Cleaning some copper is my project for the day. What are you up to in the kitchen?
We bought our set of copper pots from a retired chef with spiky blonde hair and had a wicked smile. She was selling up her grand old home to join the love of her life in the Netherlands. I often think about her when I cook with her pots and wonder how she’s doing. I like to think that if I keep cooking with these pots her adventurous spirit will feed and inspire us.
Maybe this is why I usually like the signs of life our copper pot show, but I charred my favourite little pot and she needs some TLC.
If you own copper pots, this is a knock out cleaning tip I found in Stephanie Alexander’s, Cook’s Companion. It cleans a lot faster than commercial cleaners and smells a lot nicer too!
Ingredients for homemade copper and brass polish
Lemon, cut in half 1/4 cup salt 2 tablespoons egg white
Instructions for homemade copper and brass polish
1. Dip the half lemon in egg white and salt.
2. Rub the egg white and salt coated lemons over the copper until you are happy.
Cybele Masterman (Bele) trained as a beauty therapist, aromatherapist and journalist. After working as all of the above has found herself on a quest for a beautiful and meaningful life that doesn't cost the earth. Follow on google: +blahblahmagazine twitter: @blahblahzine or Instagram: BlahBlahMagazine