About Kimbesa

I love dishes, and I continue to haunt thrift stores, estate sales, and other places where vintage china, dinnerware and glassware are to be found.

I talk about Dishes

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Go Green – Broccoli Salad in Retro Glass

Some years ago, at a carry-in lunch, a colleague brought a great Broccoli Salad.

I liked the interplay of the crunchy, raw broccoli with the zingy sweet and sour dressing. But the recipe was missing in action.

So I went home and developed my own version. It’s great in the summer, when cool salads are refreshing. And a great way to get some vegetables. Lots of good-looking broccoli is coming into our markets in late summer.

We also like serving it in the retro glass bowl, Soreno by Anchor Hocking. This version is the avocado green color. Another . . . → Read More: Go Green – Broccoli Salad in Retro Glass

It’s Peach Cobbler Season

It’s that time of year. Peaches are on. And they’re soooo good from the farmer’s market. You can smell them as you walk the aisles…

I have a special casserole dish that I love to use for cobbler – vintage Corning Pyrex, in the distinctive ribbed berries and twining vines of the Gooseberry pattern, in pink and white. I don’t know how long Corning made this pattern. My educated guess says it was in the 1960s or 1970s, but it is now discontinued. I got a set of three Gooseberry dishes at a “granny sale” years ago, and . . . → Read More: It’s Peach Cobbler Season

Yummy dish for a yummy dish

Pfaltzgraff Jamberry butter dish

Pfaltzgraff has a discontinued pattern called Jamberry. It makes my list of dinnerware patterns that are sweet for this time of year, when my craving for fresh fruit pops up as quickly as daffodils on a warm spring day…

The Jamberry pattern of stoneware china includes dessert bowls (the small ones for applesauce or fruit), and a larger salad or cereal bowl in the table setting.

Rhubarb shortcake is at the top of my dessert list for April. At home, Mom made Rosy Cobbler. The recipe probably came from the Bisquick box.

Rosy Cobbler is . . . → Read More: Yummy dish for a yummy dish

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