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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Enjoy Strawberry Shortcake – Beautiful Fruit in Season

Time to get out the bowls for another serving of some favorite comfort food. In the winter, bowl food can be chili or casseroles. In the spring and summer, it’s favorite cobblers and strawberry shortcake.

This year we had some wild spring weather, and strawberry growers were challenged to protect their crops from freezing. One thing leads to another, and the result is that, as I write, we have lots of beautiful berries from Florida and California available at very reasonable prices.

Frugal homemakers and home cooks know that cooking in season is always a winner — for best . . . → Read More: Enjoy Strawberry Shortcake – Beautiful Fruit in Season

Eating homemade pie – use vintage china plates

Syracuse china Lancaster strawberry pie

Pie, the most comforting of the comfort foods that we remember from childhood. At our house, cherry and pumpkin were often on the menu for family gatherings. My mother made her crust with lard, and it was very tender.

There’s a cute song about pie in the movie Michael. Part of it goes like this, “Apple, pumpkin, mince and black bottom. I’ll come to your place every day if you’ve got ‘em.” Pie means that all’s right with the world. I’d have to agree.

When it comes to eating pie, it’s simple after you get that pesky first piece . . . → Read More: Eating homemade pie – use vintage china plates

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