It’s Saturday, and while there are a dozen other things I could write about this morning I wanted to pause for a moment and reflect on a milestone. One hundred posts. I started this blog on the first of January and keeping apace of a single post each and every day since New Years Day means that this and the previous ninety-nine daily blogs account for exactly one hundred collections of words, images, links, and other miscellaneous thoughts published and shared here. I don’t want to get particularly introspective or navel-gazing on the process of blogging. Rather, I simply want to make a note of where we’re at: just getting started. Inspired By Others I also thought it was a…

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First, always consider that the tool you’re most likely to get the most use out of is the tool you have the most reason to use. Buy a pan to suit the type of cooking you like to do. A big flat skillet will let you cook big batches of pancakes or grilled sandwiches. A small frying pan will be your breakfast companion for years to come. A generous dutch oven will serve you well for chilis, deep frying and crunchy sourdough breads. So, the simple answer here is buy the pan you need first and build out a collection from there. But, you ask, what would the Cast Iron Guy recommend? You’ve read all about this cast iron movement…

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