I consider myself pretty practical. When I received the opportunity to review something from CSN stores, I decided not to indulge...although I thought about it...because in the end, I figured ordering things that I would use daily...things that I actually needed...would be the best option.
The first thing I chose was the Henry Watson Original Suffolk Terracotta Garlic Cellar say that three times fast. If you hang out around here often enough, you know that garlic is one of my favorite things and that I feel lost without it! I love that this garlic cellar lets me keep two or three cloves at my fingertips at all times. While I can have a larger stash in my bin, this sits right on my counter top (has air holes in the back to maintain freshness) and allows me easy access. Plus, the terracotta fits right in with the earthy decor that I love!
The next item I ordered was a Paderno World Cuisine 10" Wooden Spoon. If you saw my last CSN review, you're probably saying...Uuuummmmm, didn't you get this spoon last time!? To that I say...No, silly. I got the 7 7/8" spoon. I don't think one can ever have too many wooden spoons...they're a kitchen essential! I love it...simple, functional, perfect.
The final thing I chose to order was a William Bounds Bishop 5" Bamboo Pepper Mill. I'm almost embarrassed to say that I've been using one of those "disposable" mills you can get from the spice aisle of the grocery store for almost two years now! By the time we moved out of our old house, I had unceremoniously knocked, shoved, tipped, and bumped two different pepper mills and numerous salt bowls behind our stove...which was far too tightly wedged in to pull out. Well, we bought a new stove when we moved...and whoever now lives in our old house will one day find a little cooks treasure when they pull out the stove to replace it or fix it or whatever happens down the line. So, tired of plastic "grinding" prongs breaking off into my peppercorns, I decided it was time to get a new mill. Seriously, I can't believe I went without a good one for so long. I can once again adjust for find to coarse and not worry about plastic shards in our food. Plus, bamboo is very durable. Although I adore it, I'm holding out for this awesome copper and brass mill one day. Fingers crossed!
A big thanks to CSN stores for the opportunity to make my kitchen a little more complete! If you've never check them out, I recommend heading over to browse the more than 200 stores they have...you don't have to be stuck in the kitchen if you don't want to...I just happen to like being stuck there (I always wind up in the cookware...it's in my nature). It's a great place to fit all of your holiday shopping needs!
*I received a $40 gift certificate to purchase and review the items of my choice from CSN. The opinions of the product stated in this post are all mine.