In late 2010 we moved into our new ICF (insulated concrete form) home: it’s a bungalow with a walk-out basement that was built into the side of a hill and to maximize southern exposure. Although we installed a natural gas furnace, we’re realizing that with the Esse Ironheart woodstove that we purchased and situated in the centre of our main floor, we probably didn’t need to do this. This year we’re setting ourselves the challenge of heating the house 100% with the Esse Ironheart’s clean woodburning heat. In this series I will document our progress with this target, our observations and tips, and also our efforts to cook and bake as much as possible on the Ironheart instead of using our conventional electric stove. Stay tuned.