I don't use brown sugar enough to use it up before it becomes hard. This little terra cotta disk keeps your brown sugar soft. You just soak it in water, pat it dry, and put it into the bag or canister. It says it also keeps coconut, raisins, and cookies moist. Nice.
At Walter Drake
I have been known to microwave pints of ice cream in order to make them easier to scoop, so I need this. According to the product description, it heats up so fast, you don't have to wait. In addition, there is a scoop collar to keep hands clean.
Deni Electric Ice Cream Scoop
February 8, 2006
So you open a can of olives, but how do you get the olives out without getting the olive juice all over your hands? The can colander to the rescue! This would be very handy for olives, canned fruit, and tuna.
At A Best Kitchen
February 7, 2006
The avocado: Another difficult fruit (is the avocado a fruit?) to cut up. We've covered the mango and the pineapple. Now the avocado gets its very own gadget. One end takes the pit out and the other end slices. It is made of stainless steel and and heavy-duty plastic and is dishwashwer safe.
February 3, 2006
So this kitchen timer crawls like a snail while it counts your cooking time. It also comes in six colors. Pretty darn cute, but you better have a lot of counterspace.
Via Shiny Shiny at ikonee.com
February 2, 2006
Plastic bags are evil, but sometimes they are unavoidable, so here is a way to recuse them. You can wash your plastic bags (it also dries wide mouthed water bottles and Tupperware beverage containers) and hang them from a dowel to dry. You can wash up to eight bags and one container at time.
At Plastic Bag Dryer
February 1, 2006
I'm not crazy about the name, but this looks like an interesting tool. I never knew I needed anything besides tongs or a spatula to flip food, but after watching the video on their website, I'm convinced. :-) The PigTail allows food on a grill or in a skillet to be turned over with a quick flip of the wrist, wthout scraping up grease like spatula or releasing juices like a fork. They have a 19 inch one and and a 12 inch one. According to the product description, the pigtail can handle almost anything from an 8 lb.rack of ribs to hot dogs, steaks, chicken, bacon, French toast, shrimp, and vegetables.
At Pig Tail Food Flipper
January 31, 2006
If you are like me and cook for two most of the time, you are constantly halving recipes. Which means you have to deal with odd sizes. These measuring spoons can help. They come in odd sizes like pinch, 1/8, 2/3, 1-1/2, and 2 tsps. In addition, the spoons are oval, so they fit in spice jars.
January 27, 2006
Another interesting spice rack. A combination of plastic and stainless steel, this spice rack has five jars on stems. It has interchangeable labels and a pop top for measuring spoon access.
January 26, 2006
Along with mangoes, pineapples are one of my favorite fruits. I love the tropical fruit, what can I say? I should live on a tropical island, sigh . . . Anyhoo, cutting pineapples is even more of a pain than cutting mangoes. This little device purports to make it easy. It cores and slices in one action, working like a corkscrew.