Mountain House & Home: A Foodie’s Paradise
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado Kitchens have come a long way since the 1950s; in fact, from 1950 to 2004, the size increased by 216 percent, while homes themselves only increased by 72 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Now, kitchens are not only a place to cook, but also a place to entertain. Theyre one of the main rooms people start the day in, so adding special touches can help perk up the day. In this issue, we look at a few of the standout items, from cabinets and kitchen sinks to accessories.
$600 for white, $750 for colors, includes shipping. Artist and sculptor Robin Antar offers her hand-carved wine knots as a decorative and functional element. The Brooklyn, NY artist has sculpted an elegant design that holds two bottles of wine. It measures 16 inches high, 11 inches wide and 9 inches in diameter and is carved from a solid piece of stone. http://www.rantar.com.
$99 for large garden lanai server, $39 for garden bamboo salad servers. These are made of recyclede aluminum, so they can go from the freezer to the oven to the table and the best part is they never need polishing. Its the new silver for a new generation. Smith & Hawken, 1271 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne. 970.262.3813
$71.99. This Emile Henry casserole dish goes directly from the freezer to the hot oven. The glaze is so hard that it is possible to carve directly into the dish without scratching it, and its easy to clean and diswasher safe. Kitchen Collage, 34324 Highway 6, unit R-208, Edwards. 970.926.0400
$2,615. This single bowl, patina especial copper apron sink will add a wow factor to any kitchen. From the de la Frontera collection (www.delafrontera.com, 888.221.7587); available at Aspen Grove Kitchen, 975 N. Ten Mile Drive, Frisco, 970.468.5393.
$135. Strainer baskets are shown in weathered, polished and antique copper. From the de la Frontera collection (www.delafrontera.com, 888.221.7587); available at Aspen Grove Kitchen, 975 N. Ten Mile Drive, Frisco, 970.468.5393.
$1,799 to $2,499. Induction cooking has been popular in commercial kitchens and European kitchens for years. Now GE Profile makes it available to consumers with the GE Profile 30- and 36-inch induction cook top, with glass cook top finishes. With induction cooking, electricity flows through a coil underneath the ceramic cook top, producing a magnetic field. A magnetic pan, such as cast iron or magnetic stainless steel, will create a current that heats the pan and food inside. The cook top provides faster cleanup and is more efficient than gas or electric cook tops. http://www.geconsumerproducts.com.
LG HI-MACS, a leader in premium acrylic solid surfacing, introduces a new line of acrylic solid surfaces certified by Scientific Certification Systems. The LG Collection is a new line of earth-friendly surfaces that help homeowners meet the demands of new green building standards. They are available in six natural colors: cocoa, honeysuckle, ivy, jasmine, juniper and lemongrass, and all use at least 12 percent pre-consumer recycled materials. The Eden line is nonporous, anti-microbial, stain resistant and backed by a 15-year warranty. http://www.lgeden.com.