|||

Sharpening Knives

It’d been on my mind for a while: our go-to kitchen knives are due to be sharpened. I should do it before Thanksgiving. Even the reduced version we’re doing this year will still have a bunch of prep.

I got through the two pies and the pecans—that wasn’t bad. But before I got to the parade of vegetables, I took a moment. For the knives, and it turns out for myself as well.

It was, maybe, twenty minutes to get the stones out and sharpen the two knives. I’m not particularly good at this. The knives aren’t extraordinary—but we’ve had them for nearly twenty years now. They’re ours.

They’re familiar. That effort made the rest of the prep so much nicer. If you take care of your tools, they’ll take care of you.

Freshly sharpened knife makes short work of celery.

Up next Is it just me or is Dark Mode on macOS a train wreck? Little third-party app things like text selection not being resolved? Bigger Apple things like “That’s mate in three. ” The Queen’s Gambit lives up to the hype with the first episode
Latest posts What do these things have in common? 2022-10-11: Proof of Life 2022-09-30 11:00: Proof of Life This is the best bad idea we have. Today’s Earworm(s): 2022-07-12 Edition Denial is not just a river in Egypt 2022-06-23 2022-06-22 Burn'em 2022-04-27: Proof of Life 2022-04-20: Getting back to it. 2022-04-06: Proof of Life Thoughts from a Saturday Farewell Weather Line 2022-03-05 Getaway to the Coast A Run and a Walk A Nice Walk MunjoMunjo And People Thought iTunes Got Bloated Found on Person Free Guy Disconnected and Unquantified All Hail the Em-Dash Ranchnog How’s that Texas geography curriculum? Galapagos Islands Kit Best Black Friday “Sale” Ever? The Buck Fifty Not quite going to work. After this week, the right answer was a Garam Masala Old Fashioned.