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Iron Cooker Updates – Iron Cooker Sale

December 26th, 2011 by ironcooker

Iron Cooker Newsletter 12-26 -2011

We hope everyone had a great Holiday!

Its sale time!

We have been adding some new items for this after Christmas sale that you will be sure to like.

starcraft utensil setThere is Kitchen Knives & Utensils with our starcraft stainless steel 7 piece kitchen tool set.
This is sale priced below anything you will find.

Also we have added Cookie Jars & Canisters.
As we are writing this we will be adding coffee mugs & Steins to our collection of products.

Lots of our items have been marked down & we have a new supply of our cast iron Farmall Tractor seat stools, still at our sale price. This has turned into one of our best selling items this year.

Many of you have told us that you are painting them red & green. It is very interesting hearing what you do with things like this. Thank you for writing in with your comments to let us know.

For you hunters that was looking for things under the tree but they didn’t know what to buy for you.
We have meat grinders & knives at discounted prices too!22SP universal meat grinder

Our Starcraft Stainless Steel line is another new area in our store also that you will want to stop to look around.  With stock pots, mixing, bread & fruit bowls

Don’t forget to look at our Jacob Bromwell Cookware. An American made line of products that are recognized everywhere.

That’s all From Iron Cooker at this time.
Check back often because we are adding new items daily through December.

For you new members, we always add a recipe for an ending to each newsletter.
Some of you have sent in recipes to share & others we post from our collection.

Feel free to reply with any recipe you would like to share with our followers.

 

Good New Orleans Creole Gumbo

 

 

1 cup all-purpose flour (purpose)34 cup bacon drippings1 cup chopped celery (coarsely)

onions (coarsely chopped)

green bell pepper (coarsely chopped)

2 cloves garlic cloves (minced)

1 lb andouille sausage (sliced)

3 qts water

6 cubes beef bouillon

1 tbsp white sugar

salt (taste)

2 tbsps hot pepper sauce (tabasco or to taste)

1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning or to taste ( I use more)

bay leave12 tsp thyme leaves (dried)14 12 ozs stewed tomatoes

6 ozs canned tomatoes (sauce)

2 tsps file powder (gumbo)

2 tbsps bacon drippings

20 ozs okra (frozen cut, thawed)

2 tbsps distilled white vinegar

1 lb crabmeat (lump)

3 lbs shrimp (uncooked medium, peeled and deveined)

2 tbsps worcestershire sauce

Directions

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Outdoor Hiking – Backpacking Adventure

December 24th, 2011 by ironcooker

Backpacking; wilderness adventure

backpacking adventureIf you’re looking for a real backpacking adventure that is an exciting adventurous experience, then you will enjoy a visit to Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness tucked deep in the heart of the Wallowa Mountains. With over 300,000 protected federal acres & over 400 miles of trails there is always somewhere different to look at. With great canyons & mountain peaks that has over 50 lakes.
You will enjoy seeing many different wild animals on your backpacking adventure such as elk,
goats, cougars, raptors & other animals nature has to offer.
With winter temps down to -30* & summer mid 90s to low 40s with sudden temperature changes so be prepared for an exciting trip into this wilderness area. . You will want proper clothing suitable camping gear such as trekking poles & lightweight  camping cookware that can be easily carried in to your rustic camp site. Mountain backpacking adventure
Be sure to research this trip as any other & enjoy your backpacking adventure to Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness.
This is sure to be an enjoyable wilderness backpacking adventure you will not want to miss out on if you’re in this area or planning a trip to Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
you will want to contact Wallowa Mountains Visitor Center for information on your wilderness backing adventure.

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Iron Cookware Recipes – Cooking With Cast iron

December 16th, 2011 by ironcooker

Cooking in cast iron

There are so many different recipes we have today that lead away from their original cookware, that was used to make everything come out as it should. As any cook or chef knows there is flavor from everything cast iron Skillet setthat you use & there is noting that quite replaces a good old cast iron pot or skillet.
If you have had a fresh baked pie or a casserole simmering in a Dutch oven over a fire at your campsite you know what we are talking about when we say there is nothing like cooking with cast iron. A pizza cooked on a cast iron pizza pan or homemade bread made in old fashioned cast iron loaf pans.cast iron pizza pan

Today we are going to share a couple recipes that are our favorite & we would like you to share yours too.  Post any Christmas dishes, cookies, deserts or casserole you would like to share in comments & we will add them to this post. We would like to see what your cooking with cast iron but any recipe you send in will be ok.

We would like to keep this going through this holiday season so share in this holiday season with us.

To start out with is a great chicken recipe you will be sure to enjoy.

