Posted on January 6, 2010 at 10:27 AM
KATY HUME/ SUR LA TABLE/ COOL KITCHEN GADGETS
Katy Hume features new, cool kitchen gadgets for 2010. For more information log onto www.surlatable.com.
Oil Mister, #635052, $20.00
Progressive Grate-and-Store, #654764, $15.00
Palm Zesters by Chef’n, $8.00
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Progressive Tower Slicer and Wedger, #649897, $30.00 normally / sale price: $17.99
Silicone Pot Lid Rest, Red #649608 Yellow #649590 Blue #649616 Green #649624 Black #649632; $7.00 each
Silicone Pinch Grips, Green #649574 Red #649558 Blue #649566 Yellow #649541 Also Available: Black #649582; $5.00 each
BlueAvocado Gro-Pak® Shopping Bags - The eco-friendly shopping bags are the world’s first collapsible, reusable shopping bag system with a unique carbon footprint label showing not only the number of plastic bags replaced, but also carbon dioxide emissions avoided each trip. A great holiday gift for just about anyone, Gro-Pak® Shopping Bags are gifts with meaning that feel just as good to give them as they do to receive them. The following is product information for the new line:
· Starter Kit – The entire kit has a 55 pound capacity; replaces a total of 8 plastic bags; 0.38 carbon dioxide emissions avoided; available in Kiwi Wildflower (pictured) and Solid Black, $29.99 each.
· CHIL – A 25 pound capacity, 3 hours of hot or cold insulation; replaces a total of 3 plastic bags; 0.14 carbon dioxide emissions avoided; available in Kiwi Wildflower and Solid Black, $19.99 each.
· GRO – A 25 pound capacity; replaces a total of 3 plastic bag; 0.14 carbon dioxide emissions avoided; available in Kiwi Wildflower and Solid Black; $18.99 each.
· VEG (2 bag kit) – A 10 pound capacity; replaces a total of 4 plastic bags; 0.18 carbon dioxide emissions avoided; available in Kiwi Wildflower and Solid Black; $7.99 each.
· PODS – A 20 pound capacity; replaces a total of 3 plastic bags; 0.14 carbon dioxide emissions avoided; available in Kiwi Wildflower, Solid Black, Blueberry, Raspberry and Lime Avocados; $9.99 each.
Kuhn Rikon Knives,
Chef’N Fresh Force Citrus Juicers, lemon-product #652628 or lime-product #652610; $20.00 each
Silicone Poach-and-Serves, Sets of 2, $8.00 these are actually not new but they are GREAT so we’ve decided to include them
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Tips for dining out with kids.
Be courteous of other diners – Eating out with kids can sometime be a bit of a challenge so you’ve got to be prepared that things are not always going to work out. If a child starts acting up mid-meal, go for a short walk outside, if possible, to give the child a chance to cool off and then return to the table. If near the end of dinner the child gets antsy, or difficult, then get the check and go.
2. Saving money when dining out with kids – There’s a couple of easy way to save money with dining out with kids. First, you can go to DineOutCheap.com and check out the “Kids Eat Free” tab for a list of restaurants that offer free kids meals. There is something every day of the week. Also, get creative. Several restaurants may not have kids eat free deals, but they have other promotions such as free appetizer, fixed price menus that you can split and divide up where everyone can get more than enough
3. Plan ahead to increase your chances of success. Don’t take your kids to a restaurant that’s not kid friendly. It’s important to keep your kid’s regular schedule in mind when planning to dine out so you are eating when kids are hungry but not starving. Also, you don’t want to take your child out when they’re tired or crabby.
4. Remember it’s family time. Don’t think of restaurant meals as a time out with friends and you can relax. It’s a family activity. Talk, ask questions, color pictures together, and encourage them to make their own ordering choices. If your kids enjoy themselves, they’ll probably learn proper restaurant manners a lot faster than if it’s simply something where they’re expected to sit still and entertain themselves while the grown-ups try to ignore them.