This is Admittedly the Most Gorgeous Way to Squeeze a Lemon


From the World of Uber-Expensive, Ultimately Useless, But Really Convenient Gadgets (Williams-Sonoma for short) comes the Press Art lemon and lime squeezer.


Imagine this: You’re hosting your annual $4500 a plate dinner for Socially Challenged Purebred Poodles. The food is hot and pricey and fancy. You can tell because it’s the type of stuff that has at least three names and always tastes better with fresh squeezed lemon. Like, really fresh squeezed. Of course, you want your guests to feel involved, so you give everyone their own lemon slices and let them at it. Unfortunately  your men have diamond cufflinks, and your ladies are wearing Bedazzled silk gloves, so juicing a lemon the standard way is a no go.


Enter Press Art and their admittedly gorgeous citrus squeezers. Made of acid-impervious, BPA-free, “almost unbreakable” Copolyester, the little plastic doohickey is dishwasher safe, and comes with a built-in spout for easy juice distribution. Plus, it makes your lemons 50 percent more efficient, so you’re saving money in the (really) long run. The spout also makes it easy to pour lime juice directly into your Corona, meaning it’s an all-around winner in my book. Other features include the potential for personalized engravings and the fact that it’s made in France. France.


Press Art Lemon & Lime Squeezer $8.95 – $12.95 for one or a set of 2 for $15.99 @Amazon

Packaged Food

Balsamic Sweet Onion Jam

If you’re looking to spice up your jam game, then this sweet onion jam prepared by the family-owned Braswell’s food company may be up your alley. This Balsamic Sweet Onion Jam is prepared in small batches out of Georgia’s Vidalia onion country, utilizing the flavors of balsamic vinegar and dark brown sugar.
The balsamic vinegar used is from Modena, Italy and the dark brown pure cane sugar and Vidalia sweet onions from Toombs County, Georgia. Works well as an appetizer beside some cheese and crackers, as a top for cream cheese, or as a unique glaze for grilled poultry, pork and seafood. Packaged in a reusable 11 oz. glass tumbler advertised to double for serving juice.
The ingredients include cane sugar, onion, balsamic vinegar, dark brown sugar, citric acid, pectin, salt, dehydrated garlic and onions and pepper. ($9 @ Williams-Sonoma)


Blooming Flower Pot Cake

Edible Arrangements are nice, but at the end of the day, they look more like fruits than actual blooming flowers. In an actual attempt at foolery and genius production, the folks at Williams Sonoma and Perfect Endings have made available this Blooming Flower Pot Cake.

Made from a rich, five-layer chocolate devil’s food cake with chocolate-caramel truffle cream filling and coffee buttercream frosting, this product was meant to turn heads and leave them askew. The icing on the cake [#weirdpun] is the hand-sculpted sugar paste flowers and green fondant icing leaves.

The entire cake is shipped frozen and is noted as being very easy to prepare via a simple thaw and serve process. The four-serving cake measures 5.5″ in diameter and sits 6.5″ high. ($100 @ WilliamsSonoma)


Nordic Ware Egg Waffle Pan

This cast iron pan creates egg-shaped waffles with super-creamy centers and crispy-golden outsides. Apparently these have been a favorite among the people of Hong Kong for generations. The doughy, puffy treats are called “egg waffles” and are typically made by sidewalk vendors for breakfast or snacks. You can pick one up for yourself from Williams-Sonoma or check out the other variations of them from the source. (Thx IncredibleThings) (Source: Amazon)


Slider Grilling Basket

There really isn’t much that needs to be said about this contraption. It is a Slider Grilling Basket from one of my favorite stores; Williams Sonoma. If I had this, which I more than likely will soon, all I would do is make crazy amounts of mini burgers. Maybe start a mini burger stand on my street, or a slider truck. Who knows maybe I’d just send you 12 mini burgers in the mail. (Thx IncredibleThings)