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KitchenAid Marks 100th Anniversary With Vintage-Inspired Stand …

With the 100th anniversary upcoming in 2019, KitchenAid is debuting Misty Blue to select limited edition products including countertop kitchen electrics.

According to the company, Misty Blue is a soft blue color with a hint of green reminiscent of one of the first KitchenAid stand mixer colors introduced. This custom color is available in the limited edition Heritage Artisan Series model K 5 quart tilt-head stand mixer, as well as a 36-inch 6-Burner dual fuel freestanding, commercial-style range.

“Misty Blue brings back a classic style that will spark nostalgia across generations, while also continuing to feed inspiration in the kitchen,” said Nikki Lockett, U.S. marketing leader for KitchenAid small appliances. “This launch not only commemorates the brand’s past— but it also celebrates all the passionate home cooks who have inspired our innovation for the last 100 years.”

The stand mixer is available in two different models: one with a ceramic bowl with flex edge beater and one with a white-coated stainless-steel bowl. Both models will include unique limited edition features: a heritage-inspired KitchenAid logo, and a custom Power Hub cover celebrating 100 years of KitchenAid.

KitchenAid is launching the 100 Year Limited Edition products this month and will release 20 numbered units of the ceramic bowl with a hobnail finish and flex edge beater, exclusively on KitchenAid.com.

The brand also brought a vibrant coral color, Bird Of Paradise, to the market earlier this year.

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Weeknight cabbage skillet suppers

Cabbage and Lamb skillet
(Photo provided — Yvona Fast)

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“The time has come,” the Walrus said,

“To talk of many things:

Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax.

Of cabbages — and kings –.

And why the sea is boiling hot —

And whether pigs have wings.”

– (Lewis Carroll in “The Walrus and the Carpenter”)

Labor Day brought us the unofficial end to summer and the start of the school year. September, with brisk, sunny, shortened days, is harvest time – and our garden is teeming with all types of cabbage planted in early summer.

Most Americans know cabbage only from coleslaw and the traditional St. Patrick’s Day feast. Many disdain it as lowly, cheap, and stinky. Since it’s one of the least expensive vegetables in the supermarket, cabbage has been referred to as the “poor man’s vegetable”. Yet cabbage is a delicious, healthy staple in many countries from the Orient to most of Europe, and a main ingredient in many ethnic dishes. In 1984, it obtained the endorsement of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, which listed it as one of the top 20 vegetables sustaining world population.

Cabbage belongs to the Brassica or cruciferous family (so called because its flowers are suggestive of a Greek cross). Numerous studies have documented that the sulfur compounds and indoles in cabbage protect against many cancers, including colon, stomach, breast, prostate and lung. In the 1950s, Garnett Cheney, M.D. demonstrated that fresh, raw cabbage juice could speed healing of gastrointestinal ulcers.

Cabbages are also known to stimulate the immune system, improve circulation, lower cholesterol, and kill harmful bacteria. A study published in Food Science and Technology (March 2006) shows that the antioxidant polyphenols, such as anthocyaninis, can protect brain cells from neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. High in fiber, low in carbs and calories, and fat free, it is a good source of vitamin C, is high in vitamin A and several B vitamins, and contains ample amounts of the minerals iron, calcium, and potassium

Hardy, strong, and abundant, it thrives in cool weather and can withstand mild frost, so it is an ideal garden crop for our region. There are now more than 400 varieties of cabbage which vary in color, shape, and texture. In addition to the common green and red head cabbage, these include milder crinkled heads of Savoy and Oriental versions like Napa and choy. Look for solid, compact heads that are shiny, crisp, and heavy for their size. At home, store the heads in a cool, dry place. While fresh heads of cabbage will keep fairly long, cabbage loses much of its sweetness and develops a stronger flavor as it ages, so fresh is best.

To prepare, remove the outer leaves, rinse, then quarter it and remove the core. Once this is done, it is easy to slice or shred. It’s best to start with chilled cabbages, because they retain their crispness longer and the strands separate more easily. Try using different types of cabbage, such as Savoy or Napa.

Properly cooked, cabbage is a sweet, mild, delectable treat. In European countries like Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Russia, cabbage is braised, sauteed, stuffed, stewed and simmered in a myriad of ways. It can also be sliced or shredded in salads, cooked as a side dish, baked in a casserole, stir-fried in Oriental dishes, added to soups and stews, or used to wrap a variety of fillings.

These two skillets — one with apples and ham, one with tomatoes and lamb — are easy and fast to prepare even for a weeknight supper. They can also be made ahead and reheated.

