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YolkR - The best little kitchen gadget you never realised you couldn't live without!

The YolkR Now at ma cuisine (home)

Sometimes a new kitchen tool comes along that is so brilliant that it leaves you wondering just why it wasn’t invented sooner.

Introducing the YorkL. The best little kitchen gadget you never realised you couldn’t live without!

The YolkR, by Fusionbrands is a simple, brilliant, dishwasher-safe, pump-action device for separating egg yolks and whites. The mess that comes with separating an egg yolk from the whites is now a kitchen nightmare of the past!

The YolkR, by Fusionbrands is a simple, brilliant, dishwasher-safe, pump-action device for separating egg yolks and whites.

The YolkR, by Fusionbrands is a simple, brilliant, dishwasher-safe, pump-action device for separating egg yolks and whites.

The YolkR’s innovative design uses suction to separate egg yolks from whites with no fuss; just position the nozzle on the yolk, gently squeeze and release to suck up the yolk. Empty the yolk by simply squeezing and releasing again, it’s that simple!

The YolkR is designed by international Kiwi designer Hamish Dobbie, was crowd-funded by over 2,000 backers on Kickstarter, is produced by Fusionbrands and is now available in store and online at ma cuisine (home).

The innovative YolkR uses suction to separate egg yolks from whites with no fuss

The innovative YolkR uses suction to separate egg yolks from whites with no fuss

The YolkR is a fantastic stocking filler or gift idea for both home bakers and experienced chefs alike.

Gift Ideas for the Wine Loving Father

Gift Ideas for the Wine Loving Father

September 1 is Fathers Day and this annual celebration coinciding with the arrival of spring is rapidly approaching. Father’s day is a time honoured celebration where we recognise dad, Grandpa or the other Father figures in our lives. Its a time where families reconnect and make a fuss over dad for the day to show them the important role they play in our lives.

ma cuisine (home)’s new store in the leafy riverside suburb of Applecross has put together some inspiring gift ideas for wine lovers this Fathers Day. Available in store or online choose from the Vinturi Wine Aerator for those special reds or perhaps the Corkcicle Wine Chiller for those crisp summer whites.

The Vinturi Travel Wine Aerator

The Vinturi Travel Wine Aerator is a smaller more convenient version of the award-winning Vinturi. Smaller but fully functional, the Vinturi Travel produces the same aeration as the original Vinturi giving you a better bouquet, enhanced flavors, and smoother finish wherever you drink wine.

The Vinturi Travel Wine Aerator

The Vinturi Travel Wine Aerator is a smaller more convenient version of the award-winning Vinturi. Smaller but fully functional, the Vinturi Travel produces the same aeration as the original Vinturi giving you a better bouquet, enhanced flavors, and smoother finish wherever you drink wine.

The Vinturi Travel Wine Aerator comes with a stylish and sturdy tapered black case suitable for use both at home, or out and about at picnics or wine touring. Measuring a mere 14 cm tall and weighing just over 100 grams the Vinturi Travel easily fits into any pocket or bag.

Corkcicle Wine Chiller

Keeping your wines at just the right drinking temperatures is a great challenge for wine lovers the world over. Serving a wine too cold can mask the winemaker’s uniquely crafted complexities while wine served too warm may lead to the alcohol overpowering the wine’s natural flavours.

The Corkcicle Wine Chiller chills wines from the inside out and is a great solution for serving wine at your desired temperature. Simple to use, reusable, non toxic and no need for ice buckets Dad will love the Corkcicle and everyone will love how good dad’s wine tastes!

The Corkcicle Wine Chiller

The Corkcicle Wine Chiller chills wines from the inside out and is a great solution for serving wine at your desired temperature. Simple to use, reusable, non toxic and no need for ice buckets Dad will love the Corkcicle and everyone will love how good dad’s wine tastes!

With its great looks the Corkcicle Wine Chiller is bound to become the centre of conversation at your next lunch or dinner party.

Visit us in-store Monday to Saturday, or shop online at MaCuisine.com.au anytime for the Vinturi Travel Wine Aerator, Corkcicle Wine Chiller or other great Fathers day gift ideas and let ma cuisine (home) help make your Father’s Day a day to remember.

