Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Snow is Cold, Rain is Wet...

... Chill my soul right to the marrow....

What better for a cold, wintry day than a pot of your famous chili or heartwarming stew! Serve it in style in this beautiful lidded casserole dish that holds 7 cups (about 56 ounces).

The casserole is about 6 1/2 inches tall to the top of the knob. It is 3 1/2 inches deep and almost 9 inches in diameter.

[Please note that handmade stoneware pieces such as this one should be placed in a COLD oven, not a preheated one.]

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Salt Pigs Anyone?

A salt pig is a closed ceramic pot with a large mouth to hold salt on the counter top, making it easy for the cook to measure salt for the dish being cooked or simply stick in her hand and take out a pinch

Why pig? In Scotland and Northern England the word "pig" refers to a pot, jar or other earthenware vessel. Hence, also "piggy bank."
Do you use a salt pig in your kitchen? Would you consider using one?

I've been making salt pigs for a while now and have two different designs. So, I'm wondering what you think about them. Which of the two designs do you think is best?