Sunday, June 29, 2008

Crusty Cornbread, Knitting and Misspelled Words

Cornbread Baker
Originally uploaded by nsdis
Hate to keep talking about the Festival of Flowers but.....
One of the activities of the festival is the craft show. This show features the usual vendors - jewelry, garden decor, specialty foods, candles, arts, etc. One of my favorite vendors are pottery vendors such as Soap Creek Pottery from Lincolnton, Ga. She doesn't have a website so I can't link it for you. She has clever items for sale like this cornbread baker. I purchased one and made a pan of cornbread the other night to accompany my vegetable soup. Fresh vegetables in the summer make a delightful pot of soup. My husband was a little skeptical.

Cornbread Baker
Originally uploaded by nsdis

According to his discriminating tastes (yeah, right!), his criteria for good cornbread is crusty edges with a hearty but not too dry texture. I must admit I tend to agree with him as far as cornbread goes; the crustier the better. I love cornbread baked in my iron skillet and cornbread stick pan. They both bake crusty cornbread. The potter assured me that her cornbread baker makes crusty cornbread just as good if nit better as iron skillets. I am happy to report it passed the test. Can't say it is better but definitely more attractive than an iron skillet.

Haven't done much in the knitting department. This is all that I have done.
Feather and Fan Dishcloth The dishcloth is knitted in the feather and fan pattern with festive colors. I had never tried this pattern and found it to be very easy.

Saw this sign the other day.....
Not sure I would ask these people for help.


Karyn said...

I have no opionion about cornbread, and in fact, I don't even think I've ever had it, but it does sound yummy!

And...that dishcloth, I love it! I might have to give that a whirl!

Tipper said...

I've never even heard of the cornbread baker. Glad it turned out good. Love the colors in the dishtowel.

Jennifer said...

Mmmm, that corn bread looks so good. I was wondering how you were doing and if you have gotten the package yet. I cant wait to see what you think of it! I haven't gotten yours yet. I hope it comes today. It might be taking awhile too because of the holiday.

African Kelli said...

That sign totally cracks me up!

CalicoDaisy said...

I haven't visited your blog in a while but was scrolling through my blog roll tonight. Nice pictures of the Braves game. The cornbread maker looks great. I just bought some blueberry cornbread - never heard of it - from Fresh Market in Columbia the other day. It was really good. A very moist recipe with whole blueberries and a gritty sort of feel but altogether yummy. If you like potters, check out my blog friend in Memphis at Her work is so affordable. I have a little butter keeper with bird handle atop the dome. Sweet!
-- Michele