Mutton Biryani

So, I like to keep things short and sweet when it comes to recipes, so no background story on this one, but from time to time I will share my travel adventures with you all in hopes you will enjoy them. For those who are unaware mutton is a type of meat or lamb cut taken from an adult lamb and in some cases, goat.

When prepared correctly the dish can be exquisite and mind blowingly delicious.

You certainly don’t have to know someone of middle eastern or Indian descent to enjoy mutton from time to time. It is certainly delicious and flavorful dish to enjoy from time to time. So, treat yourself by giving our recipe a try. Just be sure to let us know in the comments section below how it goes.

Now onto the recipe.



Ingredients – for Mutton Marinade

3.5 lbs Mutton

1 1/2 Tbsp Lemon or Lime Juice

1 Tbsp Salt

1 1/2 Tbsp Garlic-Ginger paste

1 tsp Turmeric

Mix the above ingredients with your meat. Let the mutton marinate overnight or at least 6 hours (the longer the better).

Other Ingredients

2 large Bay Leaves

3-5 green chilies (to taste)

3 large red onions (sliced)

1-2 cans diced tomatoes (or 3 medium tomatoes)

1-2 tsp Coriander powder

1 cup fresh coriander leaves

3 1/2 tsp garam masala powder

7-8 Tbsp oil (for sautéing)

3 1/4 cup water

1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp (Kashmiri) Red Chilli Powder

3/4 tsp Cumin powder

4-5 mint leaves

1/4 oz whole garam masala

a pinch of saffron

2-2 1/2 cups Biryani Rice

2 Tbsp Ghee

1 1/2 Tbsp Rosewater

2 large onions (fried and set aside)




Heat oil up in a large pot or dutch oven.

Add in whole garam masala (you can make your own or purchase here on Amazon). Add in the red onions, bay leaves, and green chilies.

Sauté for one to two minutes, then add in the ginger and garlic paste.


Add in the marinated lamb and or goat (i.e. mutton) and brown it. Once the meat is brown, add in water and cook until meat is half-way done – about 30 to 40 minutes on medium low heat.

After meat is half done, add Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder. Add in the following: coriander powder, garam masala powder, and Cumin powder.

Let simmer for 20 to 25 minutes on low.

Add diced tomatoes & cook until they are tender. If using canned tomatoes, drain water first before adding and cook for 3 to 5 minutes to avoid over cooking. Note: Tomatoes do not have to be mixed in, just simply layer them on top of meat mixture, so they basically get steam in the stew.

Add coriander leaves and mint leaves.

Mix in the last three ingredients you have now added and remove from heat. Leave pot covered.

Make a pot of Biryani rice. Your rice should be a little more than halfway done let’s say about 70% done.

Put a layer of your steaming hot rice in a pan or baking dish, then add a layer of your stewed meat on top. Add a layer of rice on top of it. Add meat stew. Repeat this layering process, alternating your meat stew with rice, just be sure the last or topmost layer is rice.

Add Ghee on topmost layer of rice.

Mix the Rosewater with a pinch of saffron (you can crush the saffron threads with a little bit of salt before adding to rosewater to help with faster color release). Sprinkle water over rice and meat layers.

Add the 2 large onions you had fried, sprinkled all over the top. Add extra coriander and mint leaves if you would like.

Cover your pot with foil and then place lid on and cook for 20 minutes on low. You can skip the foil if you are using a good quality Dutch Oven.

If using a baking pan, cover with foil and bake at 250°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until rice grains are medium soft. You don’t want your rice to be too soft.

Once done mix layers together well and serve while hot.

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Ebelskive | Æbleskiver Recipe

Ebelskiver are delicious treats that can be enjoyed for breakfast lunch and dinner. They are subtle in sweetness, but can be packed with flavor, literally.  You can filled them with various fruits, jams, jellies, cheese, meats (pre-cooked of course…sausage, ham, etc.), chocolate, creams, etc.

The choice of filling or lack thereof is completely up to you. But there is an endless array of options when it comes to fillings and that’s what makes Ebelskiver really fun and worthwhile.

