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TAG : Cast Iron

Roast Mouse Anyone?

I had a bit of shock the other day. I opened my oven and found a mouse sitting in my cast iron loaf pan. My jaw dropped and we just stared at each other, the mouse and I, then suddenly he leaped out of the pan and was gone.Drawing by Greg McAllisterI yelled for DC, who finally dragged himself ...

Cooking With Cast Iron

As you know, I love cast iron! It is durable, easy to clean and care for, and brings back warm memories of my childhood. I cook just about everything in cast iron.Last week, we had smothered pork chops and roasted asparagus — both cooked in cast iron in the oven. I fry, bake, broil, and even ...

A Cast-Iron Legacy

A legacy is an important part of a family. What sort of inheritance will be left to the children? Not just monetary, but ethically, spiritually, physically? My family has never been financially wealthy. Our legacies have consisted of knowledge and physical items. My father left me a legacy of ...

Cast-Iron Collector

Now that the weather has turned nice and warm, yard sales have started to pop up. I look forward to going to yard sales every year. It seems that for each new year, I have something new that I am looking for. This year, with a little luck, I hope to add to my cast-iron skillet collection.I ...

My Iron Pan Treasures

I've had just about every kind of cookware imaginable. Why, I even demonstrated Tefal French non-stick cookware in Macy's when I was young. (Teflon! Pure PTFE coating, folks!) My great aunt once gave me a Lifetime brand stainless steel cook pot that I still have. But the piece de resistance of ...

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