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Old 01-08-2011, 01:01 PM   #11
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My mom split/cracked several woods before switching to wire coat hangers. But let me not go into those memories.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:31 PM   #12
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That's one gorgeous spoon MsM !! You really should use it an enjoy it, expensive or not!

I have an olive wood spatula that was hand crafted. I bought in a little remote Italian town last year and I use it daily. The wood grain is just beautiful, and the handle has a wonderful feel to it. It was expensive, but has sure been a source of cooking enjoyment for me. With all the traveling we do, I only buy souvenirs that are useful, and have meaning to me.
Here's a picture of the shape, but mine is much more beautiful.
Amazon.com: Cilio Olivewood Spatula, 12-Inch: Kitchen & Dining
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Very elegant, KL.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:58 PM   #14
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I have many wood utensils the longest spoon is about 18" long (+/-)to be used in my huge stock pot!! LOL

The thing I hate about wood is it warps, bloats, drys out and cracks. If you don't wash immediately the food cements itself to the wood!! It takes on odors and flavors easily!! I have ruined dishes because they wind up tasting like previously cooked food or dish soap. It is scary that if it smells like old food are there little buggies feeding on it and waiting to happily inhabit the next food dish and our bodies!!
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That's one gorgeous spoon MsM !! You really should use it an enjoy it, expensive or not!

I have an olive wood spatula that was hand crafted. I bought in a little remote Italian town last year and I use it daily. The wood grain is just beautiful, and the handle has a wonderful feel to it. It was expensive, but has sure been a source of cooking enjoyment for me. With all the traveling we do, I only buy souvenirs that are useful, and have meaning to me.
Here's a picture of the shape, but mine is much more beautiful.
Amazon.com: Cilio Olivewood Spatula, 12-Inch: Kitchen & Dining
That is very similar to the one I have, olive wood...it has seasoned beautifully...and I got it and an olive wood spoon for about $5 at Ross...that's where I look for my high end utensils...Ross first and then I go shopping at other places. Most of the time I find what I want for lots less.
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I have many wood utensils the longest spoon is about 18" long (+/-)to be used in my huge stock pot!! LOL

The thing I hate about wood is it warps, bloats, drys out and cracks. If you don't wash immediately the food cements itself to the wood!! It takes on odors and flavors easily!! I have ruined dishes because they wind up tasting like previously cooked food or dish soap. It is scary that if it smells like old food are there little buggies feeding on it and waiting to happily inhabit the next food dish and our bodies!!

When I fisrt got my olive wood utensils...I found a jar large enough to hold them, put 'em in and covered with olive oil. Nothing sticks to them and they reseason themselves now, eveytime I use them. I still have the jar and soak oil, I add any wood utensil in and soak until they are fairly saturated, allow to air dry and wipe down...they last a bit longer.

Oh, and I never soap them...rinse water and wipe only...no smell at all.
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That is very similar to the one I have, olive wood...it has seasoned beautifully...and I got it and an olive wood spoon for about $5 at Ross...that's where I look for my high end utensils...Ross first and then I go shopping at other places. Most of the time I find what I want for lots less.
Oh boy do I agree about the bargains at Ross!! I made a killing there for high end utensils before Christmas. Congrats on the olive wood spoon......great buy!
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What is "Ross"?
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"Ross Dress For Less" similar to Kohl's, I believe...there aren't any Kohl's around here. Ross is usually down the strip mall from the TJ Maxx.
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