Cleaning, sanitizing and sealing are the three rules of cutting board care. It is funny how we regularly maintain certain items in our home yet others just seem to be taken for granted. Cutting boards, a kitchen essential, seem too often to fall into this category of neglected items.
Summer is officially here. With it comes hot temperatures, perfect days for the beach and, of course, the perfect time to enjoy the fruits and vegetables that are in season. Before this exciting season comes, it might be a good idea for you to create a checklist on some of the seasonal produce you should get.
One of the best ways to show your mother you love her this Mother's Day is by giving her a perfectly engraved cutting board telling her exactly how you feel! Here are our top Mother's Day Ideas to help you out this year!
After spending years watching Julia Child and experimenting in the kitchen, Chef Jonathan has made himself known around the world. Now, it's time for him to battle through the competition at The World Food Championships.
While many people consider all wood cutting boards to be the same, that’s not exactly the case, as there are many differences that affect not just how the wood cutting board looks, but also how durable they are.
Cutting your meat and vegetables without a cutting board is like walking out of your house without shoes on. A wood cutting board is an essential appliance in every kitchen, it’s just as important as your pots and pans.
Eating has definitely become a necessary accessory when it comes to socializing. Sadly enough, most of the times we do not seem to comprehend the advantages cooking at home could have as in regards to our health.
This valentine’s day create a special treat for your loved ones; from tarts to cakes, it’s the occasion for sharing. Pick out a novelty board like the round version or one with a handle for a great Valentine's Day presentation.
Although most of our kitchen utensils are made of wood, we may not be well conversant with the best way to go about cleaning these items. Here are a few ways you can clean and disinfect your wooden cutting board rapidly.
Mason jars are elegant and easy to carry back and forth to work, school or even take with you on a picnic. Different types of foods can be put in mason jars. The possibilities are endless. Get creative!
For those that have become engulfed in the fast-paced world around them, it can be easy for common household chores to fall behind. Since completing these tasks is inevitable, you might as well make the most of it.
Whether it's for losing weight or improving your overall nutritional intake, it is imperative that you develop healthy snack habits for you and your family. These ten healthy snacks are ideal for everyone!
We have all tried that holiday fruitcake that could have doubled as a brick when re-siding the neighbor’s house. Excite your tasted buds by using these 10 tips to an exceptional fruitcake to share with your friends and family.
We have all heard in recent news about the thousands of people becoming intolerant to gluten. While not everyone suffers from this issue, you might be surprised that you too might be a victim of gluten intolerance.
Most families are incredibly busy. After arriving home the thought of making a meal from scratch is sometimes hard to imagine. Fortunately, there are some easy hacks that can help families plan and prepare meals ahead of time.
It’s that time of the year for people to head out to their backyards, prepare the fire extinguisher, fire up the grill, and make some of the best hamburger patties known to man. Or maybe the neighborhood.
Ribs are enjoyed by many people all across the country. However, they can be tricky to make, and this stops many people from grilling their own ribs. Ribs are actually not that difficult to grill, if you know what you are doing.
What should you do if you find that your brand new maple or walnut cutting board is starting to look curved rather than straight? This is the result of your cutting board becoming warped, but it is not cause for it having to be thrown out.
It is not always what you eat; it is the amount you eat. Watching your portion sizes and eating the right proportion of each food group is important to maintaining a healthy weight and improving your health.
Just like Batman and Robin, wood cutting boards and knives won’t go without each other. You won’t use a knife without a cutting board, and that same cutting board won’t find as many uses without a knife.
Obviously, since human skin is not made to withstand very high temperatures, no cook in the world can live without oven mitts. But when in front of the displays at any kitchen store, it is easy to get lost among all of the choices available.
Now that the holidays are over, we have a whole new year ahead of us, that it is custom to start with: resolutions! Like many people, I will want to go to the gym only to cry that I did not lose any weight over Valentine’s Day chocolate on sale in March.
Have you been planning to cook chicken and dumplings for dinner tonight, only to realize that the chicken breast you just placed on the cutting board expired two days ago? For most of us, it is not uncommon to grab something out of the refrigerator only to discover it has passed its expiration date.
To me, comfort food is something full of carbs (and fattening) that I eat most of the time during winter months. Why is some food “comfort” food? It varies depending on the age, if you’re a man or a woman and according to your culture as well.
All mothers are going through this. In a rush every morning, making sure kids have all they need for their day at daycare or at school, making sure they eat good meals, driving them to soccer practices, doctor’s appointments, cleaning...
Kids are back-to-school since a few weeks already and we now need to get and stay organized in the kitchen to make sure we eat healthy even though we are all trying to fit everything we want to do in 24 hours. Here's a few tips to help you out making great lunchboxes quickly and easily.
Nobody can eat at the restaurant all the time. And most of us need to do some minimal cooking. No matter if your life is just beginning and you’re gathering all you need to move in a place of your own, trying to make wise choices to narrow down to the essentials you need to get.
