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  • How good is wood burning?

    You may or may not have noticed some negative publicity recently in terms of air pollution in London, mainly caused by vehicle emission as one would expect, but surprisingly wood burning also got a mention as one of the contributors. ‘Clean Air’ is now top of the political agenda and Defra are working hard to… Read More

  • Hygge - it's trendy and trending!

    To be perfectly honest I had never heard of Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) but it’s definitely something we should know about as it’s certainly trending! The term actually originates from a Norwegian word meaning “wellbeing” and it first appeared in Danish writing in the 19th Century and since then has very much instilled itself into Danish culture. Read More

  • Imported Firewood on the increase!

    You may or may not be aware that there is now a considerable amount of imported firewood coming in from Eastern Europe and the volume has exploded over the last 3-4 years and as you can see from the latest Mail on Sunday article, there are increasing concerns over the integrity of this supply. To… Read More

  • Britain’s woodlands under assault

    PR from Golly Slater PR on behalf of Woodsure August 2016 Brits told they have the power to save trees Today, Britain’s woodlands are suffering from unprecedented attacks from pests and diseases as the threat to the UK’s biosecurity rises Andrew Harvey, founder of Woodsure, the UK’s only wood fuel quality assurance scheme and director… Read More

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  • Sausages

    Prep: 1 minute Cook: 12 minutes Ingredients Choose a high-quality butcher's thick sausage. Many exciting flavours are available, including Lincolnshire, Cumberland, Toulouse, black pudding, pork and mixed herb, pork and leek, sweet chilli, chorizo, hickory and chipotle, spicy Tuscan, and wild boar and apple. Method Separate the sausages if they are linked. Place on the… Read More

  • Rump Steak

    Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 12 minutes Ingredients 1 thick rump steak (225g or 8oz cut to even thickness) 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp sweet paprika 1 tsp dry mustard 1 tsp ground allspice Pinch of pepper Method Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and mix. Rub the spice mixture generously on both sizes… Read More

  • Fuel for thought

    Certainly Wood was the UK’s first firewood producer to work with HETAS to set up a quality scheme for firewood. This now comes under the name of Woodsure, but the certification scheme is still being run by HETAS. It’s no secret that a woodstove or biomass boiler is only as good as the wood you… Read More

  • Top Tips for Cooking on Wood

    As we come out of a remarkably mild winter with far less firewood burnt than in previous years, you may just decide to hang on to them for the colder months ahead. However, spare a thought for the joys of summer wood burning and a wood fired BBQ. As summer approaches, it’s time to clean… Read More

  • New Environmental Initiative from SIA

    As members of the Stove Industry Alliance we are delighted to be able to share their recent press release about the work being carried out to improve the environmental standards of wood burning stoves. Of course a major part of any stove’s use is the importance of using kiln dried logs for a clean and… Read More