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About the Author

About the Author: A fellow Cast Iron lover, vintage cookware collector, and Dutch Oven Cook.  Sharing thoughts, techniques, and decades of cooking experience.

With some experience, I feel most people can cook over charcoal, or coals of a campfire, just as easily as cooking in a modern kitchen.  Its all about heat management.  That comes easy with experience.

I retired as a Data Engineering Manager.  During my off time while working, and now during retirement.   I have always attempted to spend as much time outdoors as possible.

I started dabbling with websites about the time I retired.  I even had a joint business venture with my son.  A web presence “on-line retail” for several years.  We went the whole route including trademarking.   That name and trademark was sold off some years ago.

The software application of all of this website structuring is still relatively new to me.  It certainly doesn’t come without a struggle.  Code is a learning issue, like trying to learn a new language.  But as with any second language, things  come easier with experience and constant use.  When leaving the business world I wanted to remain current and even advance my knowledge.  Now I simply provide free content on-line.  The whole effort and associated labor has become a hobby that I enjoy.

My real passion is spending time outdoors, outdoor photography, and traveling.  With that it always seems to involve outdoor cooking.  I wish I had the time and the talent to effectively share all the experiences I have had over a lifetime.  From backpacking trips to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, to traipsing jungle paths in Thailand.

With combined site visits of well over a million we stopped counting.  After a very successful blog site on the outdoors in general (TOPONAUTIC), and accumulating a large membership following on our Dutch Oven social media group, we decided to dedicate a website just on Dutch Oven Cooking.   A site we hope will appeal to the beginner, and expert alike.

Some of the joys I find revolving around cooking, are competing in Dutch Oven Cook-offs,  instructing those new to the cast iron cooking world, and collecting and cooking with vintage cast iron cookware.


You will find me traveling the western part of the USA cooking,  camping, and backpacking.  Some of the cooking is for the love and fun of it.  Other times it is hard core competition with Dutch Oven friends or “soon to be friends”.  


Though not always blessed with a competition win, there have been trophy’s and prizes taken along the way.

Friends are always collected during travels and cooking events.  They are like fine vintage cast iron cookware.  Though some may be rusty around the edge, or properly seasoned and seemingly without flaws.  I find they are more valuable than any trinket trophy you will ever earn in any endeavor you may pursue.  Cooking and laughing with friends is the best form of living.  The best medicine you will ever find to cure your ills.

The greatest joy to a cast iron cook, is showing techniques and skills to someone new to the cast iron world.  Such a great feeling to see them catch the passion and fire.  Knowing you inspired them to start on the road to becoming a great Dutch Oven Cook.

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STARGAZER adding a new Skillet – 12 inch

We got wind that Stargazer will soon be taking orders for their newest addition.  The 12 inch skillet. For you Cast Iron connoisseurs that love the smooth finish of some vintage cast iron.  Also cast iron produced in the USA, and you don’t know about Stargazer.  You need to investigate this brand. We purchased one …

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BASIL Basics – Organic

Basil Basics bridges the love of Organic Cooking, Cast Iron, Garage Sales, and the general love of the outdoors.  Growing, harvesting, and cooking with fresh Basil. Do you have a Green Thumb?  How do these subjects relate?  Grow your own organics! Click this Link for the full Article on Basil Basics 1,964 total views, 113 views today

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