Kitchen Not-So-Basics



  • 3 packages of Sur la Table kitchen towels in Lavender Stripe.  Each package is a set of 3 towels–2 cotton basketweave and 1 cotton twill.
  • Lovely handmade Block 24% full lead crystal vase, 9” Olympic Flair Vase made in Czech Republic.
    Super large, thick stroke number atomic analog clock makes the clock easy to read from
    anywhere in the room. Numbers are 1 1⁄2” high. Radio controlled so you always have the
    correct time. Sets itself from the time signal sent by the National Time Observatory in
    Boulder, Colorado. Measures 11 1⁄2” in diameter and is 2” thick. Wall mounted. Silver
    cabinet. Uses 1 “AA” battery (not included).

Donated by Barbara Serota

  • Cinnamon
    If there’s one spice you must try from The Spice House, it’s cinnamon. Americans will be most familiar with Indonesian ‘Korintje’ cassia cinnamon, the variety most bakers choose. This is a smooth mellow cinnamon that’s reminiscent of mom’s French toast. Ceylon, or ‘true’, cinnamon is from the island of Sri Lanka. Ceylon cinnamon is the principal cinnamon in Europe and Mexico, offering a subtle, citrusy flavor to puddings, pastries, and poached fruit. Vietnamese ‘Saigon’ cassia cinnamon is the strongest and sweetest cinnamon in our collection. Its sweet and spicy flavor makes it perfect for cinnamon-forward recipes like cinnamon rolls or snickerdoodles.
  • Saigon Ground Cassia Cinnamon
    Spicy and sweet, this Saigon cinnamon is the most popular varietal. Its high volatile oil content makes the bark extremely potent. Vietnamese cinnamon is fiery, rich, fragrant, and amazing with chocolate or in cinnamon rolls, where it can be the entire flavor.
  • Ceylon Ground Cinnamon
    Quite distinct from cassia varietals, cinnamon from Ceylon (aka Sri Lanka) is the preferred kind in Europe and Mexico. With a low volatile oil content and a subtle, intricate flavor, Ceylon Cinnamon Powder pairs well with milk, cream, custard, and cooked fruit. It is a key flavor in Middle Eastern tomato sauces.
  • Korintje Ground Cassia Cinnamon
    This is the classic, comforting cinnamon flavor we all know: smooth, warm, and mellow. Korintje Cinnamon is the cinnamon of choice for commercial bakeries because of its flavor, flexibility, and low cost. The Spice House version is the highest grade A version, unlike what you would find in most grocery stores.

Donated by The Spice House.