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Strip: This is Camping (Part 2)

This is Pi Day #011.b

If you’re ever captured in the wilderness, remember to ask: take me to your cedars…

I’ll likely avoid drawing comic strips about it –mostly because it is a weird and humorless quirk and little more– but I have a mild obsession with cast iron cookware. We made “the switch” — I write it like I’ve converting to a religion or something and it’s not a far off analogy– about a year and a half ago, and as an aspiring culinary cuisine-artist there is no going back.

The obsession pays off in the wilderness. No, not in the deep, deep woods when we backpack, but when we truck-camp, and can haul fifty pounds of seasoned iron to the lake and grill amazing food over the open fire.

The Girl thinks it’s hilarious: dad and his cast iron. But she doesn’t quite as much object to the meals, so I don’t have much patience for her mirth-making at my expense. Campfire waffles? First tell daddy how awesome his perfectly seasoned grill pan is…

Comic: Cooking Instructions (Part 1)

This is Pi Day #007

A father’s day comic on a fatherhood web comic.

Gasps of amazement surely echo through the millions of faces staring at this comic right now.

We do this thing where EVERY Saturday morning — so long as we have reasonable access to flour, eggs, chocolate chips and some sort of heat source — we make pancakes for breakfast.

WE do this so consistently and frequently that The Girl who is (almost) ten has memorized the recipe. I am setting a great foundation for her life and now that I write this I should have renamed the whole cartoon project into the “Saturday Chocolate Chip Pancake Experiment” or something of that ilk.

We also have a rule. If I wake up and start the cooking process, I decide how they are made. If she wakes up and starts cooking, she can add whatever she wants… say, extra chocolate chips or (more often than not) food colouring.

Oddly enough, pink pancakes are not a rare thing in our house.