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Butters' Journal

Discussion in 'My Optimal Journal' started by Butters, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Butters

    Butters New Member

    So I smoothed my lodge 10 inch skillet with 40, 80 and 120 sandpaper with bare hands :D
    It was quite funny. After 4-5 seasoning runs with coconut oil in the oven now the skillet is really good for the beginning. Im glad that I smoothed it.
    It has a bronze/silver color now and I hope with cooking it will improve to black. My last tefal skillet now is ripe for the garbage bin.
    Tomorrow we go sailing. Im excited.
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  2. drezy

    drezy Gold

    Every man should.

    Don't forget that it's iron that is formed and signals the beginning of a star's end and it's iron that sits in the cytochrome at the core of your redox.

    That cast iron could be sitting in the kitchen of your grandchild someday as they explain to their children how the pan belonged to their great grandpa and how he taught how to love through the action of making family meals.

    A connection through time like that is something I wish for you.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2019
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  3. Phosphene

    Phosphene Gold (finally)

    One of my many regrets is not being able to cook with my grandmother’s cast iron. It was sold for pennies 30 years ago before I knew any better.

    Her pot roast was blissful.
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  4. Ronald Waters

    Ronald Waters New Member

    I agree with your observations of flowfest.
    It felt a little disconnected and a little too product oriented. For what I paid for entry I guess I expected more late breaking ideas and information.
    Anyway it all ended up well with Jack's talk and the Q&A but felt cut short.
    I'm voting for some members only events to bring more members in contact with each other and to build real community instead of only virtual community.
    I will welcome any ideas of what these member events should look like so that members would be willing and able to attend.
    Thanks for your oveview of flowfest.
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  5. Butters

    Butters New Member

    Product oriented, thats the right words. Thanks for your thoughts.
  6. Butters

    Butters New Member

    I noticed a change in my body hair this year. This year might be the year with the most sun exposure ever in my life. I have not much body hair, but this summer I have much hair growth at my arms and all the hair I had prior is white/blonde now. Much of my leg hair is also white/blonde now. It was black in winter and I have dark hair. I dont know if there is a connection, but I seem to have some grey or white hair on my had. Could be a bad sign or have the same root.
  7. Butters

    Butters New Member

    I just found my prefered way of CT in the summer, when the lakes and water is warm. I hope there is wind and I quick dip in and dip out, wait till the water vaporizes and then repeat the cycle. In this way I hit the sweat spot of goosebumps while I am in UV light, so double +. It gets quickly to the point where dipping in the water is actually warmer (or a short warm up) and letting it vaporize is "harder". Of course it requires frequently dipping and rising ;)
    Also I try to be as cool as possible while staying in sunlight. When Im at the lake, I am pracically in the water all the time, to keep my skin cool. When Im sunbathing for Vit D and turn body sides I let myself cool down a bit before switching sides, use all that sweat.
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  8. Butters

    Butters New Member

    So we have a car for a few months now. Its an relatively old car from 2002 so no blutooth shit etc. Also it has a little sunroof :D. That is a big plus.
    So when Im drivining in this I almost every time have a least the sun roof open and the drivers window down. Alone with the higher lux intensity with open sun roof its amazing. So when I buy a new car only with a sun roof as big as possible.
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  9. Butters

    Butters New Member

    Lol my iron pan now is my hobby. After messing up the first seasoning rounds I slowly start to understand what to do. Ive also have a forged iron pan from my parents, which they dont use.
    I think my stock will go up with a little "de Buyer Mineral B" pan and soon with a "Staub" Cocotte. Here in europe forged iron pans are usually cheaper than cast iron.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2019 at 6:25 AM
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