It’s fruit trivia time! Which fruit originated in China 4,000 years ago and is a relative of the peach? Your first guess might be the nectarine, right? It is, in fact, the petite and beloved apricot- a fruit rich in vitamins A & C. It made its way slowly westward from China, through the Mediterranean, and finally over to North America, where it mainly settled in California. California produces 95% of our country’s apricots. Yum!
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 American-Made Cutleryfillet knife before you chop up your ingredients.
Today the National Guard is preparing to blow out 384 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 personalized pocket knives.
Did you get sidetracked these last few weeks of December and forget to get those last few customers or employees a thoughtful gift? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! Time can really fly this time of year, but there is still time to have some logo knives rush-ordered for your valued customers.
Any of these high-quality pocket knives can be engraved within 24 hours and then they’ll be on their way to you!
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 Cutlerybread slicer.
What does being brave mean to you? It could simply mean facing a challenge head-on that you didn’t think you originally could face. This challenge could be something as small as facing your fear of heights by going to the top floor of a skyscraper. Or it could be even bigger like protecting and defending our country, as American military veterans have done, and continue to do.
Today is Veterans Day, a very special day in which Americans celebrate and honor all military veterans. The holiday originated as Armistice Day in 1919, as it honored the ending of WWI on the 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month in 1918. But in 1954, after the end of WWII, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in order to honor American veterans of all wars, not just those who fought in WWI.
What better way to celebrate and thank our veterans than with pocket knives engraved with the American flag. Handing them out at your company or town’s Veterans Day celebration will brighten up everyone’s day.
A typical assumption is that the women of the family are always in the kitchen preparing the family’s meals. But WHAT IF… the MEN made the meal this time? Today is National Men Make Dinner Day, which is the perfect day for the men in our lives to practice their culinary skills.
No guys, you’re not allowed to cheat and make instant ramen, or, even sadder, just a bowl of cereal. Your family wants a little more effort than that.
So here is a little help for cooking your best meal with American-made cutlery, whether it’s a meal for one or for 20:
PLAN your menu (Pick your main dish, then choose a side and dessert that complement it)
SHOP for ingredients- choose fresh, quality ingredients. If you can’t find what you need, then maybe alter your menu
Mise en place, or “everything in its place”. This means set-up, organize, and chop your ingredients. The American-made cutlery that you’ll need:
Buck knives come in a price range from $22.50 to $199.99. If you are planning on rewarding your labor force this Christmas, how much should you expect to spend on their gifts? The more you spend, the bigger hero you will be. The most famous of the engraved Buck knives is the Buck 110 Folding Hunter Lockback Knife. It is sometimes on sale for $81.00 each. That includes your logo laser engraved on the blade or handle. It also includes a leather sheath and a gift box.
If your employees like to hunt, or just enjoy the camouflage style, the Buck Bantam BBW Camo Knife is the best choice. It is a very popular knife. Your company logo could be laser engraved on the front of the blade. You can also have the recipient’s name engraved on the back of the blade.
I don’t think the average American truly knows all the time and effort that goes into the agriculture industry. Have you seen the size of farming equipment up close? It is truly a marvel. Today is National Farmer’s Day, a day where we should take time to pause and give thanks to our past and present farmers.