Friday, March 06, 2009
Bargain of the week
Check out these two lovely dishes I picked up on the weekend! I love these Spanish Graupera terracotta dishes, and just had to treat myself to 2 more when I saw them on super-crazy-awesome sale at Minimax in Camberwell. They were doing a "10% off the reduced price", and these 2 dishes cost me a tidy $26.95. BARGAIN!
You may remember my other Graupera dishes from such posts as The Ultimate Mac and Cheese, and Soup. Or "How to get warm without pudding". Apart from making great serving dishes, you can use them in the oven, the microwave and on the stove (only on the lowest of low heats), and they're easily cleaned in the dishwasher. They do need to be seasoned before use, but this isn't nearly as complicated as seasoning a black iron/carbon steel pan. Nope, to season one of these Grauperas, you just need to soak it in water overnight.
The limes, I picked up during a completely unrelated yet equally fortuitous shopping expedition to Safeway. They were only $1.98 a kilo! They were gorgeously bright green, and remembering all the shrivelled little limes usually sold at much higher prices, I had to buy a rather insane amount.
Mojitos and caipiriñas for all!
Any other ideas for how to use up some limes?