Hello again everyone!
I am so excited to share with you all this post! #1 Because I am so thrilled with how well the photos turned out, just wait till you see their simplistic beauty (We have finally found the best place in our house for indoor, still life shoots! All kudos to my brilliant youngest sister! Thanks Lottie!) #2 Because this post marks the second to last (I think) post in the series having to do with all things food! #3 I get to show you some of my favorite Party Gift items! Hope you all have fun! Lets begin.
Um… Yes, if you look carefully, you’ll notice the appearance of another egg-beater… I will explain that in a second.
1. Is a marble Mortar and Pestle. Mom got this for me on one of our trips out to Amish country while we were bulk food shopping. It is made by Fox Run, and is a wonderful item, only, I would not recommend washing it in the dishwasher. No, we never made that mistake, but I just thought I ought to mention that small detail. The interior of the Mortar (cup part) is unpolished and thus it is excellent for grinding up whatever seasonings, seeds, dried veggies, or tea you have on hand. Mom has a twin of this down in our kitchen; lets just say, it earns its keep, and I love it a great deal!
2. Is a lettuce/cabbage plastic knife. This was one of the PGs I received, and I am so glad to have it since we use ours a lot!
3. Is a wonderful stainless steel handled, dishwasher safe, Spoon Spatula. This is THE best spatula the Boyer women have ever come across! Have you ever had the plastic handles break on you after about three years? Have you ever had the distressing problem of some of the rubber tips melting suddenly? Or even splitting? We have had all those catastrophes, but on other spatulas, not this one! Manufactured by Grand Gourmet Pro, t’s practically the Queen of all kitchen spatulas!
4. Is one spanking paddle of a wooden spatula if you ask me! Haha! This is a Paula Deen made item, and was another PG that was given to me by one of my best friends; wait till you see the other fancy piece her & her family got me!
5. This PG is a remarkably long, rubber handled, wooden, slotted spoon. I believe this was given to me along with the modern homemaking books I reviewed here. It is manufactured by Meijer, and is a hand wash item. I love sturdy wooden kitchen spoons, don’t you?
6. Is an ancient (no, just kidding!) antique rolling pin I purchased a few years ago at one of our favorite antique shops. I believe I prefer the handled rollers, but we use both handleless and handled in our kitchen. What is your favorite rolling pin?
7. & 8. are both measuring spoons. I love well made measuring spoons, and both of these, however different, look like they’ll fit the bill. I know I have two, but we have three sets of measuring spoons in our kitchen drawers. If you have been fortunate enough to grow up playing kitchen, with two monstrous puppies entering the scene of family life at one point, and move three times over the span of eighteen years, then you will end up needing three sets of measuring spoons because a few of them are lost, eaten, half chewed or accidentally thrown away. Yep, I’m going to need these. The color coded one is made by Home Presence, and the shiny black set is made by KitchenAid.
9. These, you might be wondering, are stainless steel condiment cups. They came with the PG my best friend and her family gave me. I LOVE little handy condiment cups!! I use them just about every day for spices, tea, oils, seasonings, and what-have-you.
10. Hehe! This is the other egg-beater I wanted to showcase last time. Yes, I forgot I had two, so I pulled out the more “battered” one. This one is a 1950’s Maynard egg-beater. With hardly a scratch it. is. FABULOUS! Especially for a very old antique. This is the more expensive of the two I own, but it was worth the extra mulla! If you all could only try it out and see what a dream it really is, you’d see what I mean!
1. Is a lovely old spaghetti Tin I found at an estate sale. It says (from top to bottom): Pasta San Remo Italia, Spaghetti, Quality Since 1880, 100% Semolina (which is the type of yellow grain used for making good pasta.).
2. Is a very brown, glass jar with a funny upside-down-looking lid. I can see coffee beans going in it one day.
3. Is a Tea Tin I saved from the recycling bin a few years ago, and hope to use if for, well, tea!
4. Is another glass jar with an upside-down-lookin lid. Do any of you know why they look like that?
5. These darling little tins are from the Retro era, if you can’t tell, and I can see myself putting tea in them as well.
Ta dah! This is the very fancy PG my dearest, best friend and her family so generously bestowed on me. They stayed the night of my party, and Mrs. – offered to make us omelets for breakfast the next morning! She even surprised us by bringing her own omelet supplies: the condiment cups, wooden spatula, and this exact omelet pan. Yes! It is a sleek & sturdy pan just for omelets manufactured by T-Fal!!
Anyhow I decided the day of my party that I would save the gift opening for the next day. Little did I know that I would be opening up a gift that held the same style of pan my breakfast was cooked on. So I got a sample of what this good-looking skillet can do, (I have never had a more perfectly cooked omelet in my life!) and one of my very own! It was a swell surprise!
Now this beauty was given to me by a young woman who loves to shop at the coveted Anthropology. I think I must have danced around with glee when I unwrapped her gift! And then I undid the tissue some more and saw…
…these! Aren’t they darling! I haven’t tried this apron on in a couple of years, and it needs a slight altering job done around the waist (hence the funny edge in the photo). I am a very petite gal, so long waisted aprons are a bit awkward to wear. But despite this, I can’t wait to don this apparel in my own kitchen one day! Oh, delirious joy! Oh sweets of all sweet things to wear, these are the sweetest!