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!
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?
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.
Our newest studiomate, Kelly Carambula, started her first day off with a bang: She brought in these homemade Rhubarb and Ginger Crumb Bars. Little did she know that I have a slight obsession with Rhubarb (along with Brussel Sprouts)!
Kelly *just* posted the recipe on her site Eat Make Read, so now I can try to take a stab at them myself. Woohoo!
LaLa Lunchbox is a brandnew iphone app that lets your kids plan their own lunches and teaches them to make smarter food choices!
Kids get to personalize and design their lunchboxes with fun monsters and colors, and then plan their lunches for a whole week at a time. They simply swipe their choices into their lunchbox from a large selection of fruits, vegetables, proteins, and snacks. Along the way, they learn that a balanced lunch includes items from each category. Parents can easily personalize and edit the items available to their kids.
G and I have been trying to teach our 6 year old, Ella, about the importance of a balanced diet. I am pretty sure she’ll enjoy playing with this app and feeling in control over what goes in her lunchbox. I’ll give LaLa Lunchbox a try, hoping it will not overcomplicate things!
Funny Food: 365 Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts will turn carrots into airplanes; boiled eggs into jugglers, and pears into guitar players. At this point, I am willing to try anything, to get my 2 year old something else than just plain beige foods. Here’s a video of some of the pages in the book.