I do it – you can too!

Have you heard the news? Shopping is as easy as 123 – really!  Quality online shopping is available right from your desk top at CSN stores using one of their over 200 stores. Whether you are looking for LED lighting, dining room furniture or cookware. They have it all.


Remember all these wish list posts I did about all the wonderful quality kitchen dreams and wishes I have? Well, all the items I’m dreaming about to complete my dream kitchen are available from these sites from CSN stores.


Seriously, you really need to go check out some of their sites.  Here a few of my favorites to get you started.
www.racksandstands.comwww.allmodern.com
www.diningroomsdirect.com
www.cookware.com
www.moremailboxes.com

Look for my upcoming review of one of their awesome products!
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Looky what I got! You can get some too.

I was contacted by Justin at Marx Foods about their wonderful mushroom samples.  They are a wholesale online bulk food supplier and one I am glad to have found since I have such troubles getting the right ingredients in my secluded spot of the world. They have an awesome informative front page that would walk any squeamish cook through the proper ingredients.
Hubby hates mushrooms (so he thinks), but I LOVE them and I am always looking for and finding new ways to incorporate mushrooms into my recipes in ways that hubby doesn’t notice. He’s been eating them for years unbeknownest to him so shhhhhh don’t tell him.
My samples include Maitake, Chanterelle, Porcini, Black Trumpet and Lobster mushrooms.  I can’t wait to showcase the recipes over at Always Eat On The Good ChinaFor now let’s learn a little about each type. 
MAITAKE ~ Also known as “Hen of the Woods,” Maitake mushrooms are clusters of supple fronds that are meaty and nutty in flavor. They sauté up beautifully, and make fabulous tempura. These are certified organic maitakes, available either fresh or dried.
CHANTERELLES ~ Golden chanterelle mushrooms are one of the most sought-after wild mushrooms in North America.  Chanterelles make wonderful risotto, soups, or can simply be sautéed in butter with a little garlic or white wine. Fresh Chanterelles Season: August to December. Frozen & Dried Chanterelles Available Year Round.
PORCINI ~ Dried porcini mushrooms are incredibly versatile because of their rich, meaty flavor, but fresh porcini mushrooms are a rare treat especially treasured by Italian chefs. Porcinis are one of the few wild varieties that can be eaten raw (though they’re stupendous grilled) and have two growing seasons.  They’re delicious sautéed or grilled. Frozen porcinis are a good substitute for fresh. Fresh Porcini Seasons: June to July, September. Frozen & Dried Porcinis Available Year Round.
LOBSTER ~ Wild lobster mushrooms are prized for their firm, yet tender texture, aroma evoking the sea, and sweet, delicate flavor. Wild-foraged by hand in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, our lobster mushrooms are of the highest quality. They will stand up to longer cooking times better than many other wild mushrooms & pair extremely well with seafood. Fresh Lobster Mushrooms Season: August to November. Frozen & Dried Lobster Mushrooms Available Year Round
BLACK TRUMPET ~  Black Trumpet mushrooms are fragile and trumpet-shaped with a waxy grey surface. It is a very rich and buttery mushroom. They are popular in French cuisine because of their unique flavor and texture. Wild black trumpet mushrooms grow in the Pacific Northwest, typically between January and March. Dried Black Trumpet Mushrooms are great in stews and soups or for braised meats.

Storage and Handling: Dried wild mushrooms can be stored away from light at room temperature for at least a year in airtight plastic bags, jars or other containers. Dried mushrooms do not need to be refrigerated. 
Specifications: It takes about 5 pounds of fresh mushrooms to create 8 ounces of dried mushrooms. Your dried black trumpet mushrooms will arrive in a zip lock bag.
I think tonight we will change up the menu a bit and use the Maitakes in a Chicken Cashew stir Fry.

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IT’S GIVE AWAY TIME!

I was recently made aware that there is a wonderful online shopping experience available right from your desk top. Whether you are looking for TV stands, dining room furniture or cookware, they have it all.
Remember all these wish list posts I did about all the wonderful quality kitchen dreams and wishes I have? Well, all the items I’m dreaming about to complete my dream kitchen are available from these sites from CSN stores and so are yours!


Seriously, you really need to go check out these sites
www.racksandstands.com
www.allmodern.com
www.diningroomsdirect.com
www.cookware.com
www.moremailboxes.com

Maybe you need a new spice rack like this one? How can you get it for free? By joining in on this giveaway of course!

The winner receives a $60 gift certificate to use
as they wish on any of the CSN.stores websites.

