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CoverMate Food Covers

A while back I was fortunate to receive some CoverMate® Food Covers in the mail to try out.

They’re springy plastic covers that fit over plates and bowls.  They could probably also double as shower caps (though I did not test this theory).

The Variety Pack is a handy assortment of four sizes, which I found really do fit just about anything.  The smallest fit nicely over a custard cup of leftover lemon slices while the largest fit around a large roasting pan.

They’re reusable and washable, though I admit that laziness had me throwing a few into the trash as they got dirty.  Now I’m all out and really missing them!  Saran wrap just doesn’t seem to cut it anymore.

Electric Tea Kettle by Chef’s Choice

Isn’t this tea kettle beautiful?  It’s electric, but unlike most I’ve seen it’s clear so you can see the water come to a boil.

Made by Chef’s Choice and ranked #1 of 25 by Good Housekeeping.


Living Well HealthMaster!

A couple of weeks ago I got Montel Williams’ Living Well HealthMaster, and since then I’ve been making almost everything in it.  Salad dressing, soups, sauces, fruit smoothies and vegetable juices all by just pressing the button.  It doesn’t leave behind a stringy mess like a blender, yet retains all of the fiber and nutrients instead of discarding the way juicers do.

It comes with several recipe books.  That’s where I got this cucumber soup recipe.

Chilled Cucumber Soup

1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 seedless cucumber
1/2 red onion, peeled
1/2 garlic clove, peeled
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Add all ingredients into the HealthMaster.  Secure the lid.  Turn on the speed control to 1 (low).  Turn on the machine.  Increase the speed to 8 (high) until blended.  Serve chilled.

I loved not having to chop the vegetables beforehand.  So easy.  I served this soup with a sprig of fresh mint and crumbled queso blanco.  Refreshing and nutritious!

Reusable Produce and Bulk Foods Bags

Happy Vegetable Reusable Bags in Red by Seattle-based Wunderthunder are a fabulous idea.  It seems Meagan and Sasha have thought of everything:

This is a set of four reusable vegetable bags including a bonus herb bag.  Made from preshrunk recycled cotton muslin with an organic cotton drawstring.  Drawn and screen-printed at our home with water-based ink on preshrunk and recycled cotton muslin.  A great biodegradable alternative to plastic bags!  Easy and fun to use! Entertain your local grocer!

Take to the farmer’s market to bag your apples, cabbage, limes, lettuce, snap peas, or radishes without that horrible plastic bag guilt. Perfect for the bulk aisle of the grocery store for lugging home a bunch of bulk cereal, rice, pasta, flour, or even gummy sharks and chocolate bits.

Use the little herb bag to purchase cheap bulk herbs or teas. Take it to your local herbalist store and bring home some medicinal herbs to clean out your liver!

They won’t effect the scale at the grocery store either!
The large bag weighs .75 oz, the medium .45 oz, and the small .25 oz. The largest bag will add .001 lb.

In your set of four you will receive:
Large 10” x 12”
Medium 6” x 10”
Small 6” x 5.5”
Herb 3.5” x 5”

All sizes have a drawstring except for the little one!

Machine washable, tumble dry.

Etsy, $20 for the set of 4 bags (purchase here)

Cool Chrome Kitchen Timer

How cool is this chrome kitchen timer?

You pull up the “measuring tape” and, as the minutes tick by, the tape gets shorter.

My question is: does it ring like a cowbell?

Kikkerland Shop, $20

Grill Pan at Williams Sonoma, On Sale

Calphalon One Nonstick Round Grill Pan I first noticed on Keld’s Cookin’ In The Kitchen With Z!

Normally $145, it’s on sale at Williams Sonoma for $49.99.

A nice alternative grilling for wintertime!  (Or year-round for those of us without a grill or anywhere to put a grill).  Zakiya cooked up some sausages, and I’m thinking panini and hambugers.

Elizabowl Fruit Bowl, Expandable

Elizabowl Fruit Bowl can be expanded or shrunk depending on how much fruit you have.

Its designer, Sarah O’Brien, is just out of college and already has an impressive portfolio and several awards.

Watch a You Tube demonstration of this bowl with a peppy soundtrack.

Chrome Baker’s Rack, Shelf

I’m thinking of buying this Baker’s Rack for our kitchen.

It would be nice to have more space for, you know, stuff.

Red Flower Bloom Bowl

Bloom Bowl by Chris Kabatsi for Arktura, a Los Angeles-based company that crafts beautiful and sustainable furniture, housewares and architecture.

The majority of our products are made using durable long-lasting materials with high recycled content, that produce zero landfill waste form manufacture; and, at the end of their life cycle are fully recyclable. We also use high quality zero VOC finishes, which release no toxins into the environment during application or in situ. Our firm is committed to energy sustainability through solar and wind power.

This bowl, $98, would be beautiful on a coffee table to hold newspapers, as a centerpiece on a dining room table, or on a kitchen counter to keep fruit.

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