Cabbage, Ham and Apple skillet

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon oil or butter

1 onion

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 head cabbage

1 apple

2 cups diced cooked ham

1 cup applesauce

1/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Directions:

Heat oil in large skillet. Peel and dice the onion; add, sprinkle with salt, and cook on low heat about five minutes. Chop and add the cabbage. Cook another five to 10 minutes. If it gets dry, moisten with broth, apple cider or water. Core peel and dice the apple; add with diced ham and applesauce. Cook until everything is desired tenderness. Sprinkle with cheese; stir and cook until cheese melts. Serve with boiled potatoes, grain, or pasta. Serves two to three.

Cabbage and Lamb skillet

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon oil or butter

1 onion

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 pound ground lamb

1 clove garlic

1/2 head cabbage

1 to 2 large tomatoes or 1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes (1 can)

Directions:

Heat oil in large skillet. Peel and dice the onion; add, sprinkle with salt, and cook on low heat about five minutes. Add the lamb, and stir to break up pieces and brown. Peel and mince garlic, and add. Chop cabbage coarsely, add, cover, and cook over medium low heat until tender, 10 to 20 minutes. Add tomatoes, and cook five minutes longer. Serve over pasta or a grain like millet or rice. Serves two.

Author of the award-winning cookbook Garden Gourmet: Fresh Fabulous Meals from your Garden, CSA or Farmers’ Market, Yvona Fast lives in Lake Clear and has two passions: cooking and writing. She can be reached at www.wordsaremyworld.com, yvonawrite@yahoo.com or on Facebook as

Author Yvona Fast.

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KitchenAid Classic 2.1L Food Processor

What is the KitchenAid Classic 2.1L Food Processor?

There’s no mistaking a KitchenAid product, with its distinctive metal body and high attention to detail. The KitchenAid Classic 2.1l Food Processor is no exception; in fact, it’s one of the best-looking models out there.

KitchenAid sells the food processor in two sizes: 2.1 litres and 3.1 litres. I tested the 2.1-litre model. This model has the same features as the next size up, but is more than £100 cheaper, making it a better choice for most people.

Although it isn’t cheap, the KitchenAid Classic 2.1L is one of the best food processors on the market, capable of handling any job you throw at it.

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KitchenAid Classic 2.1L Food Processor – Design and features

As is the case with most KitchenAid designs, the Classic 2.1L Food Processor looks like it’s been liberated from a 1950s American diner. It’s big, curvy, confident, and is available in four colours to suit your kitchen (black, cream, red and grey). It’s something you buy because you want it to live on your worktop and be seen.

The KitchenAid Classic 2.1L Food Processor isn’t style over content, though; it’s clearly built to last. The first thing you’ll notice is its heft; it’s made to last. Almost everything about it says quality.

This model comes with a 2.1-litre main bowl, a mini bowl, main blending blades, dough blade, a reversible shredding disc and a slicing dish that can be easily adjusted to cut at a variety of thicknesses. You can also buy a citrus juicer, a French fry cutting disc, a parmesan/ice shredding disc and a reversible shredding disc, for £20 each.

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KitchenAid Classic 2.1L Food Processor – What’s it like to use?

The KitchenAid Classic 2.1L Food Processor is a joy to use and designed for cooks that want the best. For general tasks, there’s a main cutting blade, which consists of two serrated cutters: one positioned higher up and one closer to the bottom of the bowl. This arrangement makes a huge difference when blending, preventing any bits being left behind and trapped at the bottom of the bowl.

I blended Thai red curry paste ingredients to a smooth mixture in super-fast time, without having to scrape around the bowl to ensure that I’d caught everything. That’s impressive performance.

The slicing disc can be adjusted for different thicknesses. It gave me good chunky coins of carrot down to slices so thin you could almost see through them. And all of them were uniform.

The reversible grating disc’s 4mm size has large enough holes that it could chop up an onion without becoming clogged. The other 2mm side gave a small, even grate. It demolishes vegetables in seconds.

There’s a smaller 710ml bowl for making reduced quantities, too. I appreciated the rubber seal around the rim of the lid, which meant that there was no leakage, even when blending with the bowl filled to its maximum.

The three sizes of opening in the feed tube proved useful. You can chuck in good-sized chunks of vegetables using the largest, while the smallest is helpful when you’re making dough using the high-quality plastic dough blade, and need to drizzle liquid into the bowl slowly.

Impressively, even with the tube fully open, the KitchenAid Classic 2.1L Food Processor didn’t throw plumes of flour into the air.

