Eat Well: WWW's Thing of the Week

The following post was written by my mom, WWW. Thanks, mom!
photo via Beehive Kitchenware
I don’t know about you, but I have long had a problem with measuring spoons. I have bought many different brands—plastic and metal—all with the same results. After a couple of months, the ring holding them together falls off or loosens and the spoons come apart from each other. Then the little devils play hide and seek in my kitchen drawers and when it’s time to use one, I spend ten minutes shuffling through gadgets and gizmos a plenty* until I hopefully find the one I need. Usually I unearth all of its cousins first in Murphy’s Law fashion. So…when I saw these spoons in a little bookstore in Burlington, Vermont this summer, I jumped up and down with glee.
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I think the girl standing behind the counter was a little surprised that anyone could get that excited at the sight of spoons, but it was love at first sight and I couldn’t help it.

There are several things I love about these spoons. First, they are joined with a thick and unbendable ring, so the spoons are stuck together for life. No more errant spoons wandering around kitchens and getting lost underneath potato peelers! Second, they are a little bulkier than other spoon sets so they are easy to find and too big to accidently fall into the garbage disposer. Third, the spoon head is shaped like a heart, which is, simply, the loveliest idea. And finally, each spoon has a special engraved quote—“a heap of happiness,” “a spoonful of fun,” “a pinch of kindness,” and “a dash of humor.”

I am so enamored of these spoons that instead of keeping them in my very cluttered gadget drawer, I have given them their very own home hanging on the wall. This way, they can spread the love even when they aren’t being used. And—I can keep an eye on them, just in case they get any ideas of becoming wandering gypsies.

Quotes Measuring Spoons make a great gift for anyone who loves to cook. And…a fabulous shower or wedding present. They are made of pewter and will last forever. Their only fault is that they don’t fit into a spice bottle because of their shape, but all of their good qualities outweigh this one negative in my opinion.

You can find them at Beehive Kitchenware along with some other delightful kitchen helpers—just in time for the holidays!


*Little Mermaid is on my brain from listening to the soundtrack with Fable this weekend.