Some might call them gadgets, others utensils, some are even appliances. These ten kitchen tools, in addition to some quality cookware, can turn whatever equipment you have into a functional multitasking culinary workspace.
1). Spring-loaded tongs. Hands down, this is the tool I grab everytime I'm in the kitchen. The rule in my house is that these don't go in the dishwasher, not because they'll get ruined, but because I'm going to need them before it gets run and emptied again. Once you learn to trust the tool - and you can as long as long as you don't skrimp and get the .99-cent option - these things basically become a heat-resistant
Traditional pizza ovens feature stone or brick floors, which retain heat and redistribute it evenly across the cooking surface. The intense and immediate heat from the preheated stone surface allows the dough to become crispy while maintaining a delightfully chewy texture.
To replicate this at home, one could spend $2,000-13,000 and buy a proper wood burning pizza oven, il forno di pizza. A more popular route is to purchase a “baking stone” or “pizza stone”, a flat, rectangular or circular slab of ceramic designed for the home oven.
Unfortunately, unless you purchase a top notch stone, which are about $70 dollars for a medium sized
How, you say? It starts like most good projects - with cardboard and duct tape. "I wanted to try something that required the minimum amount of disassembly of expensive components (i.e. no warranty voiding!), as well as being cheap and relatively easy to assemble...I already had the lenses and phone, so the project cost me less than US$10."
But then WHY, you'll say. A couple of reasons stand out. One, the effect is pretty cool. It allows for the depth of field of 35mm lenses, as well as some crazy colors and lens distortion, and sometimes some Holga-like vingettes.
Also, I think the likelihood of being able to do this on the cheap is
Sunday's Weekend Edition included a story about Bamboo Bike Studio , three lads in Brooklyn who create...you guessed it, bamboo bicycles. How? Well..."the bamboo's outer skin is treated with a torch, and the stems are baked in a homemade oven. The brown stems are then fastened into frames by connecting them with a sawdust and resin mixture. The joints are wrapped with a thin, ribbon-like carbon fabric that soaks up epoxy.
Thankfully, those three fellows are not the only folks doing this sort of thing. Bamboo, the eternally evident superstar material of the aughts, maintains special properties that allow it to be heat treated with
There aren't too many things I simply won't put in my mouth...but room temperature coffee is on that short list. So, I'm a big fan of reusable coffee sleeves that keep your hands safe and your drink warm.
And I'm a particular fan of handmade reusuable sleeves - knitted ones, felt ones, and corduroy ones with photos inside! The only thing better would be a way to stick it to light poles and fire hydrants and the side of my Vespa.
Alexandra Pulver has done just that - and I think it's brilliant. " [At first] I came up with this magnetic cup-holder. It is made out of polypropylene and folds flat for easy portability.
After I made this I
Here's a fresh take on the fusing plastic bags/DIY Tyvek trick: creating a strong base with opaque white plastic bags for durability, then adding an attractive top layer for some graphic punch!
- 1.5" cotton webbing (or polyester or nylon)
- Plastic grocery bags or other plastic packaging
- Fray Check or thread glue
- Belt buckle (I took one off an old belt)
- 3/16" metal eyelets and eyelet tool (make sure your belt prong will fit through this size)
- Coordinating thread (and heavy duty thread if you have it around)
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Designed by Y&R Thailand, the cards feature line drawn faces and a bevy of textured blackspace, allowing the user to create a custom hair style with a pair of scissors. A little bit paper doll, a little bit Wooly Willy, a whole bit awesome.