Smoke On The Water

Day 258 – September 15, 2019

Favourite Sport/Hobby – Sunday Stills / Volume – One Word Sunday / Middle – FOWC / Talk – RDP / Sensual – WODC / Weekend in Black & White

I have a new found appreciation for cooking.  As some of you may remember I rediscovered my cast iron skillets and undertook the task of trying out all the home food delivery services available.  I have continued using them but I have narrowed the ones I use to just 4. But I can admit that I have used all the ones that will deliver to my house, and documented them all this past spring if you are interested in checking them out.  But that isn’t what I was planning on talking about or why I took the photo.  I just really liked the volume of smoke and the images cast in the shadows and hi lights.  May not be that sensual but look in the middle of the color one and on the left side of the BW and let me know if I am just seeing things! Perhaps I just inhaled too much smoke.  😛

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13 Replies to “Smoke On The Water”

  1. Oh I’m a fan of cast iron. I suppose the love of it was gifted to me by my grandmothers who always used it. Loving camping, I found that although the weight of cast iron was more difficult to take along, nothing holds up better of the fire nor produces such heart warming meals. In fact, I made cast iron skillet biscuits just yesterday.
    Smoke of the water reminds me of my younger years…how Ozzy had been fired by Sabbath. Unbelievable to me when a band fires the literal voice of the band? Striking out on his own, I attended his first concert outing in Houston as a solo artist, Bark at the moon. Mot Crew opened Seperated only by a few weeks, I went to see Sabbath with their new lead singer, the singer from Deep Purple. The light show was fantastic and Night Ranger opened for them, who I actually wanted to see but Sabbath wasn’t nor could be the Sabbath we knew and loved. When they returned for the encore, they actually played Smoke On The Water!
    Cast Iron Skillet Biscuits

    1/2 cup water warm , 100-110 F

    2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast

    1 tsp sugar

    5 cups all purpose flour

    3 Tbsp sugar

    5 tsp baking powder

    1 1/2 tsp salt

    1 tsp baking soda

    1 cup butter cold

    2 cups buttermilk

    1/4 cup butter melted

    coarse salt for sprinkling


    Mix together water, yeast and 1 tsp sugar.  Let stand for 5-7 minutes until foamy.

    Mix together flour, 3 Tbsp sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.  Cut in butter with a pastry blender until crumbly.

    Add in yeast mixture and buttermilk and stir until dry ingredients are incorporated.  Do not overmix

    Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours up to 5 days.

    Preheat oven to 400 F.  Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead a few times.  Roll dough into a 3/4 inch rectangle, fold dough and repeat.

    Roll out dough to 3/4 inch thickness and cut with a 2 inch round biscuit cutter.

    Place biscuits into a 10 inch cast iron skillet, you may not use all the dough.  Brush with 1/2 of melted butter.

    Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and brush with remaining butter.  Sprinkle with coarse salt.

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    1. That is so amazing. The light shows from back then just cant be topped. Projections are nice, but those light shows are a lost art now. I think the last true light show concert I saw was Coldplay. That was amazing. The band was ok but the show… I saw the Crew tour with that drum set (jawdropper) But I will always be fond of the Tesla tour where their stage was all in white and the stage itself was lit up from underneath and then synchronized with their movements and well just wow. So many others…

      I will def have to make those biscuits since I got a “private” recipe 😛 I swear by my cast-iron and almost refuse to cook in anything else!


      1. Ooooh Tesla Long song! The last light show I saw was Australian Pink Floyd, yes you read that right. They completely, completely recreate a Pink Floyd concert, light show, music spot on, the backup singers, wardrobe, even the perfectly choreographed moves of the backup singers. Phenomenal! The played at the historic “Fabulous Fox Theatre” in St Louis.

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