Kids in the Kitchen

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I grew up helping my mom in the kitchen from a young age. I remember her teaching me how to crack an egg, how to measure flour, how to take a scattering of ingredients and turn them into something delicious. Cooking was our love language. As I got older, I found out how unusual my experience was. My friends would tell me that they didn't learn to cook because their families were so busy, mom would shoo them out of the kitchen to get it done quick (and I promise no judgement from me because yes, cooking with kids can be so challenging and make the process a hundred times longer!). Or because their moms never learned, so they themselves weren't taught. I found out how blessed I was - cooking was a family affair for us. Both my parents love to cook (my dad still comes loves to try out new creations - always made in the quantities to feed an army - when they come to visit). My older brother can whip up a mean meal on the grill, and my younger brother can make creations from specialized ingredients.

The memories (and skills) I learned from cooking are why I started my kids in the kitchen as young as 2-1/2 years old. My kids had learned that if they wanted to be with me, they usually had to be in or near the kitchen! From that young age, they've joined me while I cook. They learned they always had to wash their hands before they could help. Then they could pour in dry ingredients, stir it up (and usually keep most of it in the bowl), help roll out dough, wash dishes...the list goes on. There were lots of messes in the beginning, but it's amazing how much they can do and understand about the whole process even though they're only six! Ironically, their favorite part when they were first in the kitchen was getting to wash dishes. Oh my word, there was water and soap suds everywhere, but they were so adorable! And I definitely got pictures to prove they enjoyed that chore at one time!

My kids love to help me bake - I think because there are usually so many individual ingredients they can pour in! In my next post I'll share a favorite recipe of ours - chocolate chip cookies!

 

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Cute Kitchen Utensils Make You Happier While Cooking

We’ve all been there before. You just came home from a rough day at work and now you need to make a meal for your family to eat. It can be a pretty tall order to muster up the determination that you need to actually do a bit of cooking rather than just order a pizza. Of course it helps a little bit when you have some cute kitchen stuff to make your life better.

It’s that much easier to break out a cute loaf pan and make a meatloaf. You can fuel yourself up with a bit of tea in a Polish teapot. You’ve found that you are actually even a little bit excited to set up an oval serving platter and proudly display your latest culinary creation before your family. At the end of the day, the decorative pottery and cute kitchen supplies you’ll find here on our website are designed to make life a little bit better.

Providing You With the Motivation You Need

Cute kitchen utensils and unique kitchen items can, believe it or not, cause you to walk with a little bit of pep in your step. Yes, even at the end of a long day! There’s just something special about the handmade Polish pottery you’ll find on our website that almost begs you to break it out and do a little bit of cooking.

All it takes is a little bit of determination and you’re halfway there. There are plenty of easy-to-follow recipes that you can utilize where you simply throw together a couple of ingredients and toss it all into the oven. Food Network is full of quick and easy weeknight dinners that you’re sure to love. Take a look at their website for more great options, or if you’re craving something in particular, check your favorite search engine and and “quick and easy” to your query.

From baked pork chops to beef and cheddar casserole to pasta e fagioli to sweet and sour meatballs, there are plenty of great recipes to try that won’t take longer than half an hour or so. The end result is delicious food that you get to serve on a piece of handmade pottery or dinnerware that you love. It really doesn’t get much better than that.

Everything You Need for Dinner and Beyond

So pull this decorative bottle stopper out of your beverage of choice and fill a mini bowl with some after-dinner candy, because we’re sure that your dinner is going to leave each and every member of your family smiling and satisfied.

And, of course, if you just can’t muster up the will to cook, go ahead and call out for some Chinese food and serve it up around the table in one of your favorite pieces from Touch of Poland. You can still enjoy the look of our Polish decor without having to spend hours of your previous time in front of the oven. That’s a win/win in our book. Place your order today!

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3 Reasons Unique Kitchenware Will Spice Up Your Home

 

Whether you’re looking for kitchen gifts for mom this holiday season or just some unique kitchenware for yourself, we think that what you’ll find at Touch of Poland will put a smile on your face. From bowls to serving platters and everything in between, you’re sure to find something that’s just perfect for your intended purpose.

We offer some of the best kitchen accessories around and there’s nothing we love more than hearing that people love their new items as much as we love ours. Our team is incredibly passionate about the handmade pottery and dinnerware you’ll find on our website. But why choose what we’re offering? As a matter of fact, that’s the topic of today’s post, so if you’re considering ordering some unique kitchenware from us, keep reading to learn what makes it so special!

Why Choose Our Decorative Pottery?

Unique Kitchen Items Make a Space Personal

One of the best parts about the Polish dinnerware you’ll find on our website is that there’s something for everyone. For example, this Star Bowl would look great on any dining room table, packed with a few of your favorite candies to offer guests when they’re over. The fact that you can choose a design that suits you best is just the icing on the cake!

