Purpose of this blog

This blog will really be a true web log. I will post here about different wood-fired ovens as I find them.

If you know of any wood-fired ovens I should know about, you can send an e-mail to me. (If you build wood-fired ovens, I would like to hear from you too.)

There will lots of posts and lots of labels, since I plan to create one post for every appropriate web site that I find, and however many labels it takes to describe each one (usually at least the type of page and the location of the oven).

The accumulated information will still be found at the real Quest for Ovens web site links pages, but that is not updated as frequently as this blog will be.

If you are from outside the US and Canada, let me know what you find interesting about it. I see that I get visitors from India and Iran, and other faraway places. I'd like to know what draws you to this blog.

I received e-mail from the organizers of the BBC Two television show asking if the Saint Paul Bread Club could post a notice about their show Great British Bake-Off for amateur bakers. The information they gave me is now accessible through a link. (The organizers don't have a web page for the show itself yet.)

Please share this with any amateur bakers in Great Britain you may know, or post the link where they might see it.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

KIPPelora Community Oven, Elora, Ontario, Canada

Sometimes I don't find out about community ovens except by chance. (Other times I get lucky, and people associated with them will contact me.)

I found a brief mention of a community oven in an on-line article for the Fergus-Elora News Express. The article says in part:

KIPPelora to begin building ovens
After many months of community collaboration and with great enthusiastic anticipation, KIPPelora is set to build the ovens that are the centrepiece of the project.

The community oven build is set to start at 9 a.m. Saturday and expected to continue through to Monday, states a KIPPelora release.

The Kitchen in the Park Project aims to set up wood-burning, community-use ovens at the east end of Bissell Park in Elora that it's hoped will eventually become the core of a community food area in the park.

Over the past week a large storage shed has been built on site at Bissell Park at the east end near the iron walking bridge and building materials have been gathered for the building work to commence.

Edge Realty has offered their services to clean up the cement pad and area, while Grand River Tree Service has donated time to cutting back large weed trees.

These are just some examples of amazing donations that have come from our community, the release states.

Centre Wellington District High School is actively assembling a donor wall, with Wellington Manufacturers providing bracket supports for this large structure.

A Newfoundland Architect donated the design to KIPP, believing the project has merit.
Having more detail, I started to see if I could find more information. I discovered more than I was expecting.

They had a Wordpress blog, including an explanation of their project, progress reports, and a YouTube video.

I even discovered some previous press that they had gotten.

Finally, I discovered they had a Facebook page.

This project embodies all the community aspects of wood-fired ovens that I find exciting. I wish them all good fortune.

My web page for specific community ovens is here. My link collection for community ovens is here.(This one is where links for KIPPelora will eventually wind up.)