Kitchen Tools Old and New

While working in the kitchen yesterday, cutting up veggies for the hubby’s evening salad, I realized that my knives needed to be sharpened. I am so thankful for this vintage electric knife sharpener that was my mom’s.


I have no idea how old it is, but it still works famously for sharpening knives! I love it! The only problem that I do have with it is that it was made for a right-handed person. I am left-handed, so I have to do the “cross over” move to use it!

The immersion blender that Sam gave me for Christmas has become my new favorite kitchen tool.  It is amazing!!! I have no idea when this handy-dandy little gadget was invented, but I sure do wish I had had one a long time ago! It is such a time-saver!  Seriously!! I can whip up eggs for omelets in less than 15 seconds! And when I need to blend the veggies in my broccoli cheddar soup, I just stick it in the pot and mix! It’s done in seconds!  No more pouring the soup into the big blender, blending, and then returning it to the pot and repeating the process until the entire batch is done.  And you know what else? Clean-up is a breeze, and the hubby loves it, too! He mixes his own protein smoothies after every workout!  You can read about the one I have here.

Kitchen Memory and a Wedding

I was privileged to attend my nephew’s wedding in West Virginia this past weekend!  A road trip with my sister and two of my sons was lots of fun!  The weather was perfect, and the wedding was beautiful!  My son was his cousin’s best man!





Last week I spent an hour or so preparing some peppers (both hot and bell) for freezing.  Knowing that I needed a sharp knife to cut the peppers, I got out my knife sharpener to do the job.  As I was sharpening, I remembered that this is the very same sharpener that my mom always used.  I have memories of hearing the sound of the knife blades being pulled across the stone!

001I did a search and discovered that this model is from the 1950s, so it is possible that my parents got it as a wedding gift.  I am so glad it still works beautifully!