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Put a little Zing in your water, vodka and salad dressings

on Friday, May 17th, 2013

I was finally able to kick my daily 20 oz Diet Coke habit several months ago by using a 24 oz. Bubba Brands Hero insulated steel bottle. I fill with 5 ice cubes from home and when I get to work, I fill it with cold water and 2 Twinings Cold Brew iced tea bags.Read More…

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Keep fresh herbs fresh longer with the Herb Savor

on Friday, May 17th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you like to use fresh herbs in your cooking but you’re tired of how quickly those expensive packets from the grocery store wilt, you need the Herb Savor from Prepara.  The Herb Savor has been proven to keep herbs fresh for up to three weeks.  You just place the herbs in the basket withRead More…

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Adagio Fandom Tea Sets – Harry Potter + caffeine = I want a cuppa

on Friday, April 19th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you are bored with your daily cup of Darjeeling and are looking to add new flavors to your morning tea routine, check out these fun Fandoms Sampler Sets from Adagio Teas. $39 will get you 10 one-ounce metal tins filled with themed signature blends of teas. Sets include Dr. Who, Harry Potter, Potter’s Potions, Sherlock,Read More…

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Click & Grow Smartpot flowerpots get even smarter

on Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Last month I posted a review of the Click & Grow Smartpot flowerpot and had a positive experience with it except for one important thing… Trying to grow a plant in Southern Indiana during the winter months, even with an auto watering flowerpot, just doesn’t work that well due to short sunlight hours. The folksRead More…

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Taylor Digital Scale & Measuring Cup simplifies cooking

on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Any cook worth his/her sea salt knows that weighing ingredients results in better, more consistent food.  It’s a pain, though, to have to drag out your digital kitchen scale, tare the cup, measure the ingredients, then start again for the next ingredient.  With the Taylor Digital Scale & Measuring Cup from Williams-Sonoma, you won’t needRead More…

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Build-On Brick Mug is the perfect coffee cup for your favorite LEGO brickmaster

on Friday, February 8th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you can’t drag yourself away from LEGO sets, even to eat, then you need this Build-On Brick Mug from ThinkGeek. It’s a mug that is compatible with LEGO™, PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, KRE-O, and K’NEX Bricks™. $19.99 will buy you the mug, but be aware that bricks aren’t included. The mug can hold 12 ouncesRead More…

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May the beverage be with you

on Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Julie has reviewed the Tervis water bottle (see related links), and I have a lot of Tervis tumblers in various shapes and sizes.  They work great to keep your beverage hot or cold and prevent rings on your furniture from condensation.  Tervis has just announced a line of Star Wars designs that should please theRead More…

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Your tool collection isn’t complete without the Craftsman Bottle Cap Wrench Bottle Opener

on Sunday, December 30th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

You’ll be able to remove bottle caps with ease when you own the Sears Craftsman Bottle Cap Wrench Bottle Opener. This specialized wrench has the same look, quality and durability as your favorite Craftsman tools with the Craftsman name. It’s made in the USA and is priced at $14.99.

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Mini Espresso Maker allows you to remain civilized even while backpacking

on Monday, November 26th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

You’ll be the hit of the campout with this one shot portable Mini Espresso Maker from Restoration Hardware. Made in Italy, it is made of aluminum with a brass spout and can make a 2.5 oz double shot. You even get an enamel cup with the kit. The Mini Espresso Maker makes a fun giftRead More…

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Bar10der is a multi-tool for mixologists

on Sunday, November 18th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The Bar10der is a Swiss Army Knife for mixed drink aficionados. It includes 10 different tools for all your cocktail making needs, such as a Jigger, Zester, Stirrer, Strainer, Reamer, the all important Muddler and more. I actually have no idea what a Muddler really is, but it sounds like something every mixologist should have inRead More…

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Star Trek Spock oven mitt – cook long and prosper

on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Did you buy the Star Trek cookie cutters we reported on earlier ? Well now ThinkGeek has another Star Trek kitchen accessory for you – the Star Trek Spock oven mitt. It’s official Star Trek merchandise, made of 100% cotton, and will set you back $14.99.  Go on, apply the Vulcan nerve pinch to yourRead More…

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Chef Sleeve products protects your iPad in the kitchen

on Monday, October 22nd, 2012

If you like to have your iPad in the kitchen while you cook, you know the hazards of protecting it.  Whether you’re using a recipe in an ebook, following directions on a cooking show, or just listening to music or watching a video, you need to protect the iPad from spills.  Chef Sleeve has twoRead More…

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Is that a Shark in your cup of Earl Grey?

