Monday, June 24, 2013

Creeping Crack Cure & An East Indian Meal

We had a small seeping leak at the corner of a window in our RV and try as Gary might he couldn't find the source. He remembered a product called Capt Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure; we picked some up at camping world in Hendersonville. Not every place carries this product which is made in London, England, but it does the job for many applications. It's good for hairline cracks or hard to reach places that may increase in size if not fixed. I just love the name of it. Ha. Hum, wonder if this stuff would work on pottery?

Previously I got some ground lamb at Ingles grocery (by the way this grocery has everything you could want to cook with) and mixed it with one organic egg and some gluten free bread crumbs and rolled them up into one inch balls.Then I put on some rice and sauteed the lamb meatballs in butter till brown on both sides. Then I covered the meat balls and cooked them on medium heat till cooked through. Meanwhile I mixed up some Indian red curry paste and some ketchup (I didn't have any canned tomatoes which I would have used). and I thinned it down with a little water and put it in a bowl.

When the meatballs were cooked through I put them in a bowl with the curry and tossed them to coat them and then served them over the rice. You could do the same with mixed vegetables if you wanted a vegan meal. It was really good, not overly hot, and today for lunch we'll have the leftovers.

We took a drive over to Hickory and Lenoir yesterday and when we came back I spotted this old lumber mill stack being taken over by vines. The sunlight was at the wrong angle for this photo but I do love the shape of it. Inspiration for a nicely shaped canister with a knob on top. Today we're going to drive a Waynesville direction. Our home base is an RV park in the Village of Flat Rock. This post is part of Mud Colony. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. I wonder whether our plumbers would be insulted if we offered them that useful product?
    I loved the vine covered mill stack - it would make a marvellous biscuit/cooky barrell.

  2. I love the lumber mill stack, and... of course, I want one! The vines look great, you could almost imagine it as being part of an old castle! That special glue that you talk about that deals with hairline cracks sounds very useful. I wonder if it is a type of cyanoacrylic glue??
    Anyway, happy travels, really nice to be able to travel with you with your descriptions and photos. Px

  3. It sounds like you are enjoying your RV adventure despite the creeping cracks. Lovely to be able to go wherever the mood takes you. I often use Patak's sauces here, they are pretty good. I like the old-fashioned name of the glue too..recently I bought some Gorilla Glue, mainly because the name made me smile. :)

  4. Creeping Crack Cure! Gotta love it!My first thought was, 'pottery?'
    What a great stack....a pot like that could be useful for so many things.
    Do your miss making clay?

  5. Hahaha! I laughed about the name and also that it came from London! We must have got lots of leaks due to gales and so much rain! ; )

  6. Gotta love that name :-) I hope it cures your leak.

  7. Now I want Indian food! I have tried a couple different jarred sauces and found them to be quite good.

    In NH you could by a small tube of hand cream that was called "Jim's Crack Cream". Saying that always made me giggle.

  8. I love the ivy-covered stack. It kinda looks like a silo.

  9. You said life would become a vacation, and so it has. The stack is magnificent!

  10. Are you keeping pottery inspiration journal? I hope the leak is gone by the time you read this....funny name.

  11. Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, yes a great biscuit holder. I know there is a plumbers putty, why not this. Ha.

    Hi Peter, thanks, wouldn't it be wonderful to have that stack in one's back yard to gaze upon. I'll have to check the label on the glue to see what type it is. I know that it is as thin as water in the tube and must harden after contact with the air.

    Hi Mark, thanks, I've used that gorilla glue before, the two part epoxy but have heard it will become brittle with age.

    Hi Suzi, thanks, yes I am missing making things in clay but no room this time to do it. Hopefully soon.

    Hi Michele, thanks, yes these Indian pastes are quite good. Ha what a hoot using that hand cream.

    Hi Ms. Sparrow, thanks, Gary was telling me the stack was for a lumber mill, perhaps drying the wood.

    Hi Joanne, thanks, I love how the vines have just hugged that stack so nicely.

    Hi Dee, thanks, oh if you can get that Indian curry paste you must try it, it does make for a quick and easy meal.

  12. Hi Lori, thanks, yes Capt. I can just imagine some sea capt inventing this product. Ha.

  13. Hello Linda-I wrote a comment, but I don't think it got through....looks like you enjoying your happy trails...

  14. Hi Charlene, thanks, sometimes I make comments on blogs and they never appear either I think I may hit a button too quickly or something. Ha. Finally relaxing a bit now.


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