Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Kitchen Treasure Hunt


This is one of those things my hubby bought before we got married. We have only used this once. It is for making coffee. It just stays in the shelf in the box, I would have thrown it long ago but then hubby is like you know I paid so much for this years , years and years ago :-) So it just sits there getting dusty.


I am sure all of you know what this is. A murukku presser, idiyappom presser etc........ I think most of us have one of these, I only had this recently, when my sister came to visit us, she brought one from India.
Oh yes this is something I use twice a year. I make Escargot twice a year for hubby, inlaws etc...... funny thing is I don't eat them, but I make them and just watch them enjoying it. They all are crazy for this dish.
Edited after few comments. These are not appom pans, they are use to make the famous french dish Escargot ( Snails in garlic butter) I hear everybody saying yak) :-))))

This is the mould to make achappam a traditional Kerela snack made with rice flour,coconut mil eggs etc.If you want to see how the achappam looks just visit Aparna's My Diverse Kitchen

I would have thought as it is a no cooking event, that I would have been fast in posting for the event. I have been thinking of doing it, but each time something else come up. And i just rememberd when i saw in a another blog a post about this event , that i still have not send anything.
So fast i looked around in the kitchen and took few snaps .
I think one has so much treasured things in the kitchen that we will need more than few posts to write about them.
This is my entry for the Kitchen Treasure Hunt Event at Chitra Amma’s Kitchen.

47 comments:

Cham said...

The first one is just amazing never seen anywhere.... Real treasure HC! The escargot pan is so cute (I love it ....
I should post mine soon too

indosungod said...

That is one fancy looking coffee maker! The one that looks like a paniyaram pan is interesting as well. Is it ceramic?

Katy said...

crazy! my kitchen is full of things that i never use and don't throw away too. :-) my tomato slicer has never made it out of the drawer.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I'd love to mill around your kitchen. You really do have some kitchen treasures hidden there. :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hahaha looks funny..i mean the coffee maker.. appam pans look cute.

Asha said...

Hi F, love the "coffee maker from Mars"! ;D

I loved the Escargot pans but didn't know about the dish, so googled it and voila!! Snails with garlic butter sauce. YUM!! Hahaha!! No, I wouldn't dare eat those either but beautiful serving dishes though.

Lot of noise at home, workers are banging away at the the wood strips to install, got a headache already.

I have been watching You Tube bits about Sandeep UnniKrishnan, am so sad for his mom and dad. He was their only child.
I can't believe the audacity of Kerala CM to say such things when they just lost their only son, unbelievable how cruel some people can be!

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/kerala-cm-foolish-statement-what-are-you-say

Namratha said...

Nice collection of gadgets Happy, you have so many apam pans?? :) And the coffee maker, sure does look 'ancient'...hehe! Hubby's gift ought to stay around dear...used or not! ;)

Sunshinemom said...

You better keep that coffee maker - looks like an antique piece:) I have never seen one! The escargo pan is new to me. Nice entries:)

Suma Rajesh said...

coffee maker looks amazing...these r the real tresure indeed...chocolats snowballs are just out of the world...

Happy cook said...

Cham thankyou and i am looking forward to your post

indosungod it is ceramic. I have them for years almost 19 years

Katy hi hi, i too have some things which i bought and still in the box.

Susan you would be surprised what you will get if you mill around my kitchen :-)

Mahimma thankyou

Asha ha ha from MARS. Well that is what i thought whe i saw them first .
Curious curious asha. Well i edited the post to say they are snails.
Here my mother in laws place they are also renovating.
I didn't watch them in Utube, i will soon do it.

Namratha thankyou, they are not apom pans they are pans used to make escargot.

Sunshinemom now that all of you are saying keep the coffee maker i guess i have to keep them.

kat said...

You certainly so have some interesting things in your kitchen

Elra said...

You really have a lot of interesting gadget. I especially like the muruku presser. It is very pretty.
Cheers,
Elra

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm glad you explained them! I thought that one was for dying Easter eggs!

Priya said...

Coffeemaker looks really quite different...never seen before...real treasure..

Aparna said...

