Design Item of The Week, Home & Kitchen 0 comments on Design Item of The Week: Joseph Joseph Cooking Utensils

Design Item of The Week: Joseph Joseph Cooking Utensils

When I first started cooking, I secretly wished for smarter utensils that could make any cook’s life easier. I mean I love preparing dishes and baking cakes but sometimes, it’s just a hassle because of the practicality of it all. Little did I know back then that smart and beautiful cooking tools did in fact exist. They exist since 2003 under the name of Joseph Joseph. Founded by two British brothers, the brand became widely known as blending beauty, efficiency and innovation. It can be said that they have mastered kitchen efficiency, also making sure their products are aesthetically noticeable.

Here are 3 Joseph Joseph kitchen utensils I chose to inspire you

The chopping boards collection

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Inspired by an office filing system with indexes indicating the categories, these chopping boards also tackle the issue of cross-contamination that comes with prepping raw food and mixing them with vegetables. You’ll really enjoy the easy and practical use.

The folding colander

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Aside from being easy to store because of its folding possibilities, this colander is also practical to slip your vegetables or pasta right in the dish.

Garlic crusher

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This no pain and compact garlic crusher is easy to use and easy on the arms.

You can also watch the video below to get a general idea on the brand.

Do you know of Joseph Joseph? If yes, do you own of the products?

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Product of The Week (With Recipe!): Chipotle Peppers

Chipotle peppers are smoke-dried jalapeño. They are made primarily in Chihuahua, Mexico but are also produced in much of Mexico and increasingly in the US.

For Chipotle, the peppers are kept on the plant until they turn deep red and begin to dry out. They are then smoked for days in a sealed smokehouse until completely dry. Some commercial producers use an alternative to smokehouses which consists of gas driers and artificial smoke flavoring. This alternative technique, however, produces a less flavorful chipotle.
In the supermarket, you can find those delicious Chipotle peppers in Abodo sauce and use them for your marinades. Last Saturday, we used them to marinate the chicken for our BBQ. Scroll for the recipe! 🙂
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Found at Spinneys Ashrafieh  –  Photo from chicaandjo.com

Chipotle Peppers Chicken Recipe

Ingredients (for 8 persons):

  • 1.2 kg chicken (can be wings, drumsticks or breasts)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, roughly minced
  • 1 can of chipotle peppers in abodo sauce
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • The juice of half a lime
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup of honey

How to make it:

  1. Crush the garlic in a small blender.
  2. Add the chipotle peppers, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, salt and honey. Mix to combine
  3. Pour the mixture over the chicken and let it marinate (preferably overnight)
  4. When it’s time for grilling, cut the chicken in some places with a knife so that it gets grilled faster and gets marinated from the inside as well

And enjoy!

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Do you use chipotle peppers when you cook?

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Design Item of The Week, Home & Kitchen 0 comments on Design Item of The Week: Keepcup

Design Item of The Week: Keepcup

Many times a week, we all head to the nearest coffee place and order our favorite in a paper cup. We consequently contribute to the encouragement of disposable items and go against the whole idea of Sustainability.

Keepcup is here to help us keep our daily pleasures while at the same time caring for our environment.

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The idea is simple.

KeepCups mission is to encourage the use of reusable cups.  We do this by delivering sustainably made products that are fit for purpose in the context of a positive global campaign that strives to make a difference to how we think about convenience culture.

www.keepcup.com

You can read the story of how it was established on this link, and watch their video below.

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You can also order it online as they ship all over the world. Click here for shipping info.

Photos and video taken from Keepcup’s Facebook page and website.

Thoughts? 🙂

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Home & Kitchen, Product of the Week 1 comment on Product of The Week: Peanut Butter by J Jar Homemade

Product of The Week: Peanut Butter by J Jar Homemade

I’ve been eyeing Jessy’s spreads for quite some time, until I finally got to meet her and taste her delicious (and healthy!) peanut butter spread.

