• Posts Tagged ‘tea and coffee’

    Three of the best: quirky mugs

    by  • November 18, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A little bit of Friday frippery for you – the latest mugs to pop into my inbox that will brighten up your kitchen. Fortunately, each of them has something special about them…

    I wanted to start with these personalised Cornishware mugs. I was thrilled when TG Green started making Cornishware again a few years ago and these mugs will make you just as cheerful I’m sure.

    A Couple of Mugs is a pair of red mugs that can be personalised with up to 12 letters each for £25 and are perfect for a Christmas present.

    TG Green Cornishware mugs

    Next, a charity number from Villeroy & Boch with its limited edition mugs that support the British Heart Foundation‘s Mending Broken Hearts appeal. Featuring artwork from a host of contemporary British artists, they cost £24.95 each with £5 going to the BHF.

    Villeroy & Boch limited edition BHF mugs

    Finally, this Ladybird colours-inspired Fabulous mug from Emma Bridgewater instantly caught my eye – bright, retro and of course, it tells you where to have it on display – in your fabulous, modern kitchen!

    Fabulous Half Pint Mug, £17.95 at Emma Bridgewater

    Rachel

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    Cuisinart PerfecTemp kettle

    by  • April 23, 2010 • Kitchen Appliances • 0 Comments

    The lovely people at Cuisinart recently sent me their smart new PerfectTemp kettle to test – which I gladly did. It’s suitable for for gas, electric or induction hobs and I just love the retro-style design. However, the main feature of this kettle is its clever temperature gauge, which lets you see exactly how hot the water is getting, allowing you to create the perfect cup of tea or coffee. Traditional kettles will boil the water to 100ºC, but if you love your coffee (as my other half does), you’ll appreciate having water at the correct temperature to make a great tasting cuppa.

    BK - Cuisinart PerfecTemp kettle

    When testing, I found that after boiling the water the handle remained cool, despite its position directly over the lid, so it was safe to pick up. It also retained the heat of the water extremely well, so it took no time at all to get the kettle back up to temperature for another drink. However, my favourite feature has got to be the kettle’s whistle, letting you know when it’s boiled – it just put a smile on my face and is perfect if you’re upstairs or in the garden and won’t hear the ‘click’ of a traditional kettle. Available in black, red and cream, it costs £65. Emily
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