An added bonus of making Ebelskiver is the availability of cast iron Ebelskive pans. And you can use them to make another delicious food,  like Takoyaki.

A Quick History on Æbleskiver

In case you are unfamiliar with Ebelskiver or Æbleskiver you can thank the Danish for this delicious treat.

The term Æbleskive is used if referring to just one of these wonderful treats. But if referring to more than one, i.e. its plural form, it is Æbleskiver.

This is a pancake like snack or treat that originated in Denmark. It is typically eaten as a snack, but can be a yummy treat for breakfast  or serve as a lovely dessert after dinner.

Cast iron Æbleskiver pans make it that much easier to get the perfect Ebelskive and with added health benefits  (trace amounts of iron which is helpful especially for those who struggle with anemia).

Æbleskiver Recipe

A Treat for Every Occasion

1 3/4  cup organic all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
A pinch or 2 of ground cinnamon  (optional)

2 eggs

1 3/4 cup buttermilk

1 Tbsp Cream  (optional)

4Tbsps butter (melted)

3 Tbsps butter (melted in wells for cooking Æbleskiver).

I like adding a little cream every now and then especially if I would like a more milky taste, but omit it if you like.

Mix your dry ingredients together.

In a separate bowl, whip your egg whites into a soft peak.

In a different bowl, mix your buttermilk, milk, and cream (optional)

Mix the 2 egg yolks with the melted butter until well combined.

Make a well in the center of your dry ingredients and pour in your yolk and butter mix and combined with your dry ingredients. Then fold in the whipped egg whites.

Pour melted butter in wells of preheated Æbleskiver pan and put scoops of batter into them. Make sure to rotate them top to bottom and left to right if you desire a round pancake. Otherwise, top to bottom would do just fine they will just look a little flatter.

Note: Use a wooden knitting needle or a wooden skewer to make rotating easier. But a fork can also work well. You can also, cut some of your favorite cheese and drop it in the center of the batter before completing the rotation. Pimento cheese is a great addition and so is mozzarella and or parmesan with a light sprinkle of herbs.

Keep rotating them for 2- 3 minutes or until light to golden brown, then remove.

This pan is great for a change of pace when it comes to breakfast. Switch things up and make your morning breakfast pancakes into something more exciting and the topic of conversation at the breakfast table.

Lodge makes a fantastic aebleskiver pan that will help you make Danish pancake balls (aebleskiver) for your morning breakfast.

Get this pan well seasoned and you will find yourself reaching for it often when it comes to making aebleskiver and other snacks that require a round shape. Tip:To make this pan super easy to use, then putting plenty of butter or oil in the wells will also do the trick.

Enjoy. Be sure to share this recipe  with others and let us know what you think if you do decide to give it a try.

Jamaican Goat Curry

Jamaican Goat Curry is a fantastic meal enjoyed by many Jamaicans. It is simple to make and the ingredients are easy to find, so be sure to read on and give it a try. If you find it hard to find goat meat in your area, try visiting your local west Indies or Caribbean Grocery Store. Some African Grocery Store also have goat meat available; however is neither of these options work for you, you can always surf the net for online meat markets. I find that the meat markets that carry lamb meat, often carry goat meat as well (especially, the online stores).



What You Need For Marinating Your Goat Meat

2.5 lbs goat meat (cut into cubed)
2 tsp salt (I like to use Himalayan Pink Salt)
½ tsp black pepper
3 Tbsp Curry Powder
1 large onion (thin sliced rings)
I scotch bonnet pepper (seed removed)
4 cloves minced garlic

• Marinate goat meat overnight in the above seasonings.
• Next, brown your goat meat in oil
• Add about 2½ cups of water (I prefer fresh spring water) and let simmer down for 1 hour on medium low heat.
• Stir every 15 to 20 minutes to avoid burning.


Other Ingredients You Will Need


  • ¼ cup coconut or vegetable oil (for browning meat)
  • ½ cup of onion
  • 2 large potatoes  (Irish is fine)
  • 1 large sprig of thyme
  • ¼ cup fresh tomatoes diced (optional)

Add an additional 2cups of warm to hot warm – just don’t use cold water, you want to shorten your cooking time,  not lengthen it.

