Friday, November 2, 2007

Show and Tell Friday: wooden spoons

Welcome, and thank you for coming by for another Show and Tell! Today, I'm going to show you my wooden spoons. Scroll down to see the pictures of the spoons, along with one wooden fork. Some of those were given to us as gifts from specialized woodwork shops, but most have been in our family longer than I can remember.

They are my favorite kitchen tools. I also have wooden spoons, forks and plates which are purely decorative, but the ones you see here have been faithfully used for many years now.

I feel there's something so lovely in mixing and stirring with a wooden spoon, especially if it's cake or cookie dough which will later smell deliciously in the oven. Working in an old-fashioned way, without an electric beater, mixing dough and batter with the simple tools of a mixing bowl and a wooden spoon makes me feel like a link in the chain of many generations of women before me.

Thank you for visiting me this week. Don't forget to stop by Kelli's lovely blog for more Show and Tell fun!




























35 comments:

Emily said...

Oh I just love wooden spoons. That is all I cook with. I feel so "old fashion" which I love.

Sammybunny said...

they are so much better than all that plastic junk they sell now a days.

Lady of the house said...

Wooden spoons are great. I feel the same way too about being a part of a long line of cooks when I do things the old fashioned way. I've also found that things turn out better too. I think I overwork when using electric aids.

Connie said...

When you get used to tools you use in the kitchen you never turn back. The majic will be gone.

Take care,
connie

PhDCow said...

Wow! I'm impressed with your wooden spoon collection! My wooden spoons come from the dollar store!

Love Sows Seeds said...

I like wooden spoons too. I particularly like the first wooden spoon the woodgrain detail makes it simply beautiful.

Ron and Ginny said...

I can't use anything but wooden spoons. I have been in other kitchens and was asked to help and panicked when I couldn't find a wooden spoon. :-D

Your spoons are lovely. I have one of my grandmother's spoons and it is worn off at an angle, which shows that it was well used. That one is my favorite. :-D

Hootin'Anni said...

Wooden spoons are okay....but, oh....when I want to lick the cake batter the taste of wood spoils my pleasure. LOL

Happy Show N Tell day.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, those are nice, Anna. I have a favorite wooden spoon...reach for it all the time when I'm cooking.

I like the swirl-grained one of yours the best of what you've shown us. It's olive wood, right?

Brenda

Anna S said...

Brenda, yes, it's olive wood - my favorite!

Lady_MSnow said...

Wood utensils are my favorite!

Meg W. said...

My main memory of a wooden spoon was when we'd use one to mix the Kool Aid. I can still feel that wooden texture as I checked to see if the Kool Aid was sweet enough :)

Haus Frau said...

I have a small collection of wooden spoons that mean so much to me. One I've had for probably 25 years and it's still in good shape although is showing a bit of wear now. The other two my dear husband made for me - what a sweetie. They're about 20 inches long and very sturdy for using in my big stock pot.

andrea said...

I love cooking the old fashioned way!

Elizabeth said...

Wooden spoons are so much fun to use and somehow seem to make cooking fun and and beautiful!

Sheri said...

Great wooden utensil collection Anna. I too really enjoy cooking with my wooden spoons; just like my grammy did!

ellen b said...

The olive wood one is so pretty. I love wood, too! blessings.

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

I love them! My mom has a wooden spatula like the one in the picture. They don't' make them like they used to ;)
~Amy

Kristy Jo said...

I love wooden ANYTHING just seems made better, high chairs, spoons, bowls...

what a lovely collection you have!

Jane said...

I like your wooden spoons! They look like they have been used to make many things with love.

Thanks for sharing,
Jane

Kelly said...

Oh how neat. I love wooden spoons. I wish someone still made good quality ones! I would love a set.

Rebekah S. said...

That's really neat!! I couldn't agree more! I love anything old-fashioned.


P.S. That blanket beneath the utensils. is really pretty!

Mommy said...

Very nice wooden spoons. They sort of remind me of Sweden or some place like that. Very Folk Artsy. :) Which I like too. :) Thanks for sharing!

Quinne said...

Hi Anna :) Thank you for sharing your spoons with us today! I like them too, so much. There is just something about the way they feel in your hand and the way they work dough. Blessings! Q

Stefanie said...

Anna, so cool to find your blog. I liked the comment you posted for Jenny about the battles with your mom and your desire to have a different focus in your own life. I relate to you so much and would have never expressed those feeling as you did. That comment really impacted me. I'm proud that you are taking your own path.

Mary said...

Your collection of wooden spoons is lovely. I especially like the one with the swirls in the bowl of the spoon. It certainly is unique.

I seldom use a beater. Mom didn't have an electric beater. The one she had was hand turned. I get a lot of pleasure mixing batter and dough by hand.

Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed seeing your spoons.

Mandy said...

What a neat collection! It's so unusual to see a wooden fork and such nice spoons!

Lana G! said...

Great collection! I love bamboo spoons!

Terry said...

I thinks it so refreshing the way you take such joy in the simple things in life. Your spoons are great. Happy cooking!

Mrs Amy said...

I love wooden spoons too! I don't have my own yet but when we get our place they are on my list of things to have!! :)

Cristina (a.k.a. "Stramenda") said...

There's just nothing like a wooden spoon. I have large ones, small ones, long ones (for big pots) and small ones. I just love them as they don't bend and become soft in the heat like plastic spoons. I also have a set of old fashioned wooden butter paddles that I haven't used in a long time . . . I think I'll make butter this week!

Mimi said...

now when I was a girl those wooden spoons also worked well for a swift blow to the backside or a little pop on the hand when we were getting into something we shouldn't!!!

Michelle Peacock said...

Love that second utensil--I use something like that all the time. I love good wooden spoons!

The Lord be with you today!

Kelli said...

Your wooden spoons are so old fashioned and lovely. What wonderful kitchen treasures!
Hugs,
Kelli

Bethany Sue, CFO said...

Wooden is my favorite tool to use as well. Nothing works as well to me when I cook.