Things we love Glossary

We are firm believers that you can create greatness in the kitchen with nothing more than a spoon and an old fry pan.

Trust us, we have done it! But sometimes, it is nice to have a few more tools to make the job easier, more efficient, and well pretty. These are some of our favorites! We've used them in recipes, we've mentioned them on our blog. And now, you can find it all, here, in one place!

We're always adding new items so check back often to see what's new!

 

Ingredients

Kusmi Tea Essentials Pack

Luxardo Maraschino Cherries

Meringue Powder

 

Gel Food Coloring Colors

 

Guittard Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

 

French Strawberry Syrup

If you find yourself in France on a hot day, be sure to order a Perrier Fraise. This refreshing drink combines Perrier water with classic French strawberry syrup. A great addition to any party and a terrific non-alcoholic beverage to serve! You can try any flavor of syrup you like! Buy Teisseire Strawberry Syrup on Amazon.

 

Tarragon Vinegar

 

Minerva Greek Olive Oil

I travelled to Greece in college and was put on kitchen duty for our group. This was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. I spent every meal in the kitchen with a Greek woman teaching me how to cook. One ingredient that kept coming up, Greek olive oil. One ingredient we should all start using. Greek olive oil. This was the brand we used. It's delicious. Buy Minerva Greek Olive Oil on Amazon.

 

Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robust

If you are looking for an everyday olive oil and aren't ready to make the jump to Greek, look no further than this Pompeian Extra Virign Olive Oil in Robust. This olive oil has incredible flavor, is not bitter, and tastes expensive, and really really good. Great for dipping or cooking, this is our go to when we are out of the Greek stuff. Buy Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robust on Amazon.

 

Lars Pearl Sugar

If you have not yet head a real Belgian waffle, you have two options. One, but the Breville waffle maker that I list to the right and make our recipe for Liege Waffles, or fly to Belgium. I highly recommend you do one, because these will be the best waffles you ever eat. The trick that make authentic Belgian waffles different than the Krusteez version we think of is a yeast dough that rises overnight and pearl sugar. When heated, pearl sugar melts into a think syrup that coats the waffles in pure goodness, while leaving small chunks of sugar behind for texture. I have bought pearl sugar from the best places in Paris and Belgium and find that Lars brand is the real deal. Buy Lars Pearl Sugar on Amazon.

 

Cafe Bustelo Coffee

This is the coffee that our grandparents grew up drinking and that fact that is still around today should convince you. It's really good, inexpensive coffee. Great for drinking or as an ingredient, this dark, syrupy Cuban coffee works for drip, or espresso. Buy Cafe Bustelo on Amazon.

 

 

Cookbooks

 
 
 
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1
By Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck
 
 
 
 

Blogs

Dahlia Kitchen www.dahliakitchen.com

New York Times Recipes www.cooking.nytimes.com

The Pioneer Woman www.thepioneerwoman.com

King Arthur Flour www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes

 
 

Tools

French Stripe Dish Towels

 

Global 3 Piece Knife Set

This set contains all that you really need. A sharp santoku, a small paring knife, and a medium slicer for the in-betweens. These knives are super sharp! Watch out and take care of them, and they will take good care of you! Global 3 Piece Knife Set on Amazon.

Pre Cut Parchment Paper

 

Chef'n FreshForce Citrus Juicer 

I used to think that citrus presses were a waste of time. They were difficult to squeeze tight enough to extract all the juice, and after several pieces of fruit, they just became a sticky and slippery mess. So for a couple of years, I lugged around an actually juicer. Then my husband convinced me to buy these. And my life was changed. If you need to squeeze lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, pomelos, whatever, this is your new best friend. It's on par with being as revolutionary as the ice cream scoop was for cookie and muffins. Chef'n FreshForce Citrus Juice For Limes For Lemons For Oranges on Amazon!

 

Ultimate BBQ PIt Mitt

 

Weck Mini Mold Jars

 

Ozeri Kitchen Scale

We have certainly all heard the encouragement to weigh ingredients instead of using measuring cups. And while most North American recipes are done using the imperial cups system, there are many times where the need to weigh something comes up. Making a two layer cake, separating out dough, making equal hamburgers. This little guy will become part of your repertoire in no time. Bonus: You can now accurately weight you packages and print postage at home! 

 

Microplane Elite Box Grater

Box graters have really gone through a revolution and it took searching high and low to find one that looks more like my mother's but works more like this century. A large potion of the box graters out there have doubled in size and number of sides. We were looking for the traditional four sider with a low profile. Enter this mircoplane one. It encompasses the shares we expect from their brand as well as won't take up half you cabinet. Because let me tell you, you don't think you need a box grater until you have one! Find Microplane Elite Box Grater on Amazon.

 

Mineral Oil for Cutting Boards

 

All Clad Instant Digital Read Thermometer

You should have this. This thermometer is sleek, accurate, and instant. It can take the temperature of that roast you've had in the oven for 8 hours to that glass of white wine you are holding in your hand. Don't go on living without a kitchen thermometer. All Clad Instant Digital Read Thermometer

 

The Smoking Gun

 

Breville Waffle Maker 

This $200+ waffle maker may seem completely ridiculous, and then you use it once and suddenly find yourself reasoning that if you only use it once, $50 per waffle is not that bad. This is hands down, the best waffle maker you will ever use. It cooks evenly, at the exact perfect waffle temperature, to give crusty outsides and soft insides. Nothing sticks to it that won't come off with minimal effort (including pearl sugar), and there is even a "moat" to cover your mistakes when you overfill. Find the Breville Waffle Maker on Amazon.

 

Anova Sous Vide

Buying a sous vide can be intimidating. There are so many to choose from! And is it worth it? We vote yes, yes yes! This Anova sous vide is so simple to use, syncs with your phone and takes the sous vide process from intimidating to fun. Buy Anova Sous Vide on Amazon.

Looking for a more compact version? Try the Anova Nano!

 

Sous Vide Vacuum Sealer Bags

Sous Vide Vacuum Sealer

 

Korean Bibimbap Stone Bowls


A Few things More

Wall Hanging Pot Rack

 

Tiki Bottle Caps

 

Outdoor Garden Storage

 

Bamboo Shoe Rack

IndioMer Beach and Lawn Mat

 

ISILER Dehumidifier


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