I get excited about little things . . . and my newest "little thing" is my new knife holder. I did store the knives in one of those wooden knife blocks but they take up valuable (very valuable in my tiny kitchen) counter space and because my knives are not in a set, some of them didn't fit in the block and so they were stored "on top".
And then, at my favorite kitchen shop, Life+Style, (we're so lucky that it's here in our little town on the prairie) there was a magnetic knife holder. It came home with me and languished in it's box for a long long time -- for I had to have someone install it because it would be mounted on tile. But patience is a virtue and finally, it was installed . . . and . . .
with knives lined up like soldiers in a row! It definitely was worth the wait. For it is perfect -- so perfect, in fact, that I'd use one even if I had matching knives!
My "Chef's Knife" (second from right) was bought by Husband Jim many many years ago in Tokyo. Made especially for me, it has my name engraved on it -- in Japanese!
The bread knife (third from right) was from McDonald's when Husband Jim worked there. It's a great bread knife.
The boning knife (far left) is my most recent purchase -- it came home to Linderhof from Minnesota -- and it is perfect for trimming meat.
I'm not a big fan of paring knives but I do have do and use them -- but only occasionally -- the chef's knife sees the most use at Linderhof.
It reminded me of my grandmother who used her "Butcher's Knife" for everything -- from slicing tomatoes to peeling potatoes. She never used anything but! I'm not sure that she even had a paring knife!
My knives (especially my Chef Knife) are a "Few of My Favorite Things" -- please join me at Laurie's, Bargain Hunting with Laurie, for My Favorite Things Saturday.