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Newtown business and government leaders welcome 75 Cabinets to town

NEWTOWN If you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen or just give it a fresh, new classic appearance, check out the newly opened 75 Cabinets in the Village of Newtown South Shopping Center.

Located near Smoothie King, this is the second location for the Warrington-based kitchen and bathroom cabinet company owned and operated by Diana and Derrick Simmons.

From floor to ceiling, the store is filled with an array of countertop and cabinetry options, accessories including knobs and hardware, sinks and faucets – “all the things you need to make your kitchen a kitchen,” said Diana.

When entering the store, customers are greeted by an example of today’s trendy Shaker-style cabinetry boasting a classic and simple look making them an increasingly popular pick in traditional or contemporary kitchen renovations.

“We’re kind of unique when it comes to a kitchen and bath place,” said Diana. “We have your Kia all the way up to your Ferrari in cabinetry. We have your stock, your semi-custom and your full-custom cabinetry.”

Diana said when a customer comes into their store, the focus is on educating them and pointing them in the right direction. “Since we do offer so many options, we want to make sure we match them with the right option.”

While the store doesn’t handle installations, it does work with a lot of local contractors who do that kind of work. “So if somebody is looking for someone we can provide a list of people and recommendations,” said Diana.

“You have to come by and check us out,” adds Diana. “We have something for everyone. We can be affordable, quick and easy.”

For those interested in the name of the store, Diana said when they first opened their doors they carried 75 different door styles. “We’ve progressed from there,” she said. “Now we have between 15 and 20 manufacturers. We have what the big box stores have, but we save you a lot of money on it.”

The Simmons opened their first store in Warrington eight years ago on Easton Road. It has since grown to include a 20,000 square foot distribution center in Willow Grove.

Since opening their Newtown store a few months ago, Diana said the reception has been great. “This is actually picking up a lot quicker than our Warrington store. That’s pretty remarkable considering that store is next to a Home Depot.”

Local business and government leaders were on hand on Saturday to officially welcome 75 Cabinets and the Simmons to Newtown with a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony.

Helping to cut the ribbon were State Rep. Perry Warren, Newtown Township Supervisor Dennis Fisher and Newtown Business Association Representative Gerry Couch.

“We’d like to welcome 75 Cabinets to Newtown. It’s a nice addition to town and another option for our folks. I think it’s going to work out very well for them,” said Couch.

Fisher added, “It’s always good to welcome a small, local business to town. It adds to the economy, helps build our tax base and creates jobs.”

State Rep. Perry Warren noted that this is the third ribbon cutting taking place this year at the Village of Newtown South coming on the heels of the Bright Now! Dental practice and the Pharmacy of Newtown.

”We have a changing economy with a changing mix of businesses. These new stores that are opening monthly exemplify that and are serving the new and changing needs of our residents and our community.”

75 Cabinets is located in the Warrington Plaza lat 646 Easton Road, Warrington 18976, and 2106 South Eagle Road, Newtown 18940. For information, call 215-659-7500 (Newtown) or 215-343-7500 (Warrington).

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Chrissy Teigen’s Viral Banana Bread Recipe Is Online For Any Mortal Human To Make, This Is Not A Drill

Ask any baker and they will tell you banana bread is a recipe you must know how to create in the kitchen. When you combine some flour, eggs, a leavener, and perfectly ripe (but not too ripe) bananas, you create a naturally sweet, fruity bread worthy of the breakfast table. If you’re plugged into Twitter, though, banana bread is something completely different: Chrissy Teigen’s quest for the quintessential banana bread ingredient. Last year, Teigen took to Twitter in search of bananas for recipe testing. Now, you can taste the fruits of her labor with Chrissy Teigen’s banana bread recipe, which is officially public for mortal eyes.

In September 2017, model-television host-author-outspoken Twitter celebrity Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to ask her millions of followers for help procuring enough bananas for three batches. If you’ve ever made banana bread, this will make sense to you. Bananas for banana bread need to be at least five days riper than when you first buy them in the store. So she couldn’t just send her assistant to the market, as she needed something you can’t buy just anywhere: the perfect baking banana.

In exchange for the fruit, she offered a signed copy of her cookbook Cravings, a Becca eyeshadow palette, and a pair of husband John legend’s underwear. Whether that last item was *actually* handed over is unclear, but he was all for it.

Anyway, if it was not already clear, Chrissy Teigen put in WORK to craft the ultimate banana bread recipe. Teigen told USA Today, “[P]erfecting this single recipe took me nearly a year. That’s why I needed so many damn bananas.” But, since she put in the hard work, you don’t have to spend much longer than an hour baking bread. Her recipe looks pretty similar to what you might expect from a banana bread recipe, but there is one unexpected ingredient: shredded coconut! (You can take a look at the full recipe on USA Today’s website, here.)

Teigen embarked on perfecting a recipe for banana bread for use in her newest cookbook Cravings: Hungry for More. It is the second book in the Cravings series; the first book was published in 2016.

