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Top 10 Little Kitchen Helpers

Whether you’re doing the cooking or you’re going as a holiday guest, these kitchen items are a double treat—cute and super helpful for the holidays.  These are our top ten little kitchen helpers, keeping you clean, organized, and adorable while you do it.  All items are easy to use and easy to wash.

1. Birdkage Black Stripe Half Apron $55 | 2. Ceramic Dozen Egg Crate $18 | 3. How to Boil an Egg Cookbook $35 | 4. Magnetic Yellow Kitchen Timer $17 | 5. Ceramic Polka Dot Measuring Cups $14 | 6. Salt Cellar $16 | 7. Amy Sedaris Glass Storage Bowl Gift Set $26 | 8. Polka Dot Dish Towel $12 | 9. Cutting Mats Set $12 | 10. Small Yellow Berry Basket $8

Cookbook Review: The Cheesemonger’s Seasons by Chester Hastings

Fast review: Break away from the humdrum “cheese plate” and start enjoying cheese all year long with these seasonal inspired recipes.

It may seem strange to think about, but all cheese begins its life as grass. If cheese is an agricultural product, isn’t it natural to pair it with other farmers’ market treasures? Master chef and cheesemonger Chester Hastings bases his newest cookbook on this idea. The book is divided into four seasonal sections with recipes grouped by type of produce.

Hastings is also a firm believer in the old European adage—take very good ingredients and do very little to them.  Each recipe is perfectly calibrated to highlight the individual facets of the dish and every ingredient serves a purpose.  As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season starts, having an arsenal of low effort, high impact recipes like these is a total lifesaver.

With ninety unique dishes (over 80 of which are vegetarian), this book is a love letter to cheese that has recipes for any craving. Get your copy, head to the market, and get ready to have cheese for dinner!

Who’s kitchen would you find it in:  The culinary vagabond, carnivores toying with the idea of becoming vegetarian, anyone who likes cheese!

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Trend: Dip Dye

We like to get creative with colors in summer to stay carefree, whimsical, and stylish.  It’s no surprise that this year we’re loving the dip dye trend, which has a hint of carefree bohemian, but is still elegant and sophisticated.  Rather than stripping or removing color in a tie-dye process, the dip dye process instead adds color to fabric and the result is stunning.  Who doesn’t need to add a little color to their summer style?

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