Jamie Oliver’s roast chicken
http://tastycheapskate.blogspot.com/2011/12/jamie-olivers-roast-chicken.html


VEGETABLE BEEF STEW   

Ingredients: (8 servings-10 people)
2 pounds  beef, bite sized cubes (round, 7 bone, blade, or chuck)
2  medium onions, chopped or minced (may use dehydrated)
2 tablespoons  cooking oil
2 pounds  potatoes, bite sized cubes
2 28-ounce can  tomatoes
2 11 to15-ounce cans  corn
1 pound  carrots, diced
1 teaspoon  parsley flakes
1 teaspoon  salt
½ teaspoon  pepper
heavy duty aluminum foil
water as required

Preparation:
Line 6 quart Dutch oven with foil.  Triple fold sheets if necessary.  Brown beef and onions using the cooking oil and drain well.  Add potatoes, tomatoes, corn, carrots, parsley, salt and pepper.  Be sure to use all liquid in the cans.  Add enough water to cover the vegetables. Cover with lid and simmer until potatoes can be broken with a fork and meat is tender, generally about 45 minutes.  Stir occasionally.  Season to taste.

CAMP STEW   

Ingredients: (8 servings)
2 pounds  hamburger
1 can  stewed tomatoes
1 can  corn
8 ounces  elbow macaroni
½ cup  chopped onions
1 cup  water
¼ pound longhorn cheddar cheese

Preparation:
Brown beef in Dutch oven, kettle, or skillet. Drain.  Stir in tomatoes, corn, macaroni, and water. Cook until done.  Just before serving add cheese.

HAM CHOWDER 

Ingredients: (6 servings)
1½ tablespoons  butter
1  large white onion, chopped
2  cloves garlic, minced
1½ cups  water
2 tablespoons  dry sherry
½ cup  water
½ pound  lean bacon
6 stalks  celery sliced diagonally
3 cups  cubed new potatoes w/skin
1½ cups  milk, cream or yogurt
4 tablespoons  flour

Preparation:
In Dutch oven, sauté bacon in butter until bacon in browned.  Add onion, celery, garlic, potatoes, 1½ cups water and milk.  Bring to boil and simmer 30 minutes uncovered.   Combine sherry, water and flour.  Whisk sherry mixture into chowder and simmer until thickened.  Add salt and fresh black pepper to taste.

 We have started this for you; now let’s see what great recipes you have too!

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Iron Cooker Updates – Contest Winner !

December 15th, 2011 by ironcooker

Iron Cooker Newsletter      12 – 15 – 2011

 

It is time to announce our contest winner.


We took your names & put them in our drawing can this morning; one name was drawn out
to be our winner of your choice of one of two Camp Dog 8 ounce Cajun spices.
You have a choice between Original flavors or choose Camp Dog mild flavor.

 

The winner is Darry.

You have 48 hours to respond to this e mail or contact us by phone.
We will need your delivery information so we can ship this to you. 
Because we are gaining so many new members to this newsletter feed every week we
need to explain what is going on here.
Last week we had a contest for members to comment on our blog & have a chance in a drawing
for a free product, including shipping cost.

From time to time we will be offering specials & free shipping on some items or a giveaway offer
like this one.
We have a recipe share that we ask everyone to participate in if they wish. It’s not a mandatory thing
but it has been a lot of fun communicating with you members.
Many of you have sent your recipes in to us to post on our newsletters.

Only 10 days till Christmas!  Get your orders out now if you want items shipped in time.

Farm All Tractor seat stoolhave shipped a lot of our Farmall Tractor seat stools this week, we still have around  a hundred of them left at this sale price, when they are sold we have to raise our prices on this item. 
http://www.ironcooker.com/content-product_info/product_id-1338/cast_iron_farmall_tractor_seat_stool.html

One new item we have for this year is  Sportsman Ice Cream Maker Lets You Choose Either Method electric Or Hand Crank For Making Your Favorite Old Fashioned Ice Cream Recipes.

http://www.ironcooker.com/content-product_info/product_id-1648/6_qt_elec_hand_ice_cream_maker.html

Everyone likes homemade ice cream!Ice Cream maker

 

For our recipe this week we are taking you to our Iron cookware recipe section of our blog.

http://wildernessoutdoors.net/category/iron-cookware-recipes

 

 

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Iron Cooker Updates – December 11th Newsletter

December 11th, 2011 by ironcooker

Iron Cooker newsletter     12- 11 – 2011

First order of things is to welcome all of you new members to our newsletter.

There are over 40 new customers that have signed on to this newsletter this weekend.
We at Iron Cooker want to thank you for choosing us for your online store.

Second, you new people do not know of our little contest running this week through

Dec 14th.  I have let up on our rules a little. Anyone that goes to our blog and comments
on this post telling what kind of cookware you use & what you cook will be entered in this
contest for one free 8 ounce Camp Dog Cajun spice.  You have your choice of original or mild
seasoning mix.  On Dec 15 we will have a drawing to pick one lucky winner.


