Category Archives: Food and Kitchen

Kitchen trends: draw inspiration from these examples

We recently saw this kitchen makeover here and thought that it would be good to leave you the hottest kitchen trends right now. So, if you’re renovating your own kitchen, why don’t you take a look at our suggestions? These next few pictures will give you an example of good decoration and organization tips that can make your kitchen go from ‘blah’ to amazing. Checkerboard floors are super cool when you’re looking for a retro look. They can add some visual interest to your kitchen and make it seem wider. Also, take a look at the left, where that nice… Read more »

How to correctly store your food: counter, pantry, fridge or freezer?

Recently, we talked about the best way to store food in your fridge. Remember? Well, today, we come back with more kitchen chapters with tips on where you should store your favorite ingredients. A great part of treating food correctly is knowing the best places to store it and for how long, so here we go! What should you keep in the counter? Garlic, onions and shallots can be stored in the counter for up to two weeks. Tomatoes, potatoes and winter squash should also be kept in a cool and dry place, instead of the fridge. The right place to keep… Read more »

Tips to keep your fridge fresh, clean and organized

Go to the kitchen and open your fridge. Can you honestly say that it’s organized and clean? Well, if the answer is ‘no’, rest assured because we have great tips to help you optimize the space in your fridge. Over the next few lines, you’ll learn how to properly store items to keep them fresh. This way, you’ll be able to avoid mold and odors. 1. Leave your dairy in the original containers If you move the products to another container, they can leave awful odors in these objects. 2. Divide leftovers in separate containers This way, they will cool… Read more »

Amazing tip to keep your nonstick pans like new

There’s nothing more convenient to cook a quick and healthy meal than a nonstick pan, but they tend to get scratched with time and that nonsticking effect wears off little by little. But there’s a secret that can make your nonstick pan live longer! It’s super simple. After you have washed and cleaned the pan, heat it up a little bit on the stove and apply a thin layer of oil. Then, wipe the excess with a paper towel. Don’t wash it next, just keep it like that until the next time. It may seem strange, but doing this consistently… Read more »

The Maple Set knives: the wooden “guns” for all the chefs out there

Look carefully at these knives, cause they might confuse you. The design if from FDRL, a design office based in Ottawa, and they’re so Canadian they are called Maple Set. Of course, they are made of maple wood, but they also look like they would chop your fingers off if you’re not incredibly focused on the carrot in front of you. According to FDRL, these two knives may seem lightweight, but  “their weight is balanced to ensure that they can be used by any level of chef”. Also, they ensure that the wood is sealed and allow an easy cleanup. That being… Read more »

Cool Steam Roaster

This is the new cooking concept that will help you preserve all important vitamins in your food and also provide it with a tasteful texture. This innovative product is designed by Lekue (the leaders in design and manufacturing of high end silicone products) and it helps you with healthy and easy cooking. It’s semi covered, so that heat can circulate, and open ends will create a crispy effect. It can be used for lots of things beside cooking – like mixing, weighing, carrying and serving. It serves one to two people and it’s dishwasher safe. This steam roaster is made… Read more »

Stylish Space Rack

This stylish Spice Tiffin is completely different from any other spice storage device you ever had. It was designed by Anupy Singla, author of The Indian Slow Cooker and Vegan Indian Cooking. It has spice levelers in each bowl and it’s perfect for any sort of spice! Each bowl is made of stainless steel and is large enough to hold up to 6 oz of spice. Inner lid combined with the outer lid keeps your spices fresh and you will also get a set of spoons to use. You can group your spices any way you want (by cousine, by… Read more »

Multifunctional Kitchen Tool

Studio Julian Appelius from Germany designed a cute and multifunctional kitchen helper. It is a cooking spoon and roasting tongs in just one tool. This handy tool is called the Chef2 and it seems like a great gadget to have! Chef2 is made from food-grade plastic that can withstand temperatures up to 428 degrees Fahrenheit (or 220 °C). It can be used as a stirrer, gripper, lifter, scraper, turner and server. You can now put all your other kitchen helpers away, because Chef2 will meet all your needs! It can be bought from Koziol for 8 and a half euros…. Read more »

A Hedgehog Toothpick Holder

You thought that toothpick holders can’t be interesting or fun, didn’t you? Then you haven’t seen this amazing toothpick holder that is shaped like a hedgehog. Yes, you heard it right. This cute holder will amaze all of your guests who will die to know where did you buy it. At this point you will look at your ordinary and plain toothpick holder with disgust and throw it away because you know it will never be as cool as this one. Amazing thing about it, except the fact it is simply too cute, is the fact that you can put… Read more »