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Tuesday
Sep202011

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Rise ‘n Roll

Top your toast, muffin or steamy waffle with a bit of buttery sweetness. Made in small batches, this artisanal topping is made from the finest fresh local Indiana ingredients; made in the same Amish traditions as in days of yore. risenrollbakery.com

Deep Dish

Real earthenware. Function meets great presentation with French tradition. Oven-to-table; dish up tasty casseroles and potpies. emilyhenryusa.com

Golden Pie Crust

Conduct even heat. Bake a flaky crust, like a commercial chef with these perforated heavy-weight aluminized steel pie pans. Pan experts, since 1896 from Chicago Metallic. chefscatalog.com

Fan Seat

There’s no guessing which team you are rooting for with this portable fan seat. Show your team colors at the tailgate party or picnic. fansedge.com

Now That’s Cocoa

The best end result must start with the best ingredients. The best cocoa yields the best hot chocolate or chocolate souffle. deandeluca.com

Original Muffin

Made in Chicago Since 1933. Bays Original English Muffin recipe is based on the Bay Family’s muffin recipe from the 1800s in England and hasn’t changed one bit. bays.com

The Organic Miller 

Heirloom crop yields a very creamy sweet bowl of grits and star quality loaf of bread. Columbia, South Carolina. ansonmills.com

Get Frothy

This hand-carved Molinillo, hecho en Mexico - makes the frothy finishing touch on your chocolaty beverage by twisting the Molinillo between your palms. Neat gadget. deandeluca.com

Doodler’s Delight

The Tratto pen is Italy’s answer to the simple everyday pen with a superior felt tip. It comes in a rainbow of colors and available with a clip for easy fastening to your pocket protector. english.fila.it

Solar Powered 

Take advantage of the great outdoors and full charge up-to 3 mobile devices with solar power rather than electricity. energizerpowerpacks.com

The Balm

Originally only intended for the cow’s chaffed utters; quickly became relief for the farmer’s hands too. The reputation for healing properties for people caught-on in the last 100 years. It is great for chapped hardworking hands from gardening and all outdoor chores. bagbalm.com

Wednesday
Aug032011

George Hirsch Good Stuff

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Please Deposit 25¢

Have an authentic pay-phone, at home. Sorry, you won’t be collecting for long distance calls though, it’s been updated and wired for no-pay to talk. It’s very cool though. payphone.com

Office Musician

These pencil/ drumsticks are ideal for creative office sessions; horsing around is encouraged. it usually yields the best ideas. uncommongoods.com

Up-cycled 

What can a broken windshield turn into? A beautiful vessel for a glass of wine. Up-cycled craftsmanship. uncommongoods.com

Morning Mate

Chemex has 40 years of natural brewing success in the making of great coffee, unplugged. Pair with good filtered water and good freshly ground beans. chemexcoffeemaker.com

Enchanted Fun

This Enchanted Birthday Book is a conversation piece. Leave it on your kitchen counter at your next a dinner party and see how many people want to see what their birthday says about them. You will hear a lot of—“That’s so true.” Authors; Amy Zerner & Monte Farber. theenchantedworld.com

Top Dog

I’m a hot dog snob. Search no more. There is nothing like biting into a hot-off the-grill dog that snaps back at you; with no after taste. NY’s Citarella. citarella.com

S’mores

Have a s’mores experience without the camp fire in the form of decadent all natural gelato. BTW- No corn syrup. ciaobellagelato.com

Summer Entertainment

Watch the funny mishaps of a simple concept like a vacation to the beach with Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean. This is laughter for the whole family. target.com

Southampton Pils

Our friends at Publick House keep on tapping outstanding flavor. The Keller Pils is Southampton’s classic summer German unfiltered smooth Pilsner. Cheers! publick.com

Made in France

Made in Dijon, France. This mustard is made under the strict 300 year old guidelines for being labeled authentically Dijon. Great flavor avec tres bon value. traderjoes.com

Manual Crush

This is the 1950's Farrington revived. One of the most important home-makers’s tasks in those days was a filled-n-chilled ice cube tray. Nostalgia. conrans.com

Wednesday
Jul062011

George Hirsch Good Stuff

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The Short on The Long Bun

Martin’s bun is the essential ingredient to making a superior summer lobster roll. potatoroll.com

Ice Beyond The Cube

For summer parties these silicone shaped ice cube forms put the fun in a chilly beverage ikea.com

The Pie Machine

Everyone gets their own pie. Hmm - you may make fruit pies in single to-go portions for beach + picnics. By Breville. amazon.com

Duct Tape

Just because you might need things to stick together. Magic household item; perfect for that leaky something. 3m.com

Shrubs

Shrub means drink in Arabic. Lemon, Lime, Raspberry and Strawberry are just four of Tait Farms’ colonial all-natural fruit drink concentrates for mixing  refreshing original sweet and tart beverages. Made in PA. taitfarmsfoods.com

