To Buy

  • When Chocolate Meets Beer

    Instead of hot cocoa, try a chocolaty beer. Sounds good to me. This is taken from The Week magazine. When you need a chocolate fix in liquid form, “forget hot cocoa,” said the editors of Draft. Next time, reach for a chocolaty beer. These three standouts use cocoa powder...
  • Cool Gift Ideas

    Something for everyone and almost all available online… Leather goods, wallets, flasks, etc. – LINK For globetrotters – LINK Slate cheese boards – LINK Subway “cuffs” – LINK Cool kitchen whisk – LINK For movie geeks – LINK General cool stuff –LINK For the girls – LINK Weird stuff...
  • THE All-Important Gravy Fat Seperator

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  • Dumb-Bell Cutlery

    From the website THE CHEEKY.COM: “Dumb-Bell Cutlery, a must for people actively looking to lose weight but not prepared to stop eating. Eat yourself skinny with these 1kg knives and forks and the 2kg dessert spoon (because you only use one hand fatty). This is going to revolutionise the...
  • The Best Inexpensive Nonstick Skillet

    Every kitchen should have a nonstick skillet. You’ll use it for eggs, stir-fried vegetables, fish, etc. But the good ones cost a bunch of money. So Cook’s Illustrated tested seven inexpensive nonstick skillets to see if any were good. The result: The T-Fal Professional Total Nonstick Fry Pan is...
  • My Love Affair

    The seduction. The excitement. The pleasure. The mere thought of entering is enough to induce erectile function. It started innocently enough, as it often does. We were actually introduced by my wife. I just went along for the ride. Little did I know what awaited me. Lawn chairs, pool...
  • THE Best Hot Dogs Money Can Buy

    COOK’S ILLUSTRATED compiled these taste test results of store-bought hot dogs as determined by a 20-person tasting panel. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Nathan’s Famous Beef Franks RECOMMENDED Johnsonville Stadium Style Beef Franks RECOMMENDED Hebrew National Beef Franks RECOMMENDED WITH RESERVATIONS Oscar Mayer Beef Franks RECOMMENDED WITH RESERVATIONS Kayem Deli Jumbo Beef...
  • You Need The Best Cooler?

    Not all coolers are equal. The good folks from Cooks Illustrated have done their usual in-depth comparison testing and have selected a winner. It is the California Cooler Bags T-Rex Large Collapsible Rolling Cooler. To summarize, they say: “Its large fabric-covered frame was lightweight and durable, and its interior...
  • Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce

    Reprinted from the Environmental Working Group website, this is what you need to know about the “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean Fifteen” when it comes to pesticides in your food. Good to know AND you can download a handy little SHOPPING guide at the bottom of this post. SUMMARY...