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August 30, 2014

Blogger Connections #2

School is Back in Session

Congratulations to my fellow bloggers: 

1.     Remember my love for peaches? On the blog MadameDeals she posted a recipe for peach salsa. My mouth is watering just telling you about it. I dream of homemade peach salsa on my late night nachos.  Yummmmmm

2.     Are you looking for a babysitter and are unsure what to ask when you interview them? I have a live in baby sitter, my oldest son so if I where to ask him some of these questions he would look at me like I was on something funky.  Over at Unconventional Mommy Tails she offers a great list of questions to ask in your next interview.

Please leave your link below. No rules, post any old, new, sad, happy link you wish. Have fun. 

August 26, 2014

Do you know about Polish Pottery?

I have been a stoneware collector for the last 10 years. What sparked my love for stoneware is that it is heavy duty, durable and the colors on each piece are so deep and rich.  I was contacted by the Polmedia PolishPottery and Stoneware Company to review one of their stunning, 9 corn trays; I was ecstatic.  My family loves buttered corn on the cob. We eat it once a week so I know I would get a lot of use out of it. 

This tray makes it easier to season the butter with spices and its deep enough that the corn gets saturated. When I need to warm up the butter, to roll my cob in it, I can put the corn tray right in the microwave.

My beautiful, unique and hand painted corn tray is was shipped from a company called Pol Media located in Seguin Texas. They are the largest seller of the usable polish pottery and have several combinations on the website you can chooses anything from plates and platters, home decor,  place settings, bowls and serving platters.  The colors are vibrant, you can tell that this was hand painted by the way the colors are uneven and it is signed by the person who paints it with the word “Unikat” painted on the bottom.  

The best part of this practical Polish Pottery is they are OVEN ( NOT OVER 480-degrees) and FREEZER safe. They are naturally non-stick, lead, cadmium free and if you bake in them they are easy to clean.  Who would have thought that something that was around in 1380 would be microwave and dishwasher safe? Pretty cool. 

I then wondered what else could I do with a corn tray. I didn’t want to use it as a pen/pencil holder; that seemed too easy.  As I cooked last week I found some different ways to use it.   I used it to hold my toast rounds when I made birds nests, or to some of you egg in the holes. They fit perfectly. 

I also used it to hold big cooking spoons so that I would not make a mess on my stove top. I could fit two in here if I needed too. What other ways would you use a corn tray? I would love to see other ideas. 

If you would like to discover your own unique piece from over 35,000 different offerings for your home please visit the Polmedia Polish Pottery and Stoneware website. 

***I participated in a sponsored post for Polmedia Polish Pottery however all opinions are my own.