Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
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Thursday, August 26, 2010
I have been making bread for some time. I have been getting tired of my standard wheat loaf...and have really wanted to try a French bread recipe. I found one, but while on the same site I noticed a no knead recipe and I was a bit intrigued. The dough needs to rest for about 12-20 hours, and is serious so easy...so so so incredibly EASY! I baked it in our Le Creuset, and it came out really pretty!!!!!!!Love,
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
I came across a Do-It-Yourself knitting kit at TJ Maxx, which was only $3 and included three balls of yarn. So I bought it. The kit comes with instructions + supplies on how to knit your very own leg warmers. So yes, I shall attempt this project. I have been sick on and off lately and really need to start (or finish a few lingering projects). Not sure if I will even wear these leg warmers but I'm sure in the dead of winter my legs will need some warmth!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
On our first camping trip, Joe packed one of his cast iron pans. It was like a foreign object to me. I had never really used anything like it (not that I used anything at all....meaning I did not cook). After our trip the cast iron pan was just packed away with our camping stuff. Coming across it I noticed they were very rusty, and seemed like trash.
I had recently been reading about the benefits of cast iron cooking compared to other pots (namely of the non-stick variety) and pans. The only cast iron type pot we have is our trusty Le Creuset, that we adore and use all the time. Only after doing some more research I noticed the pans I wanted were strangely similar to the three pans we already had, only without the rust that accumulated on them. I asked Joe for a set for Christmas, and had my eye on the Lodge Cast Iron products. My dear husband who is always looking to save some cash, urged me that he could re-season our pans and they would be just like the ones I wanted, maybe even better! So Joe cleaned the three pans we had, and rubbed them with oil, placed them in the oven on a very low setting...this seasons them and seals in the oil so your food won't stick. Once he was done, they were gorgeous! I have been using them for all three meals since. They are different to clean than other pans, but once you get the hang of it, they are no problem. They add so much flavor to our food, and are really great! So I urge you to go replace your pans with cast iron! You will love them! We recently added a dutch oven to our collection, and I am now wanting the casserole dish! I don't even think about my other pots and pans anymore :)