mai 03 2010

Rusty – a Cinderella story

Published by at 19:17 under Ukategorisert

Last weekend Mr. T, my girlfriend N, her Mr. T (both guys have the same name) and I went to N’s home town Bø that is located in the middle of Norway in the country were we baby sat her parents chickens, went to an awesome Jaga Jazzist concert (a Norwegian jazz fusion band that made my skirt fly up), found the first and second frog of the year, went fishing and got nothing but delicious bacon wrapped hot dogs barbecued on a smoky fire (due to the rain) and found the farm cat’s two week old kittens. I took pictures of most of it, but left the camera on the farm, of course. Until I get it back I’ll post some long due posts with pictures I took the last couple of weeks.

Here’s one of my best flea market founds. It cost me about 15 kroner, approximately the price of a litre of milk. It’s an expensive cook ware brand – Høyang Polaris if it means anything to you – but completely orange from rust. I don’t have a cast iron pot and figured 15 kroners weren’t too much to risk..So I took a steel wool scrub and got out the elbow grease. And scrubbed and scrubbed and polished and scrubbed…and then I gave in and handed the pot over to Mr. T who finally made the pot look like this :

No speck of rust left, just nice and black, solid cast iron. I can’t wait to cook  my first stew with good old Rusty! Just to be sure it won’t rust any time soon, I smeared it generously inside and out with sunflower oil, let soak overnight, wiped off residual oil and sealed in the oil with one hour in the oven at 400 degrees Celcius. Aaand then I did the same thing over again. Now I’ve used it at least six times and there’s still no sign of rust. Success!

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