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Handy Salt and Pepper Mills Hand Over The Spices

Handy Salt and Pepper Mills

Hands down, the most important spices are salt and pepper. When used properly, salt and pepper always deserve a round of applause. In fact, any chef not using salt and pepper should not only be given a wag of the finger, but also a slap on the wrist — and then be taken away in handcuffs. Good thing a handful of salt and pepper is never far away.

You gotta hand it to these Handy Salt and Pepper Mills, they really come in handy around the kitchen. Before, during and after cooking a meal, these handsome salt and pepper grinders handle the seasoning task handily. Available as a lefty or a righty, the hands look like an artist’s articulated model, but with the important distinction these hands are handing over the spices. Pretty neat. I’d sure like to shake the hand of the person who thought of this.

And yes, they are handmade.

(Via Gizmodo)

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December 10, 2013   No Comments

Fried Chicken Candle

Scents of the Commonwealth-

First there was chicken in a can, and now we have chicken in a candle. What a time to be alive.

Kentucky-centric site Kentucky for Kentucky has these fried chicken candles up for sale. Made in small batches by Kathy Werking, the Scents of the Commonwealth candle (something called Ale 8 being the other scent) is made from a “mouth-watering recipe.”

If you’re lickin’ your fingers hoping to click on through and pick one up one of these $22 fried chicken scented candles, sadly the first batch is sold out. Looks like the Colonel has some competition.

Via Oh Gizmo!

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December 6, 2013   No Comments

Meat Ornaments For The Meat Tree

Porcelain Snowflake Ornament of cured meats in Mercado Municipal, Sao Paulo Brazil

They say no two snowflakes are alike. Never is that more true than when the snowflake is made of meat.

Okay, the Porcelain Snowflake Ornament of cured meats in Mercado Municipal, Sao Paulo Brazil might not actually be made of meat, but it sure looks good enough to eat (don’t eat it).

And if the above snowflake of meat doesn’t look appetizing, perhaps these DELI PROSCIUTTO, PROVOLONE, SALAMI & PARMIGGIANO ORNAMENTS will strike your fancy.


Sure beats hanging leftover turkey from the tree.

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December 2, 2013   1 Comment

Gobble Gobble, Happy Thanksgiving!

Ty Beanie Boos - Gobbles the Turkey

Gobbles the Turkey says Happy Thanksgiving!

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November 28, 2013   No Comments

Football, Shaken Not Stirred

Football Cocktail Shaker with 'Kickoff Tee' Styled Stand - 24oz Premium Stainless Steel - Great for Making Martinis, Margaritas, Mojitos, and Other Mixed Alcohol and Liquor Drinks on Game Day by Stone Cask

It’s the Sunday before Thanksgiving and you know what that means: Football! The leaves are changing, the weather is cooling and Thursday Night Football is just around the corner — oh wait, TNF has already been ruined by the season-long amateur production from NFL Network — okay, strike that last one. But still, the season is starting to take shape and the and the losers and winners are becoming more defined.

If your team is on either end of the spectrum, it’s time to toast to next year or to celebrate the impending playoffs. Either way the Stone Cask Football Cocktail Shaker is here to help. The stainless steel shaker holds 24 ounces and even comes with a presentation stand (aka a tee).

And if your team is stuck in the middle and in the hunt, well, it’s still okay to partake — especially if you insist on torturing yourself by watching the terrible telecast that is Thursday Night Football.

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November 24, 2013   No Comments

Sunny Tortilla Warmer Not So Sunny

Sunny Tortilla Warmer

Why is that sun not smiling? Does it not know that within its folds it contains a dozen delicious tortillas? Perhaps that is the issue with this Sunny Tortilla Warmer. It doesn’t want to share!

Watch out, Mr. Sun! Improve that attitude or suffer the same fate as angry Mickey Mouse. (That being a quick dismissal from Amazon’s smiling, happy store: “Your search “Mickey Mouse comic plate” did not match any products.”)

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November 19, 2013   No Comments