Last weekend my friend, Steph, visited the Shady Hollow flea market on the way to a family function. Every year there is a big booth of vintage pyrex near the front of the flea market. I don’t usually shop there because I can usually find what I want a lot cheaper at the other places I look for pyrex. but this time I was looking for a piece that I had only ever seen at the flea market. I gave Steph some money, told her what I wanted and in what patterns. Steph didn’t find what I was looking for but she did find some interesting pieces in one of the patterns I wanted.
The pattern is the 1970 reissue of the Spring Blossom design. I had never seen salt and pepper shakers or the sugar and cream dispensers before but the thing that really intrigued me was the all the pieces had their original lids and the lids, as well as the pieces themselves, were in excellent condition. It isn’t common to find pyrex with their original lids. The lids are too easy to break or damage beyond repair. I told Steph if she could get all the pieces for $50 I would take them, if she couldn’t, I didn’t want any of them. I really didn’t think she would be able to get them for the money I was willing to spend. I didn’t count on Steph’s dad bargaining for me. Thanks, Roger.
Since I only buy pieces of Pyrex I will actually use, I will use the salt and pepper shakers for some of the seasoning blends I make and use often. The cream and sugar dispensers will be used for salad dressing and sauces that I make all the time.
Speaking of sauces, this stir fry sauce is one of the best things I ever put in my mouth. The only change I would make is the next time I use it I may thicken it up a little.
Michelle's All Purpose Stir Fry Sauce
adapted for Nom Nom Paleo Ready Or Not
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup coconut aminos
1 TBS rice vinegar
2 TBS fish sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ginger
1//2 tsp sesame oil
In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well. Use over any vegetables you want to stir fry. Keeps about 2 weeks.