Thank you for all the wonderful feed back on the Big Beautiful Chopped Salad video. I hope many of you are now making your own chopped salads. We recieved some questions regarding the care of unfinished chopping bowls. Hubby Tom was kind enough to demonstrate how he oils our bowl and the proper way to care for it. We have had our bowl for about a year now and we use it all the time – twice a day usually! It has held up really well – no cracking and that is because Tom oils it on a regular basis.
When the unfinished wood bowl arrives this is what it looks like – pictured above and below.
Tom shows you exactly how to oil the bowl and talks about the initial care instructions and proper care there after. In the video you can see what our bowl looks like after a year of daily use.
To recap the instructions in the video when the 15 inch Unfinished Solid Beech Wood Bowl arrives you will need to oil it before using it. You can go to your local drug store and purchase a bottle of mineral oil. Pour some in a small sauce pan and heat it up. Using a paper towel dipped in the warm oil start spreading the oil over the inside and outside of the bowl. The wood will soak up the oil and this prevents it from cracking. The bowl should be oiled once a week for the first month. Once a month for the next 6 months and as needed after that. My friend Sharon McRae told me about a vegan product called Bartow & Son’s Vegan Cutting Board Oil that is available on Amazon.
To wash the bowl after using it for chopping do not immerse it in water – use a clean soapy dish cloth to wipe out the bowl, rinse the bowl and then dry it immediately. You do not want water to stand in the bowl.
A Little Nutmeg Nugget: When I started this blog in January of 2010 I followed what I understood to be a healthy version of the standard American diet, ironically also known as the “SAD” diet. As interest in my own health and how it was affected by the food I ate evolved, I transitioned to a whole food plant based diet also known as “WFPB” diet. I have wrestled with the fact that this blog still contains all those posts and recipes from the SAD way of eating I have left behind. I no longer advocate for anyone to eat that way. At this time I am leaving those recipes and posts here. It is a record of my journey and how I came to follow a WFPB way of eating. It is my hope that those who still come here for those old recipes will be curious about what I am doing now. Perhaps they will dip their toes across the line as I did and try some plant based recipes and learn more about the health benefits.
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