When I posted about items Made in Lithuania, someone asked what juniper trivets are. According the Oxford English dictionary, a trivet is “an iron tripod placed over a fire for a cooking pot or kettle to stand on.” However, I’ve always known a trivet as something that you put on the table to set hot pots or dishes on so that they don’t damage the table. The ones made of juniper release a lovely woodsy scent when the hot item is placed on them. Here is an example of a small one that I recently bought as a gift.
June 15, 2011
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