Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Break In The Weather, Sun In The Sky

 We've had a break from the rain today. Errands were done, time once again to discover that the clay pot sale at Bram was still going on. I was able to snag a ginormous La Chamba oval roaster for I dare not tell you how much, the price was that good!
 I had to compare it to the equally dashing La Chamba pot I picked up a couple of days before. They looked like mother and baby.

I also scored a platter
Thrilled with my clay triumphs, I was enjoying the out-of-doors, wandering around the property taking pictures of Almost Spring.
    ( Out the kitchen door)
       ( looking into the neighbors' vineyard)

                                                      ( the plum tree in bloom)
         ( the big rock that always reminds me of petrified elephant poop)
   If I  hadn't been suffering from premature Spring fever this afternoon I would have posted my next piece where I tell you how to Put The Lamb In The Coconut And Stir it All Up. But I was, so I didn't. Stay tuned.


  1. HahaHA. Good for you. I woke up to go to work at 7 and my car and the ground is covered with a new blanket of snow. Looking forward to the lamb.

  2. We still have snow in the northeast. Spring is not coming anytime soon this side of the country. Looking forward to the Lamb dish!

  3. I hope you have an entire room for your clay pots, miss thing!

  4. Great pictures and clayware too!
    Do let me know what you think of this-

  5. Hi Kathy
    Love your Bram pots - I have a couple of pots from them and I will have to make it to their next sale. I was listening to your podcast on making a Tandoor oven in your oven with pizza stones. You said the next program you would describe how to make an oven from Hardware store items. I can't seem to find that podcast - could you point me in the right direction please?


  6. @shirley,
    that sounds like sooo much fun! wish I'd known about it before.

  7. @ linda
    wow,I don't know where they put that post, a million cooks has been moving things around. But here's what you can do...
    I bought some plain unglazed large paver tiles from home depot. It's important that they be unglazed.
    Marinate your chicken for tandoori cooking and before you cook it, it's important to bring it to room temperature. I placed the tiles on the grill of my gas grill barbecue and turned the heat to high. When the heat was about 500 degrees, i slapped the marinated chicken onto the hot clay tiles..instant tandoor..just grill as you normally would.The reason for bringing the chicken to room temerature is so that when you put it on the tiles the tiles will not crack. (found that out the hard way) even if they do crack it's no big deal as they cost about 1.50 a piece. So with sim0le tiles from home depot, instant tandoor..I imagine this can also be done in the oven laying these tiles on an oven rack, I haven't done that yet but I think I'll be giving it a try. Hope this helps.



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