Green Living 101—First Things First

So now that we have totally gutted our kitchen and started slowly adding items to our dream Bed Bath and Beyond idea board, we find ourselves with six things at this stage. These include… Saute pan Wood cutting board Mineral oil to take of wood cutting board plastic cutting board mainly to be used forContinue reading “Green Living 101—First Things First”

Maintaining Your Knife For Life

If I just forked over this much money for a quality knife to slice and dice veggies, I am gonna want to take the very best care of it that I can. So how do we do that? Here are a few tips… After each use wash your knife in warm, soapy water and dryContinue reading “Maintaining Your Knife For Life”

These Knives Made the Cut

So in my quest for the best knife to buy as far as veggies, which ones did I find worth considering… Cutco Vegetable Knife #1735 Blade…wide enough to easily move ingredients from the cutting board to the pan Blade Length…7-3/4″ Blade Material…410 High-Carbon, Stainless Steel Cost…$150 Edge…straight Engraving…available Guarantee…Cutco’s Forever Guarantee means that they willContinue reading “These Knives Made the Cut”

How to Choose Quality Kitchen Knives

The very first thing that you will need to do when sauteeing food is to chop whatever ingredients you are going to use into manageable, bite-size pieces. This will make them faster and easier only to cook, but will also make sure that the ingredients cook more evenly. Not only do you want your ingredients toContinue reading “How to Choose Quality Kitchen Knives”

Wood You Rather

If you don’t want to fork over the money for a good wood cutting board, or you like other surfaces instead of wood, there are many choices available. The main second choice would be plastic. There are both advantages and disadvantages of these boards. Advantages include… affordable are priced economically available in many sizes can beContinue reading “Wood You Rather”

11 More Uses for Mineral Oil

In addition to the various uses for mineral oil around the home that we just got through talking about, there are several uses for mineral oil for your own use also. So a bottle of mineral oil is well worth the investment. Let’s take a closer look at some of the uses for yourself..¬†  Continue reading “11 More Uses for Mineral Oil”

10 More Uses for Mineral Oil Around Your Home

As we start building our kitchen one item at a time and crawling our way along the Raw Foods pyramid at a snail’s pace, so far we only have three items in our dream home… A saute pan A spatula A cutting board And in the last post we saw that we should also buyContinue reading “10 More Uses for Mineral Oil Around Your Home”

Seasoning and Maintaining Your New Wood Cutting Board

Before using a new wood cutting board, you should take the time to¬†properly season your cutting board. In fact, you should oil your boards about once a month in order to keep wood cutting boards in good condition.     Seasoning your wood cutting board regularly will help prevent staining, warping, and cracking.   WhenContinue reading “Seasoning and Maintaining Your New Wood Cutting Board”

Advantages of Wood Cutting Boards

You may wonder if it is better to buy a wood cutting boards or a board made from another material. There are several arguments in favor of using wooden cutting boards, including that they… absorb less water and bacteria are less porous than other materials are more attractive and functional fight bacteria have special bacteria-fightingContinue reading “Advantages of Wood Cutting Boards”

On the Chopping Block

The first step in sauteeing your food is to cut whatever you’re going to saute into uniform, bite-size pieces… And unless you totally want to ruin both your countertops and your knives, it is very important to invest in a decent cutting board. As you are shopping for your new cutting board, it is importantContinue reading “On the Chopping Block”