At this point in your cooking, you can choose to remove the Scotch bonnet pepper or you can leave it in and serve to the spicy food lover in your family or to make your entire dish a bit spicier.

After 10 to 15 minutes of simmering, add in about a tablespoon of your favorite curry powder. This is totally optional and if you do not like tomatoes, you can totally skip this part. But often times, I like to add a 1/4 of a cup of freshly diced tomatoes.



Simmer on medium-low to low heat or 10 to 20 minutes or until thickened and meat is soft and tender, as in fall off the bone tender.

In about an half an hour at the most,  your Jamaican goat curry should be ready to go. You can choose to serve it over steamed white rice but sometimes I prefer to serve it over boiled yellow yam or a combination of various yams.

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For Your Enjoyment Always,

Much Love from Continental Foodie!

How to Care For Cast Iron Cookware | Do These Simply Steps

Whether you have invested two hundred plus dollars on your cast iron cookware or a little over ten dollars, the fact still remains that cast iron requires a certain amount of care. So keep reading and do these simple steps when it comes to caring for your cast iron cookware, if you like it to last for generations to come.



If you do these simple steps when it comes to caring for your cast iron, you will find that using cast iron is not as bad as you may have thought. Of course, this only appplies to those who are new to cast iron or are considering purchasing some form of cast iron cookware.


  •  Wipe away any excess grease or oils from your cast iron cookware with either a towel designated just for your cast iron cookwares or a paper towel (most preferably, a linen towel or a microfiber  towel). You can stop here if you are feeling too lazy to continue or simply do not have the time to finish the clean up process. That is provided you don’t have any stuck on foods that may prove even more difficult to remove at a later time.

  •  Next, use a sponge (free of any soap) with some warm water to gently cleanse your  cast iron cookware.
  •  Once you have rinsed your cast ron cookware with warm water, clean or wipe down your cast-iron cookware with a wet or damp sponge. And make sure to dry your cast iron really well with a clean cloth or towel. This is one of the most important steps in caring for your cast iron cookware as it will prevent oxidation from the water being left on the surface of your iron cookware.
  • You can choose to gently heat up your cast iron cookware to ensure it is completely dry and to help open up the “pores” of the iron to further ensure the oil seeps into the “pores”, thereby, reinforcing your seasoning layer, or…
  •  Once completely towel dried, you can apply a thin layer of an oil of your choosing. I find the best oil to use is flaxseed oil….  However, you may choose an oil that will not go rancid after a few days of being exposed to the air, especially if you choose to skip heating up your cast iron vessel. Otherwise, you will find that your cast iron cookware has a slightly off putting smell and somewhat tacky feeling.  You can stop here if you like or you can take the following detailed steps for heating and oiling your cast iron.
  • Dry your cast iron cookware and place it on your stovetop on low to medium low heat for about 5 to 10 minutes (10 minutes if using low heat and 5 minutes if using medium low heat). This is to open up the pores of the metal (heat expands metal) so it can easily receive the coating of oil you will be applying. Once evenly heated, carefully  apply a nickel sized amount of oil, up to a quarter sized amount for a large pot…and use a clean towel to buff it in so to speak.  This will give your cast iron pots and pans in nice protective layer of oil keeping any oxidation that can happen at bay. This also gives you the added perk of that shiny, glossy, black patina that is coveted when it comes to well cared for cast iron cookwares.   Repeat this step every time you use your cast iron cookware for a well-seasoned heirloom piece.


Don’ts for Cast Iron

  1. Air drying
  2. Soaking
  3. Scrubbing your seasoned pan with soap and water (a drop or two of soap diluted in water, can help cut through grime on you cast iron cookware, but it is up to you whether you choose to use any amount of soap on your seasoned cookware: TIP: baking soda works just as well*)
  4. No to any use of soap on bare unseasoned cast iron (think rust galore! Plus you don’t want foods you cook being flavored with dish soap…).
  5. Avoid using metal utensils on freshly seasoned cookware to avoid damaging your seasoning – wooden utensils are best, silicone utensils are a close second.




