Archive for June, 2006
Olive Oil certainly won Popeye’s heart—the liquid gold has long been a secret love of ours as well. Lucini Italia presents an elegant way to serve it to discerning guests. This dainty ceramic dipping dish is designed by Mary Judge and handmade in Italy. At 6 inches in diameter, it’s perfect for any table setting. Cute!
This jam has been described as a “golden jewel” that’s ideal for use as an ice cream or yogurt topping. Each batch of Sarabeth’s award-winning fruit is carefully monitored throughout the cooking process. Selections are painstakingly cut by hand to preserve natural flavor and texture then methodically simmered in tiny batches that thicken without the use of pectin. These are all-natural and not annoyingly sweet like ordinary preserves. The best news? They’re also lower in calories.
Now there’s an ultra-mod way to hold your oil and vinegar. The Mono Pair Oil and Vinegar holder combines stainless steel and glass to carry your oil and vinegar in style. The ingenious pouring mechanism allots just what you need whether you’re cooking with EVOO or making a salad.
Sunny days call for sunflower seeds. They’re a healthy snack, so you know we were eager to find something that feels a bit more indulgent (we are so bad!). This chocolate covered version fits the bill indeed. Oven roasted sunflower kernels are dipped in milk chocolate and covered with a rainbow candy coat. Rainbow Sunflower Dragee is an explosion of taste and hypnotic color. Indulge at your own risk if you’re the type who has difficulty with portion control.
Grandma was a talented baker, but she never made desserts like this, nor would she attempt to. Her culinary style was more traditional and far less flashy. But let’s face it: she would have loved every last bite of this marvelous Bing Cherry Cheesecake. Only the sweetest, most flavorful Oregon bing cherries are swirled in the New York cake batter. It’s baked on a delightfully thin crust that’s begging to be garnished with fresh cherries. Each cake is fresh-cooled and rushed from The Fruit Company bakery to your doorstep in a special cool-pack container that ensures optimum freshness (or your money back).
Computer Aided Design makes possible nearly any thinkable form, where form also can be transformed into matter. With this process of automation it is easy to forget the structure and lines of resistance of natural matter – its own generic. This is the philosophy of Norwegian Johan Verde, who’s ideas unfolds, turns around and enfolds. Design by trial and error as a process of disclosure. See more of his design after the jump.
You don’t have to have origins in Sicily to enjoy a good panini sandwich. And with the Mario Batali Italian Kitchen Panini Grill and Press, you’ll enjoy a stylish panini-maker that will stand the test of time while you experiment with everything between two pieces of bread. Comes in espresso, pesto and persimmon colors. This cast-iron constructed panini grill measures 11” by 11” and is ideal for paninis, chops, vegetables and more. It has a porcelain enamel exterior and a signature handle to help you cook with ease. Safe for gas, electric and ceramic ranges.
We’re pleased to report that Lucini Italia makes an authentic tomato sauce your Italian mother-in-law is going to love. The LI team searched the foreign countryside for regional recipes and perfect tomatoes—the result is five of the most superb sauces you’ll ever lick straight from the spoon. They’re handmade in small batches with the freshest ingredients which means you won’t find water, sugar, concentrated tomato products, dry herbs or anything artificial in a jar of this wholesome goodness.
Purple is said to be the color of royalty. Well, consider this ice cream fit for a queen. Black Raspberry Chip is Grater’s signature flavor and all-time best seller. If you’re new to this company, this is the first selection you ought to try. Triple-washed black raspberries are hand-selected from Oregon’s premier grower and laced throughout the icy cool mixture. As for your second tasting? We recommend the vibrantly hued strawberry sorbet made from the freshest Oregon Totum strawberries.