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Harold Henry, Gentleman Farmer and Cast Iron Collector, Hamilton Missouri

Harold Henry, Gentleman Farmer and Cast Iron Collector, Hamilton Missouri

Harold R. Henry is an 83-year-old gentleman farmer and retired cattle auctioneer from Hamilton, Missouri. He began collecting vintage and antique cast iron cookware some 50 years ago, with an emphasis on pieces made by the Lodge Manufacturing Company. Harold’s love for cast iron is […]

John Clough, Lodge Cast Iron Collector and Fact Detective, Chester Virginia

John Clough, Lodge Cast Iron Collector and Fact Detective, Chester Virginia

John Clough and his spouse KT (Katherine), as well as cats Oreo and Wewe, live in a neat rambler in Chester Virginia, about 15 miles outside of Richmond. Linda and I traveled to visit John and view his cast iron collection in September, 2018. John […]

Top Prices at Vintage Cast Iron Auction in Indiana on October 6, 2018

Top Prices at Vintage Cast Iron Auction in Indiana on October 6, 2018

I followed along online with a fast-paced large in-person cast iron auction in Indiana on October 6, 2018. I restrained myself from making purchases, though some items were tempting (see the good buys noted in my other blog post about this auction). The 15% buyer’s […]

Some Good Buys at October 6, 2018 Indiana Cast Iron Auction!

Some Good Buys at October 6, 2018 Indiana Cast Iron Auction!

I always hesitate to talk about pricing, since opinions vary so much. Pricing is really what the market will bear – what people are willing to pay for a piece. Scarcity and condition play a big part, of course, as well. At the October 6, […]

Our Lodge Foundry Tour!

Our Lodge Foundry Tour!

Linda and I were privileged to tour the Lodge foundry in September 2018. Lodge has two buildings with operating foundries. They are a hop, skip and jump away from each other in the charming small town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee. The new foundry – opened […]

Marcella Hazan’s Roast Chicken with Lemons – My Griswold Iron Mountain Chicken Pan Springs into Action Yet Again!

Marcella Hazan’s Roast Chicken with Lemons – My Griswold Iron Mountain Chicken Pan Springs into Action Yet Again!

I recently returned from Europe, and I have a hankering for authentic Italian food…at least as authentic as you can get it when you aren’t in Italy. Marcella Hazan, author of the authoritative Italian cookbook “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking,” has a wonderful recipe for roast […]


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