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I Believe I Can Fry: Reconditioning & Re-Seasoning Cast Iron Cookware

I Believe I Can Fry: Reconditioning & Re-Seasoning Cast Iron Cookware
I LOVE cooking with cast iron. As more reports come out about the dangers of nonstick pans and the toxins that they can emit, I appreciate my cast iron cookware more and more. They distribute heat evenly, can stand up to almost any abuse, and will last for many years - some of the pieces in my collection are around 100 years old! Most people I know think that cast iron skillets are solely for making cornbread or for frying. I seek out older cast iron pieces, made back when the pieces were machine polished to a smooth glassy surface after casting. Greg has a great restoration tutorial over on his Black Iron Blog. I picked up this Birmingham Stove & Range skillet and this Griswold skillet at a local junk store. All that is needed for the reconditioning process are a few inexpensive, readily available items: Heavy-duty Oven Cleaner (I used Easy-Off)* Steel Wool (#0000)*EDIT 05/2012* This post has become VERY popular recently thanks to Pinterest! This is where patience comes in. Related:  Outdoor Collection

Diving Myths & Realities by Larry "Harris" Taylor My students tell me that I do NOT teach scuba. They say I live and preach the “Gospel according to “Harris:” “In all diving situations, the knowledgeable, physically fit diver has more fun!” This site is assembled in the spirit of that gospel. About "Harris" Articles Slides War Stories Biblios Editorials Links Site Map Fini About "Harris": Background info, logo & names, photo gallery, SETI @ home, & site awards Dive Articles: Articles spanning more than three decades of teaching "War Stories": Short presentations used as teaching examples Editorials: Some personal opinions & observations Links PowerPoint Presentations: View & download illustrations from selected articles on this site Resources: Diving Bibliographies: Lists of dive resources from my personal diving library Salutation: Dive Long & Prosper- My traditional closing salutation According to Earthlink's Urchin Web Site Analysis: Total visitors* since July, 2001: 1,179,343 (Last monthly counter update: 8/ 1 / 15) Top All rights reserved.

November 2008 This is my mom's cinnamon roll recipe and these cinnamon rolls are to die for! Cinnamon Rolls 3 c flour1 c oil1 c sugar4 T yeast5 t salt4 c hot water1 c powdered milk - dry5 eggs 14 c flour or less Add all ingredients except the 14 c flour, beat with mixer for 3-5 minutes. Spread with:1 stick softened butter2 c brown sugar3 T cinnamonlightly sprinkle with white sugarRoll up. ***Put pan of very hot water in the bottom of the oven & close oven door while dough rises each time. Cream Cheese Frosting Beat together for 5 minutes:8oz Cream Cheese -soft1 Cup Margarine -soft Add slowly & beat for another 5 minutes:3 ½ Cups 10x Powdered Sugar 2 tsp Vanilla Flavor ½ tsp Lemon Flavor Spread on cinnamon rolls while still warm & eat!

101 Camping Tips & Ideas by Becca Don’t you just LOVE Summer? The kids are out of school, the days are longer, and nights are warmer. It’s our chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives and appreciate our time together, making memories in the beautiful outdoors. What better way to do just that, than with a Family Camping Trip?! Yep, it’s camping season again and, just for you, we’ve rounded up… Go ahead and pin it right now. Without further ado, I present to you… The Ultimate Guide to Family Camping Where should we begin? Camping Recipes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. And how about some campfire snacks and meals… 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Okay, now that I’ve shared my very favorite recipes, how about some… Camping Recipe Round-ups? 26. 25 Delicious Camping Recipes by Six Sisters’ Stuff– Our good friends over at Six Sisters’ Stuff shared 25 delicious camping recipes! 27. 28. Pretty sure that’s more camping recipes than you’ll ever need! Camping Organization 31. 32.

Furniture Painting Tutorial | Just a Girl Blog **Please see the updated post on how to paint furniture. The paint I mention is no longer available, and you can find the replacement for that here. The #1 e-mail inquiry I get is from people wanting to know the specifics about how I paint furniture. #1. I make sure that I use a cleaner to get all the grit and grime off any piece of furniture that I paint. #2. A lot of people ask me about primer, but I don’t have a set kind that I use. #3. My love. A lot of people wonder about the paint brush. I might continue to get some questions about when to sand, how much to sand, or words that rhyme with sand. I sanded the heck out of these barstools, and it was completely unnecessary. And finally, I don’t seal my pieces with anything.

Just Jeff's Hammock Camping Page Now that you have your hammock, you have to hang it. But what's the best way? Should you go with the stock method that came with your system? Should you just slap some webbing on there and wrap it around the tree? What's the lightest method? What's the most convenient? The purpose of hammock suspension is to support the hammock safely without damaging the environment. Now let's break this apart: Support the Hammock... Secondary Concerns. Materials are another consideration. Two Key Decisions. Will you use cord or webbing? Each of these will be discussed in the following sections.