We have to limit this to the lower 48 states because of shipping cost.
Be sure to thank your congressman for this when you have a chance to do so.

We pay shipping cost for this order too!  So what do you have to loose.


Follow this link because there is only 3 days left before our drawing.
  http://wildernessoutdoors.net/2011/12/06/iron-cooker-updates-contest

Other news is our new products we have added this week.
You know about our Cajun spices.

24 inch bonfire fire pitWe have added a new 24 Inch Fire Pit for Campsite & Backyard Bonfires

http://www.ironcooker.com/content-product_info/product_id-1718/24_inch_fire_pit.html

 

 

 

This is an item I have actually used in campgrounds where they did not allow an in round fire pit.

It is really a nice looking & functional item that we like to use.

 For the hunters on your list we have added a couple items that everyone looks for when

it is time for cutting & processing.

18 Inch Butchers Hand Saw    18 inch butchers hand saw

http://www.ironcooker.com/content-product_info/product_id-1719/18_inch_butchers_hand_saw.html

 

Also we have a new– Cuber Every butcher knows the importance of having a cuber in their supplies.

http://www.ironcooker.com/content-product_info/product_id-1715/meat_tenderizer_cuber.html

 Meat Tenderizer

 

 

 

 


Once again thanks to all of you that are making it possible for us.


It’s just fitting with our new seasoning products we have added that we have a Cajun recipe this time around.

Cajun Chicken, Andouille, Tasso Gumbo

1 large hen, cut into serving pieces

1 lb smoked sausage or andouille sliced in 1/2 inch thick slices

1 lb smoked tasso, chopped fine

6 chicken bouillon cubes

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped bell pepper

1 cup chopped celery

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup chopped green onion tops

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1 cup vegetable oil

1 cup all purpose flour

4 quarts water

Make roux with oil and flour, cook until copper penny color. Add onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic and cook until limp. Add chicken and cook a few minutes, stirring constantly. Add water and chicken bouillon cubes. Cook on moderate heat until chicken is almost tender. Add sausage or andouille and tasso. Let boil until all meats are tender. Add onion tops and parsley and cook about ten minutes. Adjust seasonings and serve over cooked rice in soup bowls.

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Fishing – December Fishing

December 11th, 2011 by ironcooker

December brings great fishing.

 For all of us in anticipation for this time of year, there are some really great spots on these December fishing for Steel head troutnorthern rivers & streams waiting for our adventures.
As I get up this morning putting on my first layer of socks, thermal underwear, wool sweater topped off with a sweat shirt & my bib overalls that will fit down in my chest waders. Be prepared because its cold out there & that water running down stream is even colder. Wear your flotation vest is one last piece of advice you should always keep in mind. Even if you’re the best swimmer, at these temperatures along with what you’re wearing will wear out the best of us in no time under these conditions.

Warm weather in November with other conditions has made for great December fishing. If you can stand cold weather & love to fish then this is the place to be. In pursuit of a passion that is fishing!December Fishing trout

Late season hunting is underway with muzzle loaders out for late season whitetails & rabbit hunters running beagles. So be sure to keep your orange hat on & make sure these hunters see you before walking into an area.

With snowflakes coming down & a light breeze blowing across our favorite river we are in our own world with nature. Snow covered banks on each side of us. Not a sound for miles until that big steelhead trout clears water after our bait.

You tell me, does it get any better than this?

No fisherman gives away his secret spot or what he is using. Even our best friends might go with us but when it comes time to tell what you done or what little tid bit extra you did to your hook.
That’s fishing friends, it might not make any difference at all to the fish but it’s yours.

Best part of all smells of these fish cooking in your cast iron skillet when you get back home.
There is nothing like fresh trout combined with a little camp dog Cajun seasoning cooked in your cast iron cookware.  This just brings a great ending to a very good day of fishing.

That’s fishing friends, it might not make any difference at all to the fish but it’s yours.
If you’re a late season fisherman or woman, maybe we will see you out in this winter wonderland.

We are waiting to hear your stories too. Share with us & do tell what fish you have caught in your December fishing adventures.

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Iron Cooker Updates – Iron Cooker Sale

Monday December 26th, 2011 in Iron Cooker Updates | No Comments »

Outdoor Hiking – Backpacking Adventure

Saturday December 24th, 2011 in Outdoor Hiking | 2 Comments »

Iron Cookware Recipes – Cooking With Cast iron

Friday December 16th, 2011 in Iron Cookware Recipes | 8 Comments »

Iron Cooker Updates – Contest Winner !

Thursday December 15th, 2011 in Iron Cooker Updates | 3 Comments »

Iron Cooker Updates – December 11th Newsletter

Sunday December 11th, 2011 in Iron Cooker Updates | 2 Comments »

Fishing – December Fishing

Sunday December 11th, 2011 in Hunting & Fishing Life | 14 Comments »

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