I have been going to Value Village as a very uninspired foodie lately. Then, I came across this large Windsor pot and a very old and beaten up copper bowl.
For YEARS I have been looking for a copper bowl. The last one I saw was in a kitchen wares store in Kensington Market in Toronto when I was taking care of my mom. It was $99. Totally typical. So not only are they rare, they are expensive.
When I found this one for only $3.99 I knew it was a sign from the Universe and perhaps my mom, encouraging me to take my food to another level. To not give up.
I brought it home and got to work making it look like a million bucks again.
Now I can whip egg whites without the use of cream of tartar the way they used to do it a long time ago. The woman at the store thought copper pots were just decorative, something to hang on your wall. I told her, not in my kitchen.
My foodie spirit has been quite sore lately. Tougher times are ahead for us and I have already been bracing for more tightening of purse strings and strict budgets. Nothing hampers creativity more than fear and I must admit, I have been scared of the future. These treasures for cheap made me feel like somehow, I will make it and be able to continue making fabulous food.
I will find a way. I am Suzie the Foodie after all. Right?