Congrats to Louisa G!
I’m in Queensland at the moment, eating all the fresh fruit and drinking all the cold beer, because it’s WARM, y’all. Spring is sprung and all that. A very nice respite from winter’s end in Melbourne, which still won’t properly end until about December. The day before I left, it was heading into the 20s so I forced everyone outside in shorts and a t-shirt to finally get some sun on our skin. Glorious, I tell you!
When I made this burrito-style bowl for lunch the other day, and popped it on my cheery yellow outdoor mat, I could see my future: long, hot days; taking all meals outdoors, and eating colourful crunchy veg like my life depended on it. Cold beer too, probably. If you’re in good weather already, or you can feel it’s on its way, this one is for you.
You might also remember the day my much-loved and constantly-used Global Chef’s knife broke. A sad day all round. After 8 solid years of manhandling in the kitchen (and occasionally when parcels arrived) and only being sharpened twice, it was foiled by a piece of lemongrass I was trying to bash. I kind of stared at it a bit stupidly, trying to comprehend how such a precision instrument could snap clean in half like that. Perhaps I don’t know my own strength.
The lovely people at Your Home Depot reached out after that and said they could not only replace my knife, but they could furnish me an entire Global Takashi knife block, and also one for my readers, if I’d like to collaborate?
I think you can guess my answer 😉
Look at them. So beautiful, and they slice like a dream.
I feel like Queen of the kitchen with so many tools at my disposal. I’ve never had a paring knife before – I don’t know how I ever lived without it! The scissors just about make me cry with joy.
I truly loved my Global, which I received as a wedding present all those years ago. It was such a versatile, everyday knife and use it every day I did. I was so grateful to replace it, as it served me so well for so long.
Below is the recipe for my spicy black bean quinoa bowls (recipe for the spicy black beans is here), and stay tuned at the end for the chance for one of you to win a Global Takashi Knife Block for your very own self! You too can cry with joy the next time you easily slice through a ripe tomato without squashing the bejesus out of it.
WIN a Global Takashi Knife Block from Your Home Depot, worth $1199.00
Thanks to Your Home Depot (which I’ve spent a lot of time on lately, filling up my wishlist to have delivered directly to my door, haha), one of you could win a Global Takashi 10-Piece Knife Block, which includes:
- 1 x Global 8cm Paring Knife GSF15
- 1 x Global 10cm Paring Straight Knife GS6
- 1 x Global 11cm Utility Knife GSF22
- 1 x Global 14cm Vegetable Knife GS5
- 1 x Global 16cm Flexiable Boning Knife G21
- 1 x Global 20cm Cooks Knife G2
- 1 x Global 21cm Kitchen Shears GKS210
- 1 x Global 22cm Bread Knife G9
- 1 x Global 22cm Ceramic Sharpener G74
- 1 x Global Bamboo Cutlery Storage Block
Each piece is handcrafted, resistant to corrosion and stains, and comes with a lifetime warranty.
For your chance to win, please fill out the form below. A winner will be chosen at random.
Entry is for Australian residents only, one entry per person. See here for full terms and conditions.
Entries close Wednesday, September 9 at 5pm. Winner will be notified by email and will appear in this blog post.
Good luck! And feel free to share with your friends and family who might need a little new knife action in their lives.
Competition has now ended. Thank you for entering, and congrats to Louisa G!
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