Introducing: Speckled Plate
There’s nothing I love more than mealtimes. Those three (sometimes four or five!) times in a day when I get to enjoy some simple and nourishing recipes. I plan my meals in advance. I make lists of ingredients and get mildly stressed if there isn’t a plentiful supply of healthy ingredients to hand. Mealtimes are a centre point for my day and I’m not ashamed to say, I take it all quite seriously. It is literally about survival after all – we must eat!
While the food bit is obviously the highlight, of equal importance is all the surrounding preparation. The ingredients, the kitchen utensils, a set of good knives (I’m using a set of TOG knives, which I love), great pans and beautiful plates to serve it all up on. Good food deserves a good plate. I like a plate that is just the right size. This new speckled ceramic plate is just that. Not too big, not too small. At 21 cm in diameter, it is the perfect plate for lunch, a modestly portioned dinner or a large slice of cake.
The soft white colour is fresh and light with dark brown speckles scattered across its surface. These freckles appear as a natural part of the firing process. This little white plate is a delight and makes even basic meals feel a bit special. And washing up isn’t such a chore with a beautiful plate like this. While these ceramics are dishwasher safe, I prefer to wash mine by hand to take that extra care over them.
Now all I need is a cup of tea...in my matching freckled mug :-)