LumberJocks

this artisan house #3: two more for the kitchen

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by scottb posted 2674 days ago 702 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: more from the artisan kitchen Part 3 of this artisan house series Part 4: a triptych of balloons »

Now I have a pair of tongs and a pair of spurtles right next to the stove. Why do I seem to be making my own tools in pairs?

At least I think I’ll get more use out of the tongs than the (so far unused) spurtles. At least they were educational when I was learning how to turn them!

I won’t stop at two tongs though. I have a pair of whisk style tongs with plastic handles that have broken. I should be able to epoxy the business end of the tool into a matching oak handle. Then I’ll get some new life out of an otherwise useful tool, that just won’t stay closed!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/



10 comments so far

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18614 posts in 2746 days


#1 posted 2673 days ago

I had to research “Spurtle” to find out what it was used for. We have cooked outmeal almost every morning. I might just have to try one of these to see if it makes a difference. We’ve already done the two-bowl way of eating oatmeal. That system definitely makes a difference.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

View scottb's profile

scottb

3647 posts in 2912 days


#2 posted 2673 days ago

you can use the back end of a wooden spoon instead of the spurtle. They’re traditional scottish tools for cooking. I know there is a legitimate reason to use one, Alton Brown explained it on the Food Network, but I’ve since forgotten why. Two bowl method?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18614 posts in 2746 days


#3 posted 2673 days ago

when I looked it up, it said that the spurtle doesn’t crush the oatmeal grains.

Two bowls: 1 with the hot oatmeal and 1 with the cold milk. You did your spoon into the oatmeal and then into the cold milk. This way the cold milk is always cold for your next spoonful and the mixture of the hot and cold is very pleasing as opposed to “boring” hot oatmeal and ewww warm milk. It really does taste different. Oh and I think that you have to dip the spoon into the milk and scoop it away from you and you have to stir the oatmeal while cooking, only using your right hand and stirring counterclockwise or something like that. It was quite fascinating. The 2 bowl method is worth a try!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

View oscorner's profile

oscorner

4564 posts in 2896 days


#4 posted 2673 days ago

Thanks for looking up what a spurtleis used for, Debbie.

Scott, sounds like you’ve caught the woodturning bug! Congradulations! Those are nice. Before you know it you’ll be breaking plastic handles so you can replace them with some fine wood ones. ;^)

-- Jesus is Lord!

View scottb's profile

scottb

3647 posts in 2912 days


#5 posted 2673 days ago

Well Os, I’ve been cutting the handles off screwdrivers to put on wooden ones, why stop there? ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

View oscorner's profile

oscorner

4564 posts in 2896 days


#6 posted 2673 days ago

I see no reason to stop, unless you get too exhausted! LOL. GO FOR IT!

-- Jesus is Lord!

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18614 posts in 2746 days


#7 posted 2673 days ago

I can see your family members hiding their belongings!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

View Dusty's profile

Dusty

785 posts in 2741 days


#8 posted 2673 days ago

scottb.

I stare in amusement at what you can create as a woodturner. I am so void of any talent as a woodturner or carver.

Well I’m sure you could add a lot of other things to the talentless list.

I just want to tip my hat to your craft and work. I am very impressed.

-- Dusty

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18614 posts in 2746 days


#9 posted 2673 days ago

gotta love “outta the box thinkers”
My hat, too, is off!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18614 posts in 2746 days


#10 posted 2425 days ago

saw this in the latest Lee Valley Newsletter and immediately thought of you, Scott!
What's New

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase