gadgets

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    Twist it Up

    In this week’s Millennial Mom, I explained how my life has changed since getting a veggie spiralizer.  Everyone is doing nowadays, so why are you yet?  Bon Appetite explained, “We love traditional pasta, but lately we’ve...
    April 28, 2016 328 0
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    We’re Egg-static

    For everything eggs, you have to head over to joieshop.com and take a look at their Egghead series of kitchen gadgets.  Now, some are just silly, but a lot of them could really come in handy. ...
    March 24, 2016 393 0
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    Yes, We Churn Our Own Butter

    Millennials are so eager to step back in time.  Our food, drinks, dining out adventures, and now our butter.  I found a butter churner on Uncommongoods.com.  How cool it that?  They describe this bundle of awesomeness...
    March 2, 2016 452 0
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    Locked Out

    Oh my, my, my…a cookie jar that locks you out!!!  Who would have thought?  During this holiday season, I can tell you this, I need one now before I become a balloon.  This gadget called Kitchen...
    December 3, 2015 463 0
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    Let’s Go Our Separate Ways

    One thing I had to pick up this year was a gravy separator/fat separator.  Spooning the fat off the dripping is awful and most of the time you don’t get it all.  That’s when you resort...
    November 19, 2015 374 0
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    Neurogastronomy-What the?

    Neurogastronomy is a mouthful, but what is it exactly?  The latest in restaurant trends, neurogastronomy is simply how the brain creates flavor.  I find the concept so cool, as I love science.  Restauruants are finding that...
    November 12, 2015 392 0
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    A Watched Pot Never… Stirs Itself?

    Actually, it does. The Self-Stirring Pot is “an electric cooking appliance that includes both the actual pot and the heating mechanism,” as demonstrated at http://www.coolthings.com/self-stirring-pot/.   The cool gadget site of http://www.hammacher.com/81243 gives us this description:...
    September 18, 2015 462 0
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    Should It Go or Should It Stay?

    At one time or another, just about everyone on planet Earth has eaten something that should have never been consumed. We, on a dare, ate ants with no ill effects. Wish we could say the same...
    September 18, 2015 414 0
  • Uncategorized

    Oboy for Obol! Cap’n Crunch Stays Crunchy!

    Shut the front door! This is what our Saturday mornings have been begging for since we, in our footed jammies, first discovered Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner. Unsoggy cereal! And so we are giving a big...
    September 18, 2015 397 0
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    My Fork. It’s Alive!

    What could be better than an electronic fork that monitors one’s eating habits? Maybe one that cooks, but we don’t have that quite yet. What we do have is the HAPIfork, which “alerts you with the...
    September 3, 2015 731 0
  • I Wanna Stay Home

    It’s not JUST Coffee and Toast

    Did you get a single-cup coffee brewer from Santa? You and a bazillion other lucky ducks did! Stats show that fully 20 percent of us make our cuppa joe in a single-cup brewer, a huge leap...
    August 6, 2015 1039 0
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    Balancing Butter Knife

    This is pretty cool, a “new Balancing Butter Knife that automatically stands up on its backend when not in use to help keep your tabletop clean.” See it at http://www.thegreenhead.com/2015/06/balancing-stand-up-butter-knife-keeps-tabletop-clean.php, http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/balancing-knife and http://www.dudeiwantthat.com/household/kitchen/self-balancing-butter-knife.asp.  ...Read More
    July 30, 2015 722 0
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    Beam Us Up, Scotty!

    It was only a matter of time since the first 3-D printer came out before it would involve food. And now it does, all Star Trekky and cool. Molly found a story that just wowed us...
    June 28, 2015 663 0
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    Coffee so cool it’s absotively, posilutely HOT

    Siemens Connected Coffee Maker You get your coffee and espresso from bean to cup in single touch. The heating system is called “senso flow,” and the brewing technique is “aroma pressure steam.” You betcha. There is...
    June 20, 2015 1535 0
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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 1278 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 625 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 395 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 553 0
  • Highlight

    What the Fork?

    WTF? Which, of course, stands for What the Fork? Well, it’s the Finger Fork, a stainless steel appendage you slide over your own finger of choice (we choose index, but that’s just us), and then proceed...
    May 17, 2015 465 0
  • Highlight

    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 547 0