Bargain of the week

3/06/2009 10:30:00 PM

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 caipiriƱas for all!

Any other ideas for how to use up some limes?

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  1. Anonymous11:29 PM

    maybe some kind of lime cheesecake? my wife and I usually just use up limes by eating more fish, nothing goes better.

    or a few coronas!

  2. Anonymous11:58 PM

    Bill Granger's Lime slice in Bills Food is to die for! Also lime syrup cake is always nice- I think the one I usually use is from an old Womens' Weekly book!

  3. Gin and tonics.
    Lime and yoghurt cake.
    Make sorbet.
    Make cordial.
    Make a lot of curry from scratch.

  4. Anonymous1:59 PM

    juice and freeze them in zip-lock bags with labels telling you how much fruit is in each one

  5. Jamaican rum punch from The Cook's Companion
    1 part sour (lime juice)
    2 parts sweet (brown sugar)
    3 parts strong (golden rum, preferably Jamaican rather than Bundaberg)
    4 parts weak (water, or ice, or neither if it's been one of those days)

    Combine, shake like hell and enjoy :)



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