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How to Keep Wooden Cutting Boards in Tip-Top Shape

July 30, 2014 9:01 am

Whether you’re a newbie in the kitchen or you simply aren’t up to date on your culinary skills, caring for delicate wood cutting boards can be tricky for many home cooks. These sturdy, wooden blocks can take quite a beating when it comes to chopping and pounding, but the slightest soak in soapy water can cause them to crack and weaken. Here are a few simple tips to help keep your cutting boards in top working condition.

  1. Always wash them in hot, soapy water. While soaking a wooden cutting board can inflict major damage, it’s still important to wash it thoroughly after using (especially when you work with raw meat). Simply scrub the surface of the board with very hot water and dishwashing soap, but don’t let it soak into the wood.
  2. Scrub every so often. About once a week or so, give your cutting board a good scrubbing by sprinkling coarse salt all over and rubbing it in with a sliced lemon. This will remove any caked-on food particles and deep oil stains.
  3. Oil the surface. To keep the board from drying out, oil it about once per month. Use a food-grade oil that’s won’t become rancid, such as mineral oil or a store-bought cutting board treatment.

How to Oil and Maintain Wood Cutting Boards in 5 Minutes a Month [The Kitchn]
How to Purchase Wood Cutting Boards [What’s Cooking America]
The Best Way to Clean and Care For Wood Cutting Boards? [The Kitchn]

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Smoke Free/Pet Free

July 28, 2014 9:00 am

This is a reminder to all residents that Mission Pointe is a Smoke-Free and Pet Free property. There is a zero tolerance policy for the no smoking, please be sure to follow this rule, as it is also part of your lease agreement. Smoking on the property is a lease violation and will be treated as such.

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A Slice of New York: Pizza and Garlic Knots in Sunnyvale

July 23, 2014 9:02 am

Behind A Slice of New York's casual exterior awaits authentic slices of thin-crust, New-York-style pizza. They've earned a slew of awards, from Metro's Best Pizza of the Silicon Valley in 2013 to the Bay Area A-List's Best Place for a Slice. Most of the accolades are driven by customer votes, which speaks to the loyal following A Slice of New York has among Sunnyvale eaters.

They often praise the thin-crust specialty pies, such as the Coney Island, which is topped with Canadian bacon and pineapple, and the Sutton Place piled with mushrooms and Italian sausage. But they also suggest ordering at least one serving of garlic knots, which are a popular treat from this Sunnyvale pizzeria.

A Slice of New York
1253 W. El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(650) 938-6969


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