Archive for the ‘kitchen gear’ Category


Defrosting the Fridge (Part I)

June 20, 2008

So, our refrigerator is disgusting right now. We have such a big block of ice on the roof of the fridge that it’s started to melt and leak all over our food. Every time you take something out, it’s sopping wet. Yums. So tonight’s the big night—we’re doing the defrost. Which means, we’re also going to try to consume everything in our fridge that will go bad like, cheesecake, frozen dinners, chicken, beer, etc. Should be a fun time. Expect photos shortly…


Mom’s Day Giveaway

May 6, 2008

We’re giving away a cute brunch kit from Williams-Sonoma at GoodyBlog. Head over to their site and enter by midnight Friday, May 8, to win. There’s a bunch of other prizes you can check out as well.


Cake Pan-apalooza

April 3, 2008


I know a thing or two about clever, creative cake pans—they’re all the rage at the office. But I do like this Wilton Ice Cream Cone Cupcake Pan that I spotted on Coveiter. Would be cute and funny to serve them with a scoop of ice cream in a cupcake/muffin wrapper on the side.


I Love Herbs

February 29, 2008


And no… I’m not talking about weed. A while back I gave J an AeroGarden, a smallish contraption that lets you grow fresh herbs or spices on your countertop through the magic of hydroponics (there’s no soil; the roots grow in water alone). It’s almost totally self-sufficient (no need to water or change the soil) and it’s all automated so it’s very difficult to kill your budding plants (it’s even got it’s own light source to keep it alive and well). We started to grow things like oregano, parsley, basil, savory, mint, and garlic chives about a month ago, and now we have full size plants to pick from as we cook. It’s such a great way to try to make your meals more healthy without cutting out the flavor. Last night we made a version of THIS, and it was delicious and super quick.


Say Cheese!

February 28, 2008


This charcoal slate cheese board (via The Kitchn) is genius – no more poking at different cheeses and looking quizzically at your host… “Is this camembert?” I love it. It also remind me that I walked past one of my favorite LES tapas bars, Tapeo 29, and saw a sign that on Tuesdays you can taste a few different wines and try some Spanish cheeses… no idea if this is free, but they didn’t include a price on the sign. Must put on the Things-to-Do list.



January 10, 2008


It’s part apron/part oven mitt. Amazing. And only $18 on sale at DWR. (link thanks to SwissMiss)