When I wake up in the morning, go outside, and see this:
I mainly want to either slap on some x-country skis or go inside and sit next to one of these:
And maybe do some baking:
Which in our case, is the same appliance:
Having a combination wood stove and oven is quite a winter convenience. All day, at any time, the oven is ready. No pre-heating needed. But there are some timing considerations. Cookies and bread are best in the morning as the oven heats up (160-180°C (320-360°F)). Once the oven gets to 200°C (390°F) it is a good time for casseroles. Pizza and calzones are popped in during the afternoon and evening when the oven nears 300°C (570°F). A home made pizza with toppings which include our home grown dried tomatoes (soaked in olive oil) and some Italian olives (to be honest, we import those) is a really nice mid winter treat.