Blades of Glory

December 28, 2010

Cooking, Journal, Uncategorized

I got knives for Christmas! Several kitchen gadgets, really, but this post is about the knives. Mr. and Mrs. Royuk bought us a Yoshiblade – a ceramic blade that is wicked sharp. It is sooooo sharp! I love it, love it, love it, but it points out to me how dull my own knives have become. I need to find a place that sharpens knives.

Along with the knife they gave us a vegetable peeler, and my parents also sent me a vegetable peeler – a beautiful steel one with serrated blades.

Them'd peel a passel o' taters.

Dueling peelers! I took some photos of them being used, but they also involve my knobbly hands, so I’m not showing them. The metal peeler has good heft and just glides right through the peel. It’s effortless and very satisfying to use.

The ceramic peeler scares the bejeebees out of me. It’s just such a contradiction – it’s so light and it looks like the toy razor you’d get in a kid’s “Shave Just Like Daddy!” kit, yet it’s so deadly. I’m usually not afraid of knives, but I have great respect for that peeler.

So, the verdict? I love knives. The end.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “Blades of Glory”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I liked sampling your apple slices that were only one plant cell thick. They were fun to hold up to the light. I could almost see the cellular components.


  2. Lloyd Said on:

    If I had to defend myself with one of them, I would choose you, Stainless Steel Peeler. Your heft and dangerous looks would make me feel more secure defending my home from intruders.


  3. Lauren Said on:

    Great. My only two commenters are the people who are living in this house.

    I am not pathetic.
    I am not pathetic.
    I am not pathetic.


  4. Lauren's mom Said on:

    But we gave you the stainless steel peeler, so what can we say?


  5. Peggy Said on:

    I do so covet your cutlery!


  6. christina Said on:

    The stainless steel peeler looks like it is going to bite the ceramic one….hehehe!


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