Thursday, July 16, 2015


Parchment has come a long way.
From ancient scrolls to the pages of illuminated texts
and vellum for Gutenberg's printing press.

Now it's an ordinary form of paper at home.
Thin, bleached, and perfect for baking,
 I look for other ways to use this bit of ephemera.

At tomorrow's backyard birthday party,
I'll line my galvanized garden tins with parchment
for cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, and stuffed black olives.

How do you use parchment paper?


Debbie said...

I've used the fancy stuff for calligraphy. My daughters use it for baking, and they love it! I think your idea sounds fun, Becky.
Have a nice weekend, dear one.

tammy j said...

how do i use parchment paper?
i don't!
but i LOVE any new post of yours! i miss you dreadfully!
i know you're busy up to your eyebrows with summer and grands.
just as it should be. xoxo♥

Linda P said...

I think you had a good party! I line my cake tins with parchment so that the cakes come out perfectly.

Dewena said...

I haven't used parchment for anything nearly as creative as you did, Becky. Only for baking so far, but I do love the feel of it. I will look at it with a new eye now. It's nice how you take the simplest things and they become elegant!

Nib's End said...

I found a roll of unbleached parchment and bought it to wrap gifts in. I love using oddball materials for gift wrap, ribbons and tags.

yaya said...

What a great idea! I've only used it for baking. I need to think outside the box more! Hope the party was great!

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Wow, that looks so pretty. I've used it at Halloween. Long sheets over my inside front windows and a cutout of a skeleton or witch glued to it. When I'd put a soft light behind it, it looked kind of scary, or so I thought.

Otherwise only in baking. Will have to steal your idea.