Going through the cupboards again and taking items I hardly ever use to the op shops but in the drop-offs I inevitably return with someone else’s cast offs. I thought this square black and white plate with its optical art pattern for $9.50 good value. The little tart is a Galaktoboureko (citrus tart, topped with quince slices) from a new Greek savoury and sweet pastry take away shop, Spanakopita in New Farm.
I have blogged about what’s in my kitchen before, inspired by Fig Jam and Lime Cordial who started it off and now it is a regular post and other bloggers have joined in.
I like it’s turned up corners.
I have never bought a separator for fat, thinking it another unnecessary gadget to take up space in the cupboard but I could not resist this one, a bargain at $5 and cheap enough to re-gift to the op shop if it does not earn its keep.
A rediscovery in the back of my cupboard is this metal fish mould, bought many years ago and only used once for a seafood mousse. It was summer in Queensland and I had to get everyone to eat it quickly before it turned into soup. I am going justify keeping it for a fish cake….
My silverplate coffee and teapot. Not bought on my recent ‘op shop’ splurge but a few years ago at the Salamanca Market in Hobart. I have just taken them out of the cupboard for a good clean. I do use the teapot regularly but often wonder if anyone ever has a use for these coffee pots anymore, I certainly don’t since I prefer my espresso machine.
But my big bargain I saved until last to share with you is this black tray by the famous Italian Alessi house, it cost a mere $6 – yes only $6 and not a misprint, I could not leave that on the shelf.
Do you love a bargain like I do and are you holding onto fairly useless items in the kitchen because you cannot bear to give them up. And what is in your kitchen at the moment.