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Cast Iron Pans
Cast iron pan owners swear by them for their even dispersal of heat and non stick nature. However, iron is not as happy go lucky as other metals. Initially, the pan must be seasoned with vegetable oil in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for at least an hour. Each time you heat the pan with oil, it will season till it obtains a beautiful dark color. Don't wash off the black patina thinking it is dirty. In fact, never use soap or scour the pan or you will remove the essence of the pan. Dry your iron pan on the stove with medium heat but watch it so it doesn't burn.





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My Favorite Pan
My favorite pan is a twenty dollar cast iron pan. I remember vividly how my step-father coveted his iron pan and warned us about not using soap to clean it. Seasoned and maintained properly, an iron pan can last forever. It is better than any non stick pan and far more durable. It's thick base holds heat better than any pan in my arsenal and prevents food from burning by dispersing the heat.



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Hop Freshner Friday, September 18, 2015
Hop Freshner

Third in the Hop Freshner series, this Lemon & Grassy IPA is pretty good. I like the idea behind the Port Brewing and Lost Abbey collaboration and I hope they continue the venture as I enjoy experimental flavor and hop combinations. I've purchased four 22 ounce Lemon & Grassy bottles so I clearly enjoyed it but still, it doesn't come close in my eyes to the first in the series, Dank & Sticky. You can definitely taste the hops and the lemon. Not so sure about the grass but I don't regularly eat grass so I'm not a good judge. Might have tasted grass a few times playing football but that was a while ago.

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