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Archive for October 31, 2011

PRODUCT: A Handsome Stainless Steel Water Filtration Pitcher

If you use a water filtration pitcher, your choice has been limited to plastic.

Until now. Base Brands has introduced the Reduce Vision pitcher, the first stainless steel water filter pitcher and possibly the best water filtration pitcher.

The stainless steel doesn’t scratch as readily as the plastic pitchers we’ve had, and it’s lightweight and ergonomic. Stainless steel is also naturally bacteria-resistant.

Water pitcher filter cartridges typically filter out the same elements—we haven’t found any difference in taste when using different brands. The Reduce Vision pitcher accommodates most major brand filters, including Brita and Pur.

The 18/8 stainless steel pitcher has a 10 cup capacity and comes with one 60-day filter.


The sleekest water filtration pitcher is
made from stainless steel. Photo courtesy Base Brands.


At $36.47 on Amazon, it’s a bit more than the plastic water filtration pitchers—but worth it.

We keep one on our desk, where it fits in far more elegantly than a plastic water pitcher.


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TIP OF THE DAY: Garnish With Decorative Gourds

Use a decorative gourd as a food garnish.
Photo by FunWithFood | IST.


We enjoy decorating with gourds in the fall-to-winter months.

From still lifes on tables to place settings for dinner, these colorful ornamental varieties of squash and pumpkins perk up their surroundings.

Take them one step further: Use them to decorate your snacks and serving dishes, too.

On the rims of platters or in the center of dishes, they’ll turn any food into fun food.

Hardshell gourds have been used since the dawn of man as containers, cooking and eating vessels, plus numerous nonfood purposes.

Softshell gourds are the thinner-skinned, ornamental gourds grown for their bright colors.


Here’s a fun fact: The loofa or luffa is actually a third category of gourd. Also called a vegetable sponge, the exterior is cucumber-shaped. The dried, fibrous interior is used as a sponge.

Find more of our favorite vegetables and recipes in our Vegetables Section.


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