July 26, 2017


How to Season Your Bowls, Boards, Spoons and Utensils Using Mineral Oil

Experts use mineral oil for quick seasoning and conditioning.  Its colorless, odorless, easy-to-apply and food safe.  Here are some tricks of the trade from the Bowl Man. View full article →
July 26, 2017


My Wood Salad Bowl Couscous Salad with Green Beans

My Wood Salad Bowl is filled with a fresh from the garden salad made to showcase summer's bounty.  Green and yellow beans, yellow squash, green and red pepper served on pearled couscous with lots of fresh herbs and a garlic mustard vinaigrette.  This was made to showcase the pickings from this week's vegetable garden.

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July 20, 2017


Your Salad Topped with the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

The perfect hard boiled egg is easy enough to master.  Here are 3 simple steps to follow so you'll be topping all your salads with this essential ingredient and enjoying a delicious Cobb Salad or Salade Nicoise in no time!
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March 16, 2017


Wedding Gifts

Here are our choices for the best wedding gift you can choose.  Guaranteed to ensure that the happy couple will not only be singing your praises soon after the wedding, but long after...as they enjoy your thoughtful choice throughout their marriage.  Our wooden bowls, cutting boards and utensils will last long after the special day has come and gone.
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February 20, 2017


The Right Mix: Choosing the Best Salad Servers

If you’re in the market for a pair of salad servers, you may have a hard time sorting through the dizzying amount of options out there. Never fear, we’re here to help. Here are some tips for cutting through the clutter so you can easily find the best salad servers for your table and family. View full article →
January 21, 2017


The Bowl Man’s Secret Weapon for Conditioning Wood

The secret to conditioning your wood salad bowl, cutting boards or wood spoons is not mystery oil, bees wax or even our specially formulated Iddo Kimball’s Wood Rub. It’s a microfiber cloth, 10x more effective than using cotton or your bare hands.  Microfiber is among the world’s softest fabrics, yet incredibly strong and universally recognized as a superior cleaning cloth.  Lint free microfiber is perfect for saturating with mineral oil or Wood Rub and then applying to your wood bowls and boards in to nourish the wood and add a protective layer. View full article →
December 05, 2016


Inspired Granola Simple to Make

My Granola is inspired by some of my favorite cookbook authors, and of course, my best taste tester, The Bowl Man.  Here's a simple to make recipe and an easy one to adapt to your own tastes.  The inspiration is the Maple-Nut Granola from Claire's Corner Copia Cookbook.  If you were walking the streets of New Haven, Connecticut back in the early 80's, you will remember the iconic restaurant of Claire Crisculolo on the corner of the green.

With New Hampshire roots like mine, I love using Maple Syrup as the sweetener in this granola, but honey would be delicious too!


  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup almonds or mixture of almonds, walnuts, pecans
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 cup dried fruit - I particularly like dried cherries


Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  In a medium bowl, mix the oats, nuts, cinnamon, and wheat germ, if using.  Pour the canola oil into a one- or two-cup measuring cup and add the Maple Syrup (or honey).  Mix well.  Spread in a 9" x 12" baking pan or cookie sheet with a rim.  Bake for about 1-1/2 hours, checking every 20 minutes and stirring well.  When light toasted, remove from the oven and add the dried fruit.  Let cool.  Store in a covered container for 1 week.




November 15, 2016


Thanksgiving Disasters to be Avoided

Thanksgiving 1982 -- The house was full. 16 friends and family members were gathered for the feast, including our 7-year old German Shepherd named Captain. Each newly arrived guest was given strict instructions, “If food falls on the floor, best to not reach for it.  Captain will fight you for it, and he always wins.  Captain lurked behind the couch and under the table at all our holiday gatherings. No falling morsel, no matter how small, missed his patrol. 

I had a ham baking in the oven and a turkey out in the garage, where my electric roaster was used for holiday cooking.  When dinner was ready, I asked my new brother-in-law Gary to bring the turkey to the table to be carved.  Not long after, we heard terrible noises, a high-pitched scream and loud barking. 

Yes, Gary had lost control of the wooden carving board. Captain beat Gary to the garage floor and now was proudly guarding his prized Thanksgiving bird. 

We stretched the Ham around the table, and as you may have guessed, there were no leftovers.

October 18, 2016


4 Simple Steps to Carving Your Turkey this Holiday

Here are 4 simple steps to carving your turkey this holiday season.  A sharp knife will make the task much easier, and so will the right wooden carving board.

Dazzle your friends and family with a beautiful turkey presented on the table with great style.

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October 17, 2016


Choosing the Right Wooden Carving Board

Plump turkey. Savory ham. Juicy roast beef. Each of these traditional holiday meats may require different carving techniques but they all have one thing in common – the need for a good wooden carving board with deep juice rings and a large surface.

Choosing the proper wood carving board makes slicing meat easier, safer and more effective. Here are five things to consider when looking for your next carving board.

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