Do most of us have a drawer (or two) in out kitchens that are full of kitchen gadgets and gizmos? Is that drawer usually a huge mess that we find ourselves having to paw through every time we need something like the cheese grater, and at the same time promising, under our breath, that tomorrow we’re going to get organized? I mean, I’d like to think that it’s not just me!
Breakfast, the most important meal of the day. That’s what they say anyway. I guess I’ve just never beed a fan of eggs, pancakes or oatmeal. Bacon is of course, a whole other story, which we will cover some other day. My family however, is hugely excited by breakfast of any kind, especially eggs. I scramble them, hard boil them, sunny side up, down, and poached. You think they’d be bored by now? Let’s have a little fun with our eggs, shall we?
I don’t know what it is about me, but I am certified as barbecue-challenged. I can cook like a wannabe gourmet, but when it comes to the grill, I just can’t seem to get it right. It would be nice to be able to grab those uber-expensive cuts of steak off the coals in their intended state of “doneness” But they’re always over cooked, or bleeding. Why can’t I get it right?
There are items that can do multiple jobs and make our lives easier. The Swiss Army Knife is a prime example, as it has a variety of tools in one place that don’t necessarily correspond with one another, but come in handy. Sometimes a marketing team gets together and makes something that is multifunctional, but in a way that doesn’t make much sense.
Changing up your diet for the better can be very stressful and time consuming. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it can take weeks to get in the swing of recording your food intake as well as the associated calories, salt, sugars, and more that are in it. Having a food scale handy can help, but that will only give you the weight, and there is a lot more information that you need to keep track of to really improve yourself.
We all have expectations of how things will go throughout a day. Get up, race to work, live in a haze as the day passes, and go home to relax. There are those who like to sit down with a drink which can make the evening more pleasant. If your beverage of choice just so happens to be wine, then you know how precarious it can be to keep others from getting their mitts on it while you’re away.
It’s a bit disgusting that a vast majority of us thrive on prepackaged foods or fast food. We don’t even really know the contents of what we’re eating, but as long as it doesn’t taste terrible and keeps us alive, we don’t care. If you’re tired of this mentality, and want to start knowing what all is in your food, then you’re going to have to look a bit closer than the label to know what’s going on.
Hot coffee, the elixir of early risers and sleepy people everywhere. Its hard to imagine a world without a nice cup of coffee waiting for us to soothe our souls, perk us up or bring us back to life. In a perfect world, coffee would make itself while I was still in bed and arrive at my bedside via a tall blonde bodybuilder with a subtle European accent of some kind. I can dream, can’t I?
In the meantime, there’s iKettle, allowing you to instantly control hot beverage making from anywhere in your house by using your iPhone. Simply set your system to Wake Mode, and the next morning you will be gently called to consciousness and asked if you would like to have the kettle on. ( not sure about the accent) If your answer is yes, you will later be asked if you’d like it to be kept warm.