12 May 2016

Tomato Tea Sandwiches - and Wusthof Classic Serrated Utility Knife Review and Giveaway


Tomato Tea Sandwiches AND Wusthof Classic Knife Giveaway / www.delightfulrepast.com

Tomato sandwiches are one of the highlights of summer for me. Tomatoes, vine-ripened on an organic farm or backyard garden, on homemade white bread. With nothing but a bit of mayonnaise, salt and coarsely ground black pepper. Yes, I love whole grain bread and sourdough, but their flavors might be too strong for what I call my Purist's Tomato Sandwich. 

But today I was in the mood for tea sandwiches. Let's face it, when am I not in the mood for tea sandwiches! That calls for softened unsalted butter spread lightly on thin white bread, followed by a thin layer of mayonnaise. Whatever else might go into them--in this case, fresh basil and thinly sliced avocado--the tomatoes must be sliced paper thin.

As you know, that can be a bit of a problem. But I have the answer. The WÜSTHOF Classic 5-Inch Serrated Utility Knife - 4110 /14 cm. WÜSTHOF, being a German company, calls it a sausage knife in Germany. And it is perfect for slicing sausages, but since I don't slice a lot of sausages I prefer the other name.

I first heard of utility knives in one of those "pro chef names his five favorite kitchen tools" articles. At first I thought, I don't need one of those since I have great chef knives, paring knife, bread knife. Then I remembered all those times I was doing a cutting job too big for a paring knife and too small for even my smallest chef knife and so just grabbed an entirely inadequate steak knife.

So I was thrilled when WÜSTHOF sent me the serrated utility knife for review. Just in time for Tomato Season. And it is the perfect knife for cutting tea sandwiches. Tea sandwiches must be cut very cleanly; ragged edges are simply not the done thing. A knife this sharp makes quick work of cutting the dozens of sandwiches needed for an afternoon tea party.

Like all WÜSTHOF Classic knives, it has an extremely sharp blade with exceptionally long edge retention. And the handle just feels "right" in my hand. This knife is going to get a lot of use in my kitchen and out--it is my new, best ever, picnic knife! 

And they're going to send one to one of you! See entry details below. Please leave a comment for me about tea sandwiches, knives or whatever this post brought to mind.

Update 05/19/16: The giveaway is now closed; winner announced in comment section.

Update 12/07/16: For how to throw an afternoon tea party and a roundup of afternoon tea recipes, see Afternoon Tea Party Tips.


Tomato Tea Sandwiches - and Wusthof Classic Serrated Utility Knife Giveaway / www.delightfulrepast.com


Tomato Tea Sandwiches 


White bread, thinly sliced
Softened unsalted butter
Mayonnaise
Salt
Coarsely ground pepper
Perfectly ripe tomatoes, very thinly sliced
Optional: Fresh basil leaves, peeled and very thinly sliced avocado, shredded cheese, crumbled crisp bacon

1 Cut tomatoes in half vertically. Unless they are quite small, you might want to cut each half in half vertically again. With a very sharp knife (I use the Wusthof Classic 5-Inch Utility Knife), slice the tomatoes horizontally as thinly as possible. Lay the slices on a layer of paper towels or an impeccably clean kitchen towel to prevent having soggy sandwiches. 

2 Spread a very thin layer of very soft butter (never margarine) on each slice of bread, and then spread on a very thin layer of mayonnaise. Place a single layer of tomato on each of the bottom bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices. Trim off crusts and cut each sandwich into fingers or triangles, arranging on a plate in about three layers. 

3 Lay a good-quality white paper towel on top of the sandwiches. Wet and wring out well another paper towel; lay the damp paper towel on top of the dry paper towel. Never place the damp paper towel directly on top of the sandwiches or they will become soggy. Wrap rather snugly with plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least an hour or up to several hours. This will make your sandwiches “hold together” and keep them from drying out. When ready to serve, remove from refrigerator. Uncover sandwiches just before serving.



WÜSTHOF Giveaway


One winner will receive a WÜSTHOF Classic 5-Inch Serrated Utility Knife 4110/14cm from WÜSTHOF. All US residents (Sorry, international friends!) who leave a comment about knives (one entry per person - and please include your email address in the body of your comment) on this post before 11:59 pm Eastern time Wednesday May 18 will be put into a random drawing. Winner will be announced here in the comments before noon Eastern time on Thursday May 26. If I don't hear back from the winner of the random drawing by 11:59 am Eastern time Sunday May 29, another drawing will be held and a new winner selected from the original entrants (those who commented before the giveaway deadline).

Buy It Now WÜSTHOF knives, including the Wusthof Classic 5-Inch Serrated Utility Knife, are available on Amazon.

Disclosure: WÜSTHOF provided a knife for review purposes and for the giveaway. I received no compensation. The views expressed here are entirely my own. I always tell my readers what I really think!

104 comments:

Angie Schneider said...

Why cut all the crust away when making tea sandwiches? Crust is my favourite.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

I love crusts, too, Angie! They don't go to waste in my house! But tea sandwiches simply *must* have the crusts removed and look as elegant, dainty and uniform as possible. Unless the theme is "rustic" -- yes, I get theme-y with my afternoon tea parties sometimes!

Amy L said...

I love my Wusthof chef's knife. I use it every day. I'd love to win this knife for slicing the tomatoes my husband grows in our garden. Thanks for the chance :)
aleach6179 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Amy, you are so welcome! If your husband grows tomatoes, you NEED this knife!

Thomas "Sully" Sullivan said...

OK, “where’s the beef?” – or something else, anything to complete the sandwich, on account of I cannot satiate either my appetite or my imagination with just tomatoes and bread. Even with the basil, mayo, avocado et als (should be eat als), the preparation is merely a setting for the ruins of some dead animal. We do, however, reach common ground with the technique of thin slicing. Anything with a bit of tang (tomatoes, pickles…) benefits from thin slicing, methinks. If you haven’t flung the knife at me already, throw me in the hopper (though I won something once before – my DQ-ed out of the gate). Mn222mn@earthlink.net

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sully, you won't be disqualified for having won a previous giveaway (or for being contrary!). You must remember that a full-on afternoon tea party calls for three different tea sandwiches, so I usually do a meat, an egg and a vegetable -- something for everyone. And my solo tomato sandwiches are not for satisfying hunger or providing protein or nutrition, but purely to celebrate a perfect tomato!

Daniela said...

Another wonderful and delightful recipe of yours, I'm so grateful for your fantