• Recipes

    Sweetcorn Fritters

    One of Zelda’s favourite things to cook, a Kiwi-classic straight out of the good old Edmonds Cook Book: Sweetcorn Fritters! 3/4 cup plain flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon saltblack pepper1 egg440 g can cream-style corn2 tablespoons oil Sift flour, baking powder, salt and pepper to taste into a bowl. Add egg, mixing to combine. Stir in sweetcorn. Heat oil in a frying pan. Drop tablespoonsful of corn mixture into pan. Cook until golden then turn and cook other side. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot.Serves 4-6 You can buy your own copy of this recipe book here! [Note that Zelda makes a double batch in this video!]

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    Strange Times

    LEVEL ONE: basically identical to Level 2, still working to catch up, please see Home Page for relevant status. LEVEL TWO: now that things for New Zealand are much closer “to normal”, please see Home Page for relevant status. Updates April 28th, Tuesday morning: NZ dropped down to Level 3 at midnight this morning, and will be at this level for at least another two weeks. Very similar to Level 4, in terms of how businesses operate, Level 3 does broaden the kinds of businesses that can reopen, or for business that have been running in a limited capacity, lifts the restrictions on what they can do (no longer limited…

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    Your Guide to the Export Process

    CORONAVIRUS DELAYS 2020: please expect delays on any export orders, while we catchup from COVID-19 lockdown, and prioritise local New Zealand orders. If you are not in urgent need for a Homewood, you are welcome to still join our waiting list, on an “expression of interest” type basis, with lead times to be advised. Thanks for your patience and understanding! Zak [Normal page continues below] Back in early 2016, we sent out our first export. At the time, our website still said we didn’t export at all, but thanks to this customer’s enthusiasm and persistence we properly explored the possibility, and ended up sending a Homewood Heritage directly to their…

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    Heating Water with Fire

    This is a guide to heating plumbed household water with fire, and all related systems: circulation and thermosyphon; pressure considerations; pumps, cylinders and header tanks; wetbacks/water jackets; hydronic systems (radiator and underfloor); heat exchangers; incorporating solar, solar heat pumps, electricity and/or natural gas; and combining any or all of this into one harmonious system! Though I use our stoves in my examples, the principles discussed herein are not particular to Homewood, nor are they even specific to just cooking stoves. The below contains information that should be useful for anyone who wishes to heat up water by burning wood – regardless of exactly what unit might be burning the solid…

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    How to Move Your Stove

    A Homewood is a big item, and the prospect of manoeuvring your shiny new stove through your house into position may seem a little daunting – keep in mind you only need to do it once! It’s mostly just levers and rollers, though if you have steps to navigate you’re going to have to involve ramps too. In aiming to be comprehensive this is very long: feel free to just skim/look at the images! Note: this is written using the Homewood Heritage as the example, but it all applies to the Homewood Matriarch as well (it’s just heavier and longer: but all the same levering techniques apply, just with an…

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    The Homewood Cabin

    January 2020 update: Janie spent the weekend in the cabin this summer, with Zelda and three of her friends. The rest of us joined them for dinner, where I captured these great photos – Zak Original article follows… The Homewood Cabin attracted a lot of people to us at the field days David and Penelope used to attend around New Zealand when Homewood Stoves was first starting out. The cabin would always fill up with people seeking refuge from the wind and rain, enticed by the warmth and smells of Penny’s fresh baking. Made from recycled timber and corrugated iron, the cabin stood roughly 6 x 4 m, and took…