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This blog is filled with the things I love. Family, Nature, gardening, my pets, cooking in the fireplace, all things vintage, and the simple pleasures in life. Being a farmgirl at heart, I consider myself a 'Modern Day Laura'

Saturday, June 1, 2019

The EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove

For my upcoming birthday I treated myself to an EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove, and it was love at first sight. In fact i think I'm having a relationship with this thing. I love cooking outdoors, and I also wanted a backup cooking method when power is lost due to storms that is not dependent on propane or gas.

I finally broke my rocket stove in today and have to say that I'm very happy with this purchase. I am not being paid to give my opinion, I'm just sharing some information about a product that people who love cooking outdoors will appreciate. The EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove is easy to light with small twigs, or a couple of lumps of charcoal , biomass, etc. You don't have to carry around tanks of propane, and for this reason, it what sold me on it to begin with. I use both gas and propane camp stoves, but feel uneasy traveling with those fuels. You could camp in the middle of the woods and have all the material that you need around you to get a fire going. Pine cones, twigs, dried plant material, etc. This stove burns so efficiently that you don't need a lot of material to get it going. The outside of the stove got hot, but it was not bad at all.

The top is cast iron and accommodates many pans. I think cast iron cookware is best to use with this stove. While this stove has some weight to it, it's not heavy. With that being said, it's not something you want to hike with as it does weigh about 14 lbs; I'd use another alternative.

Getting the fire going was effortless, and I was able to start cooking the onions right away...

Get your own EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove The company has 3 models:

EcoZoom Versa

EcoZoom Dura

We are seriously considering getting this beast for our outdoor kitchen... Zoom Plancha

If you love cooking outdoors, are a prepper, or like to travel, then The EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove is for you. I highly recommend it.

By the way, the food was delicious!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Easy Bake Oven Collection

Happy Spring!

With the publishing of my new Easy Bake Oven Cookbook, I wanted to also share with you my Toy Oven Collection. My collection currently ranges from ovens from the 1920's to present.

Easy Bake Oven Accessories- Where to find

Good Morning!

With the publishing of my new Easy Bake Oven Cookbook, I've put together resources for finding Easy Bake Oven Accessories.

Also check out my Toy Oven Collection. Also check out my new Easy Bake Oven Cookbook. It makes a great gift!

Easy Bake Ovens For Sale

Hi everyone!

Check out the Easy Bake Ovens I currently have for Sale at: www.vintage-toy-ovens.com. All of these ovens have been inspected, cleaned and tested and are ready to use out of the box.

Also check out my new Easy Bake Oven Cookbook. It makes a great gift!

New Easy Bake Oven Cookbook

Hi everyone!

I have an exciting announcement. Back in February I published an Easy Bake Oven Cookbook: Lil' Chefs - Delicious Recipes for Your Toy Oven.


There’s no need for pre-made mixes with this book. In this book you’ll find 40 delicious recipes tailored exclusively for toy ovens. Included are recipes for breakfast, breads, snacks, and mini meals that your kids will love making. Includes easy step by step instructions, and color pictures for each recipe.

The recipes have been created using a variety of ovens which include antique, vintage and modern models. The antique models use a wire heating coil, the vintage oven models use a light bulb, and the newer models use a heating element. All methods are effective at cooking.

Some of the delicious recipes included are: Blueberry Tart, Cherry Cheesecake, Scrambled Egg with Cheese, Pancakes, Granola bars, Cakes, Frostings, Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza, Quesadillas, Cheeseburgers and Gingersnaps. The recipes are arranged in categories, making finding your favorites easy.

Also included is a supply list for getting started, recommended ovens, and resources for finding your own toy ovens and supplies. An excellent cookbook for both boys and girls, and for those kids at heart. Size: 8.5" by 11”. 121 pages.

Available in the following formats: Kindle, Regular Paperback and Spiral Bound Paperback. Order your copy.

Also, check out my new website devoted to toy ovens. Here you'll find my Toy Oven Collection, Resources to buy Bulbs & Accessories, and Toy Ovens For Sale.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Save with our 2 Book Bundle

You'll received SIGNED spiral bound editions of each title:

*How to Select, Service, Repair and Maintain Your Vintage Sewing Machine: Second Edition Paperback (reg $35).

*How To Rewire Vintage Sewing Machines Paperback (reg $25).

Buy now

Kenmore Sewing Machine 158.18030 (Model 1803) For Sale

This Kenmore Sewing Machine 158.18030 (Model 1803) is loaded! Comes with 4 boxes of original attachments, and a table, this would make the perfect gift! Serviced and ready to use. Pickup only.