Decorating is endless.
Cooking never ends.
Gardens are always changing.
And best of all shopping goes on and on!

Hence the name,
Open Ended!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Well, I have finally come down from the clouds!!

I found a home for most of the goodies I won in the
The Painted Lady contest.

And now back to everyday life.......

Speaking of which, have you ever heard of a

A Mezzaluna is a knife consisting of a
single or double curved blade
with a handle on each end.
It is often used for chopping herbs or a very large single blade
version is sometimes used for pizza or pesto.

The name of this knife means “half moon” in Italian.
The crescent-shaped blade is sharpened along its whole length,
allowing you to rock it from one side all the way to the other for a clean cut.

The wooden block has a shallow indentation in it,
ideal for containing the ingredients to be chopped.

These are my new favorites in the kitchen!
I have actually found many uses for my Mezzaluna knife and board.
I chop onions, celery, garlic along with fresh herbs.
Anything that I need to dice up small.

I ordered them from
You can find them in sets but I choice to go
with two different brands.

All though if I did it again I would order the
W√úSTHOF 8in. blade and board set.
The Boos Board I ordered is really heavy.
And some how it ended up in the dishwasher.
Which is not good on a cutting board.
(No one will fess up - go figure!) ;-)

This is one of those things that I needed to share
with all the women in my life!
If you like to cook you'll love these.
{P.S. You might try a less expensive one
to see if you love it as much as I do.}

Now I am thinking Mandolin next!
If you don't know what this is, don't worry, I will talk about it later!