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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kitchen Carvings - Handcrafted Wood Kitchen Utensils - #HGG Holiday Gift Guide - Review & Giveaway - Ends 12/4 US & CAN


We are a family that always eats in for dinner--we never eat out.  So we count ourselves as pretty good cooks, since the kids never have too many complaints about dinner.  While we cook, we love durable and dependable utensils to cook with.  One utensil that we cannot cook without is a good wooden spoon.  Our last good wooden spoon was laid to rest about a month ago.  We have been searching for one to replace it, but we could not find one at a store that compared to that great old spoon that we have had for many years.


In order to find a good quality wooden spoon, I knew I had to find one that was made by hand.  My search took me to Etsy.  While there, I found a shop that makes best quality of wooden cooking utensils I have ever seen--Kitchen Carvings on Etsy.


Two coffee scoops in their beginning stages
Kitchen Carvings, owned by Robert Kidd, is full of wooden spoons of all different sizes.  I was in seventh heaven looking through all the different wooden spoons his shop has to offer,  There were large to medium to small spoons.  Spoons made just for serving, some for stirring, others made as a colander.  Each is a different creation that are meant to be used in your kitchen and for dining.

Wooden spoons are not the only kitchen and dining utensils that Kitchen Carvings creates.   You will find an assortment of spatulas, saute tools, salad and pasta servers, and another type of spoon--a coffee scoop (which is almost a must item in each and every kitchen).  Many of his wooden utensils are antique reproductions.  Robert also makes bookmarks from wood.  They are truly a delight for the bookworm in your life.

Each item that Robert makes is a little piece of art.  Much of Robert's wood that he uses comes from salvaged wood.  Robert just can't throw wood away.  He doesn't see a scrap of wood, he sees a new kitchen utensil hiding beneath its surface just waiting to be carved out.  He uses all different types of wood: plum, oak, bird's eye maple, cherry, olive, to just name a few.


Robert puts a lot of care into the making of his wooden utensils.  Here is how he finishes them:

The utensils are "pre-washed" so to speak. During the final sanding the grain is raised twice with hot water and then the loose fiber ends are sanded off with a finer grit of sandpaper so that in use the spoon will not get rough. Then it is soaked in a bath of melted beeswax and mineral oil at 160 degrees Fahrenheit.


Let me give you a little more insight on the wooden spoon that we chose to review.  It is a cherry spoon that is about 16" long.  The bowl of the spoon is about 3" across, and at the opposite end is a small tasting spoon which is great for making sure the flavors are just right.  It is perfect for needs of our large family.  When we make homemade spaghetti sauce, a stew, a soup, it is made in a large pot.  We need a large spoon to stir it with. My husband, the chief cook of the family and a chef, himself, for many years, much prefers cooking with wooden cooking utensils.  This cherry spoon from Kitchen Carvings has his seal of approval, and that makes me happy!  As a side note, my husband will be using this spoon for his homemade baklava at Christmas.

I Love my Cherry Spoon with the tasting spoon!
Holiday Gift Idea!

This is the shop to go to to find a perfect gift for the holidays.  Each and every one of Kitchen Carvings wooden utensils will make a perfect gift for someone.  Who doesn't need a new kitchen utensil?  With quality like this, it would make anyone happy to open up a gift containing one of Kitchen Carvings ultimate wooden.  Prices for a quality handcrafted wooden utensil start at only $12; bookmarks are only $10.50.  If you don't see exactly what you want from the stock on hand, just send Robert a message.  He will be happy to custom make you a custom wooden utensil.

Keep connected with KitchenCarvings:
KitchenCarvings on Etsy
KitchenCarvings on Facebook

With many thanks to Robert of Kitchen Carvings, one person is going to win a Cherry Wood Salad Set very similar to ones pictured above--$32 Value!  Both mandatory entries must be completed in order to be considered entered.  This giveaway will end on December 4, 2012, and is open to US and Canada.
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No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Many thanks to the sponsor who provided a product or sample for this Review & Giveaway. I received no monetary compensation. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." This Giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Google, Facebook, or Twitter. Good Luck!