If you have any questions or have any tips on how you care for your cast iron cookware be sure to include them in the comments section  below. We would love to hear from  you.

Please feel free to check out our other posts and be sure to continue visiting our site for more reviews and resources when it comes to cast iron cookware and accessories.



*TIP: Using baking saoda to absorb the fats and oils from your cast iron pots and or pans will make even the most stubborn greasy deposits quickly removeable. For best results, just be sure to add a good tablespoon or two (depending on size of cast iron vessel) directly to your pot before you add any water and simply use a dry sponge or cloth to move the baking soda around the pot until most of the fats and or oils are absorbed. Then dispose of it accordingly and proceed to rinse with warm water until all resiude of the baking soda is gone. Then, proceed to oil accordingly.

Cast Iron Cookware | Should You Own One

Should you buy into the cast iron craze? This is a question that is all too common for a lot of people nowadays. There are so many options and now a series of manufacturers of cast iron cookwares. So, there is definitely some piece of cast iron cookware for everyone out there.

So, Should You Own A Cast Iron Cookware?

With a plethora of selections and designs, you can’t help but wonder should you own one ; cast iron cookware is a must have for most avid cooks…. But  is it the right cookware for you?

Well, the answer to this question all depends on what you will be making in your kitchen. If you are someone who mainly prepares vegetables and raw foods, then it is highly unlikely that you will need to use your cast iron cookware on a regular basis. Therefore,  owning a cast iron cookware may not be for you …unless you just enjoy collecting them.

Now,  for those who love their vegetable stir fries, and or pan-searing steak, then owning a piece of cast iron cookware could prove very useful, especially something like this.

Benefits of Cooking in Cast Iron 

From a health perspective, cast iron cookware is a fantastic way of increasing your iron intake, especially, if you are iron deficient.

Even if you aren’t anemic, you can still benefit from a little boost in your iron levels as a lot of people nowadays have iron levels that may fluctuate due to diets that are nutritionally lacking.  Plus, the amount you of iron that gets transferred to your food in most cases will not significantly affect your health in a negative manner (all other factors and medical preexisting conditions and circumstances considered).


What will It Cost?

Cast iron cookware can range in prices and depending on your budget, it can put a dent in your wallet. So, is up to you what you can afford or decide to splurge on.

There are now cast iron pieces that range from $14 for a regular size skillet (a 10 inch diameter skillet, for example), all the way up to a little over $200 for a single cookware.

Whether you want to spend upwards of $200 on a piece of metal is really up to you. But you can rest assure that you will never run out options as to what to cook in your cast iron pot(s) and or pan(s). So, definitely get cooking!


New to Cast Iron? No Worries

Now if you are just now getting into cast iron cookware I would suggest that you start small. Preferably, with a skillet or a small Dutch Oven.

Once you have grown accustomed to cooking with and caring for your skillet or Dutch Oven, you can then graduate to other types of cast iron cookware.

Now, cast iron can be a bit challenging to get used to in the beginning. This is because cast iron is bare metal that can oxidize if not properly cared for.

By starting off with a reasonably priced cookware such as Lodge’s 10″ skillet, you will get a feel for what it takes when it comes to caring for cast iron.


However, if you find the efforts of caring for your cast iron to be cumbersome, then by all means do NOT go splurging on a 100 plus dollar skillet or cookware just because it looks pretty or because you feel you can find uses for it (eventually…). The same care that is required for your $10 skillet will pretty much be the same care you will need to implement for that $100 or $200 skillet (…and not a lot of people want to do that or care to…).

Where most newbies go wrong when it comes to cast iron is they fail to realize that the metal is not indestructible when it comes to water. In other words, there is no permanent protective layer or treatment there right of the bat. Especially, when you have been used to cooking with stainless steel or teflon coated pots and pans or even enameled pot and pans.  All of which have been coated for easier use and care.

