When I read about the egg shells, I remembered my grandmother used to keep a gallon jar of eggshells in water to put on her African violets - least I think that's what she did with it. What is in eggshells that seems to work for everything? :)
any old time, but this brand new Gevalia is a dandy too...LOL! I guess I want to keep the glass one just for 'memories' sake...lots of them with it with my mom gone and all and my kids were little then. Oh the memories.. :-)
I wish I could say I had the same coffee pot but mine keep breaking like crazy. I used to love the old percolator type on the stove...coffee tasted better. Now I'm on about my eighth coffee maker and it just doesn't cut it.
I'm not sure what exactly they do to help the plants but I used to have a neighbor that would put the shells in her orchid pots too. My mother used to throw crushed egg shells into the flower garden and coffee grounds.:confused:
"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
After much deliberation, I've come to the conclusion that "I" am the oldest piece of equipment in my kitchen. I still work well, haven't rusted noticably, and if you soak me well, I clean up pretty nice!
My oldest piece of kitchen equipment is no longer used as it is a chopping block my great great grandfather brought back from an african safari in the 1880's. He bought it used in the butcher's market in Timbuktu, recently I have found that the same market not only butchered animals but people (i.e. prisoners sold piecemeal on the streets) as well until the 1930's.