TIP OF THE DAY: Double Duty

Dishes that seem to be of limited use can multitask to serve several purposes. Soy sauce dishes, for example, can be used to serve lemon slices, individual condiments like chutney and tartar sauce, mini sides of applesauce, sour cream, and cocktail nibbles. Or use them to serve scallions, anchovies and other “optional” garnishes, as well as…
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PRODUCT: WowBacon Microwave Bacon Cooker

Crisp bacon emerges from the microwave. Pour off the fat at the bottom of the cup. Here’s a “green” approach to cooking bacon—and a less messy one, too. WowBacon microwave bacon cooker cooks crisp bacon in the microwave, without the greasy, spattering stovetop mess or the need to drain the bacon on paper towels. How’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Better Ice Cubes

Some purists make ice cubes from the actual bottled water they consume, so as not to compromise their mineral water, Scotch or other fine beverage. Others make “better” ice cubes from gallon-size spring water. If you use generic tap water, you can improve the flavor just by letting the tray sit on the counter for…
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PRODUCT: The Better Vegetable Steamer

William Bounds, one of our favorite kitchenware and spice companies, has invented the better veggie steamer. It solves the problem we’ve always had with the standard variety: how to remove the hot steamer from the pot, and how to stop those little metal feet from scratching our cookware. The silicone stay-cool telescoping handle is heat…
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PRODUCT: FireWire Flexible Grilling Skewers

Flexible FireWire grilling skewers are practical, efficient and fun. What’s new in grilling? FireWire Flexible Grilling Skewers, professional-grade grilling skewers that are as practical as they are fun. The skewer is a stainless steel cable, twice as long as most skewers, that enables you to take your skewered food from marinating bag to grill to…
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