Worldly Wine Stoppers

Worldly Wine Stoppers

Popping the cork on pink champagne at midnight got me digging around our kitchen for a wine stopper. I stumbled upon my small stash – a few I picked up on my travels, and a few I have received as gifts. Along with the cute little red shoe, here are three more of...
Mortar and Pestle

Mortar and Pestle

When I first saw Jaimie Oliver on TV he was really young. That’s when his show was called the Naked Chef (a title he later learned to hate). Anyway… he had this wondrous cooking device. A mortar and pestle (or pestle and mortar if you’re British). He...
Digital Meat Thermometer

Digital Meat Thermometer

A digital meat thermometer will save you all kinds of grief when roasting meat. It takes the guesswork out of the equation. When will the meat be done? How do I know if it’s fully cooked? Simple pick the type of meat and how you want it done and this thing will...
How I Fell in Love with a Fish

How I Fell in Love with a Fish

I was driving to Penticton with my friend Emma this summer and she downloaded a whole bunch of TED Talks to her iPad for the trip. I’ve never bothered to watch a TED Talk before this so I was a little hesitant about watching them. That went away pretty quickly....
Japanese Steel

Japanese Steel

I love knives! It’s a little scary for Julianne. I’m sure she finds my knife fetish a little disturbing. I particularly like Japanese knives. The Japanese really know what they’re doing when it comes to high quality knives. Knives are the only...

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