Monday, September 16, 2013

Fabulous Finds - A Little Kitchen Luxury

Whether you love to be in the kitchen like I do, or you hate it, you can make your time there a little more bearable with a few little luxuries. I tend to keep lovely scented candles in the kitchen (they don't have to be expensive - I often get mine from grocery stores, Robert Dyas and Poundland) and light them to make it cozy. Whenever I set about doing something in the kitchen, I start with a cup of a lovely flavored green tea or something similar - it gives me the sense of relaxing, even if I'm there to get some housework done. Nigella Lawson has even written about having chili pepper fairy lights in her kitchen to keep it fun and the mood light. Anything you can add to your kitchen to make you look forward to going in there will keep you cooking, even on days when all you want to do is put your feet up and eat Ben & Jerry's for dinner. I think we all know that no matter what attracts us to the stove, when we put our minds to it and add a little bit of effort, the rewards are rather tasty and almost always worth it!

The newest little luxury in my kitchen is the Nobel Isle Rhubarb Rhubarb Hand Wash. Though I love a good hand wash as much as the next girly girl, I was skeptical about whether or not this particular product would hold up to its £18 price tag. I'm delighted to report that it does. Not only does this product lather up beautifully and look lovely by the sink in my kitchen, but it also smells amazing and the beautiful scent lingers. I've probably looked like a loon lately, constantly smelling my hands, but I just can't resist!

Not just for the kitchen, Rhubarb Rhubarb is also a lovely option for the bathroom sink and there is a matching lotion available too. I personally spend a lot of time in the kitchen, always washing my hands so I love keeping this product in my little oasis to use while I cook, bake and tidy, but where you stash it is up to you! Keep in mind as your Autumn calendar fills up with cocktail parties, dinners and family visits that this is the perfect gift for a hostess that doesn't require her to find a vase or a corkscrew - a little bit of household luxury can go a long way!

What luxuries do you keep on hand in your kitchen to relax you while you slave away over a hot stove?

Find that you're rather at home in your kitchen or you'd like to be? Why not check out my new food blog Plated and Sated where I share kitchen essentials, recipes for home cooking, baking and more! 


  1. Nice piece of information. I usually use different kind of hand washes for kitchen but Rhubarb Rhubarb is very effective. Now using this product regularly.

  2. Most of the times it quite difficult to stick to a particular hand-wash, but this might be an awesome alternative to the same.


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