I was provided a cutting board to review from Black Canyon Woodworks, but all opinions of these gorgeous boards are my own! To see my full disclosure policy, click HERE.
Hello, hello! Boy, do I have a treat for you today!
I really couldn’t tell you why, nor how, I became one, but I’m just picky about how my cutting boards look and feel. I have a “favorite” that I use for literally everything, and it’s starting to get a little dingy and is looking a little too “well-used.” So when Black Canyon Cutting Boards contacted me and asked me to try out one of their cutting boards, I was almost apprehensive. Sometimes you can get a little too comfortable with something and don’t want to try anything new (yes, I realize we’re talking about a cutting board here.)! But, I of course said yes and hopped online to see what they were all about and to order one.
Friends, after browsing their super user-friendly website, I was blown away at just how beautiful these boards looked. I checked out their gallery first to see what they looked like, and I was totally impressed. These are not mass produced cutting boards you find in stores, these are the real deal. Each one is handmade to order, and made with beautifully colored wood from the Pacific Northwest.
I had a terribly hard time deciding on a style and type of wood (because I’m just indecisive like that!), but I finally settled on a butcher-block style board. You could also choose form the “classic” rectangular cutting board, or a rounded “platter” styled board. They offer a few different wood types, such as maple, cherry, or walnut. We decided to go with cherry, as it’s a rich color that will darken some with age; totally our style! Lastly, they have the option of engraving a personal message on the back of the board, or adding a logo. I decided to have my “Dwelling in Happiness” logo added. I really wasn’t too sure how it would turn out, but I figured I’d give it a go.
About a week later, I received a call that my cutting board was finished. Because I was local I opted to pick it up, but they also ship to anywhere in the US that you need. When I opened up that box, I was in awe. It was beautiful! The butcher block is almost 2.5 inches thick, which I love. And my logo? Gorgeous!! It’s beyond any other cutting board I’ve seen and used before!
You can add any message to the back, which is perfect if the board is for a gift (think graduation, Mother’s day, Father’s day, new home owner, etc…).
Of course I had to break it in, so I made some caprese on a stick (recipe below!). The board easily wiped clean with a damp towel after cutting tomatoes and cheese. Also included with the cutting board is an oil that will help to maintain the life and color of your board. Oiling it is a must to keep it nice!
Not only is this cutting board fabulous for cutting on, but it’s so pretty that you could easily use it as a cheese platter, too!
Overall, I’m thrilled with the quality and look of my cutting board. Black Canyon Woodwords did an incredible job, and I highly recommend these cutting boards to everyone! The ordering process is so easy as well, and you can have your beautiful board ordered within 5 minutes!
Black Canyon is graciously offering a free cutting board to one of Dwelling in Happiness’ readers, too! You can enter to win one of these beauties by completing the rafflecopter below. (Sorry to my Canadian friends, this giveaway is open to US residents only!)
Now, onto the recipe! I love caprese salads in any form, and these are the quickest and easiest little bite sized snacks ever! They are perfect for a get together with friends, or a little happy hour cocktail snack.
- Cherry tomatoes
- Fresh basil leaves
- Balsamic vinegar
To make, simply wash and cut the cherry tomatoes in half. I cut the mozzarella into little bite sized pieces. Wash and dry fresh basil leaves (I just used some from my basil plant!). Using a toothpick, push on a halved cherry tomato, then a basil leaf, and finish with a piece of mozzarella. Once all the caprese sticks are made, arrange on a plate and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. That’s it! Easiest (and yummiest!) appetizer ever.
Giveaway open to US residents only. Must be 18 and over to participate. Winner will be randomly selected and notified via e-mail and will have 72 hours to respond. If no response is received, a new winner will be selected. This giveaway is sponsored by Black Canyon Woodworks. Giveaway begins on 4/29 at 12:00am PST, and ends 5/6 at 12:00am PST.