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200th Post!

May 19th, 2009 at 11:59 am

It's taken me almost two years, but here is my 200th post! Yay!

Last night I made a shrimp chowder. It was really good. I really surprised myself because the recipe called for sautéed onions and I've never sautéed onions before- or anything else. But sautéing onions turned out easier than I thought- now I just need to work on chopping them!

I think we need to get the knives sharpened as I had to press down a little too hard to get them to cut. We don't have a knife sharpener (beside the metal stick thing that came with the knife set). Is there a place that will sharpen the knives for me? I have no idea of what to even search for in the yellow pages.

Not much else to report on. I made a huge mess in the dinning room and I'm avoiding cleaning it up. Maybe I could get my boyfriend to clean it up...

6 Responses to “200th Post!”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    If they're flat blades (not the serrated, jagged-looking kind) you should be able to buy a cheap knife sharpener. Mine has a plastic handle and a metal groove at the top, and you use the handle to steady the sharpener against the countertop while you run the knife blade through the groove several times. It's pretty easy!

    Congrats on the successful cooking! I remember how triumphant I felt at your age as I began to master cooking techniques and get better and better.

  2. debtfreeme Says:

    Here in CA any butcher will do it as long as it is not a serated edge knife. They usually need 24 hours to return it but hey, free is good!

  3. cassandra Says:

    The knives we need sharpening are flat knives, not serrated. I'll look around for a knife sharpener at the home goods stores. I'll also see if our local butcher can do it or recommend a good sharpener. Thanks guys!

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    Congrats on 200!

  5. whitestripe Says:

    i have a ceramic sharpener DF bought me for christmas for my Global knives. i think the sharpeners cost around $30-$40, they are really good. it is like how ceejay described it.

  6. cassandra Says:

    I wouldn't mind spending $30-50 on a good knife sharpener, I just don't know how to tell a good one from a bad one.

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