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Apple Shaped Salad Spinner Spins On The Shelf

Salad Spinner - 3-in-1 Apple Shaped Salad Spinner

Salad is great. Wet salad, not so much. Yet, we still gotta wash the lettuce, right? So, once upon a time somebody invented the salad spinner for drying leafy greens to make for a wonderful dry salad. (Before the gallon of ranch dressing gets added, that is.) However awesome salad spinners may be, there is room for improvement.

A salad spinner isn’t the most beautiful object in the kitchen. It’s a bulky item that usually just gets a utilitarian design. But not any longer. The Apple Shaped Salad Spinner brings a fun design to the oft-overlooked kitchen contraption. This particular one is on the small side, measuring 8 inches by 8 inches by 7 inches, so if it looks too good to use, you can always find a nice spot for it on the knick-knack shelf.

August 4, 2015   No Comments

Vegetabrella Shines When It Rains

Tokyo Noble Vegetabrella

Nothing brightens up a meal like a fresh salad. The same could be said for rainy days… as long as you have a Vegetabrella on hand. From their Facebook page:

The Vegetabrella is an umbrella that looks like a Romaine lettuce. It was designed by Yurie Mano and is produced by Tokyo Noble – a company specialized in the production of umbrellas. Each Vegetabrella is handmade by Tokyo artisans.

Now come on how cool is that? As in cool and crisp like the salad veggie you know always wanted to impersonate!

You can pick one up here if you are from Japan, and you can get the Vegetabrella here if you are not.

October 17, 2012   No Comments

Shake It Up, Don’t Clean It Up

Heritage Mint Lock & Lock Small Sauce

Making a homemade salad dressing is easy enough: just select some ingredients and shake it up. Except it is not so easy when all that oil and vinegar splashes to the floor due to improperly sealed containers. As much as cutting corners is a time-honored kitchen tradition, sometimes it just doesn’t make sense—especially when there are alternatives available.

The Heritage Mint Lock & Lock Small Sauce is a 17-ounce container designed for easy (and safe) salad and sauce making. Featuring a 4-hinge locking lid system that effectively prevents accidental spills, the dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe container makes it easy to whip up homemade salad dressings—even for the most enthusiastic of shakers.

July 7, 2010   No Comments

Grow Your Own Salad Kit… For Fifty Bucks

Salad Set -- Fifty dollar salad-in-a-box

Now, for only $49.99 you, yes, you could be the proud owner of… some seeds and a bowl. Somebody here was thinking (just not for your benefit): pretty packaging with some gardening “secrets” thrown in, and the salad-in-a-box is sure to be this summer’s hot item.

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June 16, 2010   No Comments

Can the cooking spray

Misto Gourmet Olive Oil Sprayer

Flavored olive oil can be a delicious way to season vegetables. Keeping herbs and spices in oil imparts flavor into every drop. That’s lucky considering sometimes all you want is a few drops. Trying to throttle back on the olive oil can be a delicate operation, and for that there is the Misto Gourmet Olive Oil Sprayer.

Featuring a brushed aluminum housing, the oil sprayer disperses contents without the use of chemicals or propellants. Standing at almost 8-inches tall, the handy kitchen gadget allows you to precisely control the amount of oil (flavored, or not) that you wish to use.

Related: Prepara Oil Mister

September 15, 2009   1 Comment

Flavor your food with Prepara Oil Mister

Prepara Oil Mister

You know those store-bought spray oils in a can that you use for maybe one or two things? Well, say goodbye to those, because the Prepara Oil Mister makes it easy to use not only the oil of your choosing, but to flavor it with herbs and spices too. Simply fill the BPA glass reservoir with oil and whatever you want and the unique filtering system will keep the sprayer from getting clogged.

Use it to add a thin layer of (delicious) oil to salads, or anything else you can think of. I’ve always sparingly used those somewhat off-tasting spray oil cans on air-popped popcorn just to give the salt something to stick to. Now, I can ditch the can entirely and actually add some flavor too.

May 7, 2009   No Comments



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