The Wild Kitchen


Roundup: Natural Cleaning in the Kitchen

May 17, 2019 Molly McGuire

Roundup: Natural Cleaning in the Kitchen

 ‘Tis the season for spring cleaning: throwing open the windows for some fresh air, deep cleaning the rugs, and weeding out all the belongings that don’t spark joy. And for an extra-fresh start in the kitchen, why not shake up your cleaning routine by switching out harsh chemicals for natural cleaning products? If you’re not already on the natural cleaning bandwagon, you may wonder why you should bother taking the time to make your own cleaning products. The truth is, there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that typical household cleaners are harmful to people, pets and the environment. The...


What is Urban Lumber?

May 10, 2019 Molly McGuire

What is Urban Lumber?

If you’ve read our story online or stopped into our store in downtown Rock Island, you might already know that Wild Cherry Spoon products are hand carved from locally sourced urban lumber. But you may wonder what exactly that means, and why we are so proud to sell products crafted from this material. So today we’ve prepared a little post on what urban lumber is, and why we think it’s so great! Unlike traditional lumber, urban lumber is harvested from trees that grow in back yards, parks, and other metropolitan settings. According to the Urban Wood Network, tens of thousands...


New Stockists

May 08, 2019 Molly McGuire

We always get excited when we get an order from a new retail store to carry our line. So busy that we get to work right away cutting and carving out the pieces that will soon make their way to a new home, that we sometimes forget to post the list of "Where to Buy our Goods".  Sorted by state are the new retailers from March and April. Liz & Addie 4106 Idlewild Ave North Little Rock AR A Well Stocked Home 412 First Street Woodland CA Hello Penngrove  407 Ronsheimer Road Penngrove CA Highland Springs Ranch & Inn 10600...


Enamelware is Pretty Hot

April 26, 2019 Molly McGuire

Enamelware is Pretty Hot

Enamelware—a utilitarian kitchen material that fell out of favor around the mid-20th century thanks to the proliferation of plastic—has recently come back in style, gracing the shelves of chic shops such as Anthropologie. You might associate enamelware, consisting of metal base forms (cups, pots, etc.) that have been coated in porcelain enamel, with retro kitchens. Or perhaps it evokes memories of childhood camping trips—because it’s light, portable and easy to clean, it’s a favored product among outdoor enthusiasts. But incredibly, the process of enameling has been traced as far back as ancient Egypt and China! Enamel can be applied to...


Mother's Day Gift Guide 2019

April 03, 2019 Molly McGuire

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2019