I measured the Bialetti 06816 Bicchierini Espresso Cups using Marie Kondo's yardstick.* I'm keeping them.
I love the crinkly shape, which makes the cups comfortable in my hand. The colors go well with my Bialetti Moko Express, too (reviewed on Boing Boing).
*"[T]he best way to choose what to keep and what to throw away is to take each item in one’s hand and ask: “Does this spark joy?” If it does, keep it. If not, dispose of it. This is not only the simplest but also the most accurate yardstick by which to judge." -- Marie Kondo, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (read an excerpt on Boing Boing)
After trying out a lot of different scrub brushes, I think the OXO Good Grips scrub brush is the best. I prefer this palm-style brush to brushes with a handle because I can really bear down on the pots and pans. It’s comfortable to hold and the bristles hold up well to rough treatment. I […]
I bought a set of four of these 8 x 11″ flexible cutting boards a few years ago, and they’ve held up very well considering how much I use them every day to chop carrots, cabbage, turnips. and rutabagas. I discovered they’re on sale, so I thought it would be a good time to replace […]
This Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish really works. The contractors installing my new stainless steel kitchen appliances left greasy black fingerprints all over them, but I can’t complain too much because my own follies were worse. I tried several different stainless cleaning products and the first one to actually work was the Weiman. Spray […]
If you’re out of work…well, first, you have our sympathies. Right now, about 31 million Americans are drawing some form of unemployment benefits, which makes competition for virtually any job savagely fierce. But since nobody wants to wallow in the miseries of unemployment, the only legitimate course left open is to scrap like crazy to […]
If you want swole arms cut like tree trunks, you start savaging the curl bars. If you want to sculpt a tight, firm core, you have lots of planking and bridges in your future. So what do you do if you want to knock out that double chin? Or put a little added definition into […]
Considering the state of our world, it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to find lots and lots of people pushed to their breaking point. Anxiety and stress are often constant companions during the best of times. But now, with fear and frustration running rampant, it’s easy to be subsumed by all the distractions and […]