Caring For Your Knives

~ Looking at my past, I wince to witness how I used my kitchen knives. Three descriptions that come to mind are foolish, ignorant, and dangerous. I remember using a knife and meat hammer as a chisel and pick for a stubborn piece of frozen chicken in a last-minute...

A Guide to Knives

~ One large knife may seem to do everything needed in the kitchen, even if it is sharp. That doesn’t mean there isn’t an easier way to do your prep work before cooking. As a reminder, everyone’s kitchen is different and so: different foods will have different needs for...

Luxury & Specialty Kitchen Tools

~ “Luxury and Specialty Kitchen Tools” do seem quite frivolous, but you won’t believe how many tools we use that are just not really necessary. This claim however can be challenged by what you use every day, and what may not be essential to me, maybe essential to you....

Antique & Traditional Kitchen Tools

~ Welcome to Antique and Traditional Kitchen Tools! Since I created “Basic Kitchen Tools” in a previous article, I wanted to also list a general library of older traditional kitchen tools as well. This is intended as a basics list as well as the previous article. Luxury and specialty...

Basic Kitchen Tools

~ When was the last time you opened your kitchen drawer and found exactly what you were looking for without digging? I’ve had moments when dumping out my drawer was an everyday occurrence. The abyss of tools for the modern functioning kitchen seems to be endless, unorganized, and completely...

Single, Double Knots, & Anchoring

Growing up, I frequently watched my mom thread needles on her sewing machine. The process was intricate, composing of winding thread through many hooks and crevices. This often lead to frustration and expletives. Hand sewing is by far more straight forward and less scary. Even if you grew up...

Sewing Tools

For those who are new to sewing, it can be confusing. Many times, I have found myself walking into a craft store to buy sewing supplies with little to no knowledge. Fortunately, I had help when I was young and had carefully planned out trips to get certain tools...

8 Basic Sewing Stitches to Know by Hand

It may sound miraculous, but learning different stitching can impact your ability to confidently repair and prevent future wear and tear on your project. You can even sew a project from scratch! -Learning a few of these stitches can make a big difference. In this Tutorial you will need:...