on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

As if your coffee chugging buddies need another reason to think that your tea drinking habits are wacky, comes the Sharky Tea Infuser. This tea making gadget has a perforated metal bottom that allows the loose tea to brew. A grey rubber fin shaped top keeps the infuser floating in your cup. Anyone else hearing the themeRead More…

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Star Trek Cookie Cutters – Live Long and Prosper

on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

This set of  5 Star Trek cookie cutters from Think Geek will make your favourite Trekkie (or Trekker) as happy as a Klingon at his Rite of Ascension. The cookies are; the symbols of the Federation and Klingon Empire, the U.S.S Enterprise, a phaser, and a Live Long and Prosper hand.. Bake long and prosper, just don’tRead More…

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Replace Your Red Party Cup with My Eco Can

on Friday, September 7th, 2012

The My Eco Can from Molla Space is a reusable, refillable plastic can that will take the place of paper or plastic cups.  The can is made of PLA (poly-lactic acid) plastic that’s BPA-free and can be completely broken back down into harmless natural products (in an industrial composting facility) when you no longer needRead More…

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Star Wars Popsicles – Finally Really Saber-Lickin’ Good!

on Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Back in 2011, I was embarrassed to get caught by one of ThinkGeek’s April’s Fool’s jokes.  (I’m just too gullible for my own good.)  Anyway, as they’ve done with other April’s Fools items, ThinkGeek made the joke into reality.  I’m almost afraid to write this, but they are promising to have the Star Wars LightsaberRead More…

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People who Drink tea are more fun than People who Drink Coffee

on Sunday, August 12th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Do I have facts to back up this incredible claim? Ummm… yeah, I do. I know that tea drinkers like myself are way more fun than stodgy coffee drinkers because we can use cute tea infusers like this one from Arta. Designed in Seattle, WA, this tea infuser features a flower pot shaped stainless steelRead More…

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Mister Tea Infuser – Throw Some Tea in Your Trousers

on Friday, July 27th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Looks like this guy enjoys his job, and why not?  Stuff his trousers with tea, and he enjoys a lovely infused spa bath. The Mr. Tea infuser is available for pre-order from Perpetual Kid for $9.99.

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Tracktile Tables – This Train Don’t Carry No People

on Monday, July 9th, 2012

Ever wanted your own Sushi train at home? Tracktile Tables might make your dream come true (thought their selling point is chocolate delivery).  Made from Beech veneer, the tables include embedded Brio track pieces that allow you to design your own railroads (for use with Brio train sets) for delivering food from guest to guest. The tiles canRead More…

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Battery Thermokruzhkus Mug – Monitor Your Caffeine Fuel Reserve

on Monday, June 4th, 2012

Coffee is a fuel when you’re spending hours scouring websites for news items or trying to finish off that review. Well the Battery Thermokruzhkus Mug from ThinkGeek shows you how much fuel reserve you’ve got left. The 10 ounce mug will indicate “full” when filled with liquid over 96.8F (36C), and as it cools or you drinkRead More…

Liquiglide Could Fix Your Sticky Condiments Problems

on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Do you have a bunch of condiment bottles in the pantry sitting upside down so that you can get every last drop out?  Do you worry about how much condiment you’re actually throwing away because you just can’t get the last of it out of the bottle?  Sick of thumping that ketchup bottle and endingRead More…

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Kebo – One Handed Bottle Cap Opener

on Sunday, April 8th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

I don’t drink beer or other beverages that tend to come in glass bottles, but for some crazy reason, I want to grab a cold bottle of Smirnoff Ice, a Kebo and pop the cap. The Kebo is an interestingly designed bottle cap lifter that can be used with just one hand. It’s made ofRead More…

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Reboot Your Drinking Habits with the Ctrl-Alt-Delete Cups

on Saturday, February 18th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Reboot yourself each time you have a coffee break with these cups from ThinkGeek!  The Ctrl-Alt-Delete Cup Set consists of three 8-ounce plastic mugs that look like giant computer keys.  They can be used for hot or cold drinks, they’re dishwasher-safe, and they sit on a “circuit-board” tray when they aren’t in use.  They wouldRead More…

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Keep your Wine Safe with a Wine Bottle Lock

on Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The Combo Liquor/Wine Bottle Lock from Franmara will keep your important spirits safe from sneaky sippers. The lock is constructed of stainless steel and provides a customizable 4 digit combination lock. You can buy one from Amazon for $19.99.

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Keep your Wine Perfectly Chilled with the Corkcicle

on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

This is for all the winos wine aficionados in the audience… The Corkcicle is an ingenious product that will keep your open wine at just the right temperature. It is less messy than a bucket of ice and can be reused over and over. It’s basically a fake icicle that you freeze in your freezerRead More…