kitchen gadgets

what’s the life expectancy of a blender, anyway?

May 5, 2010

In a calamitous event on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 4th, 2010, the pitcher from the avocado green Hamilton Beach blender circa 1970-something suffered a fatal injury. I’m ashamed to admit that the blender pitcher/ sink faucet collision could have been avoided, and was purely a result of operator error.  (Please don’t ask me to [...]


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raw birthday cake

March 19, 2010

Imagining candles slowly being extinguished as they sink into the pan of uncooked cake batter?  Fearing the chance of salmonella from raw eggs?  Worry not, ye doubting folk. Ani Phyo’s Raspberry Ganache Fudge Cake was a stellar performer at my friend Ivanka’s birthday dinner the other night.  Not only did everyone love it, but she [...]


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spoon donations welcome

March 12, 2010

We have a very limited amount of spoons in the house.  Why do I not go out and purchase additional spoons?  This one’s not chalked up to being lazy… it’s more that when I’m at Target I’m in a happy place, not thinking about bad things at home like my Least Favorite Household Chore List. [...]


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pineapple love crumble

March 2, 2010

There’s no point in hoping I’ll ever go completely raw in my diet- there are some things (like steak) that will always be on my plate that just don’t seem to fit with the “uncooked” idea.  (Yes, steak tartare is wonderful but I can’t make that for myself.  Get real.)  I really like trying out [...]


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kitchen sink hummus *Updated*

February 25, 2010

I’ve been desperate to make hummus in my new food processor since the moment I arrived home with it.  I’ve had two recipes (both raw, vegan and gluten free) that I’ve tried previously, but discovered that making hummus in my mothers’ 1970-whatever blender is a bad idea… it makes sad noises, takes forever and the [...]


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