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.

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Vintage Pyrex Flameware Double Boiler

This vintage beauty is a 1.5 quart Pyrex glass Flameware double boiler. We found it on separate shelves in our travels, and remarried them!

Too bad they’re not making these anymore. Most of the new double boilers in today’s marketplace are stainless.

You can set up a double boiler with two pots (one somewhat smaller than the other) if you don’t have one.

Why use a double boiler? Certain types of delicate foods and saucers are easier to handle when cooked in the inner pot. The outer pot has water, which you’re simmering. The . . . → Read More: Vintage Pyrex Flameware Double Boiler

Saucy saucemaker by Corning Ware

Quite likely, everyone I know grew up with Corning Ware cookware and bakeware in the Cornflower Blue pattern.

Cornflower Blue

Cornflower Blue is so associated with the company that as soon as you see it, you think “Corning Ware.”

The sauce maker, though, is less common. These were sold in the 1960s and 1970s, with and without glass covers.

I’d use this for warming spaghetti sauce, or making Welsh Rarebit, which starts with a basic white sauce, then gets milk, cheese and tomato juice. The spouts on this pot would make it easy to pour the contents over . . . → Read More: Saucy saucemaker by Corning Ware

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