What I’ve learned so far today:
- Fire is hot. No, really. It is. When people say, “It’s like sticking your head in the oven,” they are not talking about reaching into the warming box attached to a 350 degree electric range. They are talking about six or seven hundred degrees of wood-fired scorchyness that will threaten your eyebrows. Not that I’d know anything about that.
- Everything around the fire is hot. Way hotter than anything around the aforementioned electric oven.
- 600 degree cast iron pan + 150 degree water = splatter that will not stop
- 600 degree cast iron pan + oven mitt = near demise of oven mitt
- Just because there’s a beautiful bed of coals in the new fireplace, it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to cook on them with your current equipment.
*sigh* Live, play with fire, learn…