If there’s one disappointment, it’s that the bowl scratches. When I blended ice, the blades turned it to snow in mere seconds, but it left quite a few marks. That really shouldn’t happen on a machine that’s otherwise so well put together. If you’re going to crush ice, I recommend buying the ice disc, which sits at the top of the machine so should help prevent scratches.

I’d like a storage solution, too, since the accessories don’t fit into the main bowl. Given the high-quality of the food processor, I can forgive this oversight.

It’s also a shame that there’s no egg-whisking option. This is only available on the larger, more expensive Artisan 4L Food Processor, which is considerably more expensive. I recommend saving the money and buying this food processor and opting for a separate stand mixer for whisking.

Why buy the KitchenAid Classic 2.1L Food Processor?

Aside from the scratches on the bowl after blending ice, the KitchenAid Classic 2.1l Food Processor is an excellent tool for all types of cook. Excellent build quality, brilliant performance and easy to wash up, this is a great-value food processor that you’ll be proud to have on display.

Verdict

Looks good enough to sit out on your worktop, and it’s so well made that it will probably be there for years.

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For a quarter century, Majestic has offered a wide selection of products for homebuilders, from counter tops, shower enclosures, shelving, door hardware and accessories for kitchens and bathrooms, in North and South Carolina. Acqu  

For a quarter century, Majestic has offered a wide selection of products for homebuilders, from counter tops, shower enclosures, shelving, door hardware and accessories for kitchens and bathrooms, in North and South Carolina. Acquisitions just within the last year of many well-established companies – including Builders Glass Hardware Inc. in Wilmington and similar businesses in Greensboro and Charlotte – allow Majestic to be the most professional trade partner. Visit www.gomajestic.com or call (910) 762-2252 for more information.

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Prep like a boss:The Body Coach Joe Wicks unveils new time-saving cookware range

Not content with taking Instagram by storm and releasing his sixth cookbook, Joe’s 30 Minute Meals, The Body Coach Joe Wicks is continuing his mission to help make the nation healthier.

Now the Lean in 15 fitness guru has introduced a brand new cookware range, starting from £4.99 for a food peeler, to help budding cooks gain the confidence they need in the kitchen.

Well known for his motto ‘Prep like a boss’, the range boasts brightly coloured airtight containers to help transport lunches to work.

Slick utensils are designed to keep cooking mess-free and help make prepping more enjoyable.

As Joe says, “Some people don’t always have the right pan or a good set of knives.

“But if you invest in good-quality products, it will make cooking a lot more fun and easier which in return will get you into the kitchen a lot more.”

Elsewhere in the new range, a collection of five different water bottles, starting from £5.99 and seen on Joe’s Instagram, ensure you’ll keep hydrated on the go.

Storage space in a London kitchen can be at a premium so many of the gadgets are designed to be multi-functional.

two-in-one garlic peeler, priced at £7.99, will help you prepare, grate and peel the cloves while keeping your hands odour-free.

For those who love nothing more than rustling something up in the kitchen, the collection of pots and pans are non-stick – saving you from endless scrubbing during the washing up.

Available in either stainless steel or hard anodised aluminium, they’re all suitable for both induction hobs and to be used in the oven.

Scroll through the gallery above to browse the range.

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0 KitchenAid Marks 100th Anniversary With Vintage-Inspired Stand Mixer

With the 100th anniversary upcoming in 2019, KitchenAid is debuting Misty Blue to select limited edition products including countertop kitchen electrics.

According to the company, Misty Blue is a soft blue color with a hint of green reminiscent of one of the first KitchenAid stand mixer colors introduced. This custom color is available in the limited edition Heritage Artisan Series model K 5 quart tilt-head stand mixer, as well as a 36-inch 6-Burner dual fuel freestanding, commercial-style range.

“Misty Blue brings back a classic style that will spark nostalgia across generations, while also continuing to feed inspiration in the kitchen,” said Nikki Lockett, U.S. marketing leader for KitchenAid small appliances. “This launch not only commemorates the brand’s past— but it also celebrates all the passionate home cooks who have inspired our innovation for the last 100 years.”

The stand mixer is available in two different models: one with a ceramic bowl with flex edge beater and one with a white-coated stainless-steel bowl. Both models will include unique limited edition features: a heritage-inspired KitchenAid logo, and a custom Power Hub cover celebrating 100 years of KitchenAid.

KitchenAid is launching the 100 Year Limited Edition products this month and will release 20 numbered units of the ceramic bowl with a hobnail finish and flex edge beater, exclusively on KitchenAid.com.

The brand also brought a vibrant coral color, Bird Of Paradise, to the market earlier this year.

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