THE LOT, STOCK and ONE SMOKIN’ POT

I BOUGHT this enamel pot for $8 from Vinnies on Friday and by Saturday night had found the perfect recipe to christen it with, a lemon and ...


I BOUGHT this enamel pot for $8 from Vinnies on Friday and by Saturday night had found the perfect recipe to christen it with, a lemon and garlic chicken from Donna Hay’s Seasons cook book. I am not overly confident with the “whole” chicken thing but this turned out a treat and tomorrow night I have plans to make a chicken stock and soup from the carcass. The leftover chicken meat will disappear on sandwiches. I’ve been trying very hard to cut food waste in our kitchen. I’m even scouring the just-about-to-chuck trolley at my fruit and veg shop and the accompanying vegetables to Saturday’s chicken were brussel sprouts (baked in cream and served with toasted flaked almonds) and squash, made into a gratin based on Stephanie Alexander’s zuchinni gratin, from her Kitchen Garden Companion. The gratin I can highly recommend.

I do have to say, my food waste halo aside, the nice new-to-me pot did help make the whole cooking experience feel that little more inspired.

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10 comments

  1. Wow I love that pot! The pattern is so cool x

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  2. mmm the chicken with lemon and garlic sounds delicious...and I love the jolly pan......recently someone gave me my mothers slow cooker/crock pot .........I didn't know they had it.....I'm working out how to christen that, maybe I could do something similar.....slow cooked.....

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  3. That's a brilliant pot! And the recipes sound fab too... mmm.

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  4. Great pot and drooly post. what more can I say!

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  5. i LOVE that pot. i have pot jealousy now.

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  6. I did the chicken with preserved lemon and green olives from the latest Australain good food mag for my husband last night (I am vegetarian) and said it was delicious and I was more than happy with my beetroot and chickpea fritters. Great pot.You just gotta love Op Shops. My latest best buy was a long wooden garlic bread holder which just perfectly fits my new big buttons.

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  7. What a cheerful looking pot!! But I am more stunned with that amazing dress from the previous post... where on earth is that op shop??! I'm guessing it's actually from the 1940s with those wide shoulders, but whenever it's from, that is a FABULOUS find!

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  8. I LOVE that pot!!! And all the food you cooked sounds yummy, I love winter cooking, so hearty and comforting :-)

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  9. Your family is truly blessed to have you in their kitchen!
    And, I'm totally with you on cutting food waste. I've been doing it too...

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