Monday, November 17, 2014

Your Very Own At Home Compost Starter Kit

Time to get Eco-Friendly! Stop throwing out all the left over foods you could compost!

Why compost? Composting enriches soils (great for any garden!), remediates contaminated soil, prevents pollution (all that leftover food won't be going to landfills anymore!), and reduces the need for water/fertilizers/pesticides! 

Check out The Trendy Kitchen's Urban Composter Starter Kit! 
      With this starter kit you get The Urban Composter Bucket (4 Gallon), Compost Accelerator Spray, and Natural Citrus Cleaner Spray

The bucket comes with your choice of 4 vibrant colored lids. Lime-Chilli-Black-Berry.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

"As Seen on Shark Tank"

Apron Innovative Conversion Chart
"As Seen on Shark Tank"

How many quarts are in a gallon?

How many cups are in a quart?

How many ounces are in a cup?

How many pinches in a teaspoon?

Imagine having all of the answers to your conversion questions right on your apron...Now You Can! A fun and useful gift for yourself or friends/family!

-White Lettering
-Machine Washable
-7.5 oz. 65% polyester/35% cotton twill
-Adjustable straps
-Two front pockets
-Extra-long ties
-Overall Apron Size: 20" x 30"
-One Size Fits Most

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Re-Usable Sandwich & Snack Bags

Heres to never having to buy one-use plastic snack/sandwich bags again!

 Reusable snack & sandwich bags features a duo layer of laminated cotton to keep your PB & J fresh while keeping some green in your wallet. They are free of BPA, PVC, Lead & Phthalates. Available in regular, XL and snack size. All artfully created using fun, easy care fabric inside and out.  

Keeps food fresh!  The 2 layer laminate design of our bag works to keep air from drying out bread or causing chips/cookies/cereal to get stale, while also keeping fruit’s juices from leaking out and diminishing flavor.  

Easy to clean: They can be washed inside out in the washing machine, upside down on the top rack of a dishwasher or handwashed in the sink.  They should be air dried

Sandwich Bag XL  6.5" x 8" 
Sandwich Bag Regular 6" x 7" 
Snack Bag 3.5" x 6" 

Here is just a few examples of the wonderful prints !

See all of the prints and sizes here:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Simple Tool To Build Good Habits- The Kitchen Safe!

The Kitchen Safe
The Kitchen Safe is constructed using only high quality, BPA free, food grade materials.
The 6.25” x 6.25” x 7.5” container is built using durable acrylic or ABS plastic and the walls are about 3 times thicker than your typical plastic container. Takes 2 AA batteries.

 A simple tool to build good habits
Once the timer is set, and the button is pressed, the safe will remain locked until the timer reaches zero.

No overrides, a simple tool that makes self-control fun.
Who doesn’t love getting to press a big button? Using the Kitchen Safe brings out the kid inside all of us.

Here's how it works:
1) Place an item in the Kitchen Safe
2) Rotate the button to set the timer from one minute to ten days
3) Press the button to activate the lock
Once locked, the Kitchen Safe cannot be opened until the timer reaches zero.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Your Own Bottles Into Candles!

Do you have a special, memorable bottle but don't know what to do with it?

Have any bottle made into a great smelling 100% soy wax candle.
Small bottles $24 each
Large bottles (pictured below) $42 each

There is a bunch of different scents to choose from, so you can design it yourself, and when you use up your whole candle, you can get it refilled with wax!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Summer Has Arrived- Time To Bring Out The BBQ!

One of the best parts of summer is barbecuing in the sunshine with family and friends! Here is a little tip for barbecuing kebabs (one of our favorites!)

*When we bbq kebabs, instead of alternating meat, chicken, veggies, etc on each skewer, we use one skewer for each item,  then each skewer can be perfectly cooked.

BONUS tip: S
pray your skewers with Pam or cooking spray before threading your kebabs.  This makes your meat and vegetables slide off easily and also makes cleaning the skewers a snap.

What is your favorite thing to barbecue? Let us know!

The Trendy Kitchen Team

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze

Beets are a very nutritious root vegetable, though when you see them in the grocery store they are covered in soil and may not be the most appealing looking veggie. They can be eaten raw or cooked, and are very tasty either way. With this recipe you can cook up some beets with a delicious balsamic glaze. 

Fun Fact: Apparently if you boil beets and massage them on your head each night it is said to be effective in curing dandruff. Someone try this and let us know if it works...

What You'll Need:
-2 pounds red beets, medium sized, scrubbed clean and green tops removed.
-olive oil
-1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
-2 teaspoons sugar
-1 teaspoon grated orange zest
-freshly ground black pepper

What To Do:
1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil. Place the beets in the pan. Rub olive oil over the beets, and sprinkle with salt. Cover the beets with another sheet of aluminum foil. Roast for 1 to 2 hours, depending on the size of the beets and how old they are. After 1 hour, test every fifteen minutes by poking a beet with the tines of a fork. Once the fork tines go in easily, the beets are tender and cooked. Remove from oven. 

2. While the beets are cooling, prepare the balsamic glaze. In a small, shallow sauté pan, add the balsamic vinegar and sugar. Heat on high until the vinegar has reduced to a syrup consistency. Remove from heat.

