If you don’t know what an AGA is… it is truly a wonderful thing. It is a cast iron, gas running, super heavy (1052 lbs!), radiant heating, 2 burner beast of a beauty of an oven. It is definitely a different kind of cooking and living experience. Eggs get fried here on the hot plate, or in the oven, biscuits get baked and stews get simmered, AND one of my favs bedsheets, and laundry get toasty warm and dry in minutes next to the AGA. It is a super nice wintery treat to have one of these in your home.
We visited some friends in Guelph, who inherited and AGA from their parents. They made us the best eggs ever served on a pita with yoghurt, fresh orange juice, and some really good coffee. Mmmm.
An AGA is so heavy that if you had one in your home you’d have to reinforce the supports in the floor or basement. Our friends added a couple floor jacks in their basement.
After breakfast we all got down to business and helped build an intricate train track system, which sprawled across the living room floor (the way a train track should). We passed some easy hours of train tracking, train derailments and constant bridge reconstruction.