It’s a new year, which means resolutions (already broken since it’s the sixth) and turning over a new leaf. Also, January means cold weather, which really means there will not be much grilling going on. However, it’s all about the preparation for the upcoming grilling season.
Remember last year? That time you spilled your beer? It spilled onto the grill and you discovered a wonderful new marinade? Yeah, it doesn’t happen like that. More often than not, the coals get doused and the barbecue is ruined. So sad. Unless you have a grilling companion to watch over your beer.
The Fabulous Chef Metal Grilling Beer Bottle Holder is sold out right now, but someday it will be ready to man the grill again. More importantly, this little guy will keep your beverage safely ensconced and out of harm’s way — or you can use it hold that fabulous marinade you discovered last year.
January 6, 2015 No Comments
Traditionally, for some reason, people like to clink glasses together to celebrate a toast. But what happened before that? Well, they clunked glasses together to celebrate a toast, of course!
Now, you too can celebrate the past, present and/or future with these Handmade Coconut Wood Wine Glasses. The come in a set of four with each one measuring 6 inches tall. Perfect for celebrating any occasion by toasting with wine, champagne or coconut water as the case may be.
And to be fair, the drinkware probably does not ‘clunk’ during a toast. But, sounding like a horse clopping is another thing all together! Cheers!
March 10, 2014 No Comments
Hands down, the most important spices are salt and pepper. When used properly, salt and pepper always deserve a round of applause. In fact, any chef not using salt and pepper should not only be given a wag of the finger, but also a slap on the wrist — and then be taken away in handcuffs. Good thing a handful of salt and pepper is never far away.
You gotta hand it to these Handy Salt and Pepper Mills, they really come in handy around the kitchen. Before, during and after cooking a meal, these handsome salt and pepper grinders handle the seasoning task handily. Available as a lefty or a righty, the hands look like an artist’s articulated model, but with the important distinction these hands are handing over the spices. Pretty neat. I’d sure like to shake the hand of the person who thought of this.
And yes, they are handmade.
December 10, 2013 No Comments
Hands up! Who wants some chocolate?
Okay, we’ll try that again Fists in the air! Who wants some chocolate?
The Handmade (ahem) Chocolate Zombie Fingers come four to a pack. So while you are gnawing down on these this Halloween, keep an eye out for hitchhiking zombies.
October 25, 2013 No Comments
Using a dripper to make a make a mighty fine cup of pour-over coffee is about as old-school as it gets. Using the Starbucks Premium Pour-Over Brewer to brew said cup, not so much. Sure it looks nice, but does it look $100+ nice? Maybe — eye of the beholder and all that. But the question still remains: how does anyone afford Starbucks coffee after purchasing it?
Bring beautiful, functional design into your home with this Premium Pour-Over Brewer, handmade by Darin Montgomery, founder of Seattle-based urbancase, a furniture and product design studio. Made from Corian solid surface material and domestic walnut, this elegant pour-over brewer reflects the aesthetics and functional design principles that contribute to living – simply – well. The single-serving ceramic pour-over cone regulates water flow to allow for the full extraction of coffee flavors. The cone sits on top of the handmade brewer stand while your favorite mug or tumbler fits underneath. With proper care and maintenance, this premium brewer should bring years of use. Ceramic cone is dishwasher safe. — Important Care Information: Do not immerse in water. Clean with a damp sponge. A mild detergent may be used. Corian is maintenance free but the walnut will require some care. Over time the oil/wax finish will need to be refreshed. Use a food-grade penetrating oil available at most kitchen stores. Avoid using vegetable oils.
February 26, 2013 No Comments
These sunglasses by Shwood are called The Bushmills. And for good reason: they are created from White Oak Bushmills Irish whiskey barrels. Handmade in the company’s Portland, Oregon shop, the glasses feature distinctive styling to go along with optical quality Carl Zeiss lenses. Of course, considering their provenance what you see while wearing them might not be so clear. In any event there certainly aren’t a pair of sunglasses more appropriate for a Friday night!
April 13, 2012 No Comments