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In The Kitchen: OXO Good Grips Sleek Pepper Mill

October 3rd, 2019 Comments off

OXO Good Grips Sleek Pepper Mill

OXO Good Grips Sleek Pepper Mill

 

I like to cook, but I am not an overly fussy chef. I have a collection of regular dishes I make, occasionally experiment with new recipes, and often make do with tools that are less than optimal. So was the case with our pepper grinder. I had purchased a cheap wooden one years ago but it never worked very well. There was no way to adjust the grind. It often had trouble feeding in the peppercorns and was too much effort to use, so I fell back on ground paper for my cooking. I knew freshly ground pepper was always best. but replacing this grinder was just one of those things that we never “got around to.” Until a few weeks ago.

My wife discovered we had a gift card from Bed, Bath, and Beyond that, we had never used. While we were out running other errands, we figured we might as well replace this pepper grinder. They had a good variety of grinders, at various price points, but I needed up choosing this Oxo grinder. I have had a great experience with Oxo kitchen tools in the past and this grinder is no exception.
It works! It works well! It has an adjustable grinder setting that works. Fine ground for our bowl of popcorn and coarse for steak or a crockpot pot roast. The pepper grinds out the top of the grinder, instead of the bottom like the old one. This keeps the counter cleaner and prevents any moisture from getting to the pepper should there be a stove side liquid spill.

Yep. Simple. Straightforward. Robust. Just what I wanted. Could I have gone fancier and more expensive or cheaper and barely an improvement? Sure, but like Momma Bear’s bed, this one is “just right!”

 

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Detail, Coal-fired range, Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

August 15th, 2019 Comments off

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Detail, Coal-fired range, Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado

Detail, Coal-fired range, Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

An amazing piece of industrial Victoriana. Imagine cooking and baking with this beast!

Wandering about Denver, we happened upon this historical home which also serves as an important women’s history center. 

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Coal-fired range, Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

August 12th, 2019 Comments off

Have you visited this historic home? Share your memories in the comments!

Coal-fired range, Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado

Coal-fired range, Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

An amazing piece of industrial Victoriana. Imagine cooking and baking with this beast!

Wandering about Denver, we happened upon this historical home which also serves as an important women’s history center. 

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Going all out on Sicilian styling via Instagram

August 31st, 2018 Comments off

Kitty waiting at the door via Instagram

August 26th, 2018 Comments off

Some lovely (and authentic) Sicilian Table styling via My Instagram

August 23rd, 2018 Comments off

A Lovely Table via Instagram

August 10th, 2018 Comments off

A Lovely Table via Instagram

A Lovely Table

Sarah lays out a nice table for her hubbies birthday party. Eclectic mix of periods and styles. 

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For The Chef In Your Life – Kitchen Window Silhouette Tees and Much More!

August 2nd, 2018 Comments off

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In the kitchen…the pots are waiting via Instagram

December 17th, 2017 Comments off

In the kitchen...the pots are waiting via Instagram

In the kitchen...the pots are waiting via Instagram

In the kitchen…the pots are waiting

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Good Morning!

May 8th, 2017 Comments off

Morning coffee

Good Morning!

A second cup of coffee this morning. 

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