As my cooking skills grow, so does the number of gadgets, appliances, mixing bowls and cutting boards I have stored in any unused space. I'm learning more and more about how important it is to use organic materials that are free of chemicals when selecting items that will be part of my kitchen. I'm currently going through a plastic purge and replacing everything with glass - something I would recommend you do as well! But when you have natural material in your kitchen, like wood bowls, utensils or cutting boards, it's important to know how to care for and properly clean everything. It's even more important to use organic or all natural products because everything you put on that cutting board or in that bowl, you essentially ingest later on.
I was recently lucky enough to have my friends at Caron & Doucet Cuisine sent me a sample of their Cutting Board Oil. Not only is it great for cutting boards, it can be used on wooden bowls, utensils, butcher blocks, etc. Two of my most frequently used items in the kitchen are wood and are very dear to my heart, so of course I would want to use the best products to keep them looking their best!
My personalized cutting board (pictured below) was a Christmas gift from my cousin, Jennifer. It has the logo of my very first blog etched into the surface of the wood. I was so surprised and touched, when I unwrapped this gift on Christmas morning, that I had to wipe away a tear when I gave Jen a big hug. Not only was it an incredibly thoughtful gift but seeing my logo on something tangible gave me such a feeling of accomplishment, as if my blog and growing business was real and not just a hobby.
Another frequently used item that also has a lot of sentimental value to it, are my wooden bowls (pictured below) that a very dear friend gave me. I know it sounds a little funny, even writing this I am thinking to myself "really Emily? You have sentimental attachment to bowls?!". But it's true. Items like this that hold personal memories are always near and dear to my heart. Every time I use the small serving bowl or the large salad bowl, I think back to my 25th birthday when Michelle so graciously made me a Luau themed birthday cake and gifted me with these natural, wood bowls because she knows I would squeal with excitement for anything that goes in my kitchen and better yet, anything from Target!
So if you're anything like me, there are certain items in your kitchen that you value more than others. Maybe because of sentimental reasons or simply because you invested a lot of money into them, which you absolutely should for certain items. Whatever items you have in your kitchen, they should be cared for properly. I'm so glad I got to try this new product. The natural oil from Caron & Doucet will keep my special items well protected from moisture damage or cracking and will help to eliminates any odors. Unlike many other cutting board oils that are made from petroleum by products, this cutting board oil is made of 100% natural ingredients including, my favorite, coconut oil.
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