Did you do your meal planning for the week yet? Maybe a Pasta Monday, Taco Tuesday, Pizza Wednesday, Quiche Thursday, and a Bouillabaisse Friday. Wait, Bouill-a-what? Even the most seasoned home chef might not know exactly what a bouillabaisse is, so here you go: it is a fish stew that French fishermen created in the port city of Marseille. The name of the stew comes from “to boil” and “to simmer.”
You can really use any variety of fresh fish and shellfish in the stew, and simmer them with tomatoes, potatoes, celery, and onions. Don’t forget to serve a warm grilled baguette on the side with a traditional French spicy mayonnaise called rouille.
And since the most important ingredient in this fish stew is fish, don’t forget to sharpen your fillet knife before you chop up your ingredients.
Salespeople have been around for almost as long as humankind has been around. Every product or idea needs an expert in order to help it sell. Today is National Salesperson Day, a day to honor and celebrate salespeople across the nation, just by simply saying “thank you”, or by going an extra step and getting them a thoughtful gift. Does your company have its own team of knowledgeable salespeople who deserve a service award? Or do you have a close relationship with the friendly salespeople who come to your office with their “new and latest” product? Generosity needs no sales pitch, so be generous this week and reward them with a thoughtful Leatherman tool.
Today the National Guard is preparing to blow out 383 candles on its birthday cake. In 1636, the Massachusetts militia was officially organized to help defend the colony. The National Guard is our states’ main support during any sort of crisis. They provide rapid incident response within 6-12 hours. Their skills span a broad range- from combating drug trafficking, to medical triage, search & rescue, all the way to youth mentoring.
Your customers and employees will love celebrating this big birthday with any of these high-quality engraved camouflage knives.
Your business can probably use some extra advertising. If you put your company logo on laser engraved Gerber knives, you aren’t the only one benefiting. Your customers will enjoy these benefits. Here is why your customers need engraved Gerber knives.
First aid. From cutting bandage tape to removing splinters, a Gerber knife will help you solve the problem.
Opening boxes and letters. Everyone enjoys getting a box from Amazon or any online company. With a Gerber pocket knife, they are ready to open their package.
Opening blister packed items. Those darn blister packs are extremely hard to open. A good sharp pocket knife is a good way to solve that problem.
Cutting tape and paper in the office. Your office probably has a thousand more ways to use a handy pocket knife.
Cutting food such as cheese, apples, tomatoes. When you are away from your kitchen, your Gerber knife will help you get some nourishment.
Cutting up your juicy steak with a manly pocket knife makes your meal taste better.
Camping and fishing, of course. A fisherman always need to cut the end of the line when tying a lure or a fly. And a camper has a thousand uses for a knife. Cutting rope, making kindling, preparing food, and setting up the campsite.
Self defense. We don’t like to talk about knives as weapons, but they definitely can be used for your self defense. Hopefully, just showing a knife to an assailant will turn him away.
Here are our most popular models of Gerber knives:
Your employees may want a unique pocket knife this Christmas. Make their wish come true with these logo knives.
Give this money clip “with an attitude”. The Boker Plus Pelican has a stone-washed appearance, and sits easily in a pocket, or clipped to a pocket. The fashionable tanto blade gives it that special look. No other knife has this combination of tactical features.
For the top employees in your company, this $685 collector knife is your wise choice. The Boker Mammoth Tooth pocket knife is very rare. Its scales (handles) are made from real mammoth tooth. Mammoths were an elephant species that lived more than 5 million years ago and is now extinct. The importing of this material is not controlled by any government. Nevertheless, it is very rare.
Finally, another expensive collector knife is the Boker Leopard Damascus II Knife.
The successor of our first pocket knife with a Damascus blade forged out of the barrel of the German battle tank Leopard I. The edge holding ability is much higher compared to what other steel can achieve. A hardness of 65-67 HRC gives you an indication what to expect. Our forger’s capabilities are proven by his Damascus pattern: “Large Pyramid.”
It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving- are you ready? Whether you’ll be cooking everything, just bringing a side, or starring as the main taste-tester, everyone expects a great meal on this special day. If you haven’t already, this weekend you’ll need to start planning your menu. Here are some easy steps to take to make it less stressful:
1. PLAN MENU– take into consideration any allergies, food sensitivities, or diets. Have sides that are fine served cold or at room temp so that your oven won’t be overcrowded.
2. SHOP- Get your non-perishables as early as possible, and then go back next week to get your perishables. Try your best to beat the supermarket crowd by going first thing in the morning!
3. MISE EN PLACE- “everything in its place” Chop up and organize all your ingredients as early as possible (even days before, if the recipe allows). Prepping as much as you can the days before will give you the chance to visit with your guests the day-of.
4. COOK- Some things must be made on Thanksgiving day (the turkey of course!) But unless you have a huge oven, not everything will fit if you have the turkey in there sizzling away. Cook as many sides as you can in the days to come- and then reheat on the big day once the turkey is done.
*Don’t be afraid to buy something pre-made– you don’t have to do it all yourself. You can always leave a few things to the experts at the bakery down the street.
6. EAT UP! Make it easy for everyone to cut through your delicious meal with this American-made steak knife set.
When you want to give useful gifts to your employees this Christmas, here are 4 company logo knives to consider.
To be remembered at Christmas dinner, you would want your corporate logo visible at the carving table of all your employees. This carving set would deliver your logo right along with the turkey or ham.
Baking bread from scratch sounds like a daunting task for most. Even today, on National Homemade Bread Day, the most seasoned bakers will probably admit they’d prefer not to delve into the fickle and complicated world of bread-making.
Too many questions can arise:
Am I using the right flour?
Can I knead with a mixer, or should I do it by hand?
Proof it once or twice?
Did I bake it long enough?
Or perhaps: What on earth is this person even talking about??
Who are we kidding, just save yourself a whole day in the kitchen and take the easy route- go to that aromatic bakery down the street and pick up a warm, fresh loaf that the professionals made. Sourdough, ciabatta, or brioche? Yum. Yum. Yum.
Don’t forget to slice it up for everyone with your American-made bread slicer.
I think it’s safe to say that pizza is one of the most liked foods in America. No matter your preferences or dietary restrictions, there is an option for you. Dairy allergy? Hold the cheese. Celiac’s disease? Gluten-free crust. Vegetarian? Hold the pepperoni. Going Keto? Cauliflower crust.
But there’s one thing most people will agree on- Hold those anchovies! If you order a pizza with “The Works”, chances are the chef will throw a couple of those bad boys on your gooey hot pizza, and you might not notice until you bite in!
Today is National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day- a day where everyone needs a solid American-made pizza cutter to slice up their pizza, no matter their choice of toppings.