110 comments:

  1. wooden spatula
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/112372087/wooden-spatula-for-flipping-your

    sweetheart4171(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. I'd love a cherry spoon with tasting spoon.

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  3. I love this one!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/112372087/wooden-spatula-for-flipping-your

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  4. The Honey Locust wood spatula.

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  5. I would love the Large wooden spoon colander spoon of Olive wood.

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  6. the 1 tablespoon coffee measuring spoon handmade from Cherry wood

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

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  7. www.etsy.com/listing/112936089/large-wooden-spoon-colander-spoon-of

    sousasurveys@hotmail.com

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  8. www.etsy.com/listing/112936089/large-wooden-spoon-colander-spoon-of

    sousasurveys@hotmail.com

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  9. wooden spatula for flipping your flapjacks of salvaged Honey Locust wood

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  10. I really like the Wooden spoon for serving salsa and the like with a twisted handle

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  11. I like the Wooden saute spatula of Olive wood

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  12. I LOVE this Black Walnut Stirring Spoon: http://www.etsy.com/listing/113704432/large-wooden-stirring-spoon-of-black

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  13. large wooden spoon for stirring soup

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  14. Wow, those are mighty interesting pieces they have. I would love to have one of the wooden spatulas and the wooden spoon with the twisted handle. Very unique. ;-)

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  15. honey locust spatula
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  16. I would love the large wooden spatula

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  17. would love to get the Large wooden stirring spoon of Black Walnut wood

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  18. I love all the kitchen stuff (and could use some), but I saw the Wooden Bookmarks and LOVE them!! Great gift items, too.

    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  19. http://www.etsy.com/listing/114590611/wooden-salad-servers-of-black-cherry I love these, I have recently started buying Pampered Chef wooden items and I'm addicted, I bookmarked this site so I can shop shop shop!! YAY!!

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  20. I like the left handed spatula! It would make a great present for a friend of mine.

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  21. I would love to have the Wooden kitchen utensil spatula for flipping and stirring!

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  22. I would love the olive wood salsa spoon.

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  23. like the custom wooden spoon, twitted this today, 17/11

    http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

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  24. I like the 1 tablespoon coffee measuring spoon handmade from Cherry wood.

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  25. I like the Handmade wooden spoon for stirring and tasting of Bird's Eye Sugar Maple

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  26. I like the large wooden saute spoon in black walnut:)

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  27. I would love to own the cherry wood salad set. My husband were just married and moved inot our own home and this is one item that we do not yet have for our kitchen!

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  28. I love the Hand made wooden bookmark

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  29. wooden spatula stirring paddle made of Olive wood is My favorite!!!!! I love them ALL though!

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  30. Beautiful! http://www.etsy.com/listing/109871480/wooden-spoon-for-serving-salsa-and-the

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  31. I love the wooden spatulas & spoons.

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  32. I like the 1 tablespoon coffee measuring spoon handmade from Osage Orange wood.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  33. My mom is addicted to wooden kitchen gear. She used to spank me with a wooden spoon...lol

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    1. My first grade school had a wooden spoon dipped in red dye. We used to call the "the bloody spoon!"

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  34. The large wooden spoon for using on my wood cook stove

    christine w

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  35. http://www.etsy.com/listing/114979085/1-tablespoon-coffee-measuring-spoon


    I have never seen these products before and I think they are so neat

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  36. im really liking the spatula for flipping and stirring made of cherrywood.yes have to admit i would really love this for myself but i would also like to give a set of these utensils as a giftthey are beautiful and unique.ive never seen a wooden spatula

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  37. I like the salad servers for myself. I don't have any

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  38. I would love to have

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/114590611/wooden-salad-servers-of-black-cherry

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  39. I would like the wooden spoon with a twisted handle.

