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Don’t Eat Ice Cream Without One of These!

When I was growing up, Sunday evening was designated TV and special snack night. We’d hunker down to watch The Wonderful World of Disney and my mom would make a great dessert, or buttery popcorn. or, my favorite, bowls of ice cream. What I remember about eating ice cream is that my sisters and I […]

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A Devilish Discovery: Unpack with the Scullery Maid

The unpacking continues…more white dishes have emerged from the shipping boxes in the shape of porcelain Deviled Egg Dishes. Watch out! Deviled eggs, or hard-boiled eggs in general, are slick little critters. This dish controls their roly-poly-slippy-slidy behavior by corralling each egg into its own private divot. Now, if you’re like me, you’re wondering why they are […]

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Welcome: The Perfect Press

According to conversations at kitchensink, the most loved and hated ingredient in recipes is garlic. The complaints against garlic are: difficulty removing the papery skin, overall stickiness, and smelly hands. “First World Problems” to be sure, but people tend to avoid using garlic because of them or choosing the pre-chopped jar variety or, worse still, dried. Nothing beats […]

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WARNING! You may get bored of this board.

This weekend only! SATURDAY AND SUNDAY (December 3rd/4th) the first ten customers to come in and mention they saw this post will get a FREE Epicurean Cutting Board! And for VIP members get 25% off all Epicurean boards 12/3 & 12/4. NOT a VIP member? Text the word SINK to the number 33433 and, BOOM! you’re in! You’re probably […]

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Product Test #15 Blue Lotus Chai Tea

On a recent rainy day, I received an order of Blue Lotus Chai tea for kitchensink. This is a new product and I had yet to taste it. The order was for 1/2 oz packets each yielding 17 cups of tea. Expecting them to  contain 17 tea bags, I was surprised that the packets weren’t bulkier…what exactly was inside […]

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Product Test # 14: a kitchen sink unplugged moment

From the office of the head scullery maid. My recent move from suburban home to light industrial bungalow has been challenging in many ways and one is getting used to my new scullery. I came from a big house with a big sink that was equipped with a disposal (which I referred to as the dispose-some because […]

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A product test set to music of the 70s and 80s

Sometimes it’s easy to write, other times I need someone to give me the heimlich to even spew out a thought. What I’m saying is: I’ve been trying to write this product review for weeks and I got nothin’. My grandmother always said, “if you’re ever in need of inspiration, turn up the radio and let the songs be […]

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Product Test #11 – A Tale of Two Garlic Gadgets

Let’s begin with a brief history of garlic prep: A few million years back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, people were crushing their garlic with big rocks. More recently (about five thousand years ago) people used sharpened implements made from copper and bronze, which were far better for garlic chopping, mincing, slicing, etc. (My gastronomy teacher would not be proud of […]

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Product test #10 – Stripper of the Corn

Megan! Megan! LOOK! Oh my gosh, this would be perfect! exclaimed a woman as she cradled the golden topped cylinder. Oh Mom! That’s so awesome! replied Megan, her braces sparkling as she smiled. The two rushed excitedly toward me with the gadget. This is just what we need! My daughter loves fresh corn, but with her braces it’s been […]

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Product Test #9 – Pineapple Slicer

If you’re like me, you spent your morning google-researching Carmen Miranda’s hat. You know, the singer from the 40s who wore the fruit laden hat? I was curious to see if it had pineapple on it. Most angles show the pineapple top but not a full pineapple, which makes sense since using the whole thing would definitely throw […]

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