I worked from home today and I will again tomorrow. Tuesday will be my fourth day in a row working from home. I really enjoy working from home but I admit I got a bit stir-crazy today. I only went outside once during the work day and that was to get a quick breakfast and a coffee. It was freezing today.

I hope I’ll soon be able to explain why I’m working from home so much now.


So I’ve been thinking about trying out more recipes that use a Chinese wok. In the past when I’ve used a wok, I’ve done so with my electric range and for those in the know, the heat you get with such a range isn’t hot enough to make the best use of a wok. The best flavours and caramelization comes a wok heated to the high temperatures from a gas-powered stove.

Now, I can’t install a gas range in my kitchen, that’s just not practical. What is practical is buying a relatively inexpensive portable butane gas stove. It’s perfect for the random times where I’ll need to cook with higher temperatures and it’s easy to store when I don’t need it.

Another added benefit is that it will be extremely handy during emergency situations. Outside of candles and matches, I have no other source of heat in my emergency kit. Having a butane stove would allow me to be able to cook and in a pinch, provide warmth.