Medicine Spoon By Apex Healthcare

Medicine Spoon By ApexWe have talked before that a standard flatware spoon from the cutlery drawer should never be used to administer medicine. According to this report from the Pediatrics Journal not picking the right spoon led to around 40% chance of error in dosage.

The better choice is a medicine dispensing spoon. This Medicine Spoon By Apex Healthcare is easy to fill accurately while upright. The dosage is up to 2 Tsp and as little as 1 ml. The design makes it easy for feeding children or the elderly without spillage. A 3 pack is a good idea.

Medicine Spoon By Apex Healthcare Products (Pack of 3)


OXO Good Grips Wooden Spoon Set

OXO Good Grips Wooden Spoon Set

I despise metal cutlery in non-stick pots and pan. The sound of metal utensils on Teflon is worse than nails on a chalkboard to me. And that’s why I love the value of a quality wooden spoon in the kitchen.

The OXO Good Grips Wooden Spoon Set is made of solid beech wood and completely safe for your non-stick cookware. Especially when scraping the bottom or wacking the spoon on the edge of the pot to shake off remnants. 

There are three sizes for the the three spoons: 12-1/2″L x 2-1/2″W, 10-1/2″L x 2″W and 8″L x 1-3/4″W.

They have a natural oil finish but I recommend only hand washing and use a cutting board oil or another nut oil that is less likely to go rancid to keep them treated well.  This is a great price and every kitchen deserves a good set of spoons like this.

OXO Good Grips Wooden Spoon Set, 3-Piece


An Electric Fork that tastes like Salt

electric salt flavoured forkFor health reasons I’ve been on a reduced sodium diet for years now. Blood pressure issues equal bland food. At first you really miss the taste of salt but it does subside a bit. But now the really smart people at University of Tokyo’s Rekimoto Lab have come up with some interesting cutlery.

This prototype electric fork uses electrical stimulation to simulate the taste of salt. It basically tricks your tongue into thinking it’s tasting salt. The battery-powered fork  completes the circuit when the tines make contact with your tongue, electrically stimulating your taste buds. Like licking a 9V battery maybe, I don’t know. Even more interesting is that with only $18 worth of electronics this future fork can create tastes that are both salty and sour, and has adjustable levels of stimulation. Cyber cutlery is our future it seems.

Can you buy it? Nope, not yet. Can’t find much about it on their website either. Soon come, maybe.

Visit University of Tokyo’s Rekimoto Lab for updates 



Edible Cutlery from India

Just in last month we covered an interesting product that allowed you to make your own edible spoons. Well it seems that Bakey’s Food is using the same idea and getting a heck of a lot of press. But they have taken the idea into production and much farther with edible spoons, forks, sporks, and chopsticks. And they claim to have improved taste, nutrition and shelf-life.

Instead of the usual stainless steel these are made with a healthy combination of millet, rice, and wheat.  They contain ingredients like sugar, ginger, cinnamon, garlic, celery, black pepper, rock salt, cumin, mint, carrots and beets that can add to the dining experience.  They have reduced the moisture and hardened the edible cutlery and promise a shelf life of about three years.  And it won’t melt in your soup bowl!

Check out the video above or visit Bakey’s Food for more info