Hoping to get some cookbooks for Christmas? Let's hope you get a pack of these delightful sticky notes in your stocking too. They're great for marking recipes you'd like to try, and then making notes on what was "flavorsome, toothsome, and loathsome."
Back when Coffee Joulies were just a Kickstarter project, I felt like these heat-absorbing beans that promised to cool your coffee to drinkable temperature and keep it there could turn into either an easily-dismissed gadget or a gimmick. A few weeks ago, I finally had a chance to try them for myself.
I've been working on a book about pudding, so I have become something of a connoisseur of whisks. This Pyrex whisk is my latest find, a blend of wire whisk and silicone blades. It's not the right whisk for every job — it's too big to get in the corners of smaller pots — but it's fantastic for thoroughly whisking and aerating larger quantities. Easy to clean, too.
On Thanksgiving day I emerged from the kitchen to make an important announcement. Actually, it was more of an ecstatic cheer. I have found The One! You see, ever since I parted with my old, classic can opener (after a decade of service it was warped and rusted), I have had a surprisingly difficult time finding a good replacement.
Homemade ravioli is fantastic stuff, as we discussed this morning. But making it is also pretty darn messy and labor-intensive. Prohibitively so. Is it worth buying a ravioli maker to make life easier on ourselves?