BASKET FROM THE FUTURE: It may look like something friendly from outer space has landed in your kitchen. Something that can hold broccoli and kale and all sorts of shellfish and other good edibles while they blanch and cook. Something that is a bit of a conversation piece, something that is art, but has stove duty, too. It's the FoodPod, from FushionBrand. SPRINGTIME DINNERS: With all the veges at the markets now, we think this is a handy tool to have around. It's $15, at A+R Store.