Padma can’t tell me what to do with these knives. I ordered them fair and square from Sur La Table. They were on back-order when I bought them after Christmas with a gift card, but they shipped as promised by Jan. 10th.
I unpacked my Kyocera ceramic knives and read the [...]
I am having a flashback to playtime as a little girl, directly after opening presents on my birthday or Christmas. It felt like there was too much to play with at once. Everything would wind up scattered across the floor as I tried to take it all in.
I am lucky because Santa [...]
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When I picture an egg beater, I see something that could be a prop on the set of Mad Men.
Do you picture something like this too? A large hair-entrapment mechanism with a clumsy appearance was the industry standard for [...]
I am totally enamored with the tea set that Justin’s father brought back for us from Vietnam. After seeing how delighted I am to drink out of the tiny tea cups in asian restaurants, Justin put in a special request for his dad to bring back a tea set. He visits his extensive family there every few years, and returned from his most recent trip last month.
Today’s spotlight shines on the kitchen sink sprayer. Why? It is a kitchen tool we all have access to but often under-utilize. And, I don’t want to over-stimulate y’all on a Monday morning. Plumbing accessories are a neutral topic.
I got some new stuff. Hooray! What kind of person doesn’t squeal with delight at the arrival of a new piece of bakeware?
Oh, you don’t? Well, I do. And for the next hundred or so words, I’m going to talk about inanimate objects that will reside in my cabinets from now until eternity I [...]
Flambierbrenner. I think the German word sounds so much cooler than the English version: Kitchen Torch.
I picked the Rösle model because it has high ratings and doesn’t look frightening.
I snagged this from Amazon for the competition, to torch the marshmallows. It was the perfect excuse to buy a new [...]
Machines can do many wonderful things. As an engineer, I suppose I should be able to understand how basic machines work. For example, the pasta machine is a simple gear that turns by the cranking of a handle.
There are various settings on a dial to adjust the size of the [...]
Most of my cooking occurs in the evening hours, when the sun has set. Dinner and an occasional dessert are all I can manage on weeknights.
This forces my P.M. photography to be at mercy of the flash. I haven’t come across many things that benefit from a close-up flash, so evening photo [...]
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