So, the onus of caring for your cast iron pot is now on you.  Simply washing and air drying will not cut it when it comes to cast iron cookware. Leaving water on cast iron is an absolute no no and so is soaking your cast iron. Or you will end up with a rusted piece of metal and cleaning that rust will take more time out of your day than you may be willing to give. So, certainly spend an extra minute or two post washing your cast iron cookware and at the bare minimum, simply dry your cast iron cookware. Or you can take an extra 5 minutes to do these simple steps.


More on Why You Should Get A Cast Iron Cookware

There is just something about using iron when it comes to cooking…it just seems to elevate the flavor. Its abilities of heating up well, gives your food just the right kind of searing that produces a lovely caramelized flavor that takes your taste buds to another level. Even the toughest of vegetables can be seared or stir fried to absolute perfection.

Whether you cook just for the love of cooking or you are being paid to show the world your skills at making the most delectable dishes, your cookware is an integral part of the job done.


Nothing sears a juicy steak quite like a good ‘ole seasoned piece of cast iron. A lot of seasoned chefs have a least a couple of cast iron pieces they utilize for a selection of their signature dishes and it certainly makes a world of difference!

If you have ever had the pleasure of owning a well seasoned piece of cast iron cookware, then you can understand the fascination with some of the most recent and most coverted cookware. There is Field, Stargazer’s; Finex, Lodge’s cookware to choose from just to name a few. All of which possesss their own perks and flaws.


What are My Options Besides Bare Cast Iron


Consider purchasing at least  one or two enamel cast iron cookware for cooking dishes that are too acidic and any foods that will react with bare cast iron or inadequately seasoned cast iron. Especially for dishes that you know will have their taste altered while being cooked or baked in cast iron, certain foods like spaghetti sauce, certain deserts for example, etc.



You should also consider enamel cast iron pots if you would prefer to not keep up with the maintenance that comes with cast iron cookwares. In other words, seasoning and re-seasoning, as well as, certain restrictions that may apply to cooking with cast iron.



Certainly consider adding at least one or two cast iron cookware in your collection of pots and pans. And if you’re just not ready for bare cast iron cookware, there is always the alternative, enamel cast iron pots and pans – you get the heating capabilities of cast iron,  without the rust.

Kenyan Style Chapati

Kenya is know for many things, but many may not know that there are areas of Kenya that are heavily  influenced by the Indian culture and food is one such influence. One food that comes to mind is  Chapati or better yet Kenyan Style Chapati.

Quick Background Story 

Indian flat breads are among one of the most tasty flat breads out there. Whether it is a chapati, roti, or the well known flatbread, naan… there is so much flavor that can be packed in these breads.

This Indian inspired Kenyan Chapati is also among one of the best tasting of flat breads out there.


Homemade is Best!

If you are privileged to have them made fresh or homemade, you are guaranteed to fall in love with these awesome meal additions.

Kenyan Style Chapati or Chapati made with a Kenyan twist is a fantastic addition to the endless world of flat breads.

So let’s get started with a great and simple recipe you can make at home.




2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 Durum Wheat Flour (regular wheat flour can be substituted)
1 1/2 cup warm water
3 Tbsp Peanut Oil or Melted Ghee
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp sugar (optional)




In a medium or large bowl, mix all-purpose flour with Durum Wheat flour and salt. If you are feeling creative you can add in dried or powdered herbs.

Stir in warm water and peanut oil (or any oil of your choice if you are allergic to peanut). Mix until a slightly sticky dough forms.

On a floured surface, knead the dough for 10 minutes.

Divide dough into 10 parts. Let rest 5 to 10 minutes.

Using your hands, gently pat balls of dough into 6 to 7 inch disks. Or you can roll out your dough with a French rolling pin or a regular rolling pin onto a lightly floured surface.

Thickness should be a little less than 1/4″ thick.

Using a 10 inch cast-iron skillet or larger, heated over medium heat, cook each flat bread until lightly browned. This should take about a minute or two for each side depending on how hot your skillet has been heated.

Keep the chapatis warm by wrapping them in a towel.

They can be stored in a tortilla warmer up to three days. However, we prefer to enjoy flat breads the same day they are made.

