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Week 3 Round-Up

Our highlights from Week 3 of our Cast Iron Journey:

We shared 2 Clafoutis recipes. One Gluten-full clafoutis made as a brunch dish with cranberry orange in the flavoring. And one Gluten-free clafoutis made with berries- definitely much sweeter and perfect for dessert. You can find those recipes in our group here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/227225078908512

We have people joining us from all over the world, so please join in the fun! We also had some more recipe adaptations inspired by recipes or ideas shared from previous weeks which was fun to watch. With Beef Pot Pie and Tamale Pie being invented and reinvented. And we gathered Corn Bread Skillet recipes, asking everyone to share their favorite.

We were inspired by this pic and while that is an attainable goal and centerpiece, I can recommend another easy storage solution which is pictured beside the Pinterest worthy idea. I got this one on Amazon a few weeks ago, a five tier storage stand!

A goal….a reality and storage saving solution

We were also blown away by one of our member’s amazing videos of how he takes care of his Cast-iron Potjie after he uses it. Whether you have one of these or even know what it is, you should check this video out:

And when it’s safe to do so, we would love to treat everybody in the world to a traditional over-the-fire potjie at our place because it is an amazing time of fellowship and great food! I can’t wait for the Spring, when we can start sharing more outdoor cast-iron experiences and recipes with one another.

Some of our Instagram activity as well for you to see:

An easy beef pot pie throw it together dish & an awesome thrift store find- cast-iron muffin pan!

I’ll sign off for now, but if you’re new to this…. You can start here: How to Join In. Join our Facebook group and follow us on Instagram @connorsrdcollective.etsy

Happy Cast-iron Days!

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Week 2 Round-Up

What did we do last week? We had some good discussion and shared some great recipes and good ideas for cast-iron cooking! If you’re new to our Cast Iron Journey 2021: How to Join In

Here is last week’s round-up:

Our discussion kicked off with the question “What type and brand of Cast-iron do you have?” If you haven’t seen the question and answered, check it out. We know some people are “I got my Lodge at Target.” Some people are actually collectors and some people have cast-iron passed down from their family, like an heirloom. We are interested to know what kind of cast-iron you have! Personally, my first skillet was given to me by my father. He had it for a few years and then brought it with him in his suitcase when he came to visit us in Dubai! I have recently purchased two new cast-iron pieces- a large 16” and a 5 qt. Dutch Oven which I am excited about. Last week, my father also sent me a vintage skillet- a #5 Griswold to strip and re-season. What about you? Check out and answer here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/227225078908512/permalink/234051611559192/

Our sharing on Instagram with #castiron2021 brought us some gems!

A quick meal idea that looked delicious and was super easy to make:

Cheesy cauliflower from Aldi- I have to check this out!

Weekends are the perfect time to make pancakes on our Cast-iron and these look so yummy!

5-Ingredient Semi-Instant Pancake Mix!

Recipe here: https://altonbrown.com/recipes/semi-instant-pancake-mix/

And the yummiest looking frittata made from things leftover in the fridge, such an awesome way to use what we have and get the yummiest meal out of it:

Our Facebook group, Cast Iron Journey 2021, posted a lot of great ideas last week:

You can check out our recipe contribution and video here:

Tamale Pie!

As promised, we also posted a video on how to season or re-season your cast-iron. The baking soda you see at the beginning is for re-seasoning my skillet. There was rust and gunk that needed to really be worked on. I used baking-soda and mild soap a few times to take care of that before seasoning it in the oven. Also, we recommend doing this process a few times to get some good seasoning on your cast-iron. Seasoning video found here:

This week we’ll post a video of how to maintain your cast-iron with our Kitchen Tallow and if you need some, you can find it here: www.etsy.com/shop/ConnorsRdCollective

Happy Cooking everybody! We have folks all over the world joining us this year, so please check it out and join us. Even if it means to get your first cast-iron skillet to do it!