Last week as my Dad and I cooked up a feast of Bonfire Night French Onion Soup, and Treacle Toffee with my Grandma’s recipe, we became nostalgic and began leafing through the cook book my Mum made me when I left home, which is full of recipes and memories from all culinary corners of my family. Dad has promised to dig out Mum and Grandma’s old cooking ring binders too, there is nothing better than recipes that have stood the test of time. Just like well thumbed family recipes, Prestige Kitchenware has been part of family life since 1938. There is something so evocative and cheerful about the Prestige Vintage collection, which is now available at Wayfair.
Favourite Kitchen Memories
My Grandma ran a colliery canteen so she knew how to knock up a feast, Sunday visits always involved an amazing spread. Dad always tells the story about how he snuck into Grandma’s pantry to steal some glace cherries when she wasn’t looking, but Grandma had filled an old cherry jar with pepper instead, so thinking it was still something sweet he took a mouthful and got more than he bargained for.
My favourite memory has to be baking with her, she could bake without scales, she was so used to judging the ingredients by hand and eye. I loved her vintage pinnies, her pantry full of ingredients, her cake stands and her china tea cups.
My Dad can’t stand the chintz, he loves simple design, but we both agreed the Prestige range is the best of both worlds – evocative of another era but so functional and cheery too – simple vintage. I am absolutely in love with this range and can’t wait to get cooking with it this month.
We love the stripy mixing bowls, and they are the perfect size, weight and durability for kids to use in cooking, although mine seem to be enjoying eating their cereal out of them at the moment – everyone just loves these bowls – they are so cheery in the morning. My mother in law fell for them too, they are the first thing people notice in the kitchen now.
I also love the red and blue enamel roasting tins, I went for red and will be making some Sunday roasts in these this Winter. The oven to table ware is gorgeous too, the range has lots of shapes and sizes, perfect for old fashioned winter warming pies and casseroles, and for serving sides of veg.
I’ll also be making some new favourites this Winter, I’ve chosen a red rectangular baker so I can recreate the amazing Moussaka I ate on holiday in Greece this summer. But I also have my eye on a Veggie Shepard’s Pie to cook in it – recipes coming soon! And this is the Winter where I am going to crack casseroles, in a gorgeous red casserole dish, although the stripy ones are stunning too.
I love the little ramekins, and the individual casserole pots, I find they are great for enticing little people to eat up. This brings back happy memories of when mine were really small and I would stick mash on all kinds of leftover stews and casseroles in a ramekin or casserole dish, and they would tuck in. It still works now of course, never to old for tricks like that. Magic!
The Prestige Vintage Giveaway
I am so excited about this giveaway, it has the power to totally transform someone’s kitchen!
This is a pretty incredible prize. In your choice of red or blue, a full set of the entire Prestige Vintage Collection. This prize includes:
- A nine piece Prestige oven to tableware set including various sizes of casseroles, oven dish bakers, pie dishes and ramekins.
- A full set of Prestige Enamelware including striped casseroles, saucepan, milk pan, roasting pans and mixing bowls.
- A full set of Prestige Counter Top Ware including the large, medium and small canisters and a set of three canisters for tea, coffee and sugar.
- A Food Preparation set – a timer and kitchen scales.
You can see the Prestige Vintage collection in the Prestige Online Shop at Wayfair UK.
- just leave a comment below recounting your favourite kitchen memory, if you need inspiration, I have shared mine above.
- Then complete the rafflecopter to register your entry and unlock more entries. a Rafflecopter giveaway
I will be sharing lots more recipes over the month as I try out my new Prestige Vintage kitchenware, so stay tuned for some winter warmers!
In the meantime, if you are looking for winter warmers, why not try:
Sausage Casserole Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust Stewed Apples Baklava
Terms and Conditions There is one prize of a full set of Prestige Vintage Kitchenwares as outlined in the blog post. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered. Open to UK residents aged 18 and over, excluding employees and relatives of Meyer Group, Wayfair and A Residence. Closing date for entries is 30/11/2015 One entry per person Entrants must log into rafflecopter and comment on the blog. Optional entry methods are to follow on Twitter, Facebook and tweet on Twitter. The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries The winner will be informed within 1 week of the closing date and will need to respond with a postal address within 14 days or a new winner will be chosen The winner’s name will be available on request This is a joint promotion between Meyer Group, Wayfair and A Residence. Entry to this confirms that participants have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
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