I have always wanted to experiment with Ovenex this funky bakeware experiment of Ecko’s from 1936. The  waffle texture was supposed to be easier to clean and transmit heat better.  I am not sure either of those are true, as it works just as well as other layer cake pans. What I can say is more »

With all this new kitchen toys I am bringing in, I need a bit more storage. I had this idea for a pot rack above the kitchen sink. My window doesn’t face outside so there’s no light to block…and I am rather short. 1 1/4″ PVC pumbling pipe, closet rod hangers, and some bent shower more »

I got a good look at the gears on these two items, and figured it was time to actually clean them. The Swing Away wasn’t vintage when I bought it, but is is now, they still look the same. The Top Off Edlund Bottle and jar opener is a terrific little device. I derusted and more »

Join me for a Fourth of July Lobster Boil, here in my backyard in Portland, Maine. Warning, there will be graphic depiction of crustation carnage and mollusc mayhem. Into this vintage enamelware lobster pot, I cook up some Maine grown corn on the cob, Maine Lobsters and some locally collected Softshell Steamer Clams. While I more »

These are three of the wooden handled utensils I have picked up recently to use in my kitchen. Wooden handled utensils were doomed when dishwashers became common. Those with the finish intact are collectible, and those with less than perfect paint jobs are everywhere. With one rattle can you can spruce up a lot of more »

I ran across the recipe for Sunshine’s now extinct Garibaldi Biscuits.  Which were a fruit filled biscuit in the English definition of the word, or a butter cookie with dried fruit in the American usage.   Traditionally in the UK it is made with currants, and in the US with golden raisins, I’m of the opinion more »

I am fascinated with this unusual tinned steel pan, I have never seen one this old with straps and rivets instead of lead solder. So the chance to restore it for use was exciting. My best guess is that it was 1880s, as I did find an advert with a strapped frame and rivets instead more »

Still have a bit of rhubarb left, so time to put some in jars. I started with a rhubarb chutney recipe I found but it seemed rather lackluster. So I added cranberries, currants and some apricot I had leftover. Also in there is cinnamon, ginger, cider vinegar and brown sugar. Next time I may only more »

I was over measuring the chicken coop for a new roost, and brought them some rhubarb leaves to snack on. The eggs these ladies provide make the best baked goods. and I thought they should get some screen time.

I salvaged these vintage Boltaware bar trays from my basement where they were languishing post flooding. But before I could use them again for anything they needed a bit of a scrub and buff. They are such an awkward shape, that they always live in the gap next to the fridge so they always need more »