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Jessy studied and works in Marketing and she’s also a Certified Personal Trainer. She’s into Sports and loves everything healthy. A while ago, she noticed that the peanut butter spreads sold in the market are full of hydrogenated fat and therefore not so good for our bodies. That’s when she decided to make her own peanut butter. After everyone around her had a spoonful and loved it, she took  the decision to make it in quantities and sell it. The ingredients Jessy uses are all healthy, authentic and homegrown.

I usually have a spoon of it with my afternoon snack, be it a fruit or a smoothie, but there’s a whole lot more you can pair it with. Jessy’s suggestions are written on a small paper tied to the jar: Pretzels, cookies, bananas, chocolate, apple, jams, and even chicken! She also suggested pairing peanut butter and bananas or dates before heading to work or to the gym as it gives good energy.

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I also got a great recipe tip using this delicious peanut butter spread. I’ll be making it for lunch really soon so stay tuned for the full recipe and photos! 🙂

J Jar Homemade products go beyond peanut butter. Jessy also makes fig tapenade, pesto and other spreads (you can check them all on J Jar Homemade’s facebook page on this link). J Jar Homemade products are sold at Souk el Tayeb, L’Appartement Beirut, and Food Dealer.

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Have you tried it?

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Design Item of The Week, Home & Kitchen 0 comments on Design Item of the Week: Kinto Coffee Carafe

Design Item of the Week: Kinto Coffee Carafe

This week’s Design item is for coffee lovers. With this Kinto Coffee Carafe, you can enjoy watching your coffee drip into your mug with a delicious smell filling your house.

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This coffee carafe set is great for long afternoons at home with a really great book in hand.

Experience Dripping Coffee by Hand. It will Fulfill Your Life.

Time slowly goes by with each drip of coffee. The series ‘Slow Coffee Style’ was born to bring you the taste of coffee brewed by the pour-over method with the relaxed passage of time. The carafe set and porcelain brewer both offer two choices to brew coffee either with stainless steel filter or paper filter. As the extensive lineup provides a wide range of choices for item coordination, you can easily find your own style of slow coffee. The mugs with the illustrations and the message newly join the series.

http://www.kinto.co.jp/en/products/drinkware/scs/

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Kinto is a Japanese company specializing in house-ware. They showcase their products internationally, you can check their blog on this link.

What do you think?

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Product of The Week: Jamie Oliver Grind Mills

I’ve been watching and reading Jamie Oliver for as long as I can remember. He makes cooking seem so simple and fun and inspires all of us to healthy and flavorsome cooking. As we all know, the secret to a perfect dish is in the spices and seasoning. Two cooks can never produce the same final result as each one of them puts his own touch of spices and seasoning to it all. When I discovered that Jamie Oliver had created those grind mills that are a blend of different spices, I was delighted. You will find great combinations that will make you want to head to the kitchen right away. Plus, they’re the perfect seasoning to light dinners, adding flavor and great satisfaction. This is also made for the lazy ones who need to spice up their basic lunches and dinners, making cooking more simple.

In Beirut, the Jamie Oliver grind mills can be found at TSC Signature.

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Design Item of The Week, Home & Kitchen 0 comments on Design Item of the Week: Le Creuset Teapot

Design Item of the Week: Le Creuset Teapot

Whenever I’m out shopping for kitchen tools or nice things for the home, I find myself lusting over products made by Le Creuset, a French cookware manufacturer known for its casseroles made in cast-iron. They also make various types of cookware like these colorful kettles. Not only are they nicely designed and are a pleasure to the eyes but they’re are also built to last. The material they are fabricated with is basically enamel on steel, made with robust carbon steel and completed with a vibrant porcelain enamel finish. The dexterity in their creation, combined with their beautiful design is more than satisfying to the home owner.

There’s a huge variety of Kettle sizes, colors, and styles to choose from, made for every kitchen. Below are 3 different kinds of kettles available at Le Creuset.

The Zen Kettle

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The Peruh Kettle set with mugs

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The French Press Coffee set

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 Do you own a Le Creuset product? 

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Home & Kitchen, Product of the Week 7 comments on Product of the Week: The Legendary Sriracha Sauce

Product of the Week: The Legendary Sriracha Sauce

I’ve been featuring a Design Item of the week for a while now as I’m always on a quest to discover cool things and sharing them on the blog. But since I also constantly discover new foodie products, I will be sharing Design items and foodie products alternatively. This week, the selected product is the legendary Sriracha Sauce.

