If you are looking for something to do on the Thanksgiving weekend, and you have already done the Haliburton County Studio Tour, why not check out the Kinmount Harvest Homecoming Studio Tour.
French Butter Dish
Bernie Nicholson, an artist who is part of the www.MadeInHaliburton.ca website, is also opening her studio for the Harvest Homecoming Studio Tour. There are 5 studios and 13 artisans. Dates are October 6 & 7th, 2012.
Bernie is a potter and owner of Pottery in the Forest Studio. She will have a guest artisan in her studio, Lynne Brown. Bernie creates beautiful, functional pottery that is inspired by the natural surroundings of her home and studio. Lynne Browne is a jeweller from River Run Jewellery. Lynne takes a simple length of silver wire and some carefully chosen beads and creates unique one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art. Why not drop in and see what they have created for your viewing or buying pleasure this year? Address is 197 French Line (off Crystal Lake Road south of Minden.
Bernie Nicholson is a potter in the Haliburton Highlands who likes to respond to the needs and requests of her customers. She was frequently asked whether she had a French Butter Dish, so she created one in her diverse pottery product line. If you are like me you will be saying “so, what is a French Butter Dish and why would anyone want one”?
A French Butter Dish is designed to keep butter at the perfect spreading consistency. It’s unique design uses water to create an airtight seal that keeps oxygen away from the butter. Without oxygen butter cannot go rancid. The butter is pressed into the lid (1/4th to ½ lb capacity). The lid is then inverted onto the base that should be about 1/3rd full of water (salt water is used for non-salted or low salt butter) and voila your butter stays soft and fresh! When you wish to serve the butter simply remove the top and invert it and it becomes a perfect serving vessel that is decorative and adds a flare to your table. So, now I’m convinced that a French Butter Dish is the solution to keeping butter ready when you are through our hot, hot summer seasons. Check out Bernie’s French Butter Dish. It also comes in any of her other colour pallets.