By Shelby Hilson
There are items that we’ve simply come to rely on in the kitchen, whether they’re for cooking, entertaining or cleaning up the messes we make. OUR HOMES brings you a handful of fabulous must-haves that may be basic in use, but boast personal style and flair.
Cheeseboard & Brie Baker
When entertaining guests, there’s nothing easier or more delicious than cheese served with fresh bread and crackers. A handcrafted cheeseboard and ceramic Brie baker make this simple snack all the more enjoyable and fun when hosting a dinner party.
This particular cheeseboard is from Dags & Willow in Collingwood and was featured in a Southern Georgian Bay issue.
You can’t serve cheese without wine, so why not make the experience even tastier? This aerator by Vinturi allows wines to breathe instantly, releasing essential flavours and aromas in the time it takes to pour a single glass. Its unique appearance will add personality to any setting.
This product was featured is our Muskoka magazine and is available from Cottage Winery in Bracebridge.
Salt and Pepper Mills
Most of us use them everyday; they are absolute musts. What do your salt and pepper mills say about you? This beautiful pair, crafted by a Canadian artisan from natural materials is suited well to a rustic home and is certainly no stranger to compliments.
If these are the salt and pepper mills for you, you can purchase them at the Uncommon Market Gift Shop in Windsor, located in the Art Gallery of Windsor.
Recycling and Composting Pails
It’s time to kick those ugly blue and green bins to the curb. These stylish bins do a much nicer job of disguising the contents and there’s no need to hide them in the deep dark corners of the garage.
These nifty pails can also be purchased at Pandora's Box in Mississauga.
Roasting garlic makes it soft, spreadable and even more delicious. Countless recipes call for this tasty additive, which just got easier with this Terracotta roaster. It's large enough for "elephant garlic" and when doused in roasting oil, it's oh-so-yummy!
This Wildly Delicious product is available at Heavenly Sweets in Collingwood.