Archive for February, 2010

Cleaning dutch ovens and other ironware

Let me start with NO soap, NO detergent, NO dishwashers, nada, nyet, nicht, nader, none… The proper and ONLY way to effectively clean your iron cooking ware, (without ruining its seasoning), is with hot water and a a good stiff bristle brush. If you have some stubborn residue, simply put it back on the coals, […]

Dutch ovens – a handy accessory

There isn’t a lot that can be cooked in a kitchen oven that cannot be cooked in a camp dutch oven, but the latter does offer some considerations beyond shuffling the number of coals placed on the bottom/top, rotating the lid, etc. One of the handiest little accessories is called the “Trivet”. This is a […]

Dutch Ovens – some notes on hardware

“Never pick up anything hot, until you have a place to set it back down”…. Some of the best cooking advice that can be given, especially true for any kind of outdoor cooking! 😉 Dutch ovens are heavy – even their lids. DOH! We have a mess of ovens, one of each size, so they […]

A few thoughts on emergency preparedness

Much is being said about emergency preparedness these days, and for obvious reasons we all should be paying attention.  There have been more wake up calls since Y2K became a non-event than any other time frame in my life. (As I type this I am 64 years of age). Hurricanes, tornadoes, Southern California wild fires, […]

Dutch ovens – my favorite iron is…

There are dutch ovens intended for both indoor and outdoor use.  Those used indoors have smooth bottoms with a (normally) rounded cover/lid. Depending upon what you are cooking, they are equally at home on the stove top or in the oven. I have only one of these, intended for use in the oven of our […]

The wonderful dutch oven

I have been thinking of adding some notes about cooking outdoors with dutch ovens for a couple of months now. Today, I received a reminder from one of my cousins in Texas…..