STOCKING STUFFER: Zoku Pocket Straw

Americans use millions of plastic straws each day. Plastic drinking straws are among the top 10 contributors to marine debris pollution [source]. These non-biodegradable straws litter our streets, lands, shorelines, and oceans. They do not biodegrade but break down into smaller microplastics that have made their way into our food chain and the deepest trenches…
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STOCKING STUFFER: MatchDaddy Beautiful Table Matches

We spend so much time appointing our table for guests: different porcelain plates for every course, fine linens, silver, stemware and of course, candles. One day as we were lighting the candles, we noticed how out of place our box of Diamond Matches was. So when we discovered MatchDaddy, we knew that we had not…
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PRODUCT: Betty Bossi Veggie Sheet Slicer

[1] Finally, an easy way to make wide vegetable ribbons (both photos © Betty Bossi). [2] Cannelloni made with vegetable “noodles.”   If you use a spiralizer to slice vegetables into pasta-like strands, here’s something new for you: The Betty Bossi Veggie Sheet Slicer. It lets you cut your vegetables and fruits into wafer thin…
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FOOD FUN: Finding Nemo — A Cocktail In A Fish Glass

Enjoy your Aperol Spritz—or other colorful cocktail—in this fish-shaped stemware. The shape is actually not the Japanese clownfish, the species of orange-and-white-striped hero of Finding Nemo. Instead, it’s the infamous Japanese blowfish, or fugu. If blowfish isn’t prepared properly, lethal amounts of the poison tetrodotoxin, which exists in its inner organs, will leak into the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Smoking Cocktails & More Uses For A Smoke Gun

A couple of years ago, we began to notice smoking cocktails on the menus of some fine restaurants we patronize. These are not the dry-ice-generated smoke of Halloween, but flavored smoke made with wood chips or other agent that provide heavenly aroma. You don’t want the bouquet to dissipate. It’s like the alluring scent of…
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