Anyone Can Install This Kitchen Utensil Rod

Easy utensil rack

Does your kitchen lack storage space for utensils?  Look at them closely — most can be hung.  Get ready for a nifty and impossibly easy craft — install a Kitchen Utensil Rod.  I made this with a spring-loaded curtain rod and some common “S” hooks.  That’s it, baby.

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Happy Birthday to Me, Thanks Larry

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Larry has been treating me almost daily with birthday gifts.  I sort of stretch this celebration out as long as I can, and today’s goodie was a whisk.  It’s Worth It. This silicone beauty is a Butterfly by Kuhn Rikon, Switzerland.  Feels great in the hand. It took just a couple of whooshes through my […]

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10 Favorite Foodie Swag Items

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This post isn’t about “free products” companies send bloggers in the hopes of scoring positive reviews.  Today I’m writing about what’s known in the biz as “trinkets and trash” – goodies from food companies at the hundreds of trade shows and conferences I’ve attended, lugged home via overstuffed suitcases to outfit my kitchen with their […]

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10 Tiny Tools I Love & Art for Foodies


We all have our favorite cooking tools, don’t we?   Most of mine spend half their lives in the dishwasher, we use them so often.  These are my favorite Tiny Tools.  This collection is only about 5% of all the stuff in our gigantic utensil drawer, but just like a cache of signature recipes, these seem […]

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My Third Egg Cooker

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Egg Cooker

I burned out the first two with use. Almost daily, I have poached eggs with this Oster Egg Cooker. And at least once a week, I hard cook a supply of eggs. For Easter, the machine was working hard. But these gadgets take practice, pretty easy to overcook eggs in it, and this third one […]

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Yogurt Maker

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Some kitchen gadgets are questionable whether one could live without them.   I could probably live without a little yogurt maker.  Throughout history, few cultures had them, yet yogurt is one of the oldest foods we have. The need to make my own yogurt isn’t terribly strong; I’ve turned the process into a weekend puttering ritual.  […]

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