Need to get your potatoes in line? bluecashew’s spudskis make mashing a cinch
Liven your table with bluecashew’s many dinnerware collections, like these Taiki plates and mugs
Merchandise runs from what Nutley and Triana call “disco sponges” in gold or silver ($3), to an elegant Philippe Starck fly swatter, to lovely handblown glassware from Sardinia. There are utensils galore, as well as linens and baking supplies. Among the dinnerware is surprisingly tough but delicate-looking porcelain by Mud Australia, in muted shades. China from the Finnish company iittala Taika (another brand to confound copy editors) is a knockout, with vibrant colors and folk art designs (a dinner plate is $40). Smartly designed kitchenware from the British company Joseph Joseph makes terrific hostess gifts. If any of you are heading to my house soon, I love the spudski, a better masher, or the reamer with a little strainer.
Thick white toweling bar mops — only $8 for four big ones — spelled the end of paper towels in our house. You realize just how inadequate a paper towel is after you mop something up with a real one. Just throw them in the wash instead of the garbage, and you’re helping save the planet, too.
On April 10, from 3-6 p.m., bluecashew is having a tea party to celebrate the publication of the SoNo Baking Company Cookbook, and the work of a quirky potter. They’re on Montgomery Street. Stop in and have a baked something-or-other, browse, and maybe pick up a disco sponge if they’re not all sold out again.
â–º bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy
6423 Montgomery St., Ste. 3, Rhinebeck
845-876-1117 or www.bluecashew.com