That coffee maker is most interesting. It reminds me of something from my Chemistry lab from Univ days.:)

Those escargot pans look cute, though I shall not say anything about the dish:D

I just realised I had planned a post for this event, but I need to get the pictures first!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi...
That coffee maker really looks so cool. Never seen it before. Loved all ur equipments. Ur kitchen is filled full of treasure HuH!

Sharmi said...

What snails in garlic butter??? My God!!! I got to laugh a lot at this post :))

Varsha Vipins said...

Oh..u got soo many treasures dear.:)

anudivya said...

Wow! That is a coffee maker??? Looks like something right out of a chemistry laboratory! LOL
This is an awesome collection PG.

sowmya said...

wow..you have a wonderful collection of uniqued kitchen gadgets.. nice post..love the press..

LG said...

When I saw the first pic I thought it is some chemistry experimental set up with two RBF (round bottomed flask) and a test tube inside to escape the steam....gosh! wrong guess..Thanks for showing those precious collection of your kitchen treasures.

jayasree said...

Coffee maker reminds me of Chem lab. It looks so different. Liked ur display of treasures.

sra said...

I still don't know what I will put up for this event! I thought of something but now I've forgotten! That escargot pan is interesting! And like Katy said, some of my stuff hasn't made it out of its packaging!

Sig said...

I remember you telling me about the Siphon Coffee brewer... How cool is that you own one of those? :)

Ann said...

Meaningful collection there..from coffee maker to murukku maker..definitely a relief from seeing dishes around..(xmas specials ?)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Even i am admiring like most of here,your coffee maker,sure is a treasure for you:)
I think this event itself is very close to you coz,its just the same like ur blog title;D

AnuSriram said...

Coffee maker looks amazing... I could know its a coffee maker only after reading the story! nice treasure...

Sagari said...

your coffemaker looks like expensive anitique showpiece happycook

Laavanya said...

The coffee maker looks so cute - like something from a chemistry lab! :)

Snooky doodle said...

I ve never saw a coffee machine or what it is like that one. Good you kept it I think it will cost a fortune now. :)

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

That last item looks very interesting!

ICook4Fun said...

That is the first time I see a coffee maker like that. Very interesting.

srikars kitchen said...

coffee maker looks cute ... nice collections...

Divya said...

Oh My ...what a find! This was the whole idea behind the event ...for all of us foodies to discover things like that coffee maker! Never seen one like that! Take it out of its box and put it on your show case!

Pearlsofeast said...

Wow nice collections and I have the same sev machine. It is indeed easy with this.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Happy Cook, what fascinating treasures! Actually I like the do hickey for making coffee. It's a conversational piece. Great stuff.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Love your kitchen treasures! Great coffee maker! Escargot - I got turned off by the idea and name, then I tried them, they are wonderful.

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Nice post HC! If I have to show my kitchen treasures, it'll take several posts - but then I collect them. The wierder the better...Love that coffee maker.

PS: We LOVE escargot - but what to do? French husband and daughter ;-D

Passionate About Baking said...

I your treasure hunt 7 what you found..I love the coffee maker most'est'!!!

Happy cook said...

Thankyou all for you wonderful feedback. I knew you all will fall in love with the coffee maker :-)))

Rosie said...

I just love your kitchen treasures! The coffee maker looks really good!

Rosie x

Cakelaw said...

Wow, Happy Cook, if I saw any of these things, I wouldn't have a clue what to do with them. Ido admire the fact that you actually know how to cook escargot - I have never tasted them, let alone prepared them!

Madhuram said...

You really have some treasure there HC. Just keep the coffee fiter, god knows what, it may sell for thousands in Ebay. You never know. Immediately after seeing the picture, I was wondering what some lab apparatus is doing in a kitchen?

Navita said...

Hey lovely treasures for sure...love ur marzipan candy sticks too!

Shaheen said...

You make escargot? You're my hero! Don't think I'd ever muster the courage to go down that way.

Sanghi said...

All are nice treasures. The appom pan was best, i liked it. But escargot dish? no noo...

YOSEE said...

Oh please, dont ever throw that amazing coffee maker away ! Its most unusual and is, absolutely, an antique. Perfect treasure !