Lekue – Multifunction Lid

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?)

Zopf

For the month of july I will be broadcasting from Switzerland which means I’ll be indulging in way too much Zopf. (pictured above) Zopf is a traditional swiss sunday bread, usually found twisted or plaited.

Zopf Recipy German / English (ther german link has instructions on how to get the Zopf into its typical shape)

COOL BEANS™

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.

#wishlisted

Rainbow Jell-o

Rainbow Jell-o. Yes, I just went to rainbow heaven.

(Jessi, Liz, it has happened, I started a Rainbow Category)

ABC Button

It’s not just a simple button, it’s a button with a message: Button type.

Oh, and you can download the Button Type.

(thank you cynthia)

Cookie Tray



Now that’s a fancy Cookie Tray

Trio Lasagna Pan

This Trio Lasagna Pan is perfect for a family with a picky eater (like ours). Mrs. Picky could get her own strip of Lasagna. Very cool idea.

Boomerang Wok

The Boomerang Wok’s cupped edge is supposed to make it easier to turn your stir-fry ingredients. All you supposedly need is one simple movement with the spatula and voila! I definitely would like to give one of these a try!

Rösti Recipe

Rösti (German pronunciation: [ˈʁøːʃti]; often spelled Röschti in Swiss German) is a Swiss dish consisting mainly of potatoes. It was originally a common breakfast eaten by farmers in the canton of Bern, but today is eaten all over Switzerland and also in many restaurants in the Western World. Many Swiss people consider rösti a national dish. (more over on Wikipedia)

(This is one of my recent posts over on HowdyHeidi, one of my latest blog projects together with Switzerland Tourism!)

breakfast pizza

This Breakfast Pizza is making me hungry.

(I have no clue where I found this first, so pardon me not giving proper via-credit)

Fade Kitchen Bowls

Oh, how crazy pretty are these nesting melamine kitchen bowls? A designer’s heart rejoices, right?

Adobe Photoshop Cook

A video made in stopmotion for competition AdobeYouGC. The simulation of a tutorial which shows how to make butter cookies with the new Adobe Photoshop Cook!

(thank you rolyn)

Home Hacks

This Home Hack over at the kitchn had me look: How To Clean Tough Burnt Stains Off Stainless Cookware.

Helvetica Cookie Cutters

Helvetica Cookie Cutters by Beverly Hsu. Yes, these need to get produced. Seriously.

eggwatchers

Are you feeling challenged when it comes to boiling eggs? eggwatchers.com will help and entertain.

(thank you andy, made me smile)

sushi etiquette

Sushi Etiquette.

foodpod

The Foodpod is a modern silicone cooking tool designed to save time when boiling, blanching or steaming by conveniently containing, removing and draining foods like eggs, veggies, shellfish and more in one easy-to-use vessel. Saves time and water when preparing a meal, keeps foods together for easy removal and even cooking and acts as a strainer, reserving the cooking liquid. Easily holds up to a dozen large eggs or several heads of broccoli. Built-in grip clip allows for convenient removal from water. Simply place foods in the Foodpod and put in water to cook. Lift from water, let drain. Remove and enjoy!

rotating kitchen

I’ve always wondered what our kitchen would look like if I’d turn it upside down. Given G is a kitchen designer, I am sure this will make him chuckle.

rotating kitchen from Zeger Reyers on Vimeo.

(thank you jon)

Bakery Calendar

Bakery Calendar. Made me smile.

Candle Light Raclette

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How incredibly cool is this Candle Light Raclette set that comes with a superhip truck-tarp pouch? Made me smile and want melted cheese at 7:16am.

Super Epic Rainbow Cake

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How fabulous is this Super Epic Rainbow Cake?

(thank you jessi)

Useful Towel

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This is not only a useful but also a pretty towel. Seen over at Bailey Doesn’t Bark.

(via @whimsyandspice)

Mix My Granola

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Being swiss, I am a lover of all things Muesli/Granola. I was excited to discover MixMyGranola, a service that let’s you customize your very own Granola mix. Here’s how it works: First choose one of the four granolas. Then continue on to their large selection of fruits, nuts, seeds, and extras to create a mix the way you like it. And voila, the cool tube shaped container is then being shipped right to your house. What’s not to love?

rhubarb

rhubarb

Chris Glass did some ‘rhubarb’ wiki’ing and found these uncited tidbits about the stalky red vegetable:

It is or was common for a crowd of extras in acting to shout the word “rhubarb” repeatedly and in an unsynchronised manner, to cause the effect of general hubbub. As a result, the word “rhubarb” sometimes is used to mean “length of superfluous text in speaking or writing”, or a general term to refer to irrelevant chatter by chorus or extra actors. The American equivalent is walla. Stage actors in the United States also use word “rhubarb” repeated asynchronously in a low or murmured tone to provide background voice ambience in crowd or party scenes. A variation of this is the repetition of the phrase “peas and carrots”
– wiki : rhubarb