Monthly Archives: May 2014

ENORMOUS Staub cast iron French Oven (Oval)

This is a WEIGHTY and very LARGE  oval “French” oven or “Cocotte” (a “Dutch” oven is round)  that I bought quite a few years ago when I was still preparing game for some hunters I knew (their wives wanted nothing … Continue reading

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May 20, 2014 More “Heavy Metal” Cast iron, that is…

I have more cast iron but am posting photos of this one PLATED skillet because it is an illustration of how the manufacturer wished to appeal to people who wanted something more esthetically appealing on a visual basis. This one … Continue reading

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May 18, 2014 — An Update to “Other Small Appliances”

When I first wrote about “other small appliances”  on this page,  I mentioned that some of the early appliances had “screw-in” plugs that were intended to be used in a light socket. If you were born after 1950, you probably … Continue reading


May 17, 2014 More HALL CHINA stuff.

  Small “institutional” pieces (restaurant ware) are much less expensive than other Hall China items, even though many are older and not always easy to find in decent shape.  They are small enough so that one can have an extensive … Continue reading

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May 16, 2014 Cookie Jars and some more teapot photos

This cute little duck, dressed in yellow raingear, was made by Metlox.  I got him as part of  a “lot” of several diverse items, bowls, etc., back in the ’90s. This is a “Cattail” cookie jar made by Universal potteries … Continue reading

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May 14, 2014 More TEAPOTS! From storage

Got some of my teapots out of storage today. These were carefully wrapped and boxed up in 1999 and have been virtually inaccessible since because of a bunch of heavy items in front of the shelves on which the boxes … Continue reading

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May 12, 2014 Antique coffee roaster now on ebay.

I’ve owned this old coffee roaster (also can be used for chestnuts) for quite a few years – never used it because someone had given it a coat of black paint and in my opinion it needed to be removed … Continue reading

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May 11, 2014 – Foolproof 2-ingredient cream biscuits.

These are virtually foolproof.   Note:  Most biscuit recipes are cooked at a higher temp – 450 and above, for a shorter time.  In my opinion this often leaves the center of the biscuit a bit soggy and I don’t … Continue reading


I will be adding some bits and pieces to the Page: All the “LITTLE” things, UTENSILS, etc.

Here are some of the “utility” or “cooking” forks I have collected (and used) during the past 50 years.  As with many of the other items, I have more but it requires a bit of a search to winkle them … Continue reading

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Just a couple of photos to show off ‘some’ of my vintage appliances en masse.

Some dusting is required…   There are toasters (both pop-up and floppers), a very early toaster oven, waffle irons and sandwich presses, coffee brewers, a Calkins “breakfaster”  and a rather colorful drum – with Egyptian designs.

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