I am very inconsistent about photographing my cooking for blog purposes. Usually I become absorbed in the cooking and forget to take photos at critical points (such as the finished product). But the one time I always want to take a picture is when the veggies are gloriously arrayed in my pan and merrily sizzling. The pan is like a painter’s canvas, and my favorite color is green.
I have a new ceramic pan (above) to replace my old non-stick skillet. It works very well (much better than my expensive, supposedly nonstick Calphalon pan) and doesn’t have a Teflon coating that can flake off. The only problem is that it’s hard to clean. It sears very easily and I have to clean it with scouring powder. Luckily the ceramic seems to weather the scrubbing just fine.
Some beautiful greens here LM, you are certainly getting your fair share of nutritional green stuff! I haven’t used ceramic pans, it’s good to get some good feedback on them. I have an induction stove top though so I don’t know if they work on them?
Good question. I have regular old gas burners which I love because I can adjust the temperature so quickly. My big thing with the pan was to find one that is truly non-stick, without Teflon, and I was surprised at how well this one does the trick. Now I need to find a good kettle. The last one we got was handsome but cheap and started to rust inside after 6 weeks.
Beautiful, food stylist worthy pics. I’m with you. My best skillets are not non-stick. They brown better and it’ worth the effort to clean. The only ceramic pan I had was a Le Crueset – not sure if that counts. I had to leave all of those in NY. I found that soaking the ceramic coated pan eliminate a lot of scrubbing.
Thanks! Yes to the browning. It’s not much help to have the food brown if the good part all sticks to the bottom! I love Le Creuset but have not invested the money… yet. Maybe it’s time I stopped shopping at Target, and yet they had this good ceramic skillet that was inexpensive. It’s not ovenproof though.
Linnet–try baking soda!
Great suggestion, I will do that!
Oh my… now I am desperately hungry looking at your pics! ! I could eat all of that! ! Hm interesting what you say about ceramic. Was considering such a pan but already have too many 🙂 I love buying cookery stuffs. But sounds like my old double base heavy one with coating will remain my trusted companion for longer Don’t like scrubbing. Need to go get some asparagus asap.
There is nothing like a good heavy pan, and I have to admit this ceramic one isn’t!
BTW no Hamlet tickets for me : ( I’ll just have to be content with the cinema version. I looked online at the brokers and they are shockingly expensive. I wonder if these are record prices. When that much money is changing hands, it really stops being fun, you know? I once spent $500 to see Himself, but that was two front row tickets and a hefty donation to the theatre.
Great photographs…Fresh ingredients! … Lovely share! Best wishes and happy weekend 😀
Thanks, hope you enjoy your weekend too.
Zippy combinations, Linnet. You’ve posted some lovely combinations. All hail the fava bean.
And as far as pans go, I adore my cast iron. Boy, those guys are workhorses.