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Keramikos Kitchen at the Calgary Stampede

Hello Alberta! We’ll be in Calgary for the Calgary Stampede. Come and say hi to us at our booth that is located in the Market place. We’ll be around to give live ceramic knife demonstrations, we’ll have special ceramic knife gift sets and will be doing some fruit and vegetable animal carvings.

http://www.calgarystampede.com/

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Eat Vancouver 2014

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Come visit us at the Eat Vancouver show May 30th – June 1st at BC Place Stadium.

 

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West Coast Christmas Show

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See you at the Christmas show at the Tradex in Abbotsford. Nov 22-24
We will be demonstrating these amazing knives at booth # 420

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Calgary Stampede

We wish everyone in Calgary a quick recovery from the floods. As we pack up the trailers to head to the Stampede, we look forward to meeting new people and chatting with our customers. See you soon!

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Keramikos at the PNE Fair Vancouver August 20 – September 5 2011

Hello Vancouver, we’re coming back home for this year’s Fair at the PNE.  You can find us in our usual spot inside the Marketplace buildings in the PNE Forum. Come buy ceramic knives or watch Mike carve fruits with his ceramic knife at our booth.  To round out your day at the PNE Fair, you can walk across to Playland at the PNE and go on some rides. There are some brand new attractions this year. come and say hi. We’ll be there all day.

Save money on your admission passes when you buy them at any 7-11 or Safeway store around town.

Dates and Location

Saturday August 20 – Monday September 5, 2011
Open daily 10:30am – 10:30pm

Click here for map and directions to the PNE Fair and Playland Vancouver for the 2011 season.

Tickets

You can buy PNE tickets online here or you can get them at the door.

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Keramikos at Edmonton Capital EX – July 22 – July 31 2011

Hey Edmonton we’re coming back to see you at this year’s Edmonton Capital EX.  We’ve got our booth packed up and ready to do some ceramic knife demonstrations for you. Be sure to find Mike and watch him carve cute animals out of fruits and vegetables with our Keramikos ceramic knives.

We’ll have all our ceramic knives and ceramic knife gift sets available for sale at Capital EX.  Here is all the info:

Event Dates and Locations

Friday July 22 – Sunday July 31
12 noon – 12 midnight

Tickets

Only $8 for adults and $4 for kids. All ticket info for Edmonton Capital EX 2011 is here.

Directions

We’re in Rexall Place at Northlands all week.  Click here for directions and map to Rexall Place at Northlands to come see us.

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How to Create a Decorative Fruit Platter

Create your own eye-catching decorative fruit platter.

With summer in full swing, family reunions, BBQs and long days at the beach are all on the horizon. One of the best contributions to a group gathering in the summer is a decorative fruit platter. It’s something simple that everyone can snack from throughout the day without feeling guilty. To make it even more presentable, add a few simple fruit carvings to the plate to get a big response for little effort!

Planning Your Fruit Plate
When planning a decorative fruit plate, be sure to include a nice variety. If it’s the height of summer, you should have plenty of great options. Be sure to include staples like watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, pineapple and grapes. Include pockets of berries like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and cherries throughout the plate as well. If you have access to other fruits like mangoes, papayas and kiwis, add them to the mix too. The more variety, the better. If none of these are available, keep it simple and make a plate of sliced apples, pears and bunches of grapes that can be paired with good cheese.

Which Fruits to Carve
Choose fruit that is sturdy and will lend itself to being carved like watermelon, apples and citrus. Once you’ve become more comfortable with your carving skills you can move onto other melons, mangoes and pineapple. The key to great fruit carvings is choosing fruit that is just on the underside of ripe and having a nice, sharp knife. Without the right tools, you’ll never get the precision need to complete the task.

How to Carve Fruit for Your Platter
When first starting out, choose simple fruit carvings for your decorative platter. Watermelon baskets are a nice place to start because they only require a few steps. Use a melon baller to empty your basket and place balls, and other fruit, back inside. Citrus peel roses are another easy, but eye-catching, carving you can attempt and place around your platter. There are tons of online tutorials that you can follow along to help you achieve your perfect fruit carving.

We’ll be posting some great videos showing how to carve different fruit animals using ceramic knives. We’ll be adding them to our blog here as we finish making them.

Find your perfect fruit carving knife here!

Let us know in the comments below if there are any fruit and vegetable carvings you would like to see.

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We’re at the Calgary Stampede – July 8 – 17 2011

Hello Alberta! We’ll be in Calgary for the Calgary Stampede again this year.  We love all our Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer customers and are always excited to come and see you at the Stampede.  Come and say hi to us at our booth. We’ll be around to give live ceramic knife demonstrations, we’ll have special ceramic knife gift sets and will be doing some fruit and vegetable animal carvings.

Here’s  all the details:

Calgary Stampede

July 8 – 17, 2011
11am – 12 midnight

We’re inside the BMO Center (formerly the Round-Up Convention Center)

Click here for Calgary Stampede maps and directions

Tickets:

Your Calgary Stampede General Admission Ticket will gain you access to the BMO Center and the Keramikos Kitchen booth.
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Treat Your Dad to a BBQ This Father’s Day

Throw Some Ribs on the BBQ for Father's Day

Father’s Day is Sunday June 19, 2011.

Dad’s are notoriously hard to buy gifts for, aren’t they? Year after year you rack your brain to come up with some new, unique gift that will win him over on Father’s Day, but you tend to fall back on good old standbys like a tie or maybe a fancy, new power tool. But, you know what dad’s really love? BBQ.

BBQ Favourites for Father’s Day
A big family BBQ is a the perfect way to let your dad know you care. Sure, you can still get him that tie or cordless drill, but when you accompany that gift with a classic BBQ dinner, you’ll really show him you care. There are a ton of great grilling options and what you decide to cook up should be based on what your dad loves. Is he always looking for excuses to cook up a steak? Does he order ribs every time you’re out at a restaurant? Or maybe your dad would rather have a few options to choose from like a rotisserie chicken and seared pork loin. Whatever his preference, make sure you have a number of sides to complement the main course.

Mastering the Grill for Father’s Day
Before you dive into your BBQ’d feast, you’ll want to make sure you’ve mastered the art of grilling. You don’t have to cook a bunch of test run meals; just make sure you check the approximate grilling times for the meat or vegetable you’ve chosen. Nothing ruins a BBQ more than a meal that’s been burnt to a crisp. When the time’s right, slice into your meat with a sharp knife to make sure it’s done. And don’t make your dad work for his supper – be sure to have plenty of good knives on hand so he can make quick work of digging into his special meal!

Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp smoked sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Directions
Mix all ingredients together in a small saucepan and cook over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes until thickened. Let cool and use on all of your BBQ favourites!

Don’t Forget Dessert!
Try one of these desserts to round out your Father’s Day dinner:

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Ceramic Knife Sale plus Free Shipping

Spring sale – we are offering 10% off all online orders (website only) and FREE SHIPPING from now until May 18, 2011.

Sale starts today in our webstore here Keramikos Kitchen ceramic knives.

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