MarketBasket: Leaves for the table

Posted: November 20, 2008

For Thanksgiving dinner, or any night hot dishes are served, these autumnal steel trivets brighten the table setting with a splash of graphic color. Also, a nice token for your Thanksgiving hostess.

Fallin' Leaves, $30 for all three, from

- Maureen Fitzgerald

Recycled multitaskers

Made from recycled plastic bags, these cute baskets have already fulfilled their debt to the planet. They unsnap for flat storage, or, for yet another use, serve as a placemat.

Recycled paper baskets, $11 to $13 at Home & Planet, 25 East Third St., Bethlehem, 610-866-7370

- M.F.

Pumpkin at its best

The Chestnut Hill soup-and-sandwich stalwart Jonathan Best has opened a second location in the Reading Market, taking over the space of a former vitamin stand. We got hooked on the homemade pumpkin spread, an airy whip of cream cheese and pumpkin puree, seasoned with pie spices, vanilla and brown sugar. On a Sweetzels Spiced Wafer, it'll put a smart snap in your step.

Jonathan Best pumpkin spread, $4.99 for 8 ounces, Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch, 215-923-2530.

- Rick Nichols