We love a good grilled corn on the cob (and we serve it in everything from as side to a nice grilled steak to our Grilled Corn Salad). But we are often asked what is the correct way to grill corn on the cob. Below we offer six tips for grilling the perfect corn on the cob (and how to add a little kick too)!
We chose Cutco for several reasons. Growing up, I remember the Cutco representative coming to our house. My parents bought a few knives over the years and they are still the best knives they have. I love the look of the knives, the comfortable handle, and of course the quality of the blade. The lifetime guarantee is great. I always knew that I’d register for Cutco knives when I was got married.
We also love the fact that Cutco is an American-owned and American-made product. In addition, we live in New York City so it’s local to our state too. We think it is important to support American business and moderate-small businesses.
We completed our Cutco register and could not be happier!
After having Cutco Knives in both of our household’s growing up there was no question what type of knives we trusted and wanted in our home as we begin our life together.
Seth & Noelle G.
My grandparents and parents have had Cutco since as long as I can remember, so using a Cutco knife just “feels right”. It’s exciting to have the right quality tools for working in the kitchen, and being able to trust that they won’t fall to pieces! My husband, who had never used Cutco before, now loves them and thanks me frequently for asking to register for them for our wedding.
Registering for Cutco was an easy choice! First, we love Cutco because of the impressive product line of American-made items. And, just like we want our marriage to last forever, these products come with their very own “Forever Guarantee!” It’s a match made it heaven! Here’s to Love and Here’s to Cutco!
Dr. Julian and Melody P.
- This method also works for other large leaf herbs..
- The first Father’s Day was observed on June 17, 1910. It took place after a successful campaign by Spokane, Washington, resident Sonora Dodd to recognize the role of male parents with a celebration similar to Mother’s Day. Sonora Dodd’s inspiration was her own father who raised six children alone after his wife died in childbirth.
- A June date was chosen because this was when Sonora Dodd’s father, William Smart, was born.
- Father’s Day became more popular during World War II, when the day was used to honor troops serving in the war.
- However, the holiday was not made official until 1966 (58 years after the first official Mother’s Day).
- In the United States, celebrating Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June was signed into law in 1972. Many countries observe this, while others have their own designated day. For instance, in Thailand, Father’s Day is set as the birthday of the current king. December 5 is the birthday of current king, Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX).
- In Germany, Father’s Day, or Männertag (Men’s Day), is celebrated by getting drunk with wagons of beer and indulging in regional food. Police and emergency services are in high alert during the day and some right-wing and feminist groups have asked for the banning of the holiday.
- Neckties are still the most popular gift on Father’s Day, with tools and golf clubs not far behind.
- The rose is the official flower of Father’s Day and is worn on that day in commemoration – red if he is alive, white if he is deceased.
- According to Hallmark, Father’s Day is the fifth biggest card-giving holiday in the world.
- Americans spend over $13.3 billion annually on Father’s Day, including $2.5 billion on a special outing, $1.7 billion on electronics and gadgets, $1.8 billion on clothing, and $1.8 billion on gift cards.
You’ve determined your menu. You’ve found the perfect spot. But do you have the right tools to for your picnic? Fortunately, we have you covered. We present Cutco’s Ultimate Picnic Basket – everything you will need to help create the perfect day al fresco. Want to bring our basket on your next outing? Enter to win your very own Ultimate Picnic Basket!
Spatula Spreader – Mix, spread, slice and serve, this is your best friend when it comes time to make your picnic sandwiches.
Cheese Knife – It spreads on crackers and bread with ease. A must-have for your outing.
Small Cutting Board – A portable prep station that doubles as a great serving space for your picnic fare.
Ever since the Victorian Era, a picnic for two has been a favorite romantic occasion. But planning a romantic picnic is not as simple as just throwing some sandwiches in a basket. Whether it is an afternoon in the park or the beach at sunset, we present five tips for planning the perfect romantic outing.
- Bring your A-game. You wouldn’t wear your oldest pair of sweatpants and faded college sweatshirt on a date, would you? Absolutely not. You dress to impress and the same applies to what you pack for your picnic. Skip the paper plates and plastic utensils and bring along respectable plates, flatware, and tools. Don’t forget to pack them in a nice, traditional picnic basket (topped with a comfy, soft picnic blanket, of course).
- It’s all about the ambience. One of the best things about a romantic picnic is that it can be completely tailored to your personal tastes. Looking for a day of fun? Make your picnic an event and take-in an outdoor movie or concert. Looking for something more site-specific? Plan a day at the beach or a theme park. Looking for a little intimacy? Find something more secluded like a quiet waterfront or a scenic wooded area.
- Plan a menu that reflects romance. While there is no real rule to picnic foods (other than try and keep it simple), this is probably not the time you want to pack fried chicken and coleslaw. Prepare some small finger foods like cucumber sandwiches. Create a cheese and cracker platter. Pick up some fresh strawberries and fine chocolates. Add a little elegance with caviar or truffles. Your attention to detail will not go unnoticed.