3. After the beets have cooled for several minutes, but are still warm to the touch, peel off the outer skins and discard. Cut the beets into quarters or more bite-sized pieces. 

4. Place beets in serving bowl. Pour balsamic glaze over the beets. Stir in grated orange zest, and add salt and pepper to fast. Garnish with a littler orange zest and serve!!

Time to try a new vegetable if you are not already familiar with beets! Comment and let us know how you enjoyed it or any changes in the recipe you made.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Latest Lemon Drop Martini Taste

This is the latest taste of the Lemon Drop Martini. We had it at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. Great presentation and very fresh flavor! One of the best we have had. 

What is your favorite martini and your favorite place to enjoy it?


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Have you ever heard of a Romanesco Cauliflower? Us either, until now!

From the farm fresh veggies we get delivered, there is always something interesting in there. Recently, it was a Romanesco Cauliflower! Luckily, they sent a couple recipes with it because I don't think I would have known what to do with it. This vegetable is like no other, its florets spiral into a pyramid shape. It can be eaten raw like cauliflower and broccoli or cooked. It has high levels of carotenoids which is great for glowing skin, Iron, Vitamin C and Folate.
Here is a picture of my cauliflower, I had to send a picture to my friends/family just because it was so interesting looking!


Roasted Romanesco

What You'll Need:
1 head of Romanesco Cauliflower
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons shredded Pecorino Romano cheese
1/8 teaspoon salt
15 turns of fresh ground pepper
hot paprika or red pepper flakes (optional for a little extra kick!)

What To Do:
1. Preheat oven to 400F and like baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick spray.

2. Cut off Romanesco florets (same as you would with broccoli or cauliflower) and place in medium-sized bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

3. If you are using the hot paprika or red pepper flakes, lightly spring them to taste over top (not too much!)

4. Add olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the Romano cheese and toss to coat. Lay Romanesco in single layer on baking sheet and bake for 20min, turning once halfway through.

5. Sprinkle remaining shredded Romano cheese over the top just before serving. YUM.

Try this and let us know what you think! We loved it!


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Friday, April 11, 2014

Friends and Family Sale 20% off of everything!

Our Friends and Family sale is going on NOW!!! 20% off your entire purchase on our website--that means everything!! Just type 
Time to be Trendy 20 at checkout to get the discount. 

Mothers Day is coming up fast, as well as spring cleaning!
Come check out what your beautiful kitchen is missing!


Monday, April 7, 2014

Oprah's Lemon Drop Martini Recipe


Oprah LOVES Lemon Drop Martinis! This Lemon Drop was served at the Legends Ball!

Servings: Serves 2
  • Juice of 6 lemons
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 fresh mint fresh mint leaves
  • 4 shots vodka
  • Ice in shaker
  • 1 sugar-rimmed martini martini glass
Mix lemon juice, sugar and vodka in a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake well and pour into sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with mint.

Let us know what you think of this recipe, or share your own!


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Spring Is Here, And So Is Asparagus!

A member of the Lily family, Asparagus is an excellent source of Vitamins A, K & C and is known to have an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutrient composition.

This is one of our favorite really easy Asparagus recipes!!

Lemon Roasted Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Garlic
Serves 6

What You'll Need:
1 bunch of asparagus spears-chopped in thirds
6 slices crusty french bread
About 1/3 cup soft goat cheese
3 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper

What To Do:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the top thirds of the asparagus (the part with the leafy detail!) in a casserole dish (this is the only portion of the asparagus you'll be using for this recipe, so save the rest for another dish!)
Chop garlic cloves in thirds and add to the casserole dish. Top with olive old, lemon, salt and pepper. Roast for about 20 minutes or until very fragrant and the veggies are soft.

2. Add bread to the oven (in separate dish than asparagus) and bake for another 5-6 minutes, or until golden brown. Top the bread with one tablespoon of goat cheese. Then layer each slice with three spears of asparagus, chopped garlic and additional salt and pepper. 

This recipe is so delicious and SO easy! Try it and let us know how much you loved it!

The Trendy Kitchen!

Mason Jar Party Glasses

We had  milestone birthday party recently and didn't want to buy 50 or 60 wineglasses, nor did we want to rent them, so we came up with a birthday theme of Texas/Western and bought 4 dozen jam jars for our drinks.  We put water soluble labels on the jars and piled them into a large wicker basket lined with a big red napkin.  As our guests arrived we had them put their name on a jar with a Sharpie and that was their glass for the night!   (You know how people put their glass down, forget about it, and then need another glass).

Our guests thought it was a fabulous idea, quite the topic of entertainment.  The labels came off easily in the dishwasher and we now have jars for our marmalade or antipasto when we are ready to can.

Another idea for fun party glasses that are re-usable would be the Chalk It Up glasses here -

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Trendy Kitchen Is Under New Ownership!!!! is under new ownership! Co-owners Heather and Cynthia are long-time friends, mothers, and business women. is full of wonderful American-made products for your kitchen and home. Follow this blog for our favorite recipes, discounts, and our quest to find the best lemon drop martini!

Where have you had your favorite martini?