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How To Recreate Grandma's Cosy Kitchen

How To Recreate Grandma's Cosy Kitchen

Whenever you visited my Grandmothers home at lunchtime, smells of deliciousness would always be wafting from her kitchen. Although today has seen a surge in healthy options and food is available from all over the world, there was nothing as comforting and warming as knowing all that home-cooked goodness would soon be filling any longing you had for nurturing. We still believe the kitchen is the heart of the home and fundamental to well being, curiosity and cosy home comforts.
Enamel Roaster From Yester Home
In those days the kitchen was a simple place with homemade cupboards using whatever was available to store and stack garden-grown vegetables and homemade jams and pickles.
Wooden Shelves With Cast Iron Brackets
Open shelving was the norm and you could even find a bath under the kitchen counter that doubled up as a bathroom when the kitchen was not being used.
One of my Grandmothers favourite dishes was a homemade pie baked in an enamel pan.
Enamel Pie Dish
 
You could always find plenty of enamelware lining her pantry door. Home baking was the norm. Everyone knew where her pantry was, delighting in finding some new relish inside or discovering the garden Rhubarb was ready to dip into a cup of sugar to eat raw until scolded not to get a tummy ache.
Enamel Pantry Sign
The pantry always had a little sign on it so that no one would confuse it for the WC even though everyone already knew where it was.
Vintage Cast Pantry Door Sign
We now love to think that our products help create a little of that nostalgia for homes and relish finding new and exciting designs that make inviting interiors, cosy kitchens with authentic touches reminiscent of that genuine homeliness.
5 Reasons To Cook In Cast Iron Pans

5 Reasons To Cook In Cast Iron Pans

When it comes to cooking we are loving the cast iron cookware by Victor for many reasons. Cast iron skillets get better with age and are versatile.

You can cook up all sorts of dishes and they can be used on the hob and then transferred easily to the oven. Our favourite dish cooked this way is the French tarte tartin made with apples or pears, but less of this mouth watering talk of delicious treats and onto our 5 reasons why we think you should be cooking in cast iron pans.

cast iron skillet pan cooking

1. They get better with age. Our favourite reason for cooking with these great cast iron pans is that they just get better and better as the seasoned surface develops into a great natural non stick surface. It's a great healthy alternative to non stick pans as the seasoned pan will not only mean you can use less oil but also that non of the toxic PFC coatings from cheaper pans will find it's way into your food.

Cast Iron Skillet

2. Cast iron pans can be used inside the oven too. It's just great when you have those dishes that require cooking on the hob and then transferring to the oven to finish off. The skillets have cast iron handles and so are easily transferable from hob to oven.

Cast Iron Griddle
 

3. Cast iron cookware retains the heat brilliantly which is great for saving money on energy bills and also keeps the food piping hot when serving food directly to the table in the pan.

Cast Iron Griddle Pan

4. Iron is a health giving mineral which is transferred directly from the pan to the food when cooking in cast iron, this is especially good if you are vegetarian and may be lacking in this vital nutrient.

Cast Iron Pestle and Mortar

 

5. Cast iron is a great investment in not only your health but also will last for generations. One of those great things that will still be around to pass down to your grandchildren.

So what's stopping you get those pans out and start cooking now.