Definition of COLANDER. : a bowl that has many small holes and that is used for washing or draining food, a perforated utensil for washing or draining food.
I just love colanders and have been collecting them over the years, just because they are so beautiful in their own right. My favourites are the humble, vintage, aluminum colanders which I picked up from local op shops at a few dollars. I also love enamel & porcelain colanders. I have recently acquired another beautiful, large colander from my aunt which was my nanna's. I was so excited to be given this as it is so precious & this now, is my most favourite! It is filled with herbs & sits just outside our kitchen window. It is very sentimental and reminds me of my nanna, as I think about her holding it and cooking for her family with love. My nanna was a wonderful woman of substance, who loved to cook for family & friends and would get up at 5am, if she knew we were coming to visit in order to make her famous pizza & "banarda". The "banarda" was like a pastie (the pastry was hand kneaded & was amazing & difficult to replicate) filled with silver beet or broccoli fried up with black olives, garlic, a hint of chilli & much love.
My Nanna's Colander which has black Bakelite
handles and three gorgeous feet!
Lovely Vintage colander, given to me by a dear friend which I have filled with Parsley
Great Re-purposing Idea!
This is a lovely French, ceramic colander I was lucky to pick up years ago from the Salvo's
A special Strawberry Colander which was added to my collection by another dear friend
My Vintage Colander Collection
My Mother's Green Enamel Colander
Innovative Way To Use