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Old 02-26-2017, 08:50 AM   #11
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Just ordered the Victorinox Fibrox 8" chef's knife from Amazon for $29.98. They were selling them for a bit in December for $32, and this is the best price I have seen.
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:19 AM   #12
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Just ordered the Victorinox Fibrox 8" chef's knife from Amazon for $29.98. They were selling them for a bit in December for $32, and this is the best price I have seen.
I paid more for mine from Amazon a few days ago. Grrrrrrr!

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Old 02-27-2017, 12:15 AM   #13
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I don't know if this qualifies as "kitchen candy" but I did this project on a budget.

I recently bought an 90-year-old house that I plan to live in myself for a couple years, but eventually want to rent out as an income property. I don't want to spend a ton of money refurbishing the whole thing, so I'm remodeling it myself - or at least as much as I can. I also want to keep with the spirit of the old house, so no super modern stuff.

The kitchen is good sized and has a nice layout. But it's not been updated in quite some time. The wall behind the sink area was literally a blank slate. So I went out an bought a piece of 120-year -old reclaimed barn wood and made a rustic shelf out of it.

I also built a pot/utensil rack to display a few of my favorite kitchen items. Most of the serving bowls were found at yard sales or thrift stores. I got the wrought iron shelf racks at Hobby Lobby for $12 (with a coupon). My daughter gave me the copper measuring cups/spoons for Christmas. Last but not least, I just put on a fresh coat of paint.

All in all, other than some of the pans, I think I spent something like $80 on the entire area.

Barn wood, purchased locally


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Old 02-27-2017, 04:44 AM   #14
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Very nice, Steve!
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:57 AM   #15
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I recently ordered this

Acacia Double Salt Cellar | Crate and Barrel

And look at this article that just popped up on FB:

Why Every Kitchen Needs a Salt Pig (or Two) | Serious Eats

who'd thunk?
I just liked it, as well as I wanted to insure that I had my salts close at hand---hate having to stop and go digging in the pantry for the salt, or wasting my time with a shaker.
In the top compartment I have course kosher salt, for seasoning and the lower is my treasured Hawaiian Sea Salt, for finishing.
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Old 02-27-2017, 09:05 AM   #16
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I recently ordered this

Acacia Double Salt Cellar | Crate and Barrel

And look at this article that just popped up on FB:

Why Every Kitchen Needs a Salt Pig (or Two) | Serious Eats

who'd thunk?
I just liked it, as well as I wanted to insure that I had my salts close at hand---hate having to stop and go digging in the pantry for the salt, or wasting my time with a shaker.
In the top compartment I have course kosher salt, for seasoning and the lower is my treasured Hawaiian Sea Salt, for finishing.
That's very pretty. By the stove, I have a lazy Susan with a crock of utensils and my most used oils and vinegars, along with a Le Creuset ramekin of coarse salt (DH gave me a set for Christmas one year). On the other counter where I do my prep work, I use a crystal dish given to us from our Slovakian exchange student as a salt cellar. They are definitely very handy
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Old 02-27-2017, 09:43 AM   #17
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I recently ordered this

Acacia Double Salt Cellar | Crate and Barrel

And look at this article that just popped up on FB:

Why Every Kitchen Needs a Salt Pig (or Two) | Serious Eats

who'd thunk?
I just liked it, as well as I wanted to insure that I had my salts close at hand---hate having to stop and go digging in the pantry for the salt, or wasting my time with a shaker.
In the top compartment I have course kosher salt, for seasoning and the lower is my treasured Hawaiian Sea Salt, for finishing.
We have this one next to the stove. Salt in one side and pepper in the other.

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Old 02-27-2017, 09:50 AM   #18
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I recently ordered this

Acacia Double Salt Cellar | Crate and Barrel

And look at this article that just popped up on FB:

Why Every Kitchen Needs a Salt Pig (or Two) | Serious Eats
I love salt cellars, and still have wooden one I bought over 15 years ago. It was one of the first things I ever purchased on Amazon.com.

Recently, at my daughter's apartment, I noticed she also had one sitting on the counter and mentioned that I liked her salt cellar.

"Is that what it's called?" she asked. "I always just call it 'bam salt.'"

"Bam salt?"

So she demonstrated. She opened the salt cellar, took out a pinch between her fingers, and yelled "BAM!" as she flung it into the sink.

Ahh... now I get it. An old Emeril reference.

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Old 02-27-2017, 09:51 AM   #19
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Love my salt box. Used a big hand-thrown container until one of Glenn's daughters gave me this salt box for Christmas about 5 years ago. I love, love, love it. One side has plain old iodized salt, the other has kosher salt. Every time I use it I say a little "Thank You" to Heather. One of my favorite kitchen tools.
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Old 02-27-2017, 10:18 AM   #20
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Beautiful job on your kitchen wall, Steve. Wow, what a difference! I love the shelf brackets, too.
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