Tuesday, August 9

Dadaaaaaaa! (As in DRUM Roll!)



A couple of hours ago - the very first breakfast cooked on the Rayburn! This was Jon's suggestion - I said it is ABC theme and it must contain a letter "D" so he came up with TuesDAY's breakfast! Hmmmm!
Although it is summertime and apparently August,  the weather leaves a lot to be desired and we have lit the Rayburn! Originally we  tested it out so that when the colder months came along we would know what to do in a relative short space of time - but the weather has taken a definite turn for the worse and we needed to keep warm, hence the rayburn being on. We are still in the experimental phase - Jon is trying out a variety of fuel - mostly logs during the day and a mixture of logs and coal during the night, I am getting use to cooking with it. I have roasted a joint of pork and made a chicken curry - both quite nice, even if I say so myself.
It seems quite a while since we were actually warm throughout the house and I am so pleased we had the Rayburn fitted when we did - nobody anticipated this drop in climate. Jon is currently modifying the set up so we have an independent pump feature - not sure as whilst he was explaining the technical details to me I was lost in the translation! A typical occurance in the everyday life when married to an engineer!

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26 comments:

  1. I think I can hear the bacon sizzling and the sausages spitting! Fried eggs as well?

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  2. WOW..That looks like my kind of eatin'...

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  3. I thought I could smell a fry-up so when I heard the drumroll I just knew the Rayburn was up and running. Just in time for today's cold snap. May you and it be exceedingly happy.

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  4. It's cold here too Denise and we don't get the sea air like you do.

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  5. Wow ! this event should go into history !!

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  6. Well the fry-up looks lovely and so does the Rayburn!

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  7. How exciting to cook your first breakfast on the rayburn. Especially good to have the drop in temperature for it. We're getting a modest temperature drop later this week and I'm ready for it.

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  8. Oh Denise, you mean you didn't study the spread sheet, and the little pencil drawings as engineers' wives are supposed to do, all the while feigning understanding and interest?

    Jane x

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  9. So glad your taking time to figure it out, so when the colder (?) weather comes you will be warm.
    I had to laugh when you talked about your drop in temperature... we had one too it when from 105 to a rather cool 99 yesterday !

    cheers, parsnip

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  10. While TuesDay breakfast may be pushing the "D" posting (LOL) the breakfast looks DELICIOUS and stove is lovely. I love watching your renovations progress. May you enjoy many DELECTABLE meals together!

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  11. All I can say is Delightful. So happy your Rayburn is up and running. There is nothing like a cozy house to make one happy.
    Enjoy your meals.

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  12. TuesDAY works for me! Glad to know the Rayburn is cookin'.

    Have a delightful day.

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  13. Glad to see the action that happens at your place. Delicious!

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  14. An English breakfast is one of the best meals I know! Your Rayburn looks great!
    Thanks for your comment on Dickens. He is one of my favourite writers of the 19th century.

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  15. I heard the drumroll and dropped everything to dance right over! Oh DRAT! I'm too late...hope it all turned out delicious for you! Oh Denise I do hope you cook me that same brekkie one day when I'm over!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  16. I could just eat a sausage buttie!
    I've got Range envy! LOL!

    Sandie xx

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  17. Congrats. You really have accomplished a dream that you have long planned for. I hope you enjoy all the times you use and enjoy this beautiful Rayburn.

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  18. Okay now you went and made me hungry LOL

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  19. Congratulations, it is of course petit Dejeuner if you wanted to stretch the meaning a little. We are having weird weather too. Yesterday blue skies and sunshine and today cold and pouring down.

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  20. I'm glad you've got your Rayburn working - it gets mighty cold some days.

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  21. More than decent of you, Denise, to decide to invite us to breakfast! Congratulations on the new Rayburn!
    HelenMac
    ABC Team

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  22. Congrats! Smells delish!

    BTW, I'm in a public library for about 1 hour, enough time to get through my 116 e-mails, at least

    Yay, library wireless connections!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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