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    You Say Bandanna, and I Say Bananas

    What kitchen, we ask, is complete without a Chef’n Banana Slicer? Not ours; that’s for sure!  This little slice of genius makes “quick work of that banana,” although, really, how long does it take to slice...
    June 16, 2015 1383 0
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    Sometimes it’s not all about food. Sometimes it’s also about wine. And art. And isn’t it the perfect world when it’s about both at the same time, as it is at Corks N Canvas? This is...
    June 10, 2015 724 0
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    In a Pickle, Aren’t We?

    So we think this is exceptionally cool, this fermentation craze we’re seeing all around us. From I’d-Swear-It’s-Homemade salsa to crunchy, sweet spicy, FABULOUS bread and butters, pickleness is all the rage in restaurants, and to that...
    June 9, 2015 757 0
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    Chill! Self-chillin’ Wine Glasses!

    We don’t care how gauche it is – when it’s hot outside, we want our wine to be not hot. So the idea of self-chilling wine glasses definitely got our attention. The ones from Andrew Lazorchak,...
    June 8, 2015 824 0
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    An Idea Whose Time Has Come. Definitely.

    Doncha just hate it when your lemonade or ice tea or – nooooooooo!!! – beer assumes the ambient temperature of your surroundings? Happens way too often when we’re poolside or whatever, but fortunately a solution has...
    June 7, 2015 491 0
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    So What? It’s a Millennial Thing!

    Andrew Zimmerman, he of bizarre edibles fame, says this about the Ramen Burger, “Everything that’s wrong with the world is summed up in this dish that has gone nowhere in a hurry but had its Warholian...
    May 28, 2015 753 0
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    I Do! I Do!

    Now that wedding season is upon us, the burning question isn’t Do You Take, or whether the gown should be strapless with a ton of cleavage or if bride’s mother should really be showing off her...
    May 25, 2015 614 0
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    Kids-Magic Wand Salt and Pepper Shakers

    “Whaaa?” you’re probably wondering. Well, here’s the scoop: “Sometimes don’t you just want to wave a magic wand over your meatloaf and turn it from meh to marvelous? Maybe all it needs is a shake of...
    May 20, 2015 651 0
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    How Does Your Garden Grow?

    In a word, our garden grows AWESOME. Make that AWESOMELY.  Home gardeners like us now have some really incredible technology and gadgets to make our veggies and ornamentals hit new heights, and because we’re the awesome...
    April 25, 2015 642 0
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    A Spicy Meataball!

    This is from Jamie Oliver, and it’s not just because he’s flippin’ adorable that we’re telling you about it. We think it’s a great idea, plus it puts a “U” in flavor. So the Shaker is...
    March 31, 2015 838 0
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    Beeswax More Innovative Than Ever

    This is a Millennial Eco-Friendly Must-Have! Plastic-Free Food Wrap! Yep!  It’s Beeswax! Do you ever have your mellow totally harshed by plastic wrap sticking to itself? Yeah, so do we. Well, here’s a new product we...
    March 9, 2015 618 0
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    Cat Spring, Texas, Fits Us to a Tea!

    A little more than 60 miles northwest of Houston and a little more than 110 miles southeast of Austin – or, in Texas-speak, a “short drive” – is the sweet little town of Cat Spring. On...
    February 25, 2015 1320 0
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    Cultured & Saucy

    And You Thought Ketchup was the Queen of Condiments! Did you know that the first ketchup was a fermented concoction – a kind of medicinal brew of pickled fish and spices called kôe-chiap that originated in...
    February 18, 2015 881 0
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    When the party’s over, you still have to clean

    Spaghetti cleans Spaghetti?  And no, its not food! We all want to do our part in saving the planet, right? After all, it’s not like we have a lot of options going. So when the opportunity...
    January 19, 2015 562 0
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    Southwind Farms Fingerlicious Recipe Contest

    Our new friends at Southwind Farms in Idaho are sponsoring a great contest for chefs and other foodservice professionals. Details can be found at, and you can download the rules at It’s pretty simple:...
    January 15, 2015 570 0
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    Well well well. Look who rolled out a new menu

    It’s very flattering, not to mention rewarding in a sensory sort of way, when a major chain does a major revamp just for li’l ol’ us. Recently the folks at Pizza Hut did just that, rolling...
    January 8, 2015 522 0