We discovered Sriracha a few months ago while looking for a spicy Chicken Wings recipe. We stumbled upon one online and we’ve been hooked to it ever since (recipe here). Back then, when we saw something called Sriracha featured in the ingredients, we weren’t really sure it was going to be easy to find. I hadn’t even noticed it was actually the name of the sauce placed on all Asian restaurants’ tables in the world! But we did find it, and now we can’t live without it. It’s become one of our must-haves condiments at home, right next to mustard and ketchup.

Recently, the sauce has become widely famous. More people are aware of its existence and brands even use it as a flavor. Kettle Potato Chips now have a Sriracha flavored bag! What’s more, ketchup, beer, popcorn, lollipops, candy canes and pizza sauces can all be found Sriracha-flavored. This article in Food and Wine confirms it.

So what’s the story behind this sauce?

Sriracha wasn’t born until 1980. It was created by David Tran in Chinatown and was later introduced to the U.S. He made his own hot sauce by hand in a bucket and started selling it out of a van. He refused to adjust his product by making it a less spicy one like most people were suggesting. His answer was:

Hot sauce must be hot. If you don’t like it hot, use less. We don’t make mayonnaise here.

Being a hot sauce freak, I eat almost everything with a bit of Sriracha sauce. For spicy lovers, use it with Edamame, throw it in your salads (in small quantities) or dip chicken wings in it.

You can watch the whole Sriracha production process below (explained by David Tran himself!)

Who here is a spicy lover? Is Sriracha Sauce among your condiments?

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Home & Kitchen 0 comments on Design Item of The Week: Nayef Francis

Design Item of The Week: Nayef Francis

Design is increasingly becoming something important when it comes to lifestyle and home interior. What’s more is that design and practicality are becoming a pair. Designers are no longer producing items that have no use and we thus get to enjoy the aesthetics together with the usefulness.

It’s been a while since I haven’t written about Design. I haven’t selected a Design item on the blog since A Whole Lotta Love.  But the ‘Design Item of the Week’ is back on Breadonbutter, offering you ideas, inspiration and beautiful things designed by talented people.

This week, it’s Nayef Francis we’re talking about. A Lebanese Interior Architect, Nayef “pursues his long-life passion for furniture and product design” and exhibits his products in his own gallery in Mar Mikhael, Beirut, “offering a distinctive line of furniture and household items and accessories, exclusively hand made in Lebanon”. He constantly innovates and comes up with fine products.

I’ve chosen two items from his collection that I’ve always had my eye on (and that I will be buying as soon as I move into my own house), made of the same materials – These bottle vases available in different colors, and these layered bowls.

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Layered Bowls

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What do you think? Isn’t it a great idea for a gift? 

P.S. You can follow Nayef Francis on social media here, check their website here, or pass by the showroom in Mar Mikhael, Hadechian Bldg., Ground Floor, Armenia Street, Beirut.

 On a side note, Mar Mikhael is becoming quite the creative district in Beirut and these creative activities are being fiercely supported by the MEDNETA project aiming at enhancing the positive role of “creativity”. Check out their interesting page (here), where events happening everyday around the area are communicated, photos and music related to the neighbourhood’s life and secrets are posted, and updates on the project are shared. 

Christmas, Home & Kitchen, Parties & Happenings 2 comments on 11 Perfect Food Lovers Christmas Gifts

11 Perfect Food Lovers Christmas Gifts

Before we start off with awesome food lovers Christmas gifts ideas, I’d like to say that on this first of December, we should be happy and grateful more than ever. Beyond gifts, food and parties, December is a month of feeling thankful and appreciating what we have. It’s the month to let go of all the effort we’ve been doing throughout the year and enjoy the little things. It’s that time where you gather with family and friends,  help others a bit more and feel warm inside and out.

For food lovers, this time of year is pure excitement. We get to eat without feeling guilty, we get to cook for our loved ones, we get to make warm and fuzzy drinks, and we get to get ourselves the most wonderful cooking tools there are!