- Keep the wine chilled. No romantic picnic is complete without a nice bottle of wine. But very often, a good bottle of white or sparkling can go bad from letting the wine reach its intended serving temperature. Be sure to chill your bottle before packing it and keep it at the proper temperature by packing it in an insulated wine tote. And don’t forget the all-important corkscrew and glasses!
- Add subtle, romantic touches. An intimate affair like a picnic for two allows for plenty of opportunities for romantic surprises. Surprise your beloved with flowers and love notes; bring along an iPod loaded with music significant to your relationship; if the picnic is to celebrate an anniversary or holiday, present them with a gift to mark the occasion. Any personalized touches added your picnic will make the day all the more romantic.
Did you know the earliest picnics began in Europe as a fashionable social event in which each guest contributed food (much like a potluck)? It is a concept that is more than 250 years old, but despite its age, picnics remain one of our favorite summer traditions. We found ten additional picnic fun facts to pack along on your next outing.
- According to food historians, the concept of picnics have evolved over time from medieval hunting feasts to Renaissance-era country banquets to Victorian garden parties.
- In the United States, National Picnic Day is held on April 23. Meanwhile, the UK celebrates National Picnic Week each year during the (more weather-apropos) third week of June.
- The most popular day for picnics in the United States is the 4th of July holiday. In Italy, it is Easter Monday, while France sees its most picnickers on Bastille Day.
- In 2000, a 600-mile-long picnic took place from coast to coast in France to celebrate the first Bastille Day of the new millennium.
- One of the earliest accounts of picnicking comes from tales of Robin Hood. He and his Merry Men would informally dine on bread, cheese, and ale under the trees.
- In the Victorian era, picnics were very grand affairs and included tables, linens, crystal, chairs, servants, and gourmet fare.
- The picnic basket (or picnic hampers as they were first known) has always been a mainstay. However,today the picnic basket has evolved from its simple woven predecessor to include more tricked-out features such as a wine chiller, separate hot and cold compartments, and a detachable picnic blanket.
- The first picnic table was designed in the late 1800s.
- “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” was written in 1906 by British composer John William Bratton, though its original title was “The Teddy Bear Two Step.” A 1908 instrumental version gave the song its more memorable name and, in 1932, lyrics were added. The perennial favorite has since appeared in numerous iterations, selling millions of copies.
- Picnic as protest: On August 19, 1989, the border gates of East and West Germany were opened for the Pan–European Picnic, held on the Austrian–Hungarian border. The three-hour peaceful demonstration has since been deemed a crucial milestone in the fall of the Iron Curtain and the reunification of Germany.
Sources include NPR, Food Timeline, Deutsche Welle
Summer is in full swing, which means two things – warm weather and summer vacation for the children. This means the perfect time for a family picnic outing. So break out your basket and fold your blanket as we present five tips to help simplify your picnic planning.
- Get the kids involved. The whole point of the day is to enjoy the time with family, but why should that start once you arrive at the destination? Include your children in everything from selecting the location to prepping and packing the picnic basket to planning the menu (from a predetermined list you’ve decided, to keep things somewhat orderly). This will ensure that everyone gets the day they want, while your children will learn a sense of ownership after seeing their hard planning come to fruition.
- Be prepared for any emergency. This is where your picnic basket is your best friend and will double as a survival kit for any unforeseen events including, but not limited to, hand sanitizing, inclement weather, scrapes and bruises, insect repelling, harsh UV rays, and any boredom that may arise during your day. Of course, there are also your picnic basket essentials like plates, flatware, and food.
- Menu stuff. Your picnic menu should definitely be more kid-friendly including sandwiches, fruits and veggies, snacks, and sweet treats; but that doesn’t mean you are limited to the same boring old peanut butter sandwiches and Ants on a Log. Take the chance to plan for more fun and creative fare. Try making finger sandwiches using small cuts of deli meats and cheeses. Cut melons and vegetables into fun shapes. Make a homemade trail mix. Instead of cake, bring along fresh fruit tarts. The outdoor setting can prove inspiring for your children to try fresh, new foods.
- Recreation and education. Since the meal is only part of the picnic, you will definitely want to make sure you you have activities planned for the day. Bringing along outdoor toys like a ball or Frisbee is always a guaranteed good time, as is planning your picnic at an amusement park. Or perhaps you want to add an educational twist to your outing. Many state and national parks offer trails with historical markers and landmarks along the way for an educational hike. Or contact your local zoo or botanical garden to see if they offer picnic grounds.
- Plan for the end at the beginning. Picnics are a fun family outing, but by the end of the day, they can leave you pretty exhausted as well – which is why clean up should be as simple as possible. So when planning for your outing, be sure to also plan for how you will clean everything up. Disposable plates, cups, and flatware will be the most ideal, but plastic containers are easy to reseal and a quick clean at home. Don’t forget plastic bags and aluminum foil for leftovers and bring several trash bags to leave the picnic area as nice as you found it.