Beat the Heat with Fresh Gazpacho...

When the thermometer is pushing 3 digits, (or feels like it!) who wants to be slaving over a hot flame?  Take advantage of summer’s sweet produce and treat yourself to a refreshing and delicious gazpacho recipe.  No heat required, only a blender to mix together the fresh vegetables, fruits & herbs.  We found a simple recipe for a Watermelon Gazpacho that hit the spot on a hot...

April Fools’ Day Dinner – Try So...

Meatloaf Cupcakes
Okay, Sunday, April 1, is (un)Official National Prank Day (aka April Fools’ Day) and you have a chance to use your Kyocera Ceramic knives on a special treat for the main dinner course: Meatloaf Cupcakes (recipe includes carrots, onions and celery so…chop chop). Before we get to the fine dining part of this post, let’s take a look at the history of this great day. The...

Beefsteak Tomatoes for that Balanced BLT...

Beefsteak burger
Spring has Sprung! Looking for a tasty fresh fruit/vegetable that cuts like meat? Well, get your Kyocera Ceramic knives ready and behold the magnificent Beefsteak tomato, aka the Beefmaster, Mortgage Lifter and Coeur De Boeuf, among other common varieties. Known for their firm “meaty” texture, light-red color and thick skins, Beefsteaks comprise any of several varieties of large...

Baked Chicken Roulade – Prepare to Rol...

Baked Chicken Roulade
Get your Kyocera Ceramic knives ready for some crafty prep work with this great recipe for Baked Chicken Roulade from Southern Living Magazine, courtesy of our friends at MyRecipes.com. The word roulade originates from the French word “rouler” meaning “to roll.”  Typically, a roulade is a European dish consisting of a slice of meat rolled around a filling, such...

Valentine’s Day Recipe – Roa...

Love Apple Soup
Throughout history, the humble tomato has enjoyed numerous curious names such as Pomme d’Amour, Moor’s Apple and Wolf Peach. But our favorite is “the Love Apple,” derived from an early belief that tomatoes had aphrodisiac powers. The tomato was not always considered good to eat.  Many thought it was poisonous because it belongs to the nightshade family, so in...

Onions: a Veggie of Choice in Dishes Wor...

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The mighty onion, infamous as one of the most difficult vegetables to slice due to its sturdy outer shell and slippery texture, is an ideal challenge for that gift set of Kyocera Ceramic knives you’re still breaking in. The amazing onion provides layers of flavor and color to a wide variety of dishes and cuisines.  Onions are often chopped and used as an ingredient in various hearty...

Carve a Ham for a Happy New Year’s Fea...

Baked Ham
Pork is served at many New Year’s celebrations because pigs are known to symbolize progress and a prosperous future.  Pork is often served on New Year’s because the holiday is a time to look forward, and a hog cannot look backwards without turning completely around. Also, some believe that eating a bigger pig may translate into increased riches or a chunky wallet in the coming...

December 14 – Celebrate National Bouil...

bouilabaisse
December 14 is National Bouillabaisse Day – though there’s no hard evidence to indisputably prove this factoid.  No matter.  It’s a great excuse for making a delicious Bouillabaisse fish stew using your trusty (but never rusty) Kyocera ceramic knives. Bouillabaisse is extremely popular all around the Mediterranean, and is a specialty in ports across the region.  Lovers...

How To: Fillet a Fish...

Mackerel-Fillet
If you can’t start with pre-filleted fish parts and will be using a whole fish, remember that preparing a fish for cooking can be a challenging task, even with the sharpest of knives.  Attempting to fillet fish with a dull knife can be very dangerous. First, take your Kyocera Ceramic knife and cut behind the head while angling the knife toward the front of the fish. There is a...

Pie’s the Limit in November...

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November means Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving means pie.  And cutting pie means, of course, Kyocera ceramic knives.  Here follows some pie arcana we found when we went pie hunting online: Getting an early start on the day of gratitude (still two weeks away), Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter declared today, Thursday, November 10, as “Pie Day” in Philadelphia. The LaGrange, Ill.,...

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