Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Since this blog focuses on the positive I won't go through the ginger beers I would not recommend. Instead I'll cut right to the chase. And the winner is...[drum roll]
Bundaberg Ginger Beer
This Australian Ginger Beer is the clear winner in this taste challenge. The cleanest and strongest ginger flavor with real chunks of ginger inside. Just the right amount of sweetness and carbonation. Love the bottle shape and the pull tap cap too! Would be great in a cocktail with a little rum and lime.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
A Little Bit
I cannot get this sugary pop song out of my head from the Swedish singer Lykke Li. Definitely an artist to watch.
Miss Kittin. Great track to listen to while getting ready to go out!
On a completely different note, Carla Bruni, the sultry French chanteuse and third wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, has a new album out. Love the folky, low-key French tunes and her husky voice. Here's a small sample of the track, "La Jeunesse".
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I just bought one of these whistling tea kettles from Le Creuset ($64.99). This tea kettle comes in so many great colors it was hard to choose. I finally settled on "Flame", although "Kiwi" was very tempting as well. Love the shape and durable construction. Available from cooking.com (among other places).
Chantal Tea Ball
I love the shape of this Chantal Tea Ball kettle ($50) which looks like an English tea pot. Available in polished silver or yellow, blue, red or green enamel. Available from TeaMerchants.com.
Staub Tea Pot
This enamaled cast iron design from Staub emulates the look of a Japanese tea pot ($120). This teapot includes a removable infusion ball and stainless steel handle that hold the lid in place. Available in matte black, basil (pictured) and grenadine. Staub enameled cast iron cookware is favored by professional chefs. A sand mold is made for each piece, and the manufacturing process takes an entire day just to create one piece. Available from Sur La Table.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Designed to nestle with perfect comfort in the palm of your hand, the Buddha bowl ($28) allows you to enjoy tea, soup, cereal, and hot cocoa with ease. Slip your thumb through the hole and seat the bowl in your hand for easy sipping. Also available from Viva Terra.
This Jamowar silk and wool shawl from India is available from the Fair Trade collective Ten Thousand Villages which provides an outlet for craftspeople from around the world to sell their wares. Keep warm in style and improve the lives of Indian artisans. ($125).