lovely new colors and between the (now full retail) cost and the fact that I really have everything I could possibly use, or so I keep telling myself, I can only sigh and move on. The solution? Read on.
While visiting the stunningly beautiful CIA in Napa last weekend, I spied this wee cocotte in their cookware store. I’ve been lusting after Carribean ever since Le Crueset released it a few years ago but couldn’t justify adding a new piece to my already over the top collection. But at $20, this little sweetie is a perfect solution to my Caribbean cravings. What to do with it? Eggs cocotte, for one. Or a pate. I can imagine packing it full of homemade butter, or using it as a salt cellar or sugar bowl. If I had a little spare cash, I would pick up few more in various colors and use them as ramekins for creme brulee or panna cotta. Now, I wonder if they do that mortar and pestle in Dijon... (Image: Dana)