Wine and entertaining just go together like, well wine and cheese. However, while cracking open a bottle is a sure-fire way to get the party started, said bottle of wine usually requires some preparation. While the libation isn't as prep dependent as say, absinthe is, specific wines do benefit from being served at specific temperatures. Thankfully when it comes to wine any preparation needed to drink the bottle is painless--and can even be relaxing.
Coffee convenience is almost as important as the coffee itself. The continuing proliferation of coffeehouses can attest to that. Though it is certainly easy to simply walk into a cafe and order a coffee drink, that method doesn't necessarily represent the apex of coffee convenience; you still have to manage to get to a cafe, after all. About the easiest way to get a cup of coffee--other than having somebody go get it for you--might just be a particular honor saved for single-serve capsule coffeemakers.
Making coffee doesn't get much easier than inserting a coffee-filled capsule into a … Read more
Soda is known for many things, convenience being among them. The ubiquity of the sweet beverage is evidenced by its presence on shelves from the smallest corner stores to the largest grocery chains. Soda may be available everywhere, but even with a plethora of choices, its ready availability doesn't necessarily mean the flavor one is looking for will be accessible. Or even exist.
As with many things in life, sometimes it's best just to do it yourself. This happens to also include creating carbonated beverages. The iSi Twist 'n Sparkle is a beverage carbonating system that makes it … Read more
Much has been written about the eventual robot uprising. However, until that time comes, Earth and the sky above are the domain of humans; clearly, we should make the most of it while the time is ours. With Skynet in its incubation stage, we humans are free to toast and enjoy the fruits of our creations, with a cold drink and a cupcake, of course. Naturally, the best way to enjoy this meal would be with robot-themed accessories.
For whatever reason, finding a robot drink to toast over a robot cupcake has never been too easy. Luckily (or not), times … Read more
In the beginning there was tap water. (Well, not the beginning-beginning, but it's a good place to start.) Faucets everywhere poured forth the most essential of ingredients: water. Jugs, buckets, and bottles were filled with H2O and carried about. Eventually, somebody figured out that people would pay for individual bottles of water, and industry took notice. Now, water bottles populate store shelves, seemingly outnumbering soda in the amount of varieties available. Problem is, all those water bottles are a terrific waste.
Luckily, water is readily available, and the stuff that comes out of a tap is regulated. However, regulated … Read more
Most people have an inkling about what to do when they decide to eat healthily. Of course that doesn't mean they will do it. We're all guilty of occasionally choosing convenience over counting calories, and considering just how easy it is to stray it is no surprise that eating right can sometimes be a challenge. The trick, naturally, is to make healthy eating as convenient as possible. For example, preparing healthy meals ahead of time is one way to go about it. Another way would be making sure that something good to eat is only a press of … Read more
Gone are the days when it was hard to shop for someone who was labeled "the person who has everything." Nowadays, with so many gadgets in existence, it's just too unlikely. Sure, your hard-to-shop-for targets may have a quesadilla maker, but one of those and a doughnut hole maker? Probably not. And if they do, well, there are a million other kitchen-related gadgets and accessories that may not be so common. So with the "person who has everything" dwindling away to a statistical improbability, what's a shopper to do? Luckily, we have enthusiasts to … Read more
There's no getting around it: coffee is everywhere. Which is a good thing, because though having an endless supply of fuel available to power our daily activities may be a dream to modern society as a whole, but to an individual coffee-drinker, it is essential for just making it through the day. However readily accessible the beverage may be, its ubiquity isn't always all encompassing. Every weekend, households everywhere wake up to the realization that the particular cup of coffee they want is more than a pair of slippers and a robe away.
No latte or cappuccino is … Read more
There are any number of ways things can get messy when cracking open a bottle of wine. For the purposes of this discussion, however, we shall limit the conversation but to one: the ice bucket. When chilling wine in a soupy bath of cold water, inevitably drips and drops progress from bottle to bucket to everywhere else. Though there may be no getting around the occasional spill of the wine, the wine bottle, however, can be safely ensconced in place as it rests in its chiller.
Drip coffeemakers have to be one of the best inventions ever. Simple to use, they offer intuitive operation that anyone can enjoy. And besides, they make coffee; can't get much better than that. Despite their basic operation, or perhaps because of it, drip coffeemakers have become ubiquitous appliances that have a place in any home. For the most part, all these coffeemakers operate on the same principle: water slowly drips through coffee grounds on its way to becoming a magical elixir.