Lettuce begin! Before we run out of thyme…
From glitz and gadgets to spicing the place up with quirky new kitchen utensils. Here at The Art of Kitchens we have found all the essential life-saving equipment that will make the heart of the home the most enjoyable room to cook. We have scooped together a handful of fun and thrilling tools that are a must have!
A floating tea-infuser modelled as a shark fin, this fearsome creature shall roam the dangerous waters of your tea mug releasing streams of fresh brew!
- Bogey Yolk: Egg-Separator
Well that’s an unpleasant sight, but funnily enough this snotty chat has proven rather popular. All you have to do is crack your egg in his head there and let his nostrils do the rest… shudder.
Spice up your life (and food) with these delightful magic wand shakers. Do you have a young food shy Merlin, or witch around the house? It might be time to whip and flick a little magic into their dinner times!
Stand down barbarians! For I have the best selection of cooking knives in all of Sparta!
Wine Glass Bottle!
Why bother topping up when you can have the bottle all to yourself?
Wow, it sure is hot! You know what that means? It’s summer!
To help inspire your summer catering, we’ve compiled a series of video recipes we think will sizzle your socks off!
Everyone knows who Jamie Oliver is right? No need for introductions here! In this video he shows you how to make ‘Mediterranean BBQ Lamb Chops’, it’s a short yet easy to follow video where Jamie leads you along to some amazing food.
James Martin will show you how to make his ‘Ultimate Summer Burger’, it’s a short video yet James will guide you with ease to a mouthwatering summer treat.
Summer just isn’t complete without steak, and the YouTube channel ‘AskMen’ are here to show you how to make the most epic rib eye meal possible! While this video is a tad longer than others on this list, it offers a strong demonstration with clear visual cues and instructions.
Summer is well under way and the smell of BBQ is in the air, but it doesn’t always have to be the scent of burning fat! This wonderful video series offers a diverse range of recipes for those seeking a healthy alternative to the token meat and grease!
Desert is always important and during summer, here are some of the best summer deserts that you should try – the perfect way to end a delightful summer meal.
What are some of your favourite summer BBQ recipes? Let The Art of Kitchens team know on our Facebook and Twitter!
The team at The Art of Kitchens have found ourselves musing over the past as of late, and not always with the fondest of recollections. If there’s one domestic institution that has unquestionably evolved for the better throughout the 20th and 21st century – it’s the kitchen.
Think back to your school years and your studies of the Victorian Era, Middle Ages and beyond; chances are you looked into domestic lives of those in the lower and middle classes. Many kitchens were, quite frankly, ghastly – anyway, we thought it would be fun to retrace the heritage of home catering and list some fun historical videos…
Do you have any curious facts to share with us? Pop over to The Art of Kitchens Facebook and Twitter and let us know!
The world would be a boring place if everybody was the same don’t you think? Here at Art of Kitchens, we work with a wide variety of people with an even wider range of tastes. We love to see a project completed and in the name of style, we’re taking this month to celebrate some kitchen personality.
Traditional and rustic, this kitchen never goes out of style. It’ll make you nostalgic for home baked goods and family time. Wooden beams, a Belfast sink, an AGA and dashes of Cath Kidston are what you’d expect to see here.
Factory chic, perfect for those of you longing for that uber-modern city centre apartment feel. Cool metals, shiny surfaces and refurbished warehouse items are things you’ll find in this kitchen.
Colour co-ordinated, minimal and shiny. This kitchen represents modern life at its most clean cut and professional. Not ideal for small, messy hands but great for older families.
One for those of you with a larger garden space, this will level up your BBQ game. With summer coming up, why not go all out with an outdoor kitchen, great for people who love to entertain.
What’s your kitchen style? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter. If you’d like to redesign your kitchen, contact us now and see how we can help.
When it comes to designing your dream home, tough decisions have to be made and some of us have to compromise more than others. So you didn’t get the library, but surely you can have a home cinema?
A quarter of all women long for an AGA in the kitchen, while 12% of men would prefer a wine cellar. As the kitchen continues to be the centre of the home, we’ve rounded up some of the top kitchen items you are asking for.
Make cooking a social thing, you don’t have to face the wall while you prepare food. Many islands also double up as handy storage areas and even breakfast bars.
Ever feel like you’ve not got enough space for all your stuff? Clever storage such as the one pictured above could be your solution.
So you don’t have a cellar, doesn’t mean you can’t be a wine conneseuir. Try using some spare wall space to display your wine collection.
The sort of sink that sits neatly alongside an AGA in a farmhouse style kitchen; this is the kind of kitchen sink people look forward to washing up at. A great tip is to have a cover in the same material as your worktop, so when your sink is not in use it can be used for work space. This also doubles up as a chopping board when you’re using the sink.