Target

But cookbooks are hardly the only kitchen item Teigen has helped create. It was recently announced the famous foodie has partnered with Target to release the Cravings by Chrissy Teigen collection. The line of kitchen tools and accessories features items Teigen uses in her own kitchen — everything from Dutch ovens to glassware, to cutlery and serve ware. The collection includes a total of forty items to that range in price from for dollars to $140 for a 12-piece cookware set.

So, if you are like oh so many internet lurkers lusting after Teigen’s life, now you can channel the icon in the most important way: through her kitchen. Next time you want to create something sweet and special (with a hint of Twitter viral quality added to the mix), whip up some of Chrissy Teigen’s legendary banana bread. While you’re at Target getting bananas (a few days before you’re actually going to bake, naturally), check out her kitchenware line or snag a Target-exclusive version of Teigen’s newest cookbook. Maybe something you make will go viral, too.

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As SOLIDteknics USA Raises nearly $100000 for its new Lighter Iron… – Virtual

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As SOLIDteknics USA Raises nearly $100,000 for its new Lighter …

Our SOLIDteknics skillets and pans just get better with more cooking, just like seasoned cast iron, but our wrought iron pans are half the weight of cast iron.

While SOLIDteknics USA’s new 12” US-ION™ wrought iron skillet has already raised nearly $100,000 as its crowdfunding campaign enters its final days on Kickstarter – presales may increase as chefs and cooks move away from synthetic nonstick pans with health warnings being raised in the upcoming movie The Devil We Know.

“Our mission to replace synthetic and disposable cookware with new innovation in healthy, multi-century-durable lighter iron cookware really started about 10 years ago when I was researching cookware materials,” said SOLIDteknics Founder Mark Henry. “I saw cooks were starting to understand the dangers, and they were looking for non-toxic cookware. That awareness really picked up momentum when over 200 scientists warned about synthetic pan coatings through their 2015 ‘Madrid Statement.'”

In the 2015 statement, scientists from 38 countries warned about the dangers of PFAS chemicals used in manufacturing synthetic nonstick pans and other coated products, including ‘modern convenience’ products such as waterproof and spill-resistant coatings, takeaway food container coatings and nonstick cookware. The Madrid Statement cited data that links exposures to PFASs with certain cancers, delayed puberty, decreased fertility, reduced immune response in children and elevated cholesterol, among other health problems.

The issues related to PFASs are highlighted in the new movie The Devil We Know, which relates the history of the first class-action lawsuit taken by a Virginia town against a company for exposing residents to the chemical. According to the movie’s website, as many as 110 million Americans may be drinking water tainted with PFAS chemicals — with exposure to this class of chemicals becoming a global phenomenon spreading to other countries including Italy, the Netherlands and China.

“Seasoned iron might not be quite as nonstick as the synthetic coatings, but when it is well-seasoned it is close, and it is all-natural, non-toxic, and forever renewable,” Henry said. “Our SOLIDteknics skillets and pans just get better with more cooking, just like seasoned cast iron, but our wrought iron pans are half the weight of cast iron. They will also last for centuries with a little care and are not disposable every few years like the synthetic nonsticks – making them more sustainable, which is something we care deeply about.”

SOLIDteknics products are not cast, but wrought into shape through a new patented process – offering chefs half the weight of traditional cast iron while they season/cook with the same benefits. The cookware is the first to come with a multi-century warranty, since the tough wrought iron will never crack like cast iron – and there are no rivets or joints to fail over time.

US-ION™ skillets are not only half the weight of regular cast-iron skillets, but being wrought iron also means the skillets are more conductive than cast iron, and also feature all the same healthy seasoning and cooking benefits as cast iron – without the arm strain.

SOLIDteknics’ wrought iron skillets offer many benefits over other pans when cooking:

  •     Stainless steel is light, but too sticky for most types of frying.
  •     Enamel cast iron really sticks when it’s worn, and it’s heavy.
  •     Popular bare cast iron skillets cook great, and the natural seasoned nonstick you build yourself is non-toxic, but the pans are still heavy. Recent machined lighter cast iron pans are still relatively heavy, and susceptible to cracking.
  •     French carbon steel pans are lighter, but come with rivets, and rivets mean gunk and eventually wobbly handles.
  •     Ceramic coatings last about a year, then it’s another pan in the landfill.

Also, any skillets with screws get jiggly – and cheap, carbon-steel woks inevitably fall apart. To eliminate that problem, the SOLIDteknics team developed a three-step method of forming a wrought pan from a single iron sheet, patented the method and started manufacturing AUS-ION skillets in Australia three years ago.

The cookware quickly became popular with top chefs and home cooks and, with so much interest from American cooks, the company found a way to make the same pans in Chicago – using the same specification of iron used in Australia with the same patented method.

The current campaign for a larger US-ION Skillet follows SOLIDteknics previous successful Kickstarter campaigns for its 7.5” and 10” US-ION™ skillets, which raised more than $311,000 from crowdfunders.

