Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Vintage Flour Sifter
Sometime about two years ago, I told you about my favorite kitchen implement with the idea that I would periodically tell you about other things in my kitchen that I love. Clearly, I didn't get very far with that, but it's not because there's nothing else to love. When I was making my berry tart last week, I needed my flour sifter, and was reminded of how much it makes me happy. These days flour sifters are pretty modern squeezy affairs or battery operated ,(sweet heavens, BATTERY OPERATED? What is the world coming to?) they have none of the old fashioned charm that is at the heart of why I bake in the first place. I bake to create a feeling of home, warmth and love, not because I want to feel sleek and modern! My flour sifter may not be fancy and new-fangled, but it more than makes up for it in vintage charm. It originally belonged to my nana, but I was grateful to take it off her hands and replace my make-do method of sifting flour through a strainer (if you have neither room or inclination to own a sifter, believe me, it works). If you want a pretty vintage flour sifter like mine, check out ebay. I'm also kind of in love with the Androck geese sifter, but there's no excuse for owning two!