Kamenstein 16 Jar Acadia Wood Spice Rack

THE RULES
  • Answer one questionWhat is your favorite kitchen tool?
  • You can earn an extra entry by blogging about this contest. Come back and leave a 2nd entry with the link.
  • You can earn another entry each by becoming a follower here at 3 Sides of Crazy, at ALWAYS EAT ON THE GOOD CHINA and/or OUR KRAZY KITCHEN. Come back and leave a comment for each.
  • No entries after 11:30 pm Pacific Time Tuesday, 4/27.
  • Winners will be selected at random and announced Wednesday.
  • Good luck!
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Disclosure: I did not receive any type of compensation for this post. CSN stores is sponsoring this giveaway and will handle prize fulfillment. All opinions are my own and I was not influenced to post them.

It’s giveaway time at 3 Sides of Crazy

I was recently made aware that there is a wonderful online shopping experience available right from your desk top. Whether you are looking for TV stands, dining room furniture or cookware, they have it all.
Remember all these wish list posts I did about all the wonderful quality kitchen dreams and wishes I have? Well, all the items I’m dreaming about to complete my dream kitchen are available from these sites from CSN stores and so are yours!


Maybe you need a new spice rack like this one? How can you get it for free? By joining in on this giveaway of course! The winner receives a $60 gift certificate for them to use as they wish on any of the CSN.stores websites.

Kamenstein 16 Jar Acadia Wood Spice Rack

Want to enter? Head on over to 3 Sides of Crazy for YOUR chance!
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My extremely favorable review for Le Cruset bakeware…

I was recently made aware that there is a wonderful online shopping experience available right from your desk top. Whether you are looking for tv stands, dining room furniture or cookware, they have it all.

Remember all these wish list posts I did about all the wonderful quality kitchen dreams and wishes I have? Well, all the items I’m dreaming about to complete my dream kitchen are available from these sites from CSN stores.

CSN stores sent me this awesome LeCruset Baker to review. I have dreamed of owning one for sooooooo long. I decided in order to review it properly I had to makes lots of great recipes like THE ULTIMATE COMFORT MAC & CHEESE, POT ROAST & ROASTED VEGGIES and RITZY CARROT & BROCCOLI CASSEROLE.



My conclusion:FAVORABLE! Everything cooked up beautifully and the clean up was so easy! This is a beautiful quality piece of cookware. I can’t wait to buy more pieces from CSN stores – their shipping and customer service are well above the norm.
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My extremely favorable review for Le Cruset bakeware…

I was recently made aware that there is a wonderful online shopping experience available right from your desk top. Whether you are looking for tv stands, dining room furniture or cookware, they have it all.

Remember all these wish list posts I did about all the wonderful quality kitchen dreams and wishes I have? Well, all the items I’m dreaming about to complete my dream kitchen are available from these sites from CSN stores.

CSN stores sent me this awesome LeCruset Baker to review. I have dreamed of owning one for sooooooo long. I decided in order to review it properly I had to makes lots of great recipes like THE ULTIMATE COMFORT MAC & CHEESE, POT ROAST & ROASTED VEGGIES and RITZY CARROT & BROCCOLI CASSEROLE.

 

My conclusion:FAVORABLE! Everything cooked up beautifully and the clean up was so easy! This is a beautiful quality piece of cookware. I can’t wait to buy more pieces from CSN stores – their shipping and customer service are well above the norm.

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JOEY GREEN’S MAGIC BRANDS ~ PLOP, PLOP, FIZZ, FIZZ ~ ALKA SELTZER

A while back I went to this library book sale and was like a kid in a candy store. The prices were so down right cheap reasonable that I couldn’t resist a couple of impulse buys. One of those was Joey Green’s Magic Brands. I’m just starting the book, but plan on reviewing it chapter by chapter over the next bit of time. I hope to be able to bring you some innovative new uses for everyday products.

This week’s review is for ALKA SELTZER which was invented in 1930:

