, inoculating birch logs with mushroom spore, higher grass in your lawn is better, plastic container swap meet, rain barrel discussion, Casserole Crazy Party dates, and viewer mail
Congradulations on one year of GardenFork!
Nice show guys. Lynne Rossetto Kasper from the Splendid Table interviewed Sculptor Kiko Denzer about building your own earthen ovens. She makes it sound like something anyone could do. You guys should try it out. They said you could make it a big huge thing, or something smaller that you could move latter. I would like to do it some day too. The link for that show, which has more information and the book on the ovens is,
Hi guys. Something to try... I put our pizza crust on parchment paper and then slide the paper and pizza on to the pizza stone. It keeps the pizza stone clean.
p.s. I'm 50 and I love DJ mixes. ;^) If you like them Eric, try to find some by Tiesto, he's great.
What you want to look into is making a cob oven... There are plenty of resources on how to make cob and even building houses with it.
I've been meaning to make one for quite some time... I've done a fair amount of research on cob though and this definitely is the way to go for baking bread, pizza, etc...
congrats on the one year anniversary - i've come late to the show, but its great.
now - where to start with the show ... so many things to choose from... lets stick with the plastic mulch - the big contention in my house. Hubby hates it, he finds it hard to work around and has to be pulled up before the garden is tilled under ... I love it, but it is hot on the feet (I like to garden barefoot) - I have red for under the tomatoes, silver for under the cabbage and in the dimmer spots of the wall garden, and green & black for just about every where else.
The also sell a 'bio-degradable' version - I found it doesn't really bio-degrade, hubby was still running into it two years after we used it (not fun to get off the discer, let me tell you) ...
just wanted to mention about the pizza stone - it doesn't matter how 'good' the stone is, any amount of moisture will make it crack ... I lost mind making bread when I misted the oven with water to get that nice chewy crust. I've been told that unglazed clay floor tiles will work just as well, and can be cheaper to replace.