Traditional Handmade Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Handmade Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is a favourite for dads the world over. It is Dad’s day to be pampered and fussed over. A very special day when we acknowledge the importance of the father figures in our lives.

Father’s Day gifts can take many forms, from power tools to golf putters, from wine decanters to fishing rods. But no matter what your father’s taste, the one thing that defines Father’s Day more than any other is the gift of Socks and Jocks, tailor made from Thurlby Herb Farm in South Western Australia and available from ma cuisine (home) in Applecross.

Tailor Made for Men Sock and Jocks Sachets

Packs of three pocket-size scented sachets with a unique mix of oils and botanicals that impart a fresh and woody aroma and providing insect protection. Perfect for placing among socks and jocks, and in briefcases, sports bags and jacket and trouser pockets.

Tailor Made for Men Sock and Jocks Sachets

Tailor Made for Men Sock and Jocks Sachets

Also from the Thurlby Farm, the following handmade items –

Autorama Car Freshener

Designed to conveniently place in your car and promotes calm and focussed driving while providing a fresh fragrance to occupants.

Blokes Soap

A generous cake of soap containing a stimulating mix of essential oils, anise, cinnamon and citrus.

Clothing Protector

Essential oil of sandalwood in a long lasting solid block. For hanging in the wardrobe to add a pleasing fragrance to, and freshen, clothing while naturally repelling insects.

Shoe Sachets

Aromatic sachets to sweeten and freshen footwear.

We look forward to welcoming you at ma cuisine (home),3/31 Ardross Street, Applecross from Monday to Saturday, or any time to our website at MaCuisine.com.au, and to helping to make this Father’s Day truly a day to remember.

ma cuisine (home) Gifts and Home Wares Napolean Street Cottesloe

Perth Shopping Icon ma cuisine (home)

After living for several years in Singapore, ma cuisine (home) Founder Jill Braslin returned to Australia in 1983. She spent 3 wonderful years in Sydney working in homewares and decided when she and her family returned to Perth this was the direction she would like to take… before long, in 1986, Jill was the owner of ma cuisine (home) in Napoleon Street, Cottesloe. The rest is history.

ma cuisine (home) set a benchmark never seen before in WA, supplying the Western Suburbs with exactly what it wanted… well designed items for the home that hadn’t been accessible before. Whatever ma cuisine (home) stocked, people wanted. Perth socialites held their bridal gift registry there, not only was the stock fabulous, the shop looked great and the staff were incredible.

26 years later, Jill still controls the business, with some of the same fabulous staff and support from her husband and children…..what is the secret to the success? Adapting to an ever-changing market, economy and customer, changing the look and the stock but never the sense of community ma cuisine (home) offers.

Shopping For Inspiration… ma cuisine (home)

ma cuisine (home)’s Founder Jill Braslin shares her source of inspiration for ma cuisine (home)

As Perth is the most isolated city in the world, inspiration often comes from the people I meet everyday. Their stories, the way they dress and the general natural beauty of WA can be inspiration in itself.

Starting each day with an early morning walk or the gym gives me a “kick start”…this is probably when I feel most inspired. I can think clearly about new travel plans, shops and galleries to visit while I am overseas.  Simply observing other people while we are travelling can also be so intriguing and inspiring. I can begin to get a feel for what I should be buying for the next season or year ahead. I can be inspired by a shop window in Paris or simply finding a well designed can opener!

I can fall in love with products that have such wonderful form and also great function, I don’t like fuss, I love streamlined objects that will last a lifetime.

I guess you have to allow yourself the time to be inspired, observe all of the little things around you and as they say…inspiration is everywhere.

ma cuisine (home) New Online Store

Welcome To ma cuisine (home)

ma cuisine (home) has become an iconic shopping destination in Perth since its inception 26 years ago. Jill Braslin and her team have created an enticing retail environment where customers feel they are always welcome and the range of products is constantly evolving.

Now that the retail store is moving beyond bricks and mortar, on-line shopping will help customers overseas, in rural areas or simply those who don’t have time for traditional shopping.

The online store will stock all of lifes little essentials (and a few luxuries as well).It will be more about quality than quantity…forget fads, its all about shopping for great basics.

Simple linen tablecloths, great bakeware, French toiletries, silk sleepwear and pillowcases, baby gifts, waffle weave robes and towels, moleskin diaries……the things that make our house a home.

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