Shun DM0723 Classic 6" Forged Chef Knife. Yep!!
My wife will not touch a sharp knife though. Just won't. When I sharpen our everyday use kitchen knifes, I tell her so that she does not surprise herself. Soooooo, I am the keeper of the new knife. Emoji emoji.
The first try was a whole onion. How many times have I watched someone slice onions? How many time have I sliced onions? A sharp knife is always a joy to work with. But those knifes were just sharp. This new knife is extra-terrestrial.
There is a trick to holding fingers inward and letting the knife always land ahead of the end of the finger tips when slicing. I have learned.
This new knife is not a knife to learn that skill set. The slightest pressure and forward movement always sent this knife to the top of the cutting board. As if I was holding the knife and merely thinking it through the onion.
I had to cut a thick piece of cod off of a filet after the onion. I held the large filet in the air and pulled the knife right to left several inches below my hand. One single pull of the knife, done.
I could go on, but you get the point.
Now I am in the market for one more high-end knife like this. I want a Nakiri Bocho style. A good one!! Gonna be fun shopping.
A PROJECT CONCEIVED
FEAR AND CLICK BAIT
It has taken me a few days to get myself up and running in this new year.
Holiday and vacation at year's end is all over. I think the throttle on the machine is advancing now and the stories of what may be coming are well worth the time to become aware of.
I start my mornings now with (coffee coffee), a check-in on weather then DRUDGE REPORT. Why not get a media dose of world headlines and fear out of the way? Then off to blogs I enjoy and videos I care to watch.
Trying better to set my tone for what I have control over and acting on one or two small things that need attending. Getting a hundred of these little chores done here would make a noticeable dent in clean up and little improvements. Will be healthy for mind and body.
Look it up and be wary wary afraid. Could be setting the stage for lock downs again. It may be more pronounced in blue states.
The elephant in the room will become too big not to notice and talk about. I am starting to see more and more stories of healthy folk dropping suddenly. Cannot hide this now.
EAST COAST PIPE LINE DOWN
My wife asked if I have noticed the price jump in gas lately. I have not. But off to top off the Dodge this morning and one side by side diesel container.
PEANUT BUTTER SHORTAGE.
We are down to two boxes.
Peanut butter cups are evening snacks while watching TV. Also go to shacks during the day. Diet snacks. One slice of fresh bread and a PB cup is instant gratification.
Not pushing the brand. Just is what is at the market. Time to put in a few more boxes while we can still find them. This concept may come more and more into play as time passes. (Availability) If basic items like this are available now, might be best to take advantage of that fact.
I recently overheard two employees at a local market (different departments) this past week comment on shortages on their shelves. I did not notice it looking at the over all market, but they did enough to comment on it.
The cost of going to the grocery store has doubled in the past 4 months. What use to cost $25 is now $50.
I have watched folks just standing and staring at the meat counter. I have found myself doing the same. I recently joked to one lady that watching the meat counter never changes the price. She had a sense of humor and agreed. Older gal. Said she now uses the smaller shopping cart because she no longer can afford to fill the larger cart.
Nice photo of fresh falling snow from the old home in NH.
I have mentioned east neighbor before. We have shared garden produce last season and for quite awhile now he has been bringing over a dozen eggs every other week. Four chickens that produce more eggs than he can eat. We drop off bags of chicken feed and scratch several times a year.
You do not need a lot of chickens to produce eggs for a family.
He also brought over samples of what he cooks, this trip a 7 baked bean dish with more flavor heat than I am use to.
I reached for a sheet of paper towel as he joked that this dish will clear your sinuses. He said he used a lot of Ancho chilies, sausage and thick bacon slices. My flavor heat (seasoning) tolerances are increasing after 3 years living in Texas. AND I like it!!
I am going to learn to make this as it is the best I have ever eaten so far. Will share if I can reproduce.
A WORKING DRAWING
Enough information to start cutting pieces and parts. A work in progress.
I will leave you with this. Her wheel barrow is in the garage for the next month or two protect it from weather. It took the cats mere minutes to discover a new place to nap.
Thank you for the visit this week. God bless.