a berry nice bowl

September 17, 2014 at 8:57 pm Leave a comment

23-8-14 - Oxo bowl_blackberries in bowl 4BIt was a bit too early for blackberries when we went foraging last month but we were itching to try the new Oxo Good Grips 3 piece berry bowl and colander set our friends at OXO sent to us.  Our meagre blackberry pickings were topped up with damsons found at my childhood park.23-8-14 - Oxo bowl_damsons and blackberries 4B
E played with Nana while I went picking then ate most of the blackberries I found!
23-8-14 - Oxo bowl_eating on see saw
Some of the blackberries made it home (safely stored in our bowl with it’s clear lid) and we boiled them up with the damsons and an apple to make cordial.
Totally delicious!

The third piece of the berry bowl set is a colander that sits neatly inside the bowl and has long slits for faster drainage. E tested it for strength and style and it passed with flying colours on both counts.Collage - berry bowl 4B

Next we shelled peas.  Not allotment grown sadly but delicious and a lovely way to pass the time on a grey day. 23-8-14 - Oxo bowl_shelling peas 4B23-8-14 - Oxo bowl_shelling peas profile 4B
Finally it made a terrific container for E’s treasure from his walk in the gardens with it’s non-slip base, durable plastic and attractive two-tone colour. We’ve come to expect nothing less from the Good Grips range.Collage - Oxo bowl_conkers 4B
For other great Damson recipes check out 5 ways with a ton of Damsons

Disclosure: I was sent the bowl set to review. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

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