Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A few of my favourite things. The Kitchen Edition
One of the things about being an expat that has been a challenge for me is buying kitchen stuff. Pots and pans? How would I ever bring those home again. But since meeting and moving in with and marrying Inspector Climate that worry has been less.
No matter where we end up - we will always have a home in Australia somewhere.
And so, we've started stocking up our kitchen with things that are both functional and gorgeous.
Here are some of my favourite items.
Le Chasseur pot:
This is a cast iron pot with enamel - much like a le creuset - but you know...not. I've only used it once (yesterday to make home made refried beans) but tonight I plan to make a risotto. In fact, I plan on using this pot for EVERYTHING. It was a birthday gift - and ho boy, was it a good one. And that red? Beautiful.
After not having one for years, it has seriously made my life so much easier! And, it doesn't look half bad on the counter either. Sure the price tag is a bit daunting, but goodness gracious if this one lasts half as long as my mom's Cuisinart, then it will be totally worth it.
And finally, I'd like you to meet my Le Creuset mini pots - ie ramekins - while I was perusing one of my favourite cooking stores in Melbourne while looking for a gift for someone else. I spotted these. I couldn't pull Inspector Climate over to them quickly enough where I begin a diatribe on their beauty and usefulness. Think of the single portions of Apple Crumble, Souffle, veggie shepherd's pie, I could make! Inspector Climate nodded impatiently, and whisked me out of the store.
So imagine my surprise on the morning of my birthday when he pulled a set of them out for me! I just want to use them always.
What are some of your favourite kitchen gadgetry?