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Great Finds: Retro Ice Crusher

In Great Finds on October 12, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Drinks always taste better over crushed ice. Whether it’s a coke or a cocktail, finely crushed ice adds that extra “yum” factor to beverages. Even if you don’t have an ice machine in your freezer door you can make your own crushed ice at home.  It’s easy, and the retro design of this guy makes for a cool statement piece, even in small kitchens.

With a design inspired by the 1950’s, this manual ice crusher makes both coarse and fine crushed ice. It’s not only great for drinks and cocktails, but for creating ice beds for vegetables or seafood. The slick chrome finish makes it totally appropriate on a bar or cocktail table at a party. Even cooler, it comes with a funky ice scooper for easy use!

Retro Ice Crusher by Frieling USA,  Amazon.com, $65.00

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Tip of the Day: Chill Wine in a Flash

In Tips on May 24, 2011 at 11:20 am

It’s 6 o’clock on Friday evening and you have guests coming over in 30 minutes.  Apps plated, the table is set, flowers look great, but you forgot to chill the Sauvignon Blanc.  Fear not.  Wet a dish towel and wring it out.  Wrap it around the bottle of wine and throw it the freezer for 15-20 minutes.  When you take it out, you will have a perfectly chilled bottle of wine for guests to enjoy! It doesn’t get much easier or quicker than that. Happy partying!

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