101 Things to Do with Your Husband (rather than watch TV) 101 Things do to with your husband, rather than watch TV. Matt and I will be celebrating our 11 year wedding anniversary this June 30th. I’m as crazy for the guy as I was the day I laid eyes on him. I remember seeing Matt in early 1998 and thinking to myself, “That’s the kind of guy I want to be with.” Here we are – almost 15 years later – and most nights (OK, all of them!) So – without further adieu… Bike ride – around the block or out and about! Whale watching Mini golfing Real golfing Play basketball together (or teach her how to play) Head to the beach and collect sea glass or shells Monopoly Recreate your very first date Dance in the kitchen when the kids are in bed Head to a flea market Sit by the fire Go camping (Matt would have to pay me) Learn to play an instrument together Play frisbee Redo your bedroom together – new sheets, new arrangement of furniture, hang photos, etc When it’s raining, run outside and kiss in the rain!

Apollo-NG - DSpace DSpace aims to enable people to find, collect, edit, structure and share any kind of information in a real-time, massive-collaboration, augmented-reality-environment (like wikipedia), based on a very common ground: The map of the area, where people actually are, around their Geolocation. You can create, alter and select from an infinite amount of thematic DSpace-Overlay's on this basemap, to create your own personal view of your local and social neighborhood. The internet has enabled us to share information in ways that were never before available to mankind. On the web, we created websites for specific topics, to have a place where we could share what we know about the world around us. With the help of 1000s of contributors, we as the people, have managed to have a free data source for map-data (OSM). Early Mockup Development This data is organized and structured in Overlays, which can be Just a simple list of Points of Interest (POIs) A dynamic Overlay with real-time data The big picture

House Cleaning Schedule *New* Print a condensed copy of this housekeeping schedule for your fridge or home-maintenance binder. Good house keeping starts with a good cleaning schedule, and there’s nothing like walking into a house that smells as good as it looks. When floors are washed, beds are made and dishes are put away, the family gains a sense of comfort in knowing that their surroundings are under control. Being clean and organized saves you both time and money. When all things are put in proper order you don’t have to spend minutes or hours looking for lost items. And when supplies are carefully organized, you can easily find them instead of replenishing stock. This schedule focuses on house cleaning. Tackle one area of your house/day, and before you know it you’ll have it sparkling clean from top to bottom! My sister Betty always says, when the dishes and laundry are done a woman is happy, but that happiness dissipates quickly if we don’t make a daily effort to keep up those areas. Make the Beds Laundry

O SIX HUNDRED KAYAK Those of you who have experienced the benefits of setting out on open waters in a kayak and felt the liberty of moving across a large body of water will recognize the value of the O Six Hundred Kayak, designed to immerse yourself even more in the design and functionality of a kayak. Designed by Andrew Simpson of the Balmain Boat Company, this kayak utilizes a traditional shape and will require of you to assemble it yourself, but worry not, it isn’t an extremely challenging task and it will make taking it out on the water all the more pleasant. Traditional Design of the O Six Hundred The traditional Inuit kayaks offers an excellent and silent performance on water The O Six Hundred Kayak utilizes the design of the basic Inuit kayak for several important reasons. Assembling the O Six Hundred Kayak These are the parts which you will use to assemble the O Six Hundred The carbon fiber skin comes in last, but without it you won’t get far

A Little Hut - Patricia Zapata The Skinth Trail Blazer - Skinth Solutions The Trail Blazer was original designed to organize fire starting and small survival kits. The TB has evolved and been repurposed as gear bundle that is adaptable to almost any situation. The Trail Blazer is constructed from 1000D CORDURA® nylon, V70 nylon thread and features slide release buckles (SRB) on all of the flaps. The main compartment of the TrailBlazer is 3″ wide, 1.5″ deep and 4″ long with a divider to slide a regular sized Altoids tin against the back. Each side tube pocket is 1.25″ in diameter, lots of room for items and even 4″ multitools. Our PentaPocket system is a standard feature, offering 5 pockets to organize small items. SRB’s on all flapsInternal Divider Flat bottom, side pockets fitted for 4″ long multitools and flashlightsPentaPocket small item organization system (one behind each side tube, one 2.5″x3″ flat pocket and two 1″x3″ in front)Pen straps on front flap2″ wide belt loop Trail Blazer Upgrade Options: Got Questions?

35 Lifechanging Ways To Use Everyday Objects HK • View topic - $55 DIY Bike Workstand I decided to build my own bike workstand. This blog is the one that inspired me: DIY Portable Bike Repair Stand The blog shows a lot of the step-by-step instructions. $7.97 - 3/4" x 24" Pipe$13.97 - 3/4" Pipe Clamp$4.00 - 1" Black Tee$2.52 - 1" x 6" Nipple$2.52 - 1" x 6" Nipple$1.87 - 1" Split Ring Hanger$1.04 - Thumb Screw$1.18 - Two Hose Clamps$20.00 - PA Stand (CraigsList) $55.07 Total Instead of using a mouse pad for the clamp padding, I used liquid electrical tape. On his blog, several people had problems fitting the 3/4" pipe into the 1" pipe due to the weld seam on the inside of the 1" pipe. The 1" pipe was a bit too large diameter for the PA stand I had. To keep the 3/4" pipe from rotating, I used a 1" split-ring hanger and a thumb screw. The pipe clamp I bought came with a spring that you can thread onto the end of the 3/4" pipe to keep it from pulling all the way out. A few other detail photos before painting... Teardown, masked and painted... Completed build pics... Folded up...