Category: Equipment and Tools

The Made-in-Italy Paderno Cookware I Fought for and Earned

The Made-in-Italy Paderno Cookware I Fought for and Earned

This Paderno cookware is my go-to choice when non-stick isn’t needed and cast iron is too much.

Handmade Gifts are the Best!

Handmade Gifts are the Best!

I love a handmade item, whether it was an amateur labor of love by someone I know, a commercial product from a skilled artisan, or somewhere in between. 

Gift for a Serious Cook: a Good Mandoline

Gift for a Serious Cook: a Good Mandoline

My inherited Matfer mandoline is a beloved instrument involved in making marvelous meals.

A Favorite Vintage Kitchen Gadget: My Grandmother’s Wooden Corn Scraper

A Favorite Vintage Kitchen Gadget: My Grandmother’s Wooden Corn Scraper

The corn scraper is a very useful –
and inexpensive – kitchen gadget. Mine is an antique, inherited from my grandmother.

Date Night: How to Make  Fresh Pasta

Date Night: How to Make Fresh Pasta

A cooking class opens up a world of homemade pasta possibilities at Glover Gardens.

A Plethora of Father’s Day Gift Ideas

A Plethora of Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas, AKA Gifts for Any Occasion for Anyone Who Loves Outdoor Cooking

The Juicer for Me, for You, for Ritas

The Juicer for Me, for You, for Ritas

This vintage Krups juicer is the go-to for getting every last drop of citrus juice. It has powered many a margarita.

Cutting Boards:  Wood or Plastic

Cutting Boards: Wood or Plastic

I have a bias for wood because my Dad makes beautiful wooden cutting boards, so I decided to revisit the wood vs. plastic research.

Favorite Kitchen Gifts: Love My Cutting Boards

Favorite Kitchen Gifts: Love My Cutting Boards

41 years ago, my Dad made cutting boards for Christmas gifts in a lean year. This year, he outdid himself with a new one as a gift for me. Awesome.

Sandwich Wednesday: the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Sandwich Wednesday: the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Every Wednesday is Sandwich Wednesday at Glover Gardens. Here are links to our equipment and panini cookbooks.

Tom’s Smoked Salmon

Tom’s Smoked Salmon

The Grill-Meister is also a Smoke-Meister. His wood-smoked salmon is truly awesome. Even people who don’t like fish love Tom’s Smoked Salmon. It’s just that good.


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