Popsicle Season

by Kitchenworks15. June 2016 15:45

Popsicle season is here again! Here's a peek at some of our favorite popsicle molds this summer:

Bug Pops

Six fun molds divided into 3 sets of 2- perfect for smaller batches of pops for little hands. One of the most popular sets!

 

 

Twin Pops

Classic double pops pull apart for easy sharing! One set of 4 double pops.

 

Star Pops

Set of 5 star shaped pops- perfectly patriotic for summer!

Groovy Pops

Larger grooved pops are popular for grownup frozen treats! Set of 6 molds.

Rocket Pops

Nostalgic rocket pops are popular with kids of all ages! Set of 6 pops.

Jewel Pops

The perfect substitute for sugary candy, these small pops are the size of a large lollipop and fit on your finger! Set of 6 jewel pops. 

 

 

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Gifts for Dad

by Kitchenworks13. June 2016 13:51

Father's Day is fast approaching and we have some perfect suggestions to celebrate the family man in your life!

Whisky Stones®

Handcrafted of Vermont soapstone, these 7/8" cubes live in the freezer until it's time for your favorite chilled beverage. Keep your whiskey or wine chilled to perfection without dilution. 9 stones per set, storage bag included.

ScoopTHAT! II

This is not your mother's ice cream scoop. Utilizing specialized heat transfer technology, this hotshot cuts through frozen treats by transferring the heat from your hand into the beveled thermo-ring edge. That means perfect scoops every time with zero struggle. And unlike that anti-freeze antique in the drawer, the ScoopTHAT! is dishwasher safe. In-store only.

rivsalt Himalayan Salt w/Grater

Salt is finally back on the menu. After years of being seen as an unnecessary addition to our diet, we have (thankfully!) circled back around to a mindset of moderation. The salt world has exploded with new and previously unheard of styles of salt from Hawaiian to Peruvian, with the most popular being Pink Himalayan. Mined in the Punjab region of Pakistan from a mine discovered by the troops of Alexander the Great, this unique set will quickly become your favorite addition to the dinner table. In-store only.

  

Porcelain Grilling Grid

This innocent looking pan is the unsung hero of grilled vegetables. Don't waste your time skewering one more kabob or flipping another clunky grill basket. Quickly and easily stir-fry your veggies to grilled perfection. Multiple sizes available.

Epicurean Cutting Board

Constructed of stacked layers of pressed wood fiber, these NSF certified boards offer the look, feel, and knife-friendly qualities of a wooden cutting board, while remaining dishwasher safe. Multiple sizes and styles available.

 

Oxo Travel Mug

Nothing will ruin your day faster than misplaced trust in a travel mug. We can personally attest to the leak-proof guarantee of this simple stainless steel sipper. (One may have been tossed into the backseat while fully loaded with hot coffee.) Push button seal means quick, one-handed access to your everyday hot or cold favorite.

 

 

Brooklyn Brewing Beer Kit 

Brewing beer is an ancient science requiring specialized equipment and ingredients. Unfortunately this means that many of us are hesitant to attempt this time-honored tradition. This all-inclusive brewing kit from Brooklyn Brewing provides everything needed to craft a perfect batch of your favorite brew- No guesswork required. Multiple styles available. In-store only.

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Indy Week: Best Kitchen Store of the Triangle 2015

by Kitchenworks11. June 2015 18:09

 

We've won! Thanks to our customers and friends, Kitchenworks has been named Best Kitchen Store of the Triangle in Indy Week's Best of the Triangle 2015 poll. We're so thrilled to be a part of this community, and we're elated at having been recognized by the very folks we are here to serve!

Congratulations are also in store for our University Place companions: Cameron's (formerly of University Place), The Red Hen, Southern Season, Chapel Hill Toffee, Glee Kids, Chapel Hill Tire, Alfredo's Pizza Villa, and the Weathervane for their various accolades! 

Thank you so much to everyone who voted!

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Memorial Day Sale: 20% Off Grilling Supplies

by Kitchenworks21. May 2015 08:32

Now through Memorial Day, grilling supplies are 20% off!

From baskets to skewers, we have everything you need to fire up the grill this holiday weekend!

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Best of the Triangle: We need your votes!

by Kitchenworks13. April 2015 08:45

Indy Week's annual Best of the Triangle poll is upon us, and this year features a new category: Best Kitchen Store!

Please take a moment and consider writing us in!

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Fill your baskets with Easter goodies!

by Kitchenworks26. March 2015 18:26

 Easter is right around the corner, but you still have time to stock up for your holiday festivities! 

 

 

Check out our seasonal Easter collection, featuring cookie cutters and more. 

 

To ensure delivery by Easter,

place any orders before 7 PM EST on March 30th! 

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3/14/15 Pi(e) Day

by Kitchenworks15. March 2015 12:40

We hope everyone had a delicious Pi(e) Day! Check out the recipe we celebrated with here!

 

Happy Pi(e) Day! 🍓

A photo posted by Kitchenworks (@kitchenworksnc) on Mar 14, 2015 at 10:23am PDT

 

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6 Ways to Spring Forward Your Coffee Habits

by Kitchenworks10. March 2015 08:22

As we lose an hour of sleep from Daylight Savings this week, you may want a stronger cup of joe to keep some spring in your step! Luckily there are a variety of ways to get your coffee fix -- here are the perks of each: 



Ever craved espresso but balk at losing counterspace to a giant machine? Bialetti has your answer: Made in Italy, this is the original manual stovetop espresso maker. An excellent option for folks who love the craft of espresso, Bialetti’s products allow you to fine tune your brew just how you like it. It’s fast, easy, and available in sizes from 1 to 12 cups.