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  40. wooden spatula stirring paddle made of Olive wood

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  41. I like the Wooden spoon for serving salsa and the like with a twisted handle. Very, very nice.

    DOREEN LAMOUREUX

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  42. i'd love the wooden cake server

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  43. The coffee scoop looks nice and we don't have one.

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  44. I like the Right handed Cherry wood wooden spatula

    sweepymummy at yahoo dot com

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  45. http://www.etsy.com/listing/109871480/wooden-spoon-for-serving-salsa-and-the

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  46. wooden spatula stirring paddle made of Olive wood

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  47. http://www.etsy.com/listing/116383243/wooden-saute-spatula-for-stirring-your

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  48. I'd love to have the Wooden spreader knife handmade from Cherry wood... adding it to my wishlist. :)

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  49. I would love the wooden spatula stirring paddle made of Olive wood. I make a lot of sauces and stews that I need to mix around and metal spoons and spatulas end up scratching the bottom of my pots and pans. A wooden spatula like the wooden spatula stirring paddle made of Olive wood would prevent this from happening and look great as well.

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  50. I like the spatula that's reserved for Meg & Ty's Registry

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  51. I would love to have the Reserved for Meg & Ty's Registry spoon with holes :)

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  52. My fave is the olive wood spoon.
    LindaH

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  53. I love the 13 3/4 inch long colander spoon. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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  54. I would love the long colander spoon. It would be great for cooking soups.

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  55. I love the serving spoon with the twisted handle. Gorgeous!

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  56. want the Wooden spoon for serving salsa and the like with a twisted handle


    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  57. I like the Wooden Cake server spatula made from Sugar Maple wood

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  58. I like the twisted handle wooden spoon for salsa.

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  59. Sugar Maple wood wooden cake server looks great

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  60. I like the wooden cake server - beautiful!

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  61. I'm loving this bookmark:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/113239045/hand-made-wooden-bookmark-for-saving

    Thanks for the chance!
    Sandra C
    sandralclark at outlook.com

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  62. I like the Hand carved Cherry wood wooden spatula for flipping and serving.

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  63. The wooden spreader knife looks so cute!

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  64. My favorite is the Wooden spoon for serving salsa and the like with a twisted handle.

    Paula Michele Hafner

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  65. The coffee measuring spoon please
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  66. I'd love to have the Hand carved Cherry wood wooden spatula :)

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  67. I love the wooden spreaders & the pie server

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  68. i like the Hand carved Cherry wood wooden spatula for flipping and serving

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

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  69. id like the Wooden spreader knife small of curly maple wood

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  70. i would love the Hand made wooden bookmark for saving your place in your cookbook of Mesquite wood
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  71. Ergonomic wooden spoon of Olive wood

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  72. Ergonomic wooden spoon of Olive wood

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  73. Reserved for Meg & Ty's Registry

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  74. Wooden spoon for serving salsa and the like with a twisted handle

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  75. I would love the long colander spoon for myself.

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  76. http://www.etsy.com/listing/109871480/wooden-spoon-for-serving-salsa-and-the

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  77. I'd like to have the Cherry Wood Spatula.

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  78. I would love to win any of these for my best friend. She loves wooden spoons and bowls and utensils.

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  79. I really like this Colander Spoon: http://www.etsy.com/listing/116350284/reserved-for-meg-tys-registry

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  80. I would love to have this spoon: http://www.etsy.com/listing/116337534/big-manly-wooden-spoon-for-making-man

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  81. I love the wooden cake server spatula.

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  82. I like the Hand made wooden bookmark for saving your place in your cookbook of maple wood

    email/ daveshir2005@yahoo.com
    fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski

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  83. I would like the slotted wooden spoon

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  84. I like the long colander spoon made of mesquite.

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  85. http://www.etsy.com/listing/116664319/wooden-spreader-knife-handmade-from I love this spreader..such a nice alternative to plastic :)

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  86. I like the twisted handle spoon.

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  87. i would like to have the spreader knife

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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