Pen and ink in The Cookery

Silverware Pen Pal
Silverware Pen Pal

Do your favorite pens and pencils ever go missing? It seems to happen around The Cookery often. A basket of 10 sharpened pencils turns up empty two days later. And the pencils never surface anywhere. This happens with pens, too. I like to keep pens and pencils at the ready for the usual–jotting down story ideas, writing out new recipe inspirations, adding to my grocery list, crafting love notes. Now I think I’ve found the solution. The Cookery has received another kitchen gift this week – the silverware pen. I hope this pen, with its vintage silverware casing, doesn’t end up out on the workshop bench or in the bottom of a kid backpack.




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