For more information and to pre-order the skillet at an early-bird discount during crowdfunding, visit the 12-inch SOLIDteknics US-ION Campaign Page on Kickstarter. Limited ‘First Edition’ engraved US-ION™ 12” Skillets are still available for $89 and ‘Try Me’ 7.5” Skillets are $59 – significantly less than the recommended retail prices…..but not for long: the Kickstarter launch campaign ends within days.

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Five eco-friendly kitchen essentials to sustain both the planet and your health

Introducing Smart Casual, IMAGE’s first fashion podcast, in collaboration with Kildare Village
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As SOLIDteknics USA Raises nearly $100000 for its new Lighter Iron Skillet on Kickstarter, New Film on PFAS Dangers …

Our SOLIDteknics skillets and pans just get better with more cooking, just like seasoned cast iron, but our wrought iron pans are half the weight of cast iron.

While SOLIDteknics USA’s new 12” US-ION™ wrought iron skillet has already raised nearly $100,000 as its crowdfunding campaign enters its final days on Kickstarter – presales may increase as chefs and cooks move away from synthetic nonstick pans with health warnings being raised in the upcoming movie The Devil We Know.

“Our mission to replace synthetic and disposable cookware with new innovation in healthy, multi-century-durable lighter iron cookware really started about 10 years ago when I was researching cookware materials,” said SOLIDteknics Founder Mark Henry. “I saw cooks were starting to understand the dangers, and they were looking for non-toxic cookware. That awareness really picked up momentum when over 200 scientists warned about synthetic pan coatings through their 2015 ‘Madrid Statement.'”

In the 2015 statement, scientists from 38 countries warned about the dangers of PFAS chemicals used in manufacturing synthetic nonstick pans and other coated products, including ‘modern convenience’ products such as waterproof and spill-resistant coatings, takeaway food container coatings and nonstick cookware. The Madrid Statement cited data that links exposures to PFASs with certain cancers, delayed puberty, decreased fertility, reduced immune response in children and elevated cholesterol, among other health problems.

The issues related to PFASs are highlighted in the new movie The Devil We Know, which relates the history of the first class-action lawsuit taken by a Virginia town against a company for exposing residents to the chemical. According to the movie’s website, as many as 110 million Americans may be drinking water tainted with PFAS chemicals — with exposure to this class of chemicals becoming a global phenomenon spreading to other countries including Italy, the Netherlands and China.

“Seasoned iron might not be quite as nonstick as the synthetic coatings, but when it is well-seasoned it is close, and it is all-natural, non-toxic, and forever renewable,” Henry said. “Our SOLIDteknics skillets and pans just get better with more cooking, just like seasoned cast iron, but our wrought iron pans are half the weight of cast iron. They will also last for centuries with a little care and are not disposable every few years like the synthetic nonsticks – making them more sustainable, which is something we care deeply about.”

SOLIDteknics products are not cast, but wrought into shape through a new patented process – offering chefs half the weight of traditional cast iron while they season/cook with the same benefits. The cookware is the first to come with a multi-century warranty, since the tough wrought iron will never crack like cast iron – and there are no rivets or joints to fail over time.

US-ION™ skillets are not only half the weight of regular cast-iron skillets, but being wrought iron also means the skillets are more conductive than cast iron, and also feature all the same healthy seasoning and cooking benefits as cast iron – without the arm strain.

SOLIDteknics’ wrought iron skillets offer many benefits over other pans when cooking:

  •     Stainless steel is light, but too sticky for most types of frying.
  •     Enamel cast iron really sticks when it’s worn, and it’s heavy.
  •     Popular bare cast iron skillets cook great, and the natural seasoned nonstick you build yourself is non-toxic, but the pans are still heavy. Recent machined lighter cast iron pans are still relatively heavy, and susceptible to cracking.
  •     French carbon steel pans are lighter, but come with rivets, and rivets mean gunk and eventually wobbly handles.
  •     Ceramic coatings last about a year, then it’s another pan in the landfill.

Also, any skillets with screws get jiggly – and cheap, carbon-steel woks inevitably fall apart. To eliminate that problem, the SOLIDteknics team developed a three-step method of forming a wrought pan from a single iron sheet, patented the method and started manufacturing AUS-ION skillets in Australia three years ago.

The cookware quickly became popular with top chefs and home cooks and, with so much interest from American cooks, the company found a way to make the same pans in Chicago – using the same specification of iron used in Australia with the same patented method.

The current campaign for a larger US-ION Skillet follows SOLIDteknics previous successful Kickstarter campaigns for its 7.5” and 10” US-ION™ skillets, which raised more than $311,000 from crowdfunders.

For more information and to pre-order the skillet at an early-bird discount during crowdfunding, visit the 12-inch SOLIDteknics US-ION Campaign Page on Kickstarter. Limited ‘First Edition’ engraved US-ION™ 12” Skillets are still available for $89 and ‘Try Me’ 7.5” Skillets are $59 – significantly less than the recommended retail prices…..but not for long: the Kickstarter launch campaign ends within days.

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