Saturday, January 10, 2009

Play or Practical, Checkout Blomus Stainless Steel Home Accessories

Owning stainless steel kitchen accessories is reaching the culinary summit. I’m not sure what it is about stainless steel but I just love it. Maybe because it’s chic, elegant, yet cold, stern and confident. Okay, I realize “cold” isn’t usually a desired attribute but when it comes to stainless steel, I think you’ll agree with me it is sexy.

My stainless steel friends offer quite an impressive array of home accessories ranging from fun play items like blomus stainless steel pinwheels (pictured) to practical ones, such as blomus stainless steel mailboxes.

Which reminds me, while walking to the gym today, I noticed the pictured mailbox had been knocked over. I wondered, would blomus stainless steel mailboxes fall so easily as this one (pictured) did?

When I’m ready to buy my own place, be it a home on land or on wheels, there’s a good chance I’ll be outfitting my culinary nook with stainless steel kitchen accessories, like a pepper mill or cheese slicer, to inspire gourmet excellence. As for you, my home-owning readers, checkout the blomus stainless steel kitchen accessories for your cooking needs.

Worden Farm: Week 6, 2009 Farm Share, Cauliflower

More good stuff in this week's Worden Farm (in Punta Gorda, Fla.) veggie share, cauliflower is the new item. And, I'm very excited the fixings (sans tomatoes, but I have some left over from last week) for guacamole were included in this week's box(avocado, cilantro, and chives). Yum! I can make it like my friend barb showed me while in Mexico.I've been truly enjoying eating the fresh vegetables and can really tell a difference with my body and how I feel. I also dared to step on the scale today at the gym and have lost 5 pounds since New Year's. At this rate, I'll meet my goal weight in no time! The easiest way to prepare the veggies is to make stir fry, which is what I usually do on nights I pick up my farm share.Pictured is last week's stir fry, which I put atop jasmine rice and add a few grilled shrimp (grilled on my George Foreman. Notice the yellow pot clip on the stir fry pan? Got that gadget for Christmas and it's handy for placing my spoon on the edge without worrying about it falling in or off and catching on fire - which I accidentally left a burner on and scorched my wooden spoon a couple of months back. Oops! I was wondering where that campfire scent was coming from...

Anyway, you can pick a pink pot clip here on Amazon.

Hello, Australia! Come On Over to the U.S. in 2009

Employed by the tourism industry, I sometimes feel as though I should be a travel ambassador and encourage visitation to the great U.S. of A. Despite the global economic climate, 2009 is going to be the year for travel. Have you seen the cheap international airfares out there? To that extent, I extend an invitation to our friends in Australia to take advantage of the cheap flights on the Web and come explore our purple mountains majesty and fields of amber grain.

I know, I know, you’ve been staying away because of the reputation of “Fortress America” but that will be changing very soon. The U.S. customs folks are learning how to smile and making our friends deplaning from international flights feel more welcomed. Grab one of those cheap flights from down under and come visit our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., the new home of Obama. Or, hop on one of the cheap United Airlines flights and head to Los Angeles to find Nicole Kidman’s $7.6 million dollar home. Better yet, come to sunny Florida to paddle a kayak alongside alligators in the Everglades, get your groove on next to the beautiful people in Miami, or just be lazy on our incredible beaches. There's always the flavor of New Orleans (street performers pictured).

Or, if you feel obligated to spend time with family, visit your Canadian cousins on a cheap Qantas flight into Vancouver, one of my FAVORITE North American cities. It’s part Bohemian, part sophisticated, a bit metropolitan, and accented with loads of international flair (bike from Granville Island in Vancouver pictured).

Loads of international flights are out there for you Australians to get yourselves over here, just do it! And when doing so, be sure to visit my friends over at Travel.com.au, they’ll hook you up with the best international airfares.