Enjoy and let us know how your version turns out.

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Cast Iron Oyster Pan

Do you love Seafood? Especially oysters in particular? Then, continue reading to find out more about the best cast iron oyster pan available for grilling oysters.


What are Your Options When it Comes to Grilling Oysters?

If are looking for a rectangular cast iron oyster pan that you can toss onto the grill, then this is a great pan. And certainly worth adding to your collection of cast iron cookware.



This 12-piece rectangular cast iron pan allows you to grill plenty of oysters, but also gives you more of “a handle on things” literally!

The long handles on this oyster pan provide you with a better grip and leverage when placing and removing this on the grill.

Simply shuck your oysters or place the half shells in the wells, grill, season with some garlic, add some freshly squeezed lemon and enjoy!

Of course, you also have the choice of going with the round oyster pan, if you prefer it. Both versions are capable of getting the job done.

Both pans will perform equally well besides the differences in shape and handle design. And both have 12 wells for you to pop in those oysters!

What is great about both the rectangular and round oyster pans is that they are great for serving your oysters. Their design make them very appealing. They are certainly a beautiful addition to any dinner table.


Will I need to Season My Oyster Pan Before I Use It?

These pans come pre-seasoned so no need to worry about seasoning for hours on end. However, you can opt to do 1 or 2 rounds of seasoning if you plan on getting creative and will use these for other baking adventures.

How Do I Take Care of My Oyster Pan?

No worries when it comes to clean up because clean up is a breeze. Simply rinse with warm water and quickly dry with a clean towel. Then lightly oil with your choice of oil.

My preference is flaxseed oil. Make sure not to overdo it when oiling. Because doing so can create some sticky and not so nice situation with your seasoning. You definitely don’t want that…. Once reheated, the excess oil on  your pan will be “etched” into your seasoning.


Where to Buy these Pans

You can get this pan from a few manufacturers and retailers, Amazon being one such retailer.

Below, I have included a presentation from one of the current retailers of cast iron oyster pans, Sur la Table.

This is also the pan that I purchased and I am currently using for oyster grilling. Amazon also carries this pan so be sure to check out the links included above.


So, for all the oyster lovers out there, your options for grilling oysters have just increased . And when it comes to cast iron pans, it has doubled. So, definitely give one of these cast iron beauties a try, they are certainly worth it. They are built to last and provide you with years of use when cared for correctly.


Cast Iron Woks | Best Woks

When it comes to cooking small quantities of food I find myself often reaching for this wok made by Lodge. This wok is so convenient to use and makes meal prepping fun. It is great for making stir-fries and a variety of dishes. In my opinion, cast iron woks are one of the best woks and a fantastic cookware to use for day to day home cooking.


Lodge 9-inch Wok braised meat and veggies

Three Fantastic Cast Iron Woks

To follow are three cast iron woks I know to be fantastic when it comes to meal preps at home.  Your possibilities are endless when it comes to the meal she can prepare with one of these beauties. But one thing I know for sure is that when it comes to stir-fries there is definitely an extra touch of flavor that only cast iron can impart.


Lodge’s  9″ Mini Wok Horse

Though it is only 9 inches in diameter I find the work very useful when it comes to making family meals. Whether using it to make sides or even the main course,  this nine inch wok by Lodge is quite handy.

I use it for braising and even slow cooking soups and stews. I just use the lid from one of my other pots to cover it. There are so many creative ways to use this cookware, so don’t be afraid to use your imagination.

Definitely, a great addition to any cast iron lover’s collection – it is just one of those cast iron cookwares that can inspire the chef in all of us.


Kasian House also makes a very good wok that is 12 in diameter and is fantastic for making larger family meals. This cast iron wok is great for preparing meals for three to four people. Improving your quality of cooking, especially when it comes to stir frys is what cast iron Wok’s  are  great  at doing.  With this wok, you will be able to make larger batches of stir fries or whatever meals you so choose.

An added bonus to purchasing this wok is that you will have a lid. The version currently available on Amazon comes with a nice Cedarwood lid. Which is a great deal since most woks do not come with a lid, especially woks of this size.



