These attractive, super-functional casserole dishes store well and are easy to clean--and they can go straight from refrigerator to oven to table. They and their optional covers are available in green, aqua and white. The new Tilda cookware line is designed by artist Pia Tornell for Arabia, a Finnish company well known in the '50s and '60s for its stylish designs.
Tilda casseroles: 3 1/2-quart, $59 (cover, $39); 2-quart, $32 (cover, $24); 1 1/4-quart, $26 (cover, $24); from OK, Los Angeles.
French Yogurt Cheese?
Yes, French Yogurt Cheese--from Wisconsin. It's not the sour Middle Eastern "yogurt cheese" made by draining the whey from yogurt; it's a real cheese that happens to be made from low-fat yogurt, complete with the yogurt cultures. So it's 99.9% cholesterol-free, and each 1-ounce serving contains only 75 calories and 4.5 grams of fat (about half as much fat as regular cheese). It has a creamy texture and a pleasant mild flavor, making it unusually tasty for a low-fat cheese.
French Yogurt Cheese, $4.39 per pound, at Trader Joe's Markets.