Select the “Leaves” option and enjoy whites, blues, and greens or go a little bit bolder with the “Red and Blue Tribal” option to add bold reds and blacks as well. In short, you can pick the pieces that you need for your home and then sort through the colors to find the options that speak to you. At the end of the day, you’re left with a look that is completely unique and one-of-a-kind. Just like you!

Handmade Polish Pottery is Something Special

Having a piece of handmade pottery or dinnerware is just better than having a piece that’s mass produced. Each piece of handmade Polish pottery on our website is an opportunity to have something special. It’s our opinion that there are just not enough items in the world today that are still made by hand for a more personal touch.

The items you’ll find on our website, however, are all unique. You’re not likely to end up with the exact same piece that your friend has--unless, of course, your friend is also a fan of Touch of Poland! Even if that’s the case, each of our pieces is available in different sizes and color combinations and chances are that you’ll like something different than your friend has. And even if you don’t, the handmade aspect means it’s still more unique than whatever trendy kitchenware is in everyone else’s dining rooms. Speaking of which...

It Will Last For Years to Come

Some of the items you can find at your local big box store will be cute; there’s no doubt about it. The truth of the matter is that part of its appeal is often that it’s inexpensive and “good enough.” One of the phrases that we’re big fans of, however, is that you can buy it nice or buy it twice.

In other words, buying a unique kitchen item that’s a little more timeless is something you can consider an heirloom piece that gets handed down in your family. While the cute dishes you find at the national chain are perfectly fine, there’s a good chance they won’t last long enough for you to be able to pass them to your kids some day. The decorative pottery and unique kitchen items you’ll find at Touch of Poland, on the other hand, are meant to be kept and enjoyed for decades to come. Each piece is timeless and will always remain in style, regardless of the other trends that come and go.

Order Yours Today!

Whatever your reason for purchasing the decorative pottery you’ll find on our website, we think you’ll absolutely love the items you end up with. Take advantage of free shipping on your first purchase with coupon code “welcome15” and be sure to take a look at our monthly specials to save big on the pieces we’ve discounted. No matter what you order, we think you will absolutely fall in love with Polish dinnerware--just like we did. Place your order today!

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The Benefits of Putting Thought Into Your Kitchen Accessories

At Touch of Poland, we love seeking out the most visually appealing decorative pottery to put up in our Polish pottery shop! If you’re the type of person who cares about where the goods you buy come from, then you’re in the right place. Similarly, you might be a person who appreciates things that are designed well and then made by hand. That’s exactly the type of thing we offer.

But what is it that makes the items we offer so truly wonderful? This being our first blog and all, we thought we’d help to bring you up to speed on that very topic. Regardless of the reason you make your purchase, we think you’ll be thrilled to put it in your kitchen. Keep reading to learn all about why we do what we do!

We Offer More Than Just Cute Kitchen Items

A number of our customers are simply looking for cute kitchen accessories or unique dinnerware. That’s a perfectly valid reason for enjoying our products! One of the most striking things about them is, of course, that they are so visually appealing. Everyone loves having cute items in their homes. That’s why we paint the walls, hang up our favorite pieces of art, and rearrange the furniture until everything looks just right.

It makes sense then that we should have cute kitchen supplies too, right? After all, it doesn’t make sense to put your focus on everything else in the house and just keep using the same plates that you got from your parents all those years ago. Our unique kitchen items are just the right way to solve that problem.

We Love Handmade Polish Pottery

Made in the town of Bolesławiec, the decorative pottery we’re offering often tells a story. Whereas many of the pieces that you would buy only have one story--they were forged with machines on an assembly line--the pieces you’ll find on our website have something a lot more interesting to say. After the clay that’s used is fired, the pieces are then stamped by hand.

Local artisans then use sea sponges to apply designs--once again, by hand. That means that not only are you getting a functional piece of dinnerware, but you are also getting something that is a genuine handcrafted piece of art. It doesn’t get much more personal than that!

You Don’t Have to Baby It

While you can’t take one of our pieces directly from the freezer and throw it into the oven, all of the pieces available on our website are made to be used on a daily basis. That means that you can reheat a favorite dish that’s being stored in our pottery in the microwave, toss it in the dishwasher when you’re done, and then make a new dish in the oven the next day. The unique kitchenware available on our website is beautiful, yes, but it’s also designed to be a valuable piece of equipment in your kitchen and is able to be used on a daily basis.

Learn More and Place Your Order Today!

Having handmade pottery dinnerware is something we’re sure that you will cherish just as much as we do. Feel free to read up about the pottery we offer and then take a look at our entire online catalog. You’ll find everything from tea pots to coffee cups to serving dishes and platters to bowls. In other words, pretty much all of the unique kitchenware you’ve been wanting to own to help make your kitchen special.

No matter what you choose, we think you will get plenty of use out of it and enjoy it for ages. It doesn’t get much better than that. Place your order today!

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