Lodge Wants You to Cook It All In Cast Iron on Your Next Camping Trip

first_img The Best Cast Iron Camping Cookware As useful as the Cook-It-All is, we would definitely recommend taking it on trips that only require shorter hikes to the campsite, instead of lugging it around. But the size does have its benefits; the 14-inch lid can grill up plenty of meat and the wok holds 6.8 quarts of food. Toss some freshly caught fish on the grill and/or whip up enough chili to feed the whole group!Since various parts of the Cook-It-All can be exposed to open flames during use, the lifespan of its seasoning is shorter than your average cast iron pan or dutch oven. Lodge recommends seasoning the cookware often, and they also claim any soot can be easily removed with hot water and a cast iron safe brush.Even if you’re not an outdoorsy person, you can enjoy the Cook-It-All at home. Though it’s designed for campfires, it will work just fine in your oven and the griddle/pan is gas stove-friendly. If you’ve been on the fence about different types of cast iron cookware, this system is definitely a space-saving solution. You can pick up a Lodge Cook-It-All for $130 and shipping is free through Lodge’s website. How to Cook Steak in the Oven How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Editors’ Recommendations center_img Campers are no strangers to cast iron cookware, but there’s often only room for one of these heavy pieces among your survivalist essentials. Lodge wants to change that and give you more cooking options with their new Cook-It-All, a multipurpose dutch oven.LodgeThe Cook-It-All definitely isn’t lightweight at 29 pounds, but you get five different cooking configurations out of only two pieces. There’s a wok that can become a dutch oven with the included lid and the lid functions on its own as a reversible griddle and grill. You can also flip the wok over on top of the lid — great for making pizza — and rest charcoal on the top of the wok for even baking.Can’t stand the heat? This cookware also comes with two hooked handles that allow for safe, simple maneuvering of both cast iron pieces. The handles are easy to hook and unhook (so you’re not hovering over the fire for too long), but once latched on, they provide a sturdy grip of the grill, wok, or both. Portion Control: The Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market The Best Cooking Gear for Car Camping and Backpackinglast_img read more

Closing Bell TSX closes higher amid pressure from lower oil interest rate

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed higher Wednesday as traders were reassured about the pace of interest rate hikes in the U.S.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 14,666.47+90.02 0.62%S&P 500 —  1,968.89+33.79 1.75%Dow — 16,994.22 +274.83 1.64%Nasdaq — 4,468.59+83.39 (1.90%The resource-heavy S&P/TSX composite index was well off session lows, erasing a 137-point deficit to gain 90.02 points to 14,666.47.The Canadian dollar gained 0.54 of a cent to 90.06 cents US.U.S. markets ran up sharply and the greenback weakened as the minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting showed that central bank officials agreed that they would begin raising interest rates only when measures of the economy’s health and inflation signalled the time was right.The minutes of last month’s meeting also showed that they have moved away from linking any rate change to any specific period. The Dow Jones industrials jumped 274.83 points to 16,994.22, while the S&P 500 index rose 33.79 points to 1,968.89. Both were the biggest one-day gains for the indexes this year. The Nasdaq was ahead 83.39 points to 4,468.59.Many analysts have expected the Fed to hike rates mid-2015, but a steady stream of positive U.S. data had persuaded some that it could push rates up even earlier. Adding to uncertainty about Fed intentions has been economic weakness in many areas outside of the U.S.“We see little here to challenge our expectation that with the U.S. economy likely to continue to grow at an above-potential pace, the Fed will be in position to start the process toward policy normalization in the middle of next year with the first hike in the Fed funds target likely to be announced in June 2015,” said Royal Bank assistant chief economist Dawn Desjardins.On the TSX, gains were held back by the energy sector, losing almost one per cent as market sentiment continued to feel the weight of a double dose of weak economic signals from Tuesday. German industrial data raised concerns that Europe’s biggest economy may not rebound as expected in the third quarter. Also, the International Monetary Fund trimmed global economic growth forecasts for 2014 and 2015.Those concerns translated into questions about demand for crude, particularly after the U.S. Energy Information Agency said Wednesday that U.S. oil inventories rose by 5.1 million barrels last week. Analysts had expected supplies to rise by 2.1 million barrels and the November crude oil contract in New York fell $1.54 to a fresh 18-month low of US$87.31 a barrel.“So you have a lot of supply and you have demand being curbed,” said John Stephenson, president and CEO of Stephenson and Co. Capital Management.“Global growth keeps getting revised down, its growth concerns weighing on markets, but particularly the commodity market because it is a growth market.”The gold sector was the strongest sector by far, up about seven per cent while the December gold contract faded $6.40 to US$1,206 an ounce.The base metals component gained 1.4 per cent as December copper was unchanged at US$3.01.The financials sector climbed one per cent.Meanwhile, the start of third-quarter earnings data from U.S. corporations gets under way in earnest this week with results from Alcoa after the close. The resource giant posted a strong report as adjusted earnings came in at 31 cents a share against the 23 cents a share that analysts expected. Revenue of US$6.24 billion beat expectations of $5.85 billion and its shares gained 2.25 per cent in after-hours trading in New York.TOP STORIESU.S. Fed officials saw global slowdown among risks to U.S. economic outlookHow Alberta’s oil patch teamed up with the ‘little guys’ for an end run around ObamaHow to tell if we’re in a bull or bear market — and what to do about itBrookfield Asset Management said to be seeking new $3-billion global buyout fund, triple its last peer-beating poolPierre Karl Peladeau says he’d put his Quebecor shares in a blind trust if he becomes PQ leaderEncana Corp flees further from natural gas with $605-million sale of Clearwater assets to Ember ResourcesWHAT’S ON DECK THURSDAYECONOMIC NEWS G20 finance ministers and central bankers meet in WashingtonCANADA8:30 a.m. New Housing Price Index (Aug): Economists expect 0.1% rise from the month before, 1.5% year over yearUNITED STATES8:30 a.m. Weekly jobless claims: Economists expect 295,000 new claims10 a.m. Wholesale Trade (Aug): Economists expect 0.3% riseCORPORATE NEWSCANADA Performance Sports Group Ltd Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 51¢ a share Sandvine Corporation Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 2¢ a shareUNITED STATES PepsiCo Inc  Q1 earnings: Analysts expect   US$1.28 a share read more