Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
What a Difference a Knife Makes
For Christmas, my Secret Santa from a Secret Forum sent me this knife from my Amazon wish list. I have never owned a decent knife in my entire life, and had no idea that they could do such wonderful things. I can now score communion bread without fearing I'm going to ruin the loaf, and, wondrousness of wondrousnesses, I just diced a big, fat onion into teeny-tiny pieces without having to stop, wash my eyes out, use every ounce of willpower not to scream in agony, and vow never to use real onions in anything I cook for the rest of my life. I didn't know it was possible to cut an onion without worrying I'd go blind in the process. Definitely in my top ten favorite Christmas presents ever!
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 7:03 PM
On February 10, 2008 6:24 PMEleanorwrote... I love a good sharp knife on onions. Makes a huge difference! And on bread too: we bought a new bread knife in AUstria and I couldn't believe how easily the bread cut: you could practically just exert pressure without sawing and it would sink in and through. Now I sharpen my knives frequently.
On February 13, 2008 5:51 PMThe Danewrote... We adore our Katana Santoku. Now I just want to get the 7" version. I cut a lot of meat and mince things occasionally as well, and the value of a good knife can never be over-rated.* My one piece of advice: never wash your good knives in the dishwasher. It pits and ruins the edge. It may be troublesome but it's worth it. Also, try to wash your blades immediately after use for best care.
*note: I mean that. You could trade your firstborn for a good knife and you'd still come out better for the deal.