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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

101 Green Home Decor Tutorials - Pin It Having a beautiful home doesn’t need to leave your bank account in the red…GO GREEN! These fabulous and frugal green home decor tutorials are the best way to decorate while being eco-friendly! There’s a little something here for any style home. Don’t throw away that old suitcase, those wine corks or extra paint sticks…create something beautiful! You can decorate your whole home with recycled materials! If you love creative ideas for you home, please subscribe to Remodeling Therapy. Here’s a little something to help with giving more green gifts… Check out this great list of Green Handmade Gift Tutorials before you head out on your next shopping trip. Feel free to share this with all of your friends…the world needs more green!!! Care to share a green idea??? ~Kim

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!

20 amazing ways to make your old stuff awesome The word recycling probably conjures up certain feelings inside of you. Some of these feelings may include: boredom, and erm, yeah, boredom. But recycling needn't be boring - something that becomes clear when looking at these pictures. You might think that some of them are amazing and that quite a few of them aren't, but that's OK. Now don't get us wrong. Essentially the message is to get a little creative with your waste every once in a while. We're giving away first class InterRail tickets, lunch at PizzaExpress, tickets to Bestival, and loads more... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Home Decorating Ideas - Decorating Tips for Apartment - Home - Studio - Dorm - Rental Decorating Digest 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.

Concreting Archives | Monicas Creative Room Casting in hypertufa is fun and not at all difficult. Hypertufa is a mixture of Portland cement, sand and peat moss. If you want you can replace the sand with perlite, it makes the pots and trays a lot lighter as perlite weighs almost nothing. Tufan takes a little longer to harden than ordinary concrete. When casting bigger things it is a good idea to reinforce the castings. A concrete mixer is very useful and makes the casting so much easier. When casting larger pots and trays, I use buckets of different sizes ordinary cardboard boxes and plastic tubs as molds. 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!

Rock Rocket Stove Is Held Together By Coat Hangers © Liz To Rocket stoves burn hot and clean, using very little wood or other combustibles. Vancouver industrial designer Liz To has designed a new version for Tibet, where they use dung as fuel. Liz notes that 1.6 million people die from indoor pollution from traditional "Three Stones" type fires every year. Meanwhile, in the west, 3.5 billion wire hangers end up in U.S. landfill every year. Designboom describes it: Canadian designer Liz to has repurposed unwanted wire hangers from north america as an opportunity for remote communities to build their own stove. It is a really clever idea; wire hangers don't take up a lot of space, (200,000 to a shipping container) but woven into the stove shape and filled with rocks, they become a stable and effective stove. The stove won a few Canadian industrial design awards when Liz presented it at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and deserves more.

100 Amazing How-To Sites to Teach Yourself Anything | Rated Colleges Posted by Site Administrator in Online Learning May 7th, 2009 Learning new skills and expanding your knowledge doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are loads of free resources on the Web that can help you find instructional videos, tutorials and classes to learn a wide variety of skills from fixing basic car problems to speaking another language. General Tutorials These sites offer a wide range of tutorials and videos. Around the House Want to know how to fix that broken cabinet or hang up some great wallpaper? Business and Management If you feel like you’re seriously lacking on business and management skills at work, no need to worry. KnowThis? Language and Writing Those who want to learn a new language, improve their writing skills or just learn more about literature will be well-served by these instructional sites. Technology These tech-focused sites offer help to both technophiles and beginners alike. actDEN: Never learned how to use Microsoft Excel? Math S.O.S. Science Creativity