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from raw materials to finished artwork

one of the things that celia made as gifts for a few friends (and ourselves) is paintings of their dogs (and cats). this one is wonton, of course, but you can click through to the gallery with a few more.

wonton

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cast iron pan

one of the gifts that i received this holiday season was a pre-seasoned cast iron skillet. i have wanted one for a while, although i have never really used one and didn’t have any particular uses in mind. i have still been learning how to clean it (and found that at least the paper towels we have tend to shred on the surface), but this morning’s breakfast of french toast and bacon turned out really well.

now to find some more recipes to really take advantage of this new toy.