Smash your TV! Ever heard that one? Well, you really can, with this vintage-style television pinata, complete with test screen pattern. It's constructed of repurposed cereal boxes, stuck together with wheat paste. Whimsical!
Any party is better when it's announced by a real, live, postcard invite, don't you think? Invite a crowd to a margarita and taco party with these cute postcards. The set includes 12 invites and you can even customize the color.
When I started planning the new kitchen we're building in the house we're renovating, just one thing was set in stone: A Miele dishwasher. I've read feedback from a lot of other cooks saying it's still their favorite thing in the kitchen, a worthwhile splurge. We went with the most economical model, the Classic (Classic G 4275 SCVi). Looking forward to seeing how it handles the mountains of dishes I put out in recipe testing and development!
Like the designer of this print, I'm a little bit obsessed with watermelons, here at the end of the summer. This print has it raining watermelons - bright and cute for the kitchen. 8 x 10 inch poster printed on heavy paper with pigment inks. The paper is 8.5" x 11". The image is about 5 x 7".
Every year, right around this time, I start poking around for the perfect dessert bowl. Why? It's cobbler season. Crisps, crumbles, and cobblers call out for the perfect little bowl to hold a big slab of dessert and a scoop of ice cream. These little bowls from Canvas are old-fashioned and affordable, with great colors and a good size for that dessert. Available in Grey, Light Blue, Light Pink and Green. 4 1/2" dia x 2 3/4"h.
Striped and dotted straws have been a thing the last couple years. I'm not over them, though. A cute straw turns even a glass of plain water into a special occasion - especially for kids. These polka-dotted straws are perfect for back to school parties and more. Also, they're not plastic - they'll compost, which is a bonus. Biodegradable and compostable. 144 straws in each package.
How cute is this spice shaker set? Designed by Teerachai Suppametheekulwat, each shaker has a season, and a spice or salt to go along with it. It's certainly not big enough for a whole spice collection, but for tabletop condiments it's completely charming!
I'm such a sucker for bone handles on flatware and cutlery. These polished bone handles ("burnished," in Anthro-speak) are rustic and elegant, rather evocative of a French country house or a picnic somewhere romantic.
Janel tipped me off to this velvety, lusciously smooth yogurt, made in Colorado and sporting flavors like Honey, Strawberry-Rhubarb, and Peach. It's truly delightful - more like dessert than breakfast, but it really can go both ways.
Many small kitchens don't have the space to store all of a cook's dishes and bowls, which tend to flow over into the dining or even living spaces. This minimalist credenza would be a great piece of furniture for storing and displaying stacks of white dishes, serving bowls, and classy little glasses.
This oil is from my friend Jaden Hair, who sells it as part of her Steamy Kitchen line of supplies for high-heat wok cooking. Rice bran oil has a very high smoke point, so it's great for using in the wok or other high-heat cooking.
Jaden says: “Perfectly suited for high-heat wok cooking, this oil is made from the outer layer of the rice kernel where all of the nutrients are found. I love its high smoke point and neutral taste and haven't found a better oil for high-heat cooking or frying as it lets the flavor of the food shine."
Maria from BlueBerry Ash emailed me with some photos of her hand-screenprinted tea towels and fabrics from the home, and I thought they were all so charming. I especially like this "HUTS" print, which reminds me of illustrations from older children's books. Pretty and fun for the kitchen.
Every morning my husband makes a pot of coffee with our French press, and then pours it into this Alfi carafe. (Ours is sunny yellow.) It's a great little carafe. It keeps the coffee hot and pours easily. It's one of my favorite parts of my morning routine. (The best part being, of course, that someone else is making my morning coffee! Lucky girl.)
This glass jar from Terrain is designed for honey - the center of the lid lifts out so you can dip in a spoon. I don't know if I would use this for honey (I love my squeeze bottles!) but it's a beautiful jar and I can think of a hundred other uses for it in the kitchen.
If you're in the market for a good wok, then this inexpensive carbon steel version is a good one. (You can probably find even cheaper options at local Asian groceries and cooking supply stores, but if you want the convenience of Amazon, this is a good option.) Carbon steel woks will last nearly forever, and they're virtually nonstick after some seasoning. See our instructions on how to season a wok here.
I needed gluten-free graham crackers for a recipe project I was working on a few months ago, and Shauna of Gluten-Free Girl recommended these. They're totally delicious - nutty and gritty the way a good graham cracker should be. They're a little heavier than regular graham crackers, but still a sweet and satisfying gluten-free substitute.
Popcorn is such a homey, simple snack - but a Whirley-Pop makes it even better. This old-school popcorn pot has a built-in whirley-wheel that stirs the popcorn and keeps it from burning on the stovetop. It makes super popcorn but, more important, it makes a simple snack a fun event.