For those of you who are looking for inspiration for food lovers Christmas gifts, I’ve compiled a list of 11 very cool things to surprise them with. All price ranges and preferences are in there of course.

Take a look! I hope it inspires you 🙂

BreadOnButter 2014 food lovers Christmas gifts ideas:

1) A nice and efficient foodie book. I’ll be posting a list of the best foodies books I’ve read, later this week!

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2) A lovely apron – found at Zara Home

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3) Joseph Joseph fun cooking utensils – found at ABC Department Store L3

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4) A nice coffee machine. To choose, think of the foodie’s personality and go for one of these 4 :

Kmix for the filter black coffee lovers. I once wrote about it as design item (here) of the week – found at BHV Déco City Mall

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Nespresso Inissia for the minimalistic ones – found at Nespresso ABC L1

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Illy X7.1 Iperespresso machine for funky ones who love a vintage decorative look and some extra foam – found at Illy Shop Downtown or Ginette Gemmayze

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Nescafe Dolce Gusto for pure nescafe lovers – found at BHV Déco

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5) And their respective cups

Illy art collection coffee cups for artists and colorful people – found at Illy Shop Downtown

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Nespresso colored stainless cups – found at Nespresso ABC Ashrafieh

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6) For hard-core bakers, this beautiful copper kitchen aid mixer will make them jump up the roof! – found at BHV Déco City Mall

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7) This ceramic cocotte minute will make any cook happy as they’ll be able to make those winter recipes without extra cleaning work – found at Sel & Poivre ABC or BHV Déco City Mall

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8) Also for bakers, but for a lower budget, these barazzoni baking trays are awesome for upside down cakes. Plus, they look lovely – found at Spinneys Hazmieh or any other large supermarket

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9) For cooks who love making their own things at home, get them this Black and Decker Breadmaker – found at Khoury Home

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10) A nice ceramic knife set with all kinds of knives would be a pleasure for an everyday cook – found at Think Kitchen Ashrafieh

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11) And finally, for tea lovers, a Kusmi Tea package would be great – found at Kusmi Tea ABC Ashrafieh

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Any other ideas? What are you getting your foodie other this Christmas?

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Home & Kitchen, Parties & Happenings 1 comment on Design Item of the Week: A Whole Lotta Love

Design Item of the Week: A Whole Lotta Love

This week’s Design item is awesome and I’m really excited to share it with you! Meet A Whole Lotta Love, one of the most creative design and event company I have ever encountered.

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Beyond Graphic Design, Branding and Event Planning, Léa Hechmé – A Whole Lotta Love’s founder – also creates products (paper goods to be more specific), such as letterpress invitations, customized stationery, wedding stationery, parties’ decoration, DIY props and decor, souvenirs, and a lot more than that.

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I had a lot to choose from to be able to present you with only a sample of what she does. Here they are 🙂

Pastel Coasters: A series of 6 illustrations (great for foodies) /letterpress printing on Beermat paper

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Comics Coasters: Also a series of 6 illustrations/letterpress printing on Beermat paper

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#Makeithappen card: Letterpress printing and Gold foil

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Wrapping paper: A set of 3 patterns/offset printing on recycled paper

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For more insight into A Whole Lotta Love and their events, products and the rest, you can check their facebook page here and their website here. Also, follow A Whole Lotta Love on Instagram: @a_wholelottalove

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Home & Kitchen 1 comment on Design Item of The Week: Kmix Coffee Maker

Design Item of The Week: Kmix Coffee Maker

We all know Kenwood as the traditional kitchen tools our parents always had lying around the kitchen. I was recently nicely surprised to discover the other side of Kenwood, the innovative side. Kmix is a Kenwood sub-brand that is colorful and innovative.

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Stunning good looks and innovative thermal technology give the kMix Coffee Maker range a distinct edge over other filter coffee machines. It’s a piece of art in the kitchen.

www.kenwoodworl.com

We’ve tried it with a variety of coffee brands, including illy (of course) and tesco Kenyan finest.

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