(via Mrs. Easton)
Fed up of frantically thumbing through cookbooks while your goulash explodes? Or coating your keyboard in baked mac and cheese while looking up cooking times and measurements on Google? Fear not! There’s the Upside Down Apron that puts all of that useful info right at your fingertips.
Leave it up to Fred&Friends to come up with new products that put a smile on your face. I couldn’t help but chuckle when I saw this OCD Chef Cutting Board. And the AppKins. (They don’t seem to be listed in the product pages yet, but are announced on the homepage.) I am so getting the AppKins for our office..
This minimalist bamboo knife rack by Taylors Eye Witness would look good in our kitchen. Wondering if it could also be used to hold keys?
Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere wanted a usable knife in a simple design that sits well in the hand and which has an amusing and aesthetically stylish form. So, here it is, their design, the Chop Round Knife. With one hand, easily chop chocolate, herbs, charcuterie, veggies. Totally wishlisted!
Kelli Anderson is a NYC based designer. An incredibly talented designer, I must add. But it doesn’t stop there. She also makes a killer Fudge. (Or Fuuuuuuudge, as she says.) We here at studiomates have been lucky to receive many of her Fudge deliveries in the past few months. Chewing on one of these pieces of heaven a few weeks ago, I asked Kelli if she’d be up for sharing her grandmother’s recipe. Of course, she said. So she went ahead, photographed her process and just put up this blogpost.
Make sure to check out the boxes she uses to deliver her Fuuuuuuudge in. They are handmade and oh-so-georgeous. Total killer!
Fooducate’s iPhone App lets shoppers make better, healthier choices at the supermarket. It empowers you with all the tips and tricks Fooducate’s been writing about on their blog. The nifty app let’s you scan the barcode of a food product and then tells you the good and the bad. And it suggests healthier alternatives.
I think I have found a new love: cutting boards:
Cloud Cutting Board. Made me smile.
The Transfer cutting board shows a simple and effective solution to the old problem of transferring food from the cutting board to the pan. Thanks to a simple cutout it allows you to insert a plate, so that you can just slide your freshly cut ingredients onto it.
Anyone with little ones knows that feeding time can get stressful. Unless you have a kid that just likes everything, feeding a junior can be tricky.
As a mom, I love One Hungry Mama, a blog run by a Brooklyn Mom called Stacey. ‘One Hungry Mama’ is full of wonderful advice on how to make feeding time playful, easy and delicious. I often find myself perusing her recipes and my mouth watering while sitting at my desk. (Doesn’t the above Brown Buttered Cauliflower Pasta look delicious?) I love how Stacey let’s you filter the content by age, ingredient or type.
(On a sidenote: The site was designed and developed by my former studiomate Chesley Andrews)
My friend Jennifer spent the weekend with us and decided put her cooking hat on. She made a soup. No, not just a soup, the *best* soup I’ve ever had. Where did she find the recipe? On a blog called Bitchin’ Camero.
My hat tip off to both to Jen (the chef) and Melissa Camero, the force behind this impressive food blog. And now, here it is, the recipe to the best soup I’ve ever had: White Bean Soup with Mini Lamb Meatballs.
My friend Jenna is one lucky woman, she is married to a chef. (Don’t worry G, I am not complaining, I am a lucky woman as well!) So, Jenna’s husband can cook. Seriously cook. They share their culinary adventures on their blog called Sweet Fine Day. Check out this Stuffed Zucchini Flower post. Mouthwatering, no? This is one of these dishes that reminds me of my vacations in South of France as a kid. And it also reminds me that there are certain dishes that I’d never dare to try myself. Why? I don’t know. But the thought of cooking Stuffed Zucchini Flowers is intimidating, at least to me. Hat tip to Mark! And to Jenna for the beautiful photographs!
I just had to learn that no outdoor space is too small to have a grill. Only have a balcony but crave some grilled burgers or sausages? Don’t you worry, BBQ Bruce to the rescue.
One of the many perks of doing a houseswap is that you get to try other people’s stuff. Take the kitchen for example. During our current amazing stay in Switzerland we get to use different kind of coffee makers, toasters, blenders, pots and lids. And yes, this post is about a multifunction lid. The Lekue Suction Lid has won my heart. (Didn’t know a simple silicone lid could do that.) Watch the video below to get the idea…
(what’s with the elevator music in this video?)
What better is there on a hot summer day than a Ice Coffee? Well, there’s Ice Coffee and there’s Ice Coffee. Last year I discovered the Porsche of Ice Coffee’s when I ordered one at Love Lane Kitchen on the Northfork and it was served with Icecubes that were made out of coffee. Duh! Such a simple idea! As the ice melts, the coffee doesn’t get watered down. Ever since, I cringe at getting an ice coffee with regular icecubes. I’ll have to pick up some of these Cool Bean Ice Trays.