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The Himalayan pink salt block is catching on and for good reason. Not only do these colorful prehistoric crystals make healthier, tastier and more interesting meals, they’re also pretty to look at!
Cooking on a salt plate naturally adds the incredible health benefits of Himalayan pink salt into your food. Such benefits include balancing your body's pH, stabilizing hydration levels, improving digestion and reducing acid reflux.
This plate is sourced from natural salt deposits found in the Himalayas. The dense crystalline composition adds complex flavor to all types of food. Heat on the grill to sear seafood and meat, or chill for serving a selection of fruits, vegetables and cheeses with just a hint of salt.
Serve moist food on it, such as mozzarella and watermelon, and the food will pick up a delicate saltiness that sets it off perfectly.
Heat the salt plate on the stove or grill then set the hot block on a trivet at the table to sear scallops or thinly sliced steak while seated with your guests. They will be so impressed!
For kitchen gadget enthusiasts as well as anyone who likes to cook, Cook's Illustrated equipment reviews are a great resource for finding out about new tools on the market. The following are just a few of their (and our!) favorites. ~
Spiral vegetable cutters, or spiralizers, cut fruits and vegetables into long noodles and ribbons for “pastas,” salads, and side dishes. Paderno's spiralizer is simple, intuitive, inexpensive, and stable. It easily spiralizes apples, beets, potatoes, and zucchini with relatively little waste. Better yet, the Paderno Tri-Blade is able to turn almost all of the produce into even, consistent noodles and ribbons, even butternut squash! First Place Winner!
The Oxo 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer has a double-headed configuration with a knife on one end and a slicer on the other. The serrated plastic knife easily slices the skin while the plastic blades create clean, uniform slices. The circular pitter makes for safe and easy work of removing avocado pits.
Constructed of die-cast aluminum, this sturdy citrus squeezer fully extracts the juice from lemon and lime halves and is effortless to clean. The soft, nonslip handles absorb pressure and provide a firm grip.
For frosting a cake, there’s no better tool than an offset spatula. The long, narrow blade is ideal for scooping and spreading frosting, and it bends like a stairstep where it meets the handle for better leverage. Ateco's offset icing spatulas have an appropriately sized blade that’s thin and nimble. The handle is comfortable and attached to the blade at an ideal angle. Highly Recommended!
The Original JarPop JarKey
Zyliss The Right Scoop
Perfectly balanced with a superior scoop shape, the award-winning Zyliss Right Scoop Ice Cream Scoop handles even the hardest of ice creams with minimal effort. With an ergonomic handle and built-in thumb rest, this scoop makes serving up ice cream a treat!
Stay tuned for more of our favorite gadgets! And remember, you can buy them in any of our three stores as well! Click HERE for store hours and locations!~