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Comment by Daniel W on October 25, 2014 at 8:37pm

Pat, that griddle is reversible, so either the ridged side or flat side can be used.  For some reason, I like the idea of the lines on the tortilla.  Seems artistic.  I thought about using a press - they bubble up so much while cooking -  but I wondered if the press would slow the cooking because it isn't hot.  I don't know.


I recently discovered uncooked tortillas.  They are very good.  Ning thinks they are the same as moo shu wrappers, which may lead to new discoveries.

Comment by Pat on October 25, 2014 at 8:22pm

No, I don't mind at all Joan. In fact, allow me to express my thanks. Yes, it is a scone pan. And, while it's not included in the picture of the collection on the wall, the shiny lid at the lower left hand corner of the picture, and under the wine bottles, is the iron wok I have when in the mood for Chinese. 

Daniel, I don't know that I would use a indoor griddle with ridges for tortillas. The flat surface  - absolutely. One of the things I'm look at picking up is a cast iron tortilla press. Yeah! Like I need more!

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 25, 2014 at 8:21pm

Daniel, your squash look so pretty and I can almost smell them. I like the size and color of the white squash. I have never seen one like that before that I know of. " Verte et Blanc squash", what a pretty name. 

I tried posting on your blog, but failed to get it to go. So, I am most impressed with your photos and instructions. I don't have to wonder how to cook them.

Oh ! Next summer will be a fine one. 

Comment by Daniel W on October 25, 2014 at 8:15pm

That really  is an impressive collection!  And I see heart shaped cake pain, and the corn-cob shaped biscuit pan, and interesting trivets as well.  Buy once and never need a new one.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 25, 2014 at 8:09pm

I hope you don't mind, Pat, I turned your photo! Oh! What a glorious display! You even have a griddle, or two, and muffin pans and corn bread pans. Is that a scone pan, and of course skillets galore. Gee, I wonder how many cupboards I would have to take out to have such a splendid collection? I am impressed! 

Comment by Daniel W on October 25, 2014 at 8:05pm

This looks like it would be good for tortillas.  I use tortillas every day, and the current ceramic - lined skillet is about shot.   Not wanting Teflon.  Not sure about the handles.

Comment by Daniel W on October 25, 2014 at 7:48pm

You all inspired me with all of the cast iron.  Looking around our kitchen, we have a bunch, but all over, not in one place.


Ning likes cast iron ware.  Now that you inspired me, tomorrow will make some of those little corn-cob cornbread sticks.  Practice makes, well not perfect, but better.



Here is a link to what I did with squash, to make puree for "pumpkin"  pies.  Turned out excellent.  Next I need to type in the pie recipe.  The Verte et Blanc squash has a beautiful creamy white puree, like mashed potatoes.  The smell is very "squashy".  I froze it to use later.



My mother always used canned pumpkin.  Until last year, I thought there must be some complicated, secret, finely tuned method for making pumpkin puree for pies.  It's really easy.  And the butternut squash is easier and tastes, maybe, better than pumpkin.


Comment by Pat on October 25, 2014 at 2:23pm

Spud, that is exactly  what mine looks like!

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 25, 2014 at 12:19pm

Pat, what a collection!  Looks like a piece of iron for every cooking purpose under the sun.

I had too look-up twine balls.  Is this what they are?

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 25, 2014 at 12:05pm

Joan, I should have known you were an cast iron sort of person : )


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