Monday, November 13, 2006

I show you mine, you show me yours: my new apron

Here's my new apron - a goodbye-present from my Edinburgh colleagues Margaret, Lindsay, David & Paddy. Cheers!



What's your apron like?

UPDATE 25.6.2007: Check out Kalyn's apron post on Blogher. and Ilva's Show Us Your Apron one-off event (deadline 15.7.2007).

13 comments:

Alanna said...

Oh that's so fun! Just yesterday there was a story on public radio (NPR for your American readers ...) about a woman who actually has a traveling collection of vintage aprons. She brought out so many dimensions of aprons. But I think she missed the ones for brogue and humour!

Pene said...

Wicked!! And so true!! I have a few but I don't like wearing them.

Brilynn said...

Ha! Very appropriate.

Anonymous said...

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6359130

Anonymous said...

But what does it mean? Is it translatable?
What a nice idea, I will try and show my apron as soon as possible!

Pene said...

It translates to "If it is BROWN it's cooked, & if it's BLACK then it's BURNT & can't be eaten. Therefore "Bugger it!" is the cook's excuse for going out for dinner.

Anonymous said...

This is so funny! Brown in Swedish is brun. Another sign of the Vikings going to Scotland...

joey said...

What a cute apron! :) I have never really owned an apron and on our trip to Spain I told my husband that it's high time I had one...so we got the most touristy one we could find to remind us of our adventures in Spain :) And it just arrived in our box today!

Mallika said...

Hi Pille - now I've found you!! I never wear an apron, which is very naughty. Sometimes I get so hungry, I just cook in my suit after work with disastrous results and expensive dry cleaning bills to follow...

thepassionatecook said...

there's so many cute/funny/gorgeous aprons out there that i am not surprised people collect them! I would be tempted, but never know where to put them (if there in a drawer somewhere, i'll forget to put them on and if there hanging out somewhere, they look messy).
I have a Masterclass apron http://www.lakelandlimited.co.uk/product.aspx/!10223 which is neither beautiful nor funny - but it's got towelling panels on the side all the way to my behind and they're so handy to have! i couldn't do without it!

keiko said...

Hi Pille - what a lovely apron you've got! Hope you're settling in, it's a shame we couldn't meet up in the UK but I look forward to visiting Estonia one day... Take care. keikox

Pille said...

Alanna - that's quite a coincidence! I had wanted to post a picture of my new apron for a while, but didn't remember that until last weekend. There must have been something in the air:)

Pene - I've got 2. I bought one from Harvey Nicks few years back, with some elderly Italian (?) men sitting on the bench. But as there are definitely two cooks in our kitchen, then we can do with two aprons, too. I need one, as I bake a lot, and tend to wipe my flour-covered hands on my hips regularly. Imagine if I didn't wear one!?!
And thanks a lot for giving a very thorough translation of the proverb:)

Brilynn - isn't it?

Anonymous - thanks for the link. I'm quite keen to listen to the programme now..

Clivia - Pene's translation is full on. PS Brown in Estonian is 'pruun', so same root again. Looking forward to seeing a photo of your apron soon!

Joey - hope you'll be using your apron a lot. I definitely feel more like kitchen goddess when I wear mine:)

Mallika - welcome:) I'm quite messy and clumsy, always spilling liquids and flour on myself. As I'm rather spending my time cooking than laundering and ironing, I choose to wear an apron:)

Johanna - I've got two aprons, and K. put a special hook in a kitchen for them, and they don't look messy at all! Those towelling panels on your Masterclass apron look pretty useful, but as three aprons would be pushing it, I'll just use a towel instead:)

Keiko - it's a lovely apron indeed, and very heavily used in my kitchen:) I do hope we'll have a chance to meet up one day!

Tartelette said...

That's funny...ice, big apron, perfect for big messes!