Thursday, 1 November 2018

In My Kitchen

Happy November!!   I hope you're having better weather than we are because it has not stopped raining all day.  Needless to say I didn't even try to go on my walk. I would have gotten soaked.

    I decided this would be a good day to give my cast iron pans a good scrubbing.  Coarse salt and half a lemon works like a charm! 

I cut up 4 red peppers to roast. When they're done I'll take as much of the peel off  as I can and cut up the rest  to freeze. ( I have them in the oven right now. Mustn't forget to go check on them).

Of course I have to show you my last day of having my tea in a  pretty cup. This set was made by Royal Standard.  The tea pot is Royal Oak.   Thank you for all the nice comments throughout the month. It's been fun.

                                           Thanks for stopping by,

                                                    Granny M.


  1. After haing to leave a lot of my 'stuff' in England when I moved to the US.. Im still building up my kitchen. Cast Iron pans havent appeared ....yet...but give it time. I always used salt and a lemon when cleaning wonders.
    I have loved seeing your beautiful teacups... You know as a Brit... a cup and saucer is THE only way to drink your tea.
    Stay warm and dry!
    Phoebe x

  2. We had a summer like day. In the afternoon it reached 70 degrees. We've had more than our share of rainy days this week though.

  3. We did not have rain today, but it sure was dark.

  4. I have loved the collection of cups and saucers, a really enjoyable series.

  5. I have never heard of lemon and salt, but will be trying it. I love cooking in my iron skillets, I even use them for baking pies. Thank you for your sweet blogging friendship and the lovely comments you send . . . you warm my heart. I was surprised at the number of fabrics used in my latest quilt too . . . that's the thing about a scrappy quilt, you don't know how it will look or what fabrics you'll add to it to get it done . . . they are always a bit of a surprise :)
    Wishing you a sweet weekend.
    Connie :)

  6. Thank you for sharing your teacup collection. It was fun! I have never used salt and lemon to clean my cast iron. Do you have to reason them after you clean them?

    1. I hardly ever re-season my cast iron pans. After I wash them ( or do a salt and lemon cleaning) I just take a bit of oil and with a piece of paper towel give the inside a good rub around. That's it.

  7. Drinking from a teacup certainly is lovely stuff!! Sometimes I have my coffee in a teacup, just because it makes me feel special.

  8. I didn't know that is the way to clean cast iron. I'll have to try it. The red peppers look good! and that is another beautiful teacup and teapot.

  9. I love the smell of roasting peppers, but I haven't roasted any since the last time I grew pimientos. I should buy some just to roast and make the house smell lovely -- and to eat :-)

  10. Awww, what a sweet bunny!! I've enjoyed your tea cups so much. It's nice to be able to SEE them, and read about your enjoying them, without having to find spots for them myself :) haha! It's raining here today too, and supposed to be a good chance of it all week long. I hope you dry out!

  11. The idea of lemon/coarse salt to clean cast iron is such a great idea. I don't have a cast iron pan but my BBQ has cast grills that are in desperate need of a good scrub. I will definitely try this. Thanks. Chris