7.3.15

Thrift Store Finds



We don't buy much stuff anymore, both for lack of space and need, but there are a few things that have been on my wish list for a long time...  a clay roaster for baking directly in the wood stove and a tortilla warmer.  I have coveted both for a long time, but haven't been willing to pay the price that comes with purchasing goods new.  My patience has finally paid off...  functional, beautiful and all for less than ten dollars.  I love thrift stores finds.







13 comments:

  1. Nice!! I have a romertopf too and it's so delicious to cook some chicken in it or stews. Love it.

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    1. That's what I'm hoping to use it for, too! I'm glad to hear you like to cook with it.

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  2. I didn't realize you can use a clay pot directly in a woodstove (never heard of romertopf before). Do you know where I could find resources on doing that? I have been slow cooking and slow baking on top of the wood stove, and never do more than simple roasting in the ashes, so that would open up so many more possibilities. Thank you.

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    1. I'd never heard of the brand before either. I googled their name and the website is full of great information about use and cooking. It says not to use on a stove top or over an open flame, which I figured. Instead, it's for using on a bed of hot coals. I'm really excited to try bread inside the wood stove. It's supposed to be amazing!

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  3. I would really like to thrift where you thrift! Do you visit weekly? The thrift stores near me never really have much of anything worth investing even a few dollars in...mostly cheap plastic items. Lovely finds!

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    1. We actually go about three times a week to pick up left over greens, fruits and veggies for the chickens. It's a small, locally owned thrift shop {not Goodwill- or Badwill as we call it in our house} and always has some really great finds. I'm amazed at the amount of handmade pottery people throw away!

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  4. I will have to keep on the lookout for one. I am actually pretty nervous about using the woodstove as our primary source of heating and cooking next winter, so I have been practicing in our current home. We are taking our woodstove when we move, and it's pretty small, so I'm thinking baking will be easier on less-cold days when I can move the fire to the side and fit the pot on the other side. For super-cold days I could probably find a way to bake on the stovetop. Thanks for the idea and additional help.

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    1. We have a tiny little boxwood stove, but will be replacing it this summer. We cook on top of the stove all the time, but don't have room to cook inside it yet. I can't wait to experiment next winter!

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  5. I bake my bread in my clay cooker....I soak it in water first.....turns out with just the right amount of crustiness. 😊

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  6. Yes, soak that clay cooker before baking in it-- my mother would make the loveliest chicken and root vegetalbes in hers.

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  7. Great finds. I was interested to see your response to the comment above - about how much handmade pottery people throw away. As a potter myself, I often give my older items to the thrift store in town when I change my style, or if it was part of a line and there is only the odd piece left. It's still perfectly good, but too difficult to work into a display when new lines are created. It's possible you have someone doing the same in your area.

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    1. Lots of odd pieces, so it could very well be from a potter in the area. I'm so grateful, if they do share, because it's the only way I could afford handmade pottery.

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