Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Summer looks for the kitchen

We are in the middle of the summer so there is still plenty of time to enjoy the beach party, the outdoors and that adventurous picnic. But even if you just want to cook in your kitchen for a nice long-lasting dinner in the garden, put some color in your kitchen or at the table. Here are some cool, summer, playful items you can still purchase and use:

1. Multicolor place mats from IKEA. They are fun and they only cost $2.99 for a four-pack.

2. Do you like Watermelons? This playful, 11" carbon Japanese stainless steel blade of this Kuhn Rikon Colori Melon Knife will have you finally slicing melons with ease.  An ergonomic handle allows you to slice in comfort. The included matching safety shield will keep your blade sharp as well as protect the use. Buy online for $18.

3. If cocktails is your calling, try this 3-in-1 Cocktail station. This set provides everything you need to rim and decorate your cocktail glass. It's great for finishing off your margaritas or other frozen concoctions at home.

4. It's summer and you will need ice. Those colorful, funky ice cube trays from IKEA will only cost you $1.99 and make the freezer look nicer.

 5. Make fun and creative ice pops with volcano molds that allow you to fill the center of the pop with your favorite fillings. Simply use any juice to create your popsicle and then fill the hollow center with the filling of your choice.  Molds come in four funky colors, are BPA free and dishwasher safe. 
6. But in order to cook, you will need an apron! Dress yourself in this Sugar Baby, leopard, nostalgic-look apron and your guests will pay attention. Even more, they will ask you where you bought it from because you look so sexy!