Add a splash of colour to your kitchen in a place that is often forgotten about: the fridge! If your kitchen is decorated in neutral tones and you don’t want to go overboard with the colour palette, a coloured fridge will brighten the place up.
To find out what we can do for your kitchen, visit our website. Let us know on Facebook or Twitter what your dream kitchen design is!
Okay so these gadgets may not change your life that much but they will surely make your life a little easier and a lot more fun!
1: The MAGNIFYING SPOON!
Have you ever accidentally swallowed something that shouldn’t have been in your food? No more!
You will be able to see anything that the naked eye may have missed.
2: The SPREADTHAT knife!
Struggle spreading that lovely butter over your toast as the butter is too cold? No more!
The innovative knife uses your body heat to warm the knife up to enable a smooth spread.
3: The UV SANTISING WAND!
Bring your healthy home to a new stage of spotless with the Verilux UV Rechargeable Sanitizing Wand.
This device uses Ultraviolet light to kill up to 99.9% of germs, viruses and other micro-organisms on solid, non-porous surfaces.
4: The SnackMan TREAT dispenser!
Get your favourite treat in an instant with a simple wave of the hand. Fill this with your favourite treat and get food on demand!
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After reading those two brief statements you are either rolling your eyes or experiencing a peculiar sense of joy. Not everyone relishes in the thrill of the season but the team at The Art of Kitchens are positively buzzing. As we mentioned in our last blog post, we are very busy at the moment but if you would like to contact us about work in the New Year please do not hesitate to get in touch to secure yourself a wonderful new kitchen for 2016.
To arrange your free consultation please call Mark on Nottingham 9 204473 or 07790 326161.
To help you prepare for a little Yuletide fun we’ve prepared a series of links and videos to some marvellous recipes and decorative DIY tips.
How to Make Mulled Wine
How to Make a Christmas Wreath
Gordon Ramsey’s Christmas Dinner Recipe
Saving Money at Christmas
Christmas Jumper Day 2015
Avoid Christmas Dinner Disasters!
Got any Christmas themed fun to share with us? Let The Art of Kitchens team know on Facebook and Twitter.
A few months ago we reported on the development of the Concept Kitchen 2025, a collaborative project between IKEA and numerous scholarly factions. This conceptual design offered the public a conceptual sketch how we could all be engaging with our kitchens in the near future. Digital worktops and ‘smart’ appliances appeared to be the forefront of the cooking experience but now ‘Innit Kitchen’s HQ’ has taken things a step further.
Ever wondered what the perfect roast dinner tastes like?
To achieve the perfect meal would realistically require you to locate the ‘perfect’ chef but what if a computer could do things even better? That’s the idea behind this absurdly elaborate ‘sensor’ operated kitchen which monitors the food while it cooks and amends its behaviour to get the best results.
If you fancy reading into this technology further, we highly recommend checking out this extensive coverage over at Wired. It’s really quite mind boggling!
In other news, it’s only (hold on, let us check)… 48 days till Christmas. The high street appear to be jumping on the yuletide bandwagon early as ever this year so the team at Art of Kitchens thought it best to drop a little forewarning. As a family run business we’re set to be rather busy over the coming weeks so if you wish to invest in our services – get in touch ASAP. You can find our email address here or give us a ring on 01159 20 44 73.
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Fandom can be a wonderful thing but sometimes people can take their adoration a little too far. While cosplay and making trips to the real life sets of your favourite films and TV shows can be harmless fun, when your life starts to be consumed by a fictional love – well, maybe it’s time to rethink things. Ah, who are we kidding? This is brilliant…
A Canadian couple who uh, clearly love The Simpsons are currently redesigning their kitchen to match that of the cartoon as close as possible. If you’re going to set out on such a project, you might as well go all the way and try to make it faithful to the source material.
If you can’t remember from the top of your head what The Simpsons kitchen looked like, it’s more or less looked the same as this for over twenty years…
And here’s a video of the Calgary based couple working on the kitchen!
What do you think – a faithful work of fun fandom or just a plain waste of time?
Let The Art of Kitchens know on Facebook and Twitter.
You may recall earlier this year we ran a rather cheeky blog post of food jokes. Well, it seemed to go down quite well so we’re doing a follow up… oh don’t sigh, who doesn’t love a rotten joke every once in a while?
Without further ado, let’s kick off the tickles!
- A sausage and bacon lay in a frying pan. The sausage says “It’s pretty hot here.” The bacon responds…
– Porkin’ ell! A talking sausage!
- Don’t go bacon my heart, I couldn’t if I fried!
- Why did the jam get arrested?
– Because it was in a premature tart!
- Did you hear about the explosion at the cheese factory?
– There was de brie everywhere!
- Did you hear the joke about the butter?
– I’m not telling you – you might spread it!
- You have far too much time on your hands…
Got any more silly food/kitchen jokes to share with us? Go to The Art of Kitchen’s Facebook and Twitter to share – nothing sexist please!