Chef Knives Under 100

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I am a chef but choosing chef knives has always been a challenge for me. This is because there are a variety of chef knives in the market to choose from. The fact that these knives have different features makes it even harder to make a choice. However, it has always been easy for my friend Lilly who is also a chef. Therefore, I decided to get some tips from her to make my next purchase an easy process.

How To Look For The Best Knives

The first thing Lilly advised me to do is to set my budget. This she explained that it narrows down your search to a specific price range. I wanted chef knives under 100. Therefore, this is where I began doing my research. I searched for chef knives under $100 and found a good number. Some of the knives that stood out for me include; Curious Chef 3-Piece Nylon Knife set, Chef Essentials 6-piece knife set, Orblue chef knife and Imarku Professional 8 Inch chef’s knife.

Kitchen Knife Buying Tips

The other tip my friend gave me is to always read reviews. This is because reviews help you make an informed decision about the product. Therefore, my next step involved reading reviews on all these knives. I went through each customer’s review in order to find out how each knife workout for each customer. By the time I was done, I knew which knife most customers liked.

Final Reminders Before Purchasing A Kitchen Knife

The last thing Lilly advised me to do is to make sure the knife fits my tastes and preferences in terms of features. Therefore, I ensured the knife was comfortable in my hand, light, made of high-quality material and described as easy to clean.

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I bought the Chef Essentials 6-piece knife set because it had all the features I needed, it was affordable and had very good reviews. The knife set worked out perfectly for me and I am so glad i asked for Lilly’s advise.

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10 homemade snacks for a cozy movie night at home

This was an excellent post by Hexjam, have a look at it.

You invite your crush in. You’re gonna watch Netflix or order something on demand, cuz that’s what the kids are into nowadays. But you need some snacks, too! And sure, you could just go the the nearest corner shop and buy some pre-made popcorn or a packet of crips and pretend everything’s ok. But think about how impressed they’ll be if you actually prepare the snacks yourself? After all, as they say, ‘the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach’.

What are you waiting for, then? Chop chop! Scroll down.

1. Tequila-spiked caramel popcorn

A movie watching session definitely wouldn’t be successful without popcorn. But what’s better than just good old salted popcorn? A tequila-spiked caramel one. Get in my mouth!

Recipe here: Tequila-spiked caramel popcorn

2.Bacon candy

You just can’t go wrong with bacon. Especially if it’s extra crispy and covered with a thin layer of sweet, sweet honey. Give it a try.

Recipe here: Bacon candy

3.Sweet-spiced bread sticks

The legend has it that bread sticks are the best thing since the invention of sliced bread. We couldn’t agree more. A bit of spice, and then a bit of sweetness just to confuse your taste buds, and they suddenly become even more delicious. Perfect for munching during a TV series marathon.

Recipe here: Sweet-spiced bread sticks

4.Super nachos

They’re not just any nachos. They’re super nachos. With every topping you can imagine and more. Another argument as to why you should stay homeand watch something. You’ll never find nachos like these in a movie theatre.

Recipe here: Super nachos

5.Movie theatre bark

For those who love that sweet and salty combination, we present to you a milk chocolate sheet with pretzels, nuts, and raisins (so, a chocolate bark). If you want to be super healthy, you can use dark chocolate, but honestly, what’s the fun in that? Don’t be a party pooper.

Recipe here: Movie theatre bark

6.Mini deep-dish pizzas

A regular size pizza, especially when you have other snacks prepared, seems like too much of a commitment at this point. That’s why we’ve got this mini pizza, commitment-free recipe for you.

Recipe here: Mini deep-dish pizzas

7.Chewy caramel popcorn and pretzel bars

Again, another sweet and salty combination you won’t be able get enough of. This time, we added a ‘chewy’ component to mix things up. We hope you’re into that.

Recipe here: Chewy caramel popcorn and pretzel bars

8.Double fudge brownies ice cream

Netflix and chill nights are all about indulging yourself. Put some ice cream between those rich fudge brownies. Live life a little.

Recipe here: Double fudge brownies ice cream

9.Oven-baked mozzarella sticks

Crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside. Throw in some homemade guacamole in there. Or just regular tomato salsa, if you’re a boring lad. Ah, yes. That’s what dreams are made of.

Recipe here: Oven baked mozzarella sticks

10.Frozen chocolate-dipped banana

Eating a full banana in front of your crush might be a bit… embarrassing. Chop the bad boys up, cover them in chocolate and let them chill while you two lovebirds chill on the sofa.

Recipe here: Frozen chocolate dipped banana bites

 

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Musings over coffee

I wrote this while sitting in a small, independent café in Leeds, England. I’d just ordered a flat white made with single origin beans from Ethiopia and micro-roasted by a local roaster. Apart from the revealing British accent, I could’ve literally been anywhere in the world. Anywhere with a good coffee scene, that is.

When I travel, I always do extensive research on my destination. Places to eat are always at the top of my list, of course, but I also research cafés because I can hardly function properly without my morning (and mid-morning and after lunch and afternoon) coffee and nothing puts me in a really bad mood like a bad cup of coffee. I also like them because they are great spots to watch the local culture. I always seek independent coffee shops as opposed to chains. As I had a moment of stillness in that Leeds coffee shop that morning sipping on my cup and with some rare time to reflect, I couldn’t help but observe how these cafés give me a sense of home. They have no real belonging to the city they’re in, which means that they could, in fact, be anywhere in the world. I feel at home in all of them, which is sometimes a nice respite from running around a foreign city all day long.

To just sit, slow down and feel at home in familiar surroundings for a few minutes, or a couple of hours. Whether you’re in Lima, Hong Kong, Portland, Cape Town or Montreal, to have this sense of familiarity and know how the process works, can be nice. Of course, you don’t want to feel like you’re at home forever because the whole purpose of travelling is to actually get out of your comfort zone.

I remember being in a trendy, hybrid fashion store slash café in Hong Kong sipping on a latte when my better half suddenly felt claustrophobic because of this very sense of familiarity. He got up, questioned why we were lulling away in a place that felt sterile to him. We are in Hong Kong! He then guided me towards the door so we can get lost again in Hong Kong’s sea of rushing bodies and neon lights.

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