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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What Makes Handmade Polish Dinnerware a Wonderful Gift

What Makes Polish Dinnerware a Wonderful Gift

Whether you’re looking for a kitchen gift for your mom or a housewarming gift for a friend who purchased their first home, a piece of Polish dinnerware might just be the perfect thing. Our Polish pottery shop is positively filled with pieces that are sure to put a smile on your face--and on the face of the recipient of such a thoughtful gift!

But what makes this unique kitchenware so special? Why should you consider giving these items as gifts? As a matter of fact, that’s the topic of today’s blog. If you’ve been searching for something special to give as a gift, keep reading to learn what makes Polish dinnerware the thing to beat.

Why Give Polish Pottery as a Gift?

They’re Beautiful

Let’s be honest--the first thing you’re likely to notice about any of the items you’ll find on our website is that they’re incredibly beautiful. Each and every design is captivating and you’re sure to find something to love. Whether it’s a teapot, bowl, round baker, jar, or spoon, each piece is made with care and attention to detail that’s simply unmatched. What makes them so beautiful, you ask? Well, it’s because...

They’re Handmade

Each piece of handmade Polish pottery is made by hand from clay that’s mined specifically for the purpose of making stoneware. The clay is fired, then stamped by hand and given to local artisans to be painted. Designs are made from sea sponges that are cut for their specific purpose by the artists. When this process is complete, the piece is glazed, then re-fired. The amount of effort that goes into each piece is astounding and their appeal is a testament to the fact that people still appreciate when things are done the old fashioned way.

They Stand the Test of Time

Sure, things that are mass produced in a factory can be cute or charming or even durable. Those things have their place, to be sure, but the truth of the matter is that handmade Polish pottery is unique. No two pieces are exactly the same and that’s part of what makes them so special. These are items that you’ll be handing down to your kids someday. They’ll hand them down to their kids who will hand them down to their kids. The beautiful Polish dinner plates you purchased are likely to become a family heirloom. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Wondering Where to Buy Polish Pottery Online?

If you’re looking to add a few pieces of unique kitchenware to your home, then you’re in the right spot! At Touch of Poland, we have a number of different pieces that you’re sure to love. Regardless of what you’re looking to add to your kitchen, you’re sure to find something that fits the bill. Our pottery is all microwave, dishwasher, oven, and freezer safe and we believe that you’ll enjoy your purchase for many years to come.

Take a look at our entire collection and place your order today, knowing that you’re about to get something truly special.

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Looking for Housewarming Gifts? Cute Kitchen Accessories Are the Answer

Wondering what to get for your friends who just purchased their first house? Polish dinnerware may not be the obvious answer, but we believe it is absolutely perfect nonetheless. You may not be convinced just yet, but we’d be willing to bet that by the end of today’s post, you’ll be considering the idea.

After all, the traditional gifts will soon be forgotten. The bottle of wine will be gone in a few days and the personalized door mat will wear out after a season or two in the snow. A Polish pottery set, on the other hand, will be around for many years to come. Still on the fence? That’s okay. Keep reading to learn more about what makes our cute kitchen accessories the perfect way to welcome your friends or family members to their new home.

Why Choose Polish Dinnerware?

They’ll Use It Every Day

As we mentioned above, choosing to purchase Polish pottery for a housewarming gift means that the recipient will get several years of use out of your gift. The same can’t be said for a bouquet of flowers even though that’s also a thoughtful gift. Providing your friend with something like this 12 oz. Tea Infuser Mug means that when they come home at the end of a long day at work, they’ll relax with a cup of tea and be thankful that they have such thoughtful friends in their lives.

It is Completely Unique

One of the best things about the Polish pottery you’ll find on our website is that each piece is unique. Handcrafted and decorated by skilled artisans, this isn’t the same as what you’d buy at the nearest big box store. Instead, you can be pretty certain that your friends won’t have the same items that everyone else has--unless, of course, all of your friends also love Polish dinnerware, that is!

They’ll Think of You Every Time They Use It

This is perhaps the best benefit of getting someone something like a piece of Polish bakeware. Not only will they think of you each time they use it, but you will be doubly thankful you purchased it for them when they bake using the kitchenware you purchased and decide to invite you over for dinner. That sounds like a win/win situation to us!

Wondering Where to Buy Polish Pottery?

There is just something that is special about each and every one of the items that we carry at Touch of Poland. Take a look at our story to see what it was about Polish dinnerware that started our obsession with it. We get a huge kick out of sharing each and every unique piece with those who are just as interested in it as us. If this is your first time purchasing Polish pottery, the charming attention to detail and handcrafted charm are sure to get you excited about starting to build your own collection. Trust us when we say that you are about to embark on a journey towards having a kitchen full of items that you love and cherish.

With a number of products that come in at under $30, Touch of Poland is the perfect place to purchase a housewarming gift for your loved ones. And, you know, a little something for yourself too, of course! If this is your first time purchasing from us, please use code welcome15 at checkout to get free shipping on your order. We just know you--or the recipients of the gift--will love it!

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