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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Divining colander

A colander is an underrated implement - although, in these days of custom kitchens and up-market appliances, decorator colanders are appearing all over like this Alessi/Stark design pictured above. Colanders are often seen as only for draining things like pasta, rice, and vegetables but another use is to line one with buttered brown paper, fill with cake mixture, and use the result as a skirt for a Dolly Varden cake as my mother once did for a childhood birthday cake.
One of my favourite poets, Rosemary Dobson, has a poem in the latest Australian Book Review on the subject:

1 comment:

Gina E. said...

A Dolly Varden Cake??? Now that would be worth photographing; I'm not sure if I could bear to eat it!