  1. Clean a toilet: “Drop 2 tablets into the toilet bowl and wait 20 minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china”. TRUE – I have also used denture tablets with the same results.
  2. Clean a vase: “To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two ALKA SELTZER tablets”. TRUE – I have again also used denture tablets as well as purple 409 with the same success.
  3. Polish Jewelry: “Drop two ALKA SELTZER tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes”. TRUE, but once again denture tablets as well as purple 409 with the same success.
  4. Clean a thermos bottle: “Fill the bottle with water, drop in four ALKA SELTZER tablets and let soak for an hour (or longer if necessary). I haven’t tried this, but can’t imagine it wouldn’t work.
  5. Remove burned-on grease from a pot or pan: “Fill the pot or pan with water, drop in 6 ALKA SELTZER tablets, let soak for one hour, then scrub as usual”. UNKNOWN I have not tried this one, but in the past have used a couple drops of dish washing soap in the hot water, bring it to a boil and then scrub as normal.
  6. Unclog a drain: “Clear the sink drain by dropping three ALKA SELTZER tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water”. TRUE, but I have for years used a cup of baking soda follwed by a cup of white vinegar and then hot water several minutes later with great success and for much less money than the cost of ALKA SELTZER.
  7. Get short term relief from nicotine withdrawal symptoms: “As long as you are not on a low sodium diet and don’t have peptic ulcers, drink two ALKA SELTZER tablets in a glass of water at every meal. UNKNOWN I have never smoked so have no reason to try this, but also don’t recommend it WITHOUT CHECKING WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST.
  8. Soothe insect bites: “Dissolve two ALKA SELTZER tablets in a glass of water, dip a cloth into the solution, and place the cloth on the bite for twenty minutes. UNKNOWN This I have not had occasion to try.
1185-8=1177 to go
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HAVE YOU HEARD THE GOOD NEWS?

I was recently made aware that there is a wonderful online shopping experience available right from your desk top.

Remember all these wish list posts I did about all the wonderful quality kitchen dreams and wishes I have? Well, all the items I’m dreaming about to complete my dream kitchen are available from these sites from CSN stores.

Seriously, you really need to go check out these sites
www.allmodern.com
www.diningroomsdirect.com,
www.cookware.com,
www.moremailboxes.com.

Look for my review of this beautiful multi-purpose LeCruset casserole in the very near future. I truly wonder how I ever got along without it!

I’m envisioning an awesome POT ROAST & ROASTED VEGGIES in the very near future as well as TROPICAL GLAZED PORK TENDERLOIN and OATNUT SOURDOUGH HERB DRESSING and TURKEY TETTRAZINI and RITZY CARROT & BROCCOLI CASSEROLE and…

The uses are going to be endless. The durable finish resists chipping, scratching and staining. It has sure grip handles for easy handling from the oven onto the table to create a beautiful table presentation.

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HAVE YOU HEARD THE GOOD NEWS?

I was recently made aware that there is a wonderful online shopping experience available right from your desk top. Whether you are looking for tv stands, dining room furniture or cookware, they have it all.

Remember all these wish list posts I did about all the wonderful quality kitchen dreams and wishes I have? Well, all the items I’m dreaming about to complete my dream kitchen are available from these sites from CSN stores.

Look for my review of this beautiful multi-purpose LeCruset casserole in the very near future. I truly wonder how I ever got along without it!

I’m envisioning an awesome POT ROAST & ROASTED VEGGIES in the very near future as well as TROPICAL GLAZED PORK TENDERLOIN and OATNUT SOURDOUGH HERB DRESSING and TURKEY TETTRAZINI and RITZY CARROT & BROCCOLI CASSEROLE and…

The uses are going to be endless. The durable finish resists chipping, scratching and staining. It has sure grip handles for easy handling from the oven onto the table to create a beautiful table presentation.

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Tools, Gadgets and dreams…

I can see that Slice Solutions brownie pan has soooooooooooooooooo many possibilities. I love Sur la Table! This strawberry slicer is totally decadent, but would be great in the summer especially.

I love this stainless steel mesh pie bottom to prevent soggy crusts and the “additional” measuring spoons that this set offers from The Home Market place. You can never have too many measuring spoons.
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A few more dreams…

I love to dream and wish. This also creates a great list for family and friends for gift ideas. Want to play along?

These great items from Williams Sonoma and Villaware are on my covet list this week. From top to bottom: angled potato ricer, hand crank pasta machine, brushed stainless steel soup/stock pot, avocado pitter & slicer and Cuisinart Popcorn popper. Of course I can live without all of them, but would really rather not some day!


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and still dreaming…

I love to dream and wish. This also creates a great list for family and friends for gift ideas. Want to play along?

I love this Cuisinart combination food processor and blender from Overstock.com.

Cooking Enthusiast has some fun items. This stainless steel extra large scoop and mesh flavor infuser would both be so helpful.
With the summer season upon us I want to be grilling more, but also grilling healthy so this stainless steel grid for the grill form Sur la Table would be sooooooooooooo helpful.
Williams Sonoma is also one of my most favorite cooking stores. I found this electric griddle over there and I really need a new one. Mine is a hand me down from my grandmother that has been on its last legs for years!
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