Heart Cake Tutorial

Valentine’s day is approaching fast. For the bakers in you, maybe this year you could surprise your Valentine with a homemade Heart Cake? Check out the Heart Cake Tutorial!

(via OhJoy Pinterest)

Knife Rack

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?


I completely agree with BBlinks, this apron from Merriam Webster is totally ‘adorkable’.

Chop Round Knife

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!

Swiss Christmas Fondue

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Here’s to a jolly holiday season! Join us in having a real cheese fondue for the holidays! If you want my dad’s family fondue recipe, head over to Print magazine.

Oh, Fuuuuuudge!

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!

Nini’s Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Fooducate iPhone App

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.

(via jayparkinson)

Cut & Paste

Yes, more cutting board goodness. (Seen these last week?) This Cut & Paste cutting board by Klaus Häckl is a functional beauty.

Available at Made by Design

(thank you Chesley)


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.

One Hungry Mama

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)


Jennifer just pointed me to these amazing Cookies by the Cookie Boy. That photocamera cookie is da bomb.

Bitchin’ Camero

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.

WASARA Disposable Tableware

Single-use, biodegradable, compostable and simply beautiful looking Disposable Tableware by Japanese company, WASARA.

(via pitch design union)

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

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!

BBQ Bruce

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.

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?)


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)


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.


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!)