Garlic is one of those tricky kitchen essentials. Where do you keep it? What does it go with? How long does it last in the refrigerator? The answers of course vary. Garlic works best at room temperature (fridge storage is not recommended), and what it goes with depends on where you are going! As in, better check with your date first.
As for storing the stinky rose, there are better options than leaving it out on the countertop or tucking it away in the cupboard. The Now Designs Takenoko Garlic Keeper is a classy mailbox for garlic that can be kept on the counter or mounted to the wall. Large enough to hold several bulbs, the garlic storage solution is an ideal addition to any house. Certainly better than an old shoe box — that wonderful garlic smell doesn’t need the competition.
February 5, 2013 No Comments
Oh noes! It’s Super Bowl week and you forgot to stock up on officially licensed merchandise for your football party! It’s the worst nightmare for any sports fan — even worse than running out of bacon-wrapped li’l smokies or having the port wine cheese ball fall on the floor. Simply put, one cannot have a Super Bowl party without having the proper gear.
Perhaps there is still time. Here is the Superbowl Super Bowl XLVII 47 Baltimore Ravens vs San Francisco 49ers NFL Football Dueling Pint Glass to the rescue! Maybe.
January 29, 2013 No Comments
How many eggs can you stack on top of each other? Chances are, the answer is zero (or thousands if you are this guy). Storage containers however, do not have such limitations. The InterDesign Kitchen Storage Egg Holder holds 21 eggs side by side and features a secure lid. When stacked on top of each other, they might not be capable of storing thousands of eggs, but hey, who wants to eat an omelet that big anyway?
January 25, 2013 No Comments
They say we eat with our eyes first. But what happens when an otherwise delicious meal gets set down in front of us, only to realize that it’s been jammed into the wrong serving contrivance? If it’s a bowl of ramen, shoving that rectangle into a round bowl can only have crumbly, unappetizing results. It’s a wonder that anybody eats the stuff.
How has rectangle-ramen survived in a round-bowl-world for so long? Well, it’s no matter because the Rapid Ramen Cooker is here to save the day.
There is no great secret here to the Rapid Ramen bowl; it just happens to be a bowl designed to perfectly fit a packet of the dried noodles. No longer must we wade through a crumbled jumble of dried noodles. Just pop the noodle cake into the bowl, fill to the water line and nuke it for about 4 minutes. Thanks to the shape of the bowl, the result should be evenly cooked noodles without any hazardous sharp edges protruding out. See? It’s safe too!
Finally, eating ramen no longer must be like forcing a square peg into a round hole. Speaking of, it is also available as: 4-Family Pack Rapid Ramen Cookers. So, yes, even the black sheep of the family can join in the delicious, dried noodle fun!
January 23, 2013 No Comments
Coffee in the morning is an essential part of waking up. Or, one could just take a quick glance at any of these Vintage Coffee Kitchen Collectibles Figurines By Collections Etc. The set is comprised of coffee related accessories and all of these polyresin figures have crazy smiles on their faces. Not sure what they are so excited about though seeing as they are about to be ground, heated and brewed. Perhaps they have had too many cups of themselves to start off the day! In any event, the set is quite affordable at under $20 and would make for a fun gift for any coffee lover — assuming of course they can get past the expressions on these little guys in the morning.
January 18, 2013 No Comments
Colanders are pretty boring as far as kitchen gadgets go, right? No! First of all, a colander makes for a perfect first space helmet. Or marching band hat. Or really any kind of hat as long as it has to do with banging pots and pans. But the problem with letting the kids get into the kitchen gear isn’t their land of make-believe, but rather the real world when kitchen gear gets broken. (Or until the tears start; whichever comes first.)
Unless of course, you have the Fred and Friends Cracked Up Colander. Available as part of a set (with the Fred and Friends Cracked Up Mug for some reason), the fun kitchen tool features irregular cut-outs that give it the appearance of a broken bowl. However, no bowls were harmed in the process — unlike the kids’ feelings when the kitchen gear gets taken away from them to make dinner.
January 16, 2013 No Comments