Latest articles from Boonie Hicks

How to use a cast iron teapot? (step by step guide)

Okay, you have a new cast iron teapot now what? Cast iron teapots are really easy to use but quite often manufactures...

Japanese cast iron teapot vs kettle. What’s the difference?

If you enjoy a nice cup of tea, then you may have heard that using old-fashioned cast iron teapots and kettles is...

Who makes the best enameled cast iron cookware? Let’s find out.

You’ve decided to purchase enameled cast iron – congratulations! If you haven’t used this type of cookware before, you’re about to fall...

A warm welcome to Boonie Hicks. Would you like to learn to cook like the Victorians or the new world settlers over a hundred years ago?

Want to know more about Victorian cooking? How about some real good old-fashioned dishes from southern England? The 19th century is an exciting time in history and here we focus using time forgotten traditional British and "New World" recipes. Be sure to visit again our slowly growing site will include well-researched recipes that are fun and simple to make.

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Tawashi, how well does the Japanese brush clean cast iron?

Cleaning cast iron cookware with a traditional Tawashi scrubbing brush. A Tawashi is a traditional scrubbing brush used in...

Griswold cast iron skillet. Identify, date your skillet using logos.

Learn to date and identify not only Griswold cast iron skillets but also other skillets made by the Griswold Manufacturing Company. 

Is cast iron too heavy? Try the Emile Henry Dutch oven.

The Emile Henry Dutch oven, who says you need cast iron when you use Burgundy clay. If you are looking for a Dutch oven but are...

Lodge cast iron skillet | perspective from a cast iron enthusiast.

Find out how a cast-iron owner feels about his Lodge cast iron skillet.  The short answer, "I love my little Lodge cast iron skillet but...

Learn about the benefits of enameled cast iron cookware.

The compelling benefits of enameled cast iron cookware While traditional cast iron cookware is still the darling of many people’s kitchen. A growing number of...

Wagner cast iron | Wagner Ware history, dates and logos.

What makes Wagner cast iron so collectible? Learn how to date, identify and the history of Wagner Ware.

Why cook with cast iron? Here’s 9 great reasons.

There are a lot of reasons why to cook with cast iron. Learn the ins and outs of cooking with this old-fashioned,...

Wapak Hollow Ware Co. Learn about Wapak cast iron.

Vintage cast iron. Wapak Hollow Ware Co. Wapak cast iron For those who collect vintage or antique cast iron, Wapak Hollow Ware Co, or more simply...

Lodge Manufacturing: Why is their cast-iron loved around the world?

 Lodge Manufacturing has made cast-iron cookware for over one hundred years. What makes them stand out as the world leader in cast-iron cookware? Have you...