Saturday, November 8, 2014

♥♥♥ Le Creuset ♥♥♥

Today I just thought I'd share some new additions to my Le Creuset collection. This cast iron cookware is a dream to cook with and comes with a lifetime guarantee, so I always snap it up if I see a piece I like on special or vintage pieces at bargain prices.

The new collection in Rosemary green is so pretty, such a gorgeous colour and this 24cm casserole is perfect for soups :-)

This 22cm casserole in the Dune/Almond colour is perfect for mashed potatoes cooked in chicken stock and mixed with chives.

This limited edition 22cm shallow casserole comes in really handy for my cheesy rice bake, yum!

This wok is MASSIVE!!! I love Thai green curries and chicken chow mein.

Ever since finding my first vintage Le Creuset saucepans designed by Enzo Mari I have never looked back. I much prefer these to cooking with stainless steel or non-stick pots now, the enamelled finish on Le Creuset pots is a dream to clean up and when looked after properly lasts a lifetime. I was delighted to snap up this set of 3 pots for a steal, the wooden handles are awesome too, no worry about burning your hands on the handles!

Speaking of Enzo Mari designed pieces I am thrilled to have finally added one of his casseroles to my collection. He designed these for Le Creueset in 1972 and this one is in lovely condition. I also have a lime green baker designed by him.

These stoneware bean pots are in the really pretty Satin Blue colour, they are perfect for single serves of comfort food like Chilli Con Carne or Cottage Pie, perfect to eat on the sofa with a fork :-) Try Sophie Dahl's Shepherd's Pie or Nigella Lawson's Chicken, Mushroom and Bacon Pie :-)

And finally, a utensil holder also in Satin Blue, I now have these in 3 different colours and they look lovely together :-)

If you're a Le Creuset fan too and would like to see the rest of my collection I shared it here :-)


Meg said...

Hello Alice....thank you for your kind wishes and comments on my post and I hope you are happy and settled in Dublin. I am glad to see you are still adding to your Le Creuset pieces ...I love it too but haven't found any in ages. I have to work a lot harder at op-shopping since my move to the Adelaide Hills....the city was much easier !

thrifty amos said...

Lovely, your collections always make me enviou, but in a good way:)

A little bit country said...

Am drooling!!! I don't have any Le Creuset but have always loved the orange colour they have xo

Kim said...

I just came across a HUGE Le Creuset at goodwill marked $12.16 "As Is" so I took the tape off looked inside to find not even a dime sized chip in the enamel, the Le Creuset sticker was still attached so I'm guessing the previous owner must have only used it for stove top cooking. I've been on the hunt for one for ages but even at Home Goods they are asking $180 for ones smaller than what I found. Is the chip inside that big of a deal or maybe the person at goodwill didn't know what they had on their hands? Its a beautiful lime green, I just could not believe my eyes!

Thrifted Treasure said...

Thanks Meg :-) But that garden and view must definitely be worth the sacrifice :-) keep an eye out on ebay, there are occasional bargains to be found :)

Thrifted Treasure said...

Thanks, the feeling is mutual :-)

Thrifted Treasure said...

Thanks, the orange is fab and the vintage pieces in that colour really are lovely :-)

Thrifted Treasure said...

I've never been sure when it comes to chips on the inside. I did have one oval casserole with chips but then decided against cooking with it unless bread with a sheet of baking paper. Your piece does sound like a bargain though. Maybe drop Le Creuset an email and see if it's covered by their warranty.