BUSHNELL LED HEADLAMP: Entomologist friends at nighttime mothing events turned me on to Bushnell’s Rubicon 250-lumen LED headlamp, which turns out to be perfect for nighttime snow-shoveling and anytime you need light but have no hands free. Super-bright.
3 CUBIC FOOT FREEZER: I am the Freezer Queen. When I outgrew my home and office refrigerators’ freezers, I invested in a 3 cubic foot Energy Star model from Supentown with 3 basket “drawers” for orderly storage. Love it.
FIRE CIDER: As a daily tonic or to add zest to salad or juice, the zippiest apple cider vinegar ever, enlivened with oranges, lemons, onions, ginger, horseradish, habanero pepper, garlic, turmeric. And a little honey.
RISHI ORGANIC TEAS: All certified organic, from a Milwaukee-based company whose service and practices (and teas!) I like, including an exceptional selection of green teas. Get on their email list to get 15% off your first order, then watch for sale emails to stock up.
KALUSTYAN’S SPICES and more: If there is a spice, bean, specialty flour, chutney, or other ingredient I need, this 70-year-old NYC-based resource has it online and by mail, too.
RANCHO GORDO BEANS and more: Spectacular chili powder, and a selection of heirloom beans you won’t find elsewhere, for cooking (or sow a row of them!). Makes a great gift for cook friends.
JUMPSPORT REBOUNDER: After a year of rebounding, I upgraded to the Jumpsport, which is springier and has adjustable elastic cords (not fixed-tension metal springs like my first trampoline). Crazy fun. Stabilizing handlebar is optional.
MY FIRST REBOUNDER: I started rebounding with the Urban Rebounder, maybe $130ish (comes with stability handlebar), and have since upgraded. This is a great value for those exploring rebounding.
MICROWAVEABLE WRAP: Velvet-covered ample 9×28-inch wrap from Dreamtime is filled with grains plus cinnamon, clove and eucalyptus. Can also be frozen in a sealed plastic bag for cold therapy.
MICROWAVEABLE SHOULDER WRAP: The velvet-covered Dreamtime shoulder wrap is filled with grains spiced with cinnamon, clove and eucalyptus. Can also be frozen in a sealed plastic bag.