Below is another wok from Lodge. This wok is comparable to the Kasian House Wok and is a great size for medium to large-sized  families.

However, it is bigger than the aforementioned Kasian House Wok. And it is 14 inches in diameter, so it will definitely make short  work of preparing large meals. So, if you are looking for a large cast iron wok then Lodge’s 14″ wok will be a great buy.



When used correctly and well cared for, cast iron woks can be a beauty.  And although it may be a bit intimidating to use, cast iron woks are still a great addition to any kitchen. So, take into account the highlights mentioned in this post and make your  decision. You will love it!

Cast Iron Kitchen Gadgets & Utensils

If you are looking for some of the best cast iron kitchen gadgets and utensils, look no further. Spice up your kitchen with these fun kitchen gadgets. They will definitely make a great conversation starter at the dinner table.

A lot of the cast iron kitchen gadgets and utensils included below are some of our favorite. If you have a favorite cast iron gadget(s) and or utensil(s) not listed, be sure to share in the comments section below.

Also, if you find some of your favorite kitchen gadgets and utensils listed among ours, we would like to hear from you as well.


Cast Iron Spice Storage Kitchen Gadgets

Here are some cast iron kitchen gadgets for your spices that we find very useful for everyday applications.

These are fantastic and give a special touch to every kitchen. They are easy to use and bring the added satisfaction of having freshly ground spices for your foods.

Even though they are slightly heavier than their mechanical counterparts these gadgets make easy work when it comes to grinding your spices.


Bacon Press and Panini Sandwich Making Gadgets

When it comes to bacon presses, these are simple, yet useful utensils to have in your kitchen. Not only do they keep bacon grease splatters to a minimum, they also come in handy when making other foods as well.

From panini sandwiches to grilling the perfect stake, a cast iron press is more than capable of getting the job done. So don’t overlook them or shy away from using them and you will quickly discover many other creative ways to use them.

Mortar and Pestles that Make Very Speedy Work of Grinding


A mortar and pestles is an oldie, but goodie when it comes to grinding small to medium amounts of food. The original blender so to speak is still a fantastic way of getting your desired quality of grinding.


Barbecue and Grill Accessories

Even if you are not a barbecue fan or enthusiast, a melting pot is always a great addition for any kitchen. It is super handy when it comes to melting butter for your baking needs. And can even double as a sauce pan.

Cast Iron Stoves

Cast iron stoves are an energy-efficient and great way to cook, especially if you have an outdoor kitchen. But they also make for a great addition to your indoor kitchen as well. Continue reading for more information on cast iron stoves and why you should get one.


Will a Cast Iron Stove Fit in with My Home Decor?

Whether you have a log cabin-style home or in modern to contemporary home these stoves well add an extra touch of beauty to your home.

But I Heard Cast Iron Stoves can be a Pain to Use

I must admit that there is a slight learning curve when it comes to getting the hang of all the steps and precautions necessary to get a cast iron stove going. But don’t let this deter you from purchasing one of these those stoves because it is something that you will definitely find easier to do with time.

What do I Need for My Cast Iron Stove?

Make sure you have plenty of wood in stock and also a few stacks of old newspapers. By the newspapers?  Well,  they don’t have to be newspapers – most pieces of scrap paper will do….  However, I find that newspapers help to hasten the process and gets the logs burning quicker.

Do keep in mind that if you are planning to use one of these cast iron stoves indoors be sure to install proper ventilation. This is to prevent any smoke filling up your home, as well as, to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.


Is a Cast Iron Stove Really Necessary?

Owning one of these stoves is a must if you are homesteading or planning to go off the grid. Or if you are considering prepping for emergency situations, such as a prolonged blackout. Then this is one of the greatest tools you could have in your possession.

Check out these cast iron stoves and see which one best suits your needs. The cast iron stoves included below are well-designed and can be used for more than just cooking. They are incredibly efficient when it comes to heating up your home. And they make for a fantastic addition to any home. Absolutely perfect for most cast iron lovers.



Feel free to check out this post for various cookwares you can use on the stoves.