{ Archive for the ‘Kitchen & Bath’ Category }

new-use tuesday: sponge

As I wrote in the March 2015 edition of Style at Home‘s Housekeeping column, your kitchen sponge can harbour a ton of bacteria and ought to be disinfected rigorously and regularly. But in addition to some unpleasant surprises it might have in store, the sponge also holds tons of wonderful potential. Here are just a few of its handy alternate uses.

Meridian sponge holder, Umbra.

Meridian sponge holder, Umbra.

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eat more fruit

Berry baskets are nothing new…BUT I love when I stumble upon new designs and shapes. You’ll often see the classics, like the two on the right in the image below – but rarely have I found full sided ceramic baskets. I was so happy to find this collection online. Read on to see where to buy. It’s a larger size (just under 6″ square) so it’s quite a practical size for storing food in your fridge or kitchen pantry.
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the perfect salad dressing helper

Along with recently jumping on the smoothie train, I have also discovered that I’m digging lemon based vinaigrette‘s – especially on kale salads! The acidity helps break down the toughness of the leaves, making the whole salad taste that much better. The lemon seeds and pulp, however, are driving me a bit crazy.

In my Christmas stocking this year, though, I got this mini citrus juicer and salad making has become so much more enjoyable. Love this little kitchen tool. It’s easy to store and easy to wash. Read on to learn more.

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win a $100 ikea gift card at IDS Toronto this weekend

It’s that time of year when design lovers flock to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the Interior Design Show, and Style at Home wants you to join us there!

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This year, we’ve teamed up with IKEA Canada to help unveil their new SEKTION kitchen system (on sale February 2, 2015). This collection will bring new meaning to a customized kitchen design, providing new measurements for their cabinets, doors and drawers, making your dream space all that more realistic and affordable.

Read on to find out how to win 1 of 3 IKEA gift cards to make that dream even more affordable!

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smoothie essential: take it to go

Having recently jumped on the ‘smoothie’ bandwagon, I think these travel drinking glasses are going to become my newest obsession. They are dishwasher safe and you can purchase white lids to go with them, making it easy to take any drink with you. Read on to learn more about these trendy tumblers.

 

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cheers to you!

Let the celebrating begin! Looking for a glitzy set of tumblers to clink together over the holidays? These gold striped glass tumblers would be perfect.

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how to season your cast iron pan like a pro

A cast iron pan is a dependable tool for the home cook. It has a naturally nonstick surface that evenly distributes heat; it can easily go from stovetop to oven; and if you properly care for your cast iron pan, it can last for generations. Proper care means seasoning it, which will bring out a natural nonstick coating. Here, I’ll tell you exactly how to do that.

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Harley Pasternak’s essentials for a healthy kitchen

Last week, I sat down with celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak to chat about his latest book, The Body Reset Diet, and his brand-new Power Blender. Here, I’m sharing Harley’s top three essentials for a healthy kitchen. Read on to find out what they are – I wholeheartedly agree that every budding home chef should have all three of them!

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fab find: mansour silver dishes

Looking to channel the vibe of our November Holiday feast? We found some aluminum dishes that will give you the look of old world silver, without breaking the bank! Read on to learn more.

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goodge place: a new vancouver design store worth visiting

Listen up, design enthusiasts: A home decor shop is opening its doors tomorrow in Vancouver’s South Granville district, and it’s no ordinary store. The boutique, called Goodge Place, is named after a charming street in London, England. That said, it should come as no surprise that most of the merchandise is sourced from there too.

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