If you’re like me, summer also means picnics and cooking on the barbecue. With weather being so warm and the sun shining, there is no point in locking yourself indoors to cook for hours in a steamy kitchen and make your house even hotter than it already is by using your oven!
Hello you cutting boards fans! I, Annie the official Cutting Boards USA chef, made some experiments to compare a few cutting board finishes recommended when it comes to wear, smell, and easiness of application.
While this economy is still struggling, it’s even more important to find ways to save money on your weekly grocery bill. This means learning a few tips to keep food fresher, make it taste better, and last a little longer.
Along with all the fun and excitement the holidays bring, there are some major stresses; especially around the food. If you plan on hosting parties this year take a few minutes to read our Stress-Free Holiday Cooking Tips!
The holiday season is quickly rounding the corner, and that leaves many a person scrambling. Doing that little something extra for your employees will go a long way in showing that your company values them.
Wooden cutting boards are a great way to say thank you to your valued clients or employees. Especially when you buy them from a place that will custom laser engrave them for you! Here are a few creative ideas for you.
October cooking. All about cozy and warm. Right? Maybe for some of us who find ourselves further north it is, but for those of you down south, perhaps something more local, something with a bit of punch and flair!
A few days ago, we said farewell to 2011 and welcomed 2012. If you take the time to type in “2012 trends” in Google, you’ll see what the world of fashion, home designing and even knitting; has in store for us this year...
Thanksgiving can be a big headache for many people. Some of us may actually be looking forward to cooking up a big meal that is fit for an entire army; while others might be planning to celebrate in a smaller group...
You like to prepare meals and you try to eat healthy. You slice up plenty of meat and vegetables on your cutting board and you don’t really give your diet any second thought. Well, according to Dr. Peter D’Adamo, you should eat the foods that are better suited to your blood type, assuming you know what your blood type is.
How sous vide cooking gives more flavour to a meal
I have been following a televised cooking competition over the summer in which a lot of young aspiring chefs are using a method of cooking that is known as sous vide. I was intrigued by that peculiar method of preparing a meal, so I decided to do some research on it.
Summer can be a brutal season. With the sun scorching down on you and the humidity making it almost unbearable to stand outside, it’s important to know how to handle your food in such weather in order to avoid unwelcomed diseases.
When it comes to cooking in the summer, it’s all about having some friends over and firing up the BBQ, but what about preparation? What needs to be done before your guests arrive to guarantee your BBQ party will be a success? Here are a few tips to follow to turn your next BBQ get together into an event that will truly impress your guests.
"Go big or go home!" could be a motto for Texas. When you begin to dig into the details and history of the State of Texas, it is not surprising that Texas souvenirs, such as a Texas shaped cutting board, are so popular; everything in Texas is big and bold, and Texans are loud and proud, and rightly so!
Although you have most likely seen the little tree logo or read on a Website a statement such as: “We are proud to say that all our cutting boards are made in the USA from FSC approved hardwood”; you may not be aware of what that little tree and those three letters actually imply.
I am all for keeping my family safe; regularly cleaning the kitchen countertops, the fridge handle; teaching my kids to thoroughly wash their hands when they come home from school and after using the washroom.
As good as it is to dip a freshly cut piece of baguette into some olive oil and seasoning, or to simply crack off a piece and eat it “au naturel”, day old baguette does not offer the same “wow” factor. Although the bread is still yummy, even your best bread cutting board and knife cannot bring back that newly baked freshness.
As kids it seems that we all go through a collecting phase, whether it is butterflies caught during the summer or that stamp collection that your grandmother generously donated to every year on your birthday.
Well now that you are nearly done prepping and eating your Thanksgiving dinner, it is already time to begin contemplating that next all important holiday… As you read this, you are likely looking at less than 30 days before you will be expected to be wowing friends, family and, most importantly, your life mate, with a fabulous gift.
Many experimented chefs will tell you that three quality knives and a wooden cutting board will ease the prep work for your Thanksgiving Day dinner for family and friends. Although selecting knives is a matter of personal choice, certain knives will allow you to accomplish multiple tasks.
Now that you have a family of your own it is time to start the tradition knowing that one day maybe your kids will flock back to the warmth of a home cooked Thanksgiving meal just as you did for so many years.
What do a magazine subscription, a plush housecoat, a leather handbag, a pear tree and a wood cutting board have in common? These are all traditional gifts associated to the first, second, third, fourth and fifth year wedding anniversaries.
When talking about kitchen essentials it seems only natural that the things that come to mind are likely influenced by what point we are in our life. The college student out on her own for the first time’s list of kitchen essentials is likely very different from the seasoned cook’s list.
You are wandering the flea market, aimlessly looking at all the junk that people are wasting their Saturday afternoon trying to sell and you realize that the old adage is very much alive: “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.”