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Cast Iron Around the Web: June 27, 2008

Want evidence of a Cast Iron Renaissance? You’ve got it. Below are recent posts from around the web that relate to cooking in cast iron in one way or another.

EXPERIENCES
The Joy of Cast Iron Cooking.” In light of serious issues regarding Teflon, Stephanie discusses the benefits of her recent switch to cast iron pans.

Easy Dutch Oven Biscuits.” In spite of the title, this isn’t a traditional recipe post. The “Outdoor Cook” thought he couldn’t make biscuits. Then he learned Bill’s secret...

Skillet-Head.” Chauceriangirl wanted a cast iron skillet so badly she resorted to eBay (gasp!).

Operation Domesticity.” Adventures in breadmaking.

EVENTS
The last “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” (BOW) workshop for 2008 will be held Aug. 15-17 at the Friendly Pines Camp near Prescott, Arizona. The program introduces women to outdoors skills in an enjoyable, non-threatening environment with expert instructors. Classes are held during the day and include horsemanship, outdoor photography, birding, hiking, archery, fly-fishing, shotgun/rifle/pistol shooting, and Dutch oven cooking, among others.

INFORMATIONAL / HOW TO
Savor Great Outdoors with Great Recipes for Camping.” All you need for great cooking at the campsite is a cast iron skillet and a dutch oven. Noelle Carter shows you how. For a similar article see “Campfire Cooking Made Easy” by Nicole Foulke.

MISCELLANEOUS
Feast Your Eyes: Green Beans & Tofu.” No, this isn’t a recipe, but in this short post Marisa McClellan marvels at the nicely seasoned cast iron skillet in picture containing the aforementioned dish. We understand, Marisa; we understand.

A Love Letter To My Cast Iron Skillet.” Katy Wolk-Stanley demonstrates that a cast iron skillet can be one of the most steadfast relationships one could ever have. Every cast iron aficianado will understand Katy’s sentiment.

RECIPES
Baby Back Ribs with Sauce (dutch oven)

Beef with Spicy Cocoa Gravy (dutch oven)

Bobotie (dutch oven)

Campfire Cobler (dutch oven)--lots of great pictures

Creamy Dill Chicken (cast iron skillet)

Dump Cake (dutch oven)

Madame Monet’s Fast-and-Easy Homemade Crouton Recipe (skillet or dutch oven)

Mom’s Skillet Goulash (skillet or dutch oven)

Pot Roast with Crash Hot Potatoes (dutch oven)

Rustic Artisan Bread (dutch oven)

Savory Venison Stew (dutch oven)

Spring Spaghetti Sauce (dutch oven)

Super Spaghetti Sauce (dutch oven)

Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili (dutch oven)