Free stuff

Last summer, my little sister — cheapskate, foodie, and world-class smartass — started a smartass cheapskate foodie blog called The Red Kitchen Project.

The Red Kitchen serves a steady diet of recipes built entirely around ingredients you can buy at ALDI or similar discount grocery stores. All Red Kitchen recipes are garnished with smartass comments and served on Pfaltzgraff china in Grace’s favorite pattern, “Pistoulet,” which was designed by her favorite author/artist, Jana Kolpen, who wrote and illustrated the cookbook/grownup fairytale The Secrets of Pistoulet.

Through her blog, Grace befriended Kolpen, who was so delighted with the concept that she recently offered her the chance to expand her readership through a Pioneer Woman-style giveaway: Pistoulet service for eight.

If you don’t have any “good” china, or if an unfortunate combination of clumsy husband and tile floor is slowly but surely reducing your beloved vintage Madeira collection to shards (not that this has happened to anyone I know, of course), or if for some other reason you feel you could benefit from a new set of dishes, click on over to Grace’s blog and read this post for instructions on how to enter the great Pfaltzgraff giveaway.

If you win — hey, free dishes. If you don’t win, Grace’s recipes will probably save you enough money to cover the cost of replacements for those bowls your husband keeps dropping in the floor.


3 thoughts on “Free stuff”

  1. 🙂 Thanks for the plug. I am still excited to find out where I am shipping all these dishes! It’s a 40-piece set and that corner of my living room will look much roomier without big cardboard boxes full of brand-new-china concealed inside! 🙂

  2. You’re welcome. Pistoulet is too French to fit in here in the decidedly Southwestern House of the Lifted Lorax, but the idea of new china has sort of inspired me to come up with a pattern of my own. We have a place here in town where you can paint, glaze and fire your own ceramics. I think a Coldwater-inspired china pattern would look absolutely fabulous in my kitchen. 🙂

  3. Our garden is bursting with Echinacea (my fave flower) right now, and I told Jana Kolpen if she ever figures out how to work Echinacea into one of her watercolor-gonzo patterns someone will inherit about a bazillion retired pieces of Pistoulet from our house. 🙂

    I look forward to seeing your Coldwater Creation. Sorry to hear that Joey lost a kitten over the weekend. Damn dirty song dogs.

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