gadgets

Cheating in the Kitchen with My Vegetable Chopper

November 12, 2012
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When I have to make recipes that require a whole lot of the above to be chopped into uniform bits I have to confess, I pull out my vegetable chopper. I know it’s a tool that is looked down on by many, but I absolutely adore this silly gadget. CK’s grandmother actually gave me my […]

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My Favorite Foodie Christmas Gifts EVER

November 30, 2011
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It’s officially the time of year when lists begin to take over your life. From sprawling grocery laden post-its containing oodles of eggnog and pounds of flour and butter to harried to-dos scrawled on the back of cocktail napkins reminding you to tip the concierge and get your roots touched up — these litte scraps of paper will […]

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The Wacky Antique Kitchen Gadget Revealed

April 15, 2009
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You guys had some seriously creative guesses as to the identity of the mystery item I posted about on Monday. They ran the gamut from candle snuffer to tea strainer. The winner of the random drawing, Evelyn, ventured a guess that the object in question was a flour sifter. She unfortunately wasn’t correct, but she’s […]

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Let’s Play: Guess the Antique Kitchen Gadget

April 13, 2009
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Erin’s Note: The contest has ended. If you would like to learn the identity of the gadget please click here. For many years my grandmother worked for a living history museum called the Norlands. Norlands is the ancestral home of the Washburn family. You’ve probably never heard of them but during the 19th century the […]

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The Sunday Saga of the Ravioli

October 21, 2008

On Sunday a wave of ambition overcame me and I decided that I would make homemade ravioli. Keep in mind that this was after I’d already made french toast for breakfast, and baked cookies for CK’s office. Really I should have just laid on the couch in my pajamas watching Lifetime movies like a normal […]

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In the Kitchen with iPhone

July 31, 2007

I love my iPhone. Honestly, if Apple designed and released a toaster I’d be first in line, but in all seriousness this phone is a fantastic gadget with countless uses beyond making phone calls and listening to Mandy Moore’s fabulous new album while I’m walking to the T. Surprisingly, a lot of the functionality of […]

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