Have a cook book guide at your fingertips without hauling out the heavy well-thumbed hardcover from the bookshelf. Thanks to a clever upside-down print, the English Apron from Big Blue is a quirky, yet useful, addition to a home cook’s arsenal. Simply lifted up for quick reference during food preparation, the English Apron is full of useful information including: numeric conversions, cooking times for vegetables, roasting times for birds, freezing instructions, defrosting times and a cooking glossary. It’s also a good place to wipe dirty hands! The English Apron is R290 and available from bigblue.co.za.