I cherish & coddle my cast-iron skillets, and covet a concrete and cast-iron stove that doesn't even exist yet, but my love of cast-iron goes well beyond the realm of heat transfer...
- Oh, how I've longed for a set of teeny cast-iron skillets. They would make great candle holders on a picnic table, and I think everyone needs individual cranberry upside-down cakes, and personal pan cornbread.
- Now, this is a spice grinder that will last forever. And ever. Made in Scandinavia of cast-iron with a charming cork, the Skeppshult grinder is available at Gravel & Gold in San Francisco, and comes with a 25-year guarantee.
- Look at this pretty, pretty incense burner- and I don't even like incense! Made in Japan and available through Canoe in Portland, the burner hides the less pretty parts of the incense ritual, but allows you to watch the graceful wisps of smoke.
- I kind of can't resist cast-iron animals. The crow from Rare Device is also a bottle opener, but the bunny is just adorable. And so satisfyingly heavy!