|Tell me about your favourite cookware, fancy, old, new or borrowed..|
This experience keeps me sober when I get all hot about having new cookware, or cookware that matches, or stuff that stacks tidily. The old pots are the best, in second hand shops I make a bee-line for kitchen stuff, every few years it pays off (last year I got a lovely black enamelware roaster with its original leaf imprint lid).
The only positive exception is my tall enamel dipped pot. Lime green, probably the reason for the sale price, it is perfect for my Chinese whole chicken soup. This pot also served as a jam pan until I got a real preserver. I used my lime green beauty on Good Morning and it received more comments than I ever got. This pot is scratched and sad inside but a quick re-enameled and it will be tickity-boo. It may be a new pot but it has old values.
A counting and re-appreciation of my current pots;
- milk pan, bought to celebrate being single again, fantasy of morning cappuccinos and the lifestyle section of the paper all to myself.
- small saucepan; from the sale of old pots at Nestle NZ when we upgraded the kitchen
- medium saucepan
- medium saucepan; as above
- medium le creuset; broken handle, still works though...
- large le creuset; found it with the medium one in the woolshed at mums. Remember her getting these for Christmas when I was about 6.
- tall enamelware pot, closing down sale at Nest - 30 bucks, total score.
- crappy stockpot, hmm no further comment
- giant heavy gauge stockpot, left over from when I had a catering company
- preserving pan, wedding present!
- cast iron frying pan, a hand-me-down from dear friends up north
- small seafood frying pan- was in a kitchen we took over to open a restaurant