Old Fashioned Ice Pop

The design hasn’t changed much and the enjoyment is just about the same for people of all ages. Fill with fresh homemade lemonade, freeze overnight + enjoy. ikea.com

Grill To Table

Fashion meets function with the grillable serving tray. Made by Wilton-Armetale. williams-sonoma.com

Graniteware Lobster Pot

The 2 tiered steamer for your lobster boil. Made in the USA since the 1800s. amazon.com

Safety First

Every car and household should have a first aid kit. This one just happens to be in snazzy packaging, not the old rusty metal box. ikea.com

Cheese Please

Go beyond cheddar. Beehive Full Moon Cheese makes creamy, mellow + hand-crafted cheese in Utah. deandeluca.com

Flying Lobsters

Shipped via airmail. From Jordan Lobster; serving NY’s finest chefs with fresh Maine lobsters. Family, been in the biz for more than 50 years. jordanlobsterfarms.com

Popchips

Hmm... there’s a new chip in town with half the fat. Worth the crunch. popchips.com

Tuesday
Jun072011

George Hirsch Good Stuff

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Forgetful Gentleman

Leave room for no excuses - the card is on the way. This cleaver box of stationary has cards for all important occasions for the gentleman in your life. forgetfulgentlemancom

The Bucket List

Safety first. This collapsible bucket is bound to come in handy; for many activities like; camping, the beach or even for those with pets on long trips. boatersworld.com

The Topsider

The authentic original seafarer’s footwear. This boat shoe has been a staple since 1935, for wet traction starboard or port. sperrytopsider.com

Condiment Appreciation

The perfect blend of Indian spices make-up this Oregon made artisanal mustard. It puts a wow behind flavorful spread. deandeluca.com

Meet The Pit-Master

Somebody’s got to do it and repetition is a form of learning. thumbs up for Oxo’s brilliant contraption for pitlessness; used for both pitting cherries and olives - with good grip. amazon.com

Jetstream

Before the days of handheld electronic games, a rubber band and a blasawood plane kit occupied an afternoon of fun outdoors. Today, it still has the same magic. hickorees.com

Handsome Dan

Go long. Handmade by Leather Head; the football named after Yale’s famous bulldog mascot. Leather from Prime Tannery in Maine. Made in New Jersey, USA. hickorees.com

Paumanok

A memorable year, 2007. The red born from a long hot summer. Excellent blend of merlot, petit verdot + cabernet franc. This wine is Ideal with summer grilled meats; beef, lamb and pork. From Long Island’s own, family owned and operated Paumanok Vineyards. paumanok.com

Old Faithful

You can’t go wrong with a tie, with nautical stripes. jmclaughlin.com

Pizzelle Maker

Make homemade cannoli or ice cream cones in less than a minute. Chef’s Choice non-stick surface is easy for cleanup too. williams-sonoma.com

Sir Mix-a-Lot

Kensington Marmalade Mixers - made from whole-fruit; Meyer Lemon Mixer ideal with sparkling water and or vodka. Either way, a refreshing summer cocktail. Also comes in Blood Orange. deandeluca.com

Wednesday
May042011

George Hirsch Good Stuff

 

George Hirsch Good Stuff

Muglio

Syrup from pine cones. Italian Dolomite forest pine cones. Decadence, meant to drizzle over yogurt, gelato or panna cotta. Delish. deandeluca.com

Marais Side Chair

A seating icon that remains the same way it was made 75 years ago in France. Stackable, sturdy, grade A steel. industry-west.com

Long Live The Bucket

This 1 1/4 QT. galvanized bucket is made to last through many years of chores, with enthusiasm. Fill it with suds, and use elbow grease. For squeaky clean results, rinse, and repeat. bucket-outlet.com

Aroma

Ice cream season is now approaching. Homemade is still popular when it comes to peach flavor or pistachio. No need to crank for your cone, the wood barrel ice cream maker has now gone electric. aroma-housewares.com

Get Hooked

Plain, simple hooks are hard to find. These are made specifically for horse stables for tack equipment. Great staple beyond the stable. horseloverz.com

Mortar & Pestle

Inspiration to grind spices and herbs in the ancient, but still an in-fashion way to extract flavors. lecreuset.com

Serving Suggestions

Colorful spin on ordinary serving utensils for Superior Servers. Stainless steel handles dipped in polymer, for good grip. ladiesandgentlemenstudio.com

Olive Oil

“You had me at that bottle”. But, let’s mention the contents inside this beautiful Puglian pottery jardinare is  the finest extra virgin olive oil from Antico Frantoio Muragia. deandeluca.com

Vintage Style Bulb

A Good idea - The 1890s Edison Style Bulb crafted to be shown and not hidden. No shade necessary. 100bulbs.com

Time For Wine

Get uncorked in under a minute. This is the tried-n-true classic cork screw, before the term mixology was used. By Oneida. amazon.com

South of France

Somethings never go out of style, like relaxation. So, recline like they do in France, on colorful cotton ticking and sturdy beechwood. conranusa.com