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Koi Plates

Normally, I like really plain plates, to keep the focus on the food, but these are really nice. Koi in a Fountain dessert plates are available online from Anthropologie for $12  

A few good pointy things

We have a lot of sharp things lying around the house. In fact, one of the first things we did when we moved was hang up the knife racks. Of all the knives we have (these are just a few), it turns out that we actually only use a few. I suspect a lot of folks do this. I mainly...

Best Vanilla Extract

It's hard to find a good vanilla extract that has strong, true flavor, and doesn't cost a million bucks. Vanilla is the most expensive spice in the world after saffron, mainly due to how manually intensive production is. The plants are pollinated by hand, and take about five years from the time they are planted before the beans are ready...