WHIP UP SOME LOVE IN THE KITCHEN WITH A TWIN-STAR HOME FURNISHINGS KITCHEN ISLAND
Our new kitchen islands are the perfect place to prepare a Valentines Day dinner to impress. The Chef Kitchen Island (pictured first) is the perfect way to add functionality and extra storage space to your kitchen. Several drawers allow for tidy storage of your kitchen items, while the pull out trash bin keeps your garbage out of sight. The open shelf allows for storage of every day items to keep them in arm’s reach, while the other side of this kitchen island has a built-in pot rack to free up cabinet space and make your pots and pans easily accessible. The real granite countertop is both luxurious and functional, extending counter space in the kitchen and making food preparation a breeze. Available in a clean White finish, a chic Weathered Oak finish, or a warm Light Summer Sand finish, this kitchen island is sure to blend seamlessly with a variety of décor.
This kitchen island is a perfect place to help organize your kitchen and provide additional seating with the breakfast bar. The real granite top blends beautifully with the clean, White finish. The two storage drawers with brushed Nickel hardware are perfect for storage of kitchen utensils, while the two open storage shelves are perfect for storage of items that are needed close-at-hand.
The Host Kitchen Island allows for functional storage and organization while creating a stylish centerpiece in your kitchen. The sleek granite top flawlessly integrates with this kitchen island’s gorgeous finish and the two display cabinets with glass and wood cabinet doors. The stemware storage rack stores all of your stemware, while the slotted wood shelves provide storage for up to 12 wine bottles. The wooden shelves can be turned over to use the flat surface for additional kitchen storage. The top, partitioned shelf is perfect for storage of every day items to keep them close at reach. This kitchen island also features a breakfast bar to create added seating in your kitchen. Available in a sleek White finish or in an inviting Dark Antique Pine finish, The Host Kitchen Island flawlessly integrates into a variety of kitchens.
Use the Twin-Star Home Furnishings kitchen island to prepare this amazing rack of lamb recipe courtesy of foodnetwork.com and Alton Brown:
2 racks lamb, 6 to 8 ribs each, approximately 1 1/2 to 2-pounds each
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 cloves garlic, minced
4 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1/2 to 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 to 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
To french the racks of lamb:
Make a cut on the fat side of the ribs, perpendicular to them, about 2 1/2-inches down from the rib ends. Cut through the fat down to the rib bones.
Turn the rack on end, with the bones facing up and push a knife through the flesh between each rib, using the initial cut as a guide for the knife. Cut down the side of each rib to remove the excess fat in between each rib. Using strong kitchen twine, wrap the twine around each rib at the base, nearest the meat and pull to remove all of the remaining fat and sinew from the rib bone.
Bend each rack into a semicircle (meat side in and fat side out) and using kitchen twine tie them together at the base and center, in order to hold the racks together. The rib ends should be pushed outward to create the look of a crown.
Rub the lamb with the olive oil. Combine the salt, pepper, garlic, thyme and coriander and press all over the lamb. Place the roast in a Bundt pan with the center of the pan coming up through the middle of the roast.
Place on the middle rack of the oven and cook for 30 to 35 minutes, until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 130 degrees F. This is approximately 8 to 12 minutes per pound. Remove from the oven, transfer the roast to a rack, cover with aluminum foil and let the meat rest for 20 minutes. While the meat is resting add the sherry vinegar, mustard and rosemary to the juices that accumulated in the Bundt pan while cooking. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning, as needed. Cut the string away from the roast and place cooked stuffing, rice or barley in the center if desired. Serve the warm sauce with the roast.
Recipe courtesy Alton Brown, 2008
Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/crown-roast-of-lamb-recipe.html?oc=linkback
YOU HAD ME AT MERLOT
Before, during, and after dinner, wine is usually the go-to beverage for a romantic Valentines Day. Luckily, Twin-Star Home Furnishings can help you keep your wine glasses stored in an elegant way with an option of cooling the wine in one of our thermoelectric wine coolers. One of our favorite wine cabinets happens to be the Brut Wine Cabinet, sold at select Costco warehouses throughout the United States.
As sophisticated and luxurious as fine wine, the Brut curio display cabinet will become a stylish addition to your living or dining area. Display your collectibles in ample display space with glass shelving, or with the wooden shelves that can be used as a flat surface. The wooden shelves can be turned over to use the slotted side to display a wine collection up to 36 bottles. This cabinet is illuminated by LED touch lighting to highlight any display. The curio cabinet door slides open barn-style to provide a new-age chic style, while functionality is not compromised with the deep full extension drawer and the 14 bottle open wine storage below. The gorgeous finish adds a luxurious and classic appeal that compliments any room style.
HEAT THINGS UP
Tired of the cold weather yet? Twin-Star Home Furnishings has you covered yet again! Heat up next to your Valentine in front of one of our electric fireplaces that provide warmth and ambiance all year round. One of our favorites is the Enterprise media mantel. Integrated Bluetooth technology allows you to wirelessly stream music from your phone, tablet or music player library while using popular music services like Spotify, iTunes, andPandora. Bring your television to life with the theater-like sound by connecting to the unit’s A/V inputs. Adjustable flame settings and a digital thermostat can all be operated using the included remote control. Sit back,relax, and enjoy the warm ambiance and vibrant sound of this entertainment center.
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