I have received compensation from Uncommon Goods for this post but all thoughts, opinions and recipes are my own. (full disclosure here)
Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best. Like these Roasted Root Vegetables. Carrots, potatoes and turnips tossed with olive oil and freshly crushed herbs make a lovely side dish for just about any meal.
I got a new toy: this fantastic Umbra Mortar and Pestle set. I have been looking for one for a while, and when I saw this one on Uncommon Goods I knew it was perfect.
The marble base is for crushing hard peppercorns and salt, etc.
While the beech wood bowl is perfect for the fresh garlic and rosemary or other leafy herbs.
The wood bowl fits neatly in the base for storage. It is so gorgeous, I keep it out on the counter all the time.
Uncommon Goods has amazing products that would make great gifts for anyone on your list.
Do you know someone that would like to make their own mead or gin? How about a geek watch with formulas instead of traditional numbers? And don’t get me started on all of the sports related gear. I came up with so many ideas. Just pop over and take a look, I’m sure you will fall in love with something right away.
And as cool as the goods are, the company is even better. Uncommon Goods is a founding B Corp. B Corporations use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. The B Corporations meet a rigorous standard on a wide range of issues, including wage levels, environmental impact, and giving back to the community. For every purchase made, Uncommon Goods donates $1 to a Better to Give partner of your choice. To date they have donated over $1 million dollars.
Their Uncommon Collection highlights special products that meet the highest standards for uncommon design, sustainability, and doing good. Gail the Springtime Snail is one of my favorites in their right now.
So this year, instead of giving Dad another boring tie or soap on a rope, check out Uncommon Goods for a Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit. Or a Baseball Stadiums Tie or some Beer Soap if you really need to go for the tie or soap.
Until next time, happy eating.