Longleaf Stories

full circle in the hundred acre wood

Hello. My name is Beth. I’m a kitchen gadget freak.  The sweet little appliance in the photo is my new (not your grandmother’s) toaster oven.  It has convection and slow cook settings and I am unlikely to ever bend over into the blast furnace heat of my old full-size oven again.

Sure, it makes toast and bakes a great 12-inch pizza.

And it’s big enough to roast small chickens.







But roasting veggies is where it really shines.


These babies didn’t last past lunch.

2 thoughts on “Pretty Little Oven

  1. curioussteph says:

    We have the same one and I agree, it’s fabulous, and roasting veggies is great. Enjoy!


    1. Beth says:

      The Breville really is an excellent product. I also bought a set of toaster oven steel bakeware from Sur La Table that is fantastic. There’s a half-sheet, a 9″ square baker, 6-cup muffin tin and round pizza (or whatever) pan. I have rather severe osteoarthritis in my hands and am (finally) getting smarter about adapting. With a wok, toaster oven and microwave (optional), I’m good to go! 🙂


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