Yay for locally grown food!
I remember the sad day Punchfork announced they are going to shut down their app and site. While I am thrilled for the team for having been acquired by Pinterest, I can’t help but feel disappointed. I am tired of falling in love with services that then get acquired and shut down. I have developed a serious case of FSP (Free-Services-Paranoia).
I remember bringing this up over lunch at work which resulted in a long, philosophical conversation, and the shortly to be lauched Hugspoon. My friends at Fictive Kin realized just how incredibly disappointed and sad I was over Punchfork going away. They decided to go on a rescue mission and build Hugspoon, which aims to save all of your Punchfork recipes.
As the shut down of Punchfork is a mere few days away, my studiomates just put up the holding page for Hugspoon which will help them save your account information. If you want to be notified when they launch, just type in your email on their current homepage. If you have a Punchfork username and want them to save the recipes you liked, you can type that in, too. They’ll do their best to save your data before Punchfork disappears. If you want to learn more about why they’re doing this, check out their /purpose.
For my birthday, my team sent a private chef to my house, making brunch for me and my friends. It was heaven! H-E-A-V-E-N! One of the dishes Cali made, was Barley Porridge. It was the best dish I ever ate for brunch.
I begged Cali to post the recipe on his blog, and he just did: Creamy Barley Porridge with Cardamom and Pomegranates by Cali Rivera. YUM!
Lid Sid will keep the covers of your pots and pans open when they need some air, and will raise smiles whenever you use him. What a fun gift for friends that love to cook but have everything.
Now look at this! West Elm Market is a completely new concept from West Elm filled with clever, hard-working, time-saving, clutter-busting solutions for everyday living. The first store, West Elm Market Brooklyn, will open October 25th in DUMBO. Yay to this!
Love that they have a Made in the USA category.
It makes me happy when I discover web-based tools that help connect like-minded people, in this case, people that care about local produce with farmers. Farmigo is taking CSAs to the next level. The Farmigo online food network provides consumers with an easy way to subscribe to a local farm and get fresh food delivered to a convenient pick up location.
I just learned that Brooklyn Roasting across the street from our office will be one of the drop-off locations. Shopping local, supporting local farmers has never been easier. And, how cute is the name Farmigo?
Now these Modern Welsh Lovespoons make for a fantastic gift for newlyweds or newly engageed folks, no?
A cookie inherently screams EAT ME when I see it. This stamp is for people who need some convincing. Made me smile.
The Sombrero Juicer by Umbra lets you easily add a splash of citrus to your beverage. Simply place the juicer into the top of your beverage container and quickly juice a lemon or lime right into your drink. Definitely something I can live without but I admit, it made me look.
This Flag Conversion Tea Towel is useful and good looking and therefore qualifies to enter my home.
This Choice Cuts of Potato Tea Towel is the perfect gift for the vegetarian in your life.
Team Tattly launched the adorable Vegetable Set yesterday. Didn’t you always want to wear an eggplant tattoo on your arm?
I am pretty confident I’ll be reaching supermom status once I make a batch of these Rainbow Popsicles for my kids.