All posts tagged: Cast iron

the quick breakfast

Well hello! I simply can’t believe it’s almost the middle of December! How the heck did that happen?! The holidays are in full swing and I made it up to the cottage this weekend to enjoy a quiet couple of days before the endless holiday parties and festive ensue. So, I did a quick update to the front sun porch and I whipped up a breakfast, that was total accident, but is now one of my favorites. Don’t worry, I have it for you below along with toast trick that was also a total accident. Isn’t that how the best things always come about?! Here you go… Scrambled Baked Eggs with Cherry Tomatoes It was Sunday morning and I realized there were only two eggs left and two  of us, which isn’t enough to just scramble, or so I thought. I still had some cherry tomatoes left over from the night before, so I pulled out my small cast iron skillet (they are perfect size for sides and small dishes) and got creative. What you need: …

{The Basics} Cast-Iron Skillet

Welcome to a new series, {The Basics}, where I will post my kitchen essentials for every kitchen. I am going to start with the cast-iron skillet. Of all the things I purchased when putting together my kitchen, the cast-iron skillet is by far the most important and versatile item I own. The same cast-iron skillet can be used to bake brownies, sear a filet, roast a chicken, or make a delicious bolognese ragu. The skillet only gets better with age, as proof from the amazing spaghetti bolognese my boyfriend makes using his great grandmother’s cast-iron–the deep flavors it provides cannot be duplicated. Enjoy some of my favorite links for all your cast-iron needs… The New York Times did a great piece this week on cast-iron, seared roast chicken that is simple and full of flavor. This is a must try! The Lodge user guide provides a simple guide for how to get started using and seasoning your cast iron skillet. As always, Martha always has a great idea for getting the most out of cleaning …