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Rediscovered: Balinese Food Trays

I bought half a bushel of honey crisp apples today from the apple farm. The lady at the apple stand told me the cold room would be the perfect place to store the apples and I could keep them even till January! She said a basket would be ideal to hold them to allow air circulation. I don’t have a basket but another customer who bought a whole bushel said she just put them on a tray.

When I got home I decided to continue my storage reorganization project in the newly renovated basement. That’s when I found the perfect thing for the apples – this food tray with cover that my mum bought for me when my parents went on a holiday to Bali, an island in Indonesia:

 These aren’t the easiest thing to bring back from a holiday as the covers can be easily ripped or the thin bamboo strip broken so… thanks, Mum! I appreciate it!!

The food trays comes in a set of three and this one is the biggest. When I was living in Malaysia, I would buy pastries and desserts and put them in the tray and pull the cover over to keep flies away. We leave our windows open all the time and sometimes a fly or two do fly in!

These food trays have been hiding in the basement long enough. I’m glad I found them again! Come next summer, they’ll be used more often, especially on the patio table to keep flies and bees off the BBQ!

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2011 in Life

 

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