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...

Mango Madness Salad – Perfect for ...

Mango with Salad
Are your Kyocera Ceramic knives ready for March Madness? As the NCAA’s top ranked basketball teams duel with their fellow tournament participants for a spot in the Final Four or the National Championship Game, you should be planning your March Madness Game Watching parties. After the beer and pizza, check out our healthy dessert menu…why not try a Mango Madness Salad? A...

Roast Boneless Leg of Lamb – Tender, T...

Boneless lamb
“Charming and fascinating he resolved to be. Like March, having come in like a lion, he purposed to go out like a lamb.” — [1849 C. Brontë Shirley II. iv.] According to climate lore, the weather is traditionally wild like a lion at the beginning of March, but lamb-like in its fairness and calm by the end. But lion’s not on most menus, whereas lamb definitely...

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...

Seasonal Recipes for February – Rockin...

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Did you hear the one about the cabbage and the turnip getting married and giving birth to the rutabaga? Well…it’s true.  The rutabaga resembles a large yellow turnip and is suspected of having wild cabbage in its genetic makeup. Known as the “Swedish Turnip,” the rutabaga’s name derives from the Swedish word rotabagge ~ “rot” for...

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

onion-rings
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...

Can’t ‘Beet’ Celeriac – ‘Frog ...

celery root
It’s a New Year and many of our readers are no doubt looking for some culinary slicing challenges for that new gift set of Kyocera Ceramic knives that Santa left under the holiday tree. This is a prime season for using a ceramic knife created specifically to slice boneless meats, fruits and…vegetables.  Winter in the northern climes means that there won’t be much in...

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