01 January 2011

2011 - year of the (new) saucepan

Happy New Year, everyone!

The rain managed to subside for the last two days here in Brisbane, Queensland, just enough to top up my slowly diminishing vitamin D levels, and say goodbye to 2010 and hello to 2011.

One of the great things about the festive season, for me, is going into the shops and seeing all those kitchen goodies come down in price by 40 or 50 per cent. And this year I enjoyed taking advantage of these sales - thanks to some very generous engagement gift vouchers my beloved and I still had in our possession - and bought a five piece stainless steel scanpan set. I've only cooked with cheap, but practical, saucepans and frypans ever since I left home (about 12 years ago), so I cannot express my excitement at this purchase.

My new scanpans.
Happy New Year!
Here I come, 2011. This is going to be a fantastic year experimenting with new recipes, a few old favourites, and sharing the fun with you all.


  1. Happy New Year! Can't wait to follow the adventures of The Self-Raising Kitchen in 2011. Congratulations on your wonderful new cookware. I've been using scanpans for a decade now. I must admit that luckily my Mum has purchased all of mine for me and built on the collection. They are brilliant!!

  2. Happy New Year with a lot of cooking and baking! First time visiting your beautiful blog!

  3. Lovely, always so nice to be able to buy oneself a great present.

  4. Fiona, that is a gift that will keep on giving. Wonderful choice. I expect to see even more gourmet delights now!! xx

  5. They look beautiful, and what a wonderful gift to start the year.I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this saucepan widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about saucepans,Thanks!

  6. Welcome to The Self-Raising Kitchen, Katerina. I checked out your blog and can't wait to try your sweets. I LOVE Greek sweets. :-)

    Thanks for popping in, Alisa, and sharing Foodista. I've been checking it out and will indeed join. Good luck with the conferences this year, they look exciting.

  7. HI Fiona,

    Just found this yummy feast of a blog and thought of you.

    Good work with the saucepans, we highly recommend them. Although the Analon frying pans are the best - very expensive but if you can get them at the sales they will last forever. We killed a Jamie Oliver one and several others in the space of a couple of years, have now had our 2 Analons for about 3 years and no sign of wearing out and we probably use both of them every day.


  8. Oooh, how exciting!! I got a scanpan frypan for 50% off in the Myers sale (online)! Yipppeee!! It's my first Scanpan - can't wait til it arrives :D

    I'm enjoying having a look around your blog - thanks for stopping by mine :)