Fine particulate matter like ground salt or pepper is usually not a good thing to keep around camera equipment. The individual granules work their way into every nook and cranny and clog and scratch what was never meant to be clogged and scratched. However, camera lenses are not the only thing designed to be twisted and turned; salt and pepper grinders and mills also share that same atribute.
The Camera Lens Pepper Mill Grinder from Nuop is okay with small particles. In fact, it wants to help. Fill with peppercorns, twist and season. Taking care of camera equipment never tasted so good.
May 7, 2013 No Comments
The place: O’Davey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The drink: A Bloody Mary. Time: Now.
TGIF — and Saturday and Sunday. Because that’s how long it will take to get through that crazy bloody mary!
Here’s what the Milwaukee paper says about it. PS: FIVE BUCKS.
May 3, 2013 No Comments
Which one of these is not like the other? The question, of course, is a trick: they are both like each other. But don’t worry, if you get the Alessi Duck Electronic Kitchen Timer mixed up with the real thing, the duck will let you know!
April 30, 2013 No Comments
Twinkies are coming back. After falling apart in bankruptcy, Hostess Brands Inc. has emerged as a new company, Hostess Brands LLC. Buried in this news is an interesting tidbit.
From the WSJ:
But Mr. Metropoulos and his son, Daren, the co-CEO of Pabst Brewing Co. who is also heading up the reborn Hostess’s marketing strategy, expressed confidence they would be able to find skilled, nonunion workers near the four plants, which are in areas with high unemployment.
That’s right, Beer Twinkies! Finally, we can stop trying to make our own.
(Via That’s Nerdalicious!)
April 26, 2013 No Comments
Ginger and garlic go together like peas in a pod. Or, better yet, they go together like owls and Tootsie Pops. Which through a convenient leap of logic brings us to the Ceramic Blue Owl Grater. Designed for grating garlic and ginger (and Tootsie Pops as well for the adventurous), the handy Mr. Owl is an invaluable piece of kitchen gear for the wise.
Bonus owl fun:
April 24, 2013 No Comments
There is just something inherently honest about popcorn. An unpopped kernel sits, singular and waiting, naked in its simplicity. And when the time comes and heat is applied, everything on the inside turns out and it finds itself exposed to the word, ready for whatever comes next. Which of course, would be the butter and the salt!
Embracing this ideal is the You Pop It Popcorn Popper By Just Pop It! The simple stovetop contrivance is a popcorn popper that sticks to the basics. Just add kernels and oil and turn on the stove.
Stovetop popcorn is the best. By far. Except usually, one has to shake and stir to keep kernels from sticking. The You Pop It stovetop popper promises no shaking or stirring thanks to its unique design.
Instead of microwave bags full of hidden ingredients, instead of hot air poppers that result in flavorless popcorn, instead of relentless shaking and stirring, there is the You Pop It Popcorn Popper. And that’s not just a bunch of hot air.
For further proof of stark, honest reality and popcorn, watch the video below posted by Just Pop It, showing the whole process from start to finish.
April 18, 2013 No Comments