“Never heard of it”.. no one has really, apart from us lovely Kentish people who have been having it with our school dinners for generations and have been quite unaware that the rest of the country have no idea … Continue reading
With its parks, university, rolling hills and rather flooded field there’s an abundance of places to walk in Oxford and each route has it’s own quirks; heres a low down of where to walk and how muddy you’ll end up … Continue reading
Kitchen ware I have to say is one of my many guilty pleasures. Shove me in a kitchen shop and let me look at wooden spoons, bowls and mixers all day and you’ll hear no complaints. Lately I’ve been rather addicted to something that is cheap and practical but stunning for the kitchen; Enamelware. Even more amazing is the fact that enamel is often English made, can still be bought form modern manufacturers but also lurks in the back of hundreds of vintage and antique shops waiting to be re-used.
Far from the wartime look there’s so much more to enamel ware and I’m slowly stocking my kitchen in the knowledge that the pieces I buy now will be seeing me right for the rest of my life. Like my mum always says ‘Buy cheap you buy twice’ but in this case the amazing price of enamel means ‘buy cheap and ill last 50 years’.
Personally I’m a huge fan of the classic falcon ware blue and white and already own their casserole dishes for my meat stews and hearty meals as well as a few milk jugs and saucepans but there’s plenty more on offer and literally something for everyone:
Falcon wear- totally classic and now in red, blue, grey, green and cream
Or Maybe something retro?
Something a bit fun?
Maybe something more contemporary?
Or something a bit cool ?
Or just EVERYTHING from Riess
So there we go, do you have a soft spot for enamel? A pan you’ve used for 30 years and still swear by? or have you picked up any vintage enamel bargains? I’d love to see them.
The month of December was full of all sorts of treats. Carol Singers in Headington Bonnie by the fire after a long walk Walk in the woods selfie The start of autumn Paul testing his new wellies A … Continue reading
The last few weeks have been a little bit crazy, and even though I’ve been talking about it for ages Christmas seems to have crept up on me a little! One thing I’ve always meant to do every year was … Continue reading
This Christmas Body Scrub Bars post comes as part of my ‘A Very Penniless Christmas: Homemade Christmas Gifts’ Range- Join My Homemade Revolution! Natural beauty products mean less horrible chemicals and stuff that is nearly good enough to eat. These … Continue reading
This Chocolate Coconut Ice post comes as part of my ‘A Very Penniless Christmas: Homemade Christmas Gifts’ Range- Join My Homemade Revolution! Another super easy recipe this Chocolate Coconut Ice is great for those with a sweet tooth, looks great wrapped as a … Continue reading
Last week I was asked to take part it a bit of a crafty challenge, with the words Christmas and hamper thrown in I was keen to get stuck in and find out what this was all about! The lovely … Continue reading