Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Battle has begun

Hi folks,

If you have read my previous blog you will know that I have tried to take the iron supplement that the doctor prescribed for me.  Well, I emailed the doctor about the problem of them making me physically sick and have heard nothing back.  So I decided to wage my own war so to speak.

I purchased the items in the picture below to help me:

I was reading on the Internet that cast iron cookware will actually
disperse iron into food.  So I bought a grilling pan and a large skillet.  I think I will be able to cook almost anything in at least one of them.  Please note that they are made in the USA!  I bought some Lima beans, dark chocolate trail mix with nuts and raisins, and Total cereal which seemed to have the most iron.  Of course I also read that there are some food one cannot eat because they cause your body to not absorb iron.  I need to go back and write down that information and tack it on my refrigerator.  If anyone has any other information, please let me know.

Next, some have asked about my I took a picture of my will see that it is making progress and still has the two tomatoes and now has some blossoms too.  Oh yes, my neighbor did give me a small tomato from her plant and it was delicious!

I had my grand daughter Hailey here for a couple of days.

Here she is with Arlene.

While here I taught her a basic crochet stitch....she was quite proud of herself for finally catching on.  She took her small practice square and the needle with her.  I told her next we would work on a scarf.  We will see if she remembers for next time.

Any plans for the 4th of July?  I was hoping for someone to invite me to spend the 4th with them....maybe a day trip and seeing fireworks at night.  It hasn't I'm not sure what I will be doing, I guess I still have a few days for something to pop up.

Have a good night....tomorrow is July!


  1. I have a whole set of cast iron cookware and grew up with folks who used it all the time. It does put iron in your food. Another good source of iron is raisins. If you like them, just get you those little boxes and use them as a snack every day. They have a high sugar content but you're not going to eat them by the pound.

    Here's a page that might help:

    1. Thank you for the article. It pretty much sums up what I was reading. I have printed out the charts and will post them on my refrigerator. I was looking at the little boxes of raisens but decided to get the trail mix because it also has nuts which the doctor recommended.

  2. I remember iron pills making me sick when I was pregnant. It took me about a month to get used to taking them and I took them at night.

    Cast iron is fantastic. They cook like a dream. I only have a small one (11 inches) and am waiting to buy a gargantuan 15" skillet. One of these days...

    Please let us know how it goes!

  3. I have 2 Iron Skillets.. Love em.. and they are so easy to use.. I have a 6" and a 10" I want to get one of those grills.. That is on my wish list..LOL..

    Well,,, its late and I need some sleep..

  4. I love my cast-iron! I don't use anything else and you're right about it adding iron. Be sure to season it properly before using it.

    Great that your daughter is learning crochet- my mom tried to teach me but I never caught on.

    All my kids are coming for the 4th. Not sure I want to brave the mosquitoes to watch fire works though.

  5. I grew up with cast iron and have many many pieces of it. Some folks say food cooked in any other pan, just doesnt taste right! Must be the iron....good luck in your plan to eat right. It works.

  6. I like my iron skillet too. My sister I hope still has the one my mother bought for a dollar when I was a baby. Have a good 4th of July!

  7. Raisins. Eat lots of raisins. Iron skillets will work too. Your granddaughter is very pretty and how fun that you taught her to crochet. I imagine she will remember and will make a very nice scarf. Ruth, if you were closer, you would be invited here for our cookout and fireworks (the night before). Hope someone invites you! Keep us posted. Hugs!

  8. Hope that works for you. And your grand daughter is beautiful. sandie

  9. I would never like to be without my iron skillet. If I didn't have so much cookware already I would have more iron cookware. Spinach and other dark green leafy veggies and beans supply iron too. Wishing you all the best in getting your iron issue taken care of. Hugs

  10. When I was growing up my mom always cooked with cast iron skillets. I love the picture of your daughter and granddaughter..two very pretty ladies!