 

 

If you believe vintage never truly goes out of style, a percolator may be up your alley. First introduced in the early 20th century, percolators maintained popularity until the early 1970’s when electric coffeemakers first hit the market. They’re still common among camping and outdoors enthusiasts for their simplicity and usability without electricity. 

 

 

Pourovers offer a lot of control, both in the strength of the coffee you brew and the temperature of the water used, and produce a cup of joe similar in consistency and flavor to an electric coffeemaker. Like the title suggests, this method entails pouring hot water over your coffee grounds via a reusable filter cone. Filter cones come in ceramic and plastic, as well as an array of sizes.  


Chemex 8 Cup Glass Coffeemaker

 

The most widely known style of pourover is the Chemex, which have spiked in popularity recently. While pourover filter cones vary in filtration, Chemex touts an optimized flow rate to maximize flavor and quality. A Chemex also offers similar user control as standard pourovers, just with fewer moving parts! 


  

Bonjour 3 Cup French Press

 

Another option for manual coffee brewing is the French press. Slightly more involved than a pourover, a French press requires more maintenance in both use and cleanup; however, many feel the quality of coffee you’ll get more than makes up for it! Operating without a filter, french presses allow the natural oils in your coffee beans to produce a richer brew.  New to the French press? This blog post offers a great step-by-step guide to get you started.

 

 

Finally, the most conventional of options, the electric coffeemaker. This mechanized system removes almost all preparation from your plate, some even allowing you to set your machine in sync with your morning alarm. Some folks feel electric coffeemakers offer a limited depth of flavor in comparison to other brewing methods, but it’ll certainly still get the job done.

 

 

One wonderful thing about coffee is that no two cups are the same: in both preparation and the beans themselves, there’s enough variation for everyone to find their style.

 

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Top Turkey Tools

by Kitchenworks23. November 2014 11:22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey season is upon us!

 

There are those who find themselves daunted by the prospect of cooking holiday meals, while others rise to the challenge of planning, prepping, cooking, and serving the best possible version of Grandma's recipe that they've ever tasted. We choose to be the latter! And the best way to ensure this time of year remain joyful is to employ the help of some of the best kitchen tools out there. Here is our list of the Top Turkey Tools:

 

  • Trussing Pins and Twine

No stuffing, side dish, or table linens will be able to distract your guests from the misshapen turkey that will emerge from the oven if your bird is not properly trussed. While slightly daunting for first-timers, trussing is remarkably simple and will make your presentation memorable for all of the right reasons.

 

  • Roasting Pan

A quality roasting pan is a vital part of any kitchen. The key is to pick the pan that will be appropriate for you- Not everyone needs a standard size roast pan capable of handling a 16 lb turkey. Whether you choose a full size roaster or one fit for a toaster oven, remember to look for solid handles and even heat distribution.

 

  • Roasting Rack

The perfect roasting pan will be worthless without the proper roasting rack. Not only will this keep your bird from sticking to the pan and allow it to cook more evenly, but it will keep it safely out of those wonderful drippings that you’ll baste or make gravy with later. A "V" shaped rack or one with sloped sides will be helpful not only with turkeys, but with loins and roasts in the future.

 

  • Thermometer

Everyone has an opinion about turkey cooking times. Some theories are based on weight or skin color, but the most accurate way of knowing when your turkey should come out of the oven is by temperature. The bird will be cooked fully when the internal temperature of the thigh meat is 165°. You can use the classic pop-up version, an instant read meat thermometer, or our favorite- the Polder digital probe that will sit nicely on the counter and beep when your bird is done.

 

  • Baster

A good basting schedule will keep your bird nice and moist while adding extra flavor. Some people prefer the classic bulb baster, while others like to use a basting brush. This preference will depend somewhat on the thickness of your basting liquid of choice. The drippings caught in your roasting pan will work nicely or you could create a sauce with your flavors of choice. One of our favorite techniques is to cover the bird in a butter and herb soaked cheesecloth- the cloth will do most of the basting for you!

 

  • Turkey Lifters

Your bird is cooked. It’s out of the oven with a temperature of 165° and has turned a beautiful shade of bronzy brown. Your best platter is on the counter waiting to be the center of attention and your standing in front of the stove with 2 oven mitts, a fish spatula, a bbq fork, and a cookie sheet. Turkey lifters are the kind of item that you might overlook until this very moment. We are here to remind you- Buy the turkey lifters now so your prized poultry doesn’t end up on the floor!

 

  • Gravy Prep

Gravy is an integral part of many holiday meals. The classic turkey gravy takes advantage of those long hours in the oven and uses the pan drippings for wonderful flavor. You’ll want to strain off the majority of the unnecessary fat with either a fat mop or a gravy separator and then you’ll need a good whisk to keep the gravy moving.

 

  • Presentation 

After everything is cooked, rested, and whisked, you are ready to move to the table. Holiday meals can require certain tableware that might not be present on regular Thursday nights. A large turkey platter is essential, along with quality carving tools. A gravy pourer, whether the traditional gravy boat or a modernized version, is also vital. Appropriate servingware for each side dish and glassware for wine, champagne, or punch. A little ambiance is always nice as well- candles and linens are an easy way to make things special.

 

 

Finding your supplies a little lacking? Check out our selection of turkey tools here!

 

 

Happy Cooking! 

 

 

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German Advent Calendars

by Kitchenworks16. November 2014 14:04

 

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