I live in an apartment complex and from time to time, a neighbor leaves “junk” near the dumpster. For example, just the other day someone left a tray with matching stand. It looked like it was made of wicker and wood (bamboo or made to look like bamboo), and it looked pretty well used. I’m in a mode of not taking on more stuff. I have a lot of stuff. But I thought and thought about that tray and finally decided it could make a nice little bar table for parties. So I went outside to nab it, but it was gone. That’s what I get for hesitating.
On a different occasion, I did not hesitate. And now I am the owner of a cast iron skillet in need of re-seasoning.
I love cast iron. The way it cooks. The way it looks – rustic and rugged. And durable. If cared for properly it can last for generations. This skillet is the same size as the one I already have, but I couldn’t leave it sitting there. So I brought it home with me with the intent of showing it some love. But I’ve never actually seasoned cast iron myself before. So… I’ve been putting it off.
But now Dan has a cast iron skillet in his camping gear that after our last camping trip also needs to be re-seasoned. I thought I’d do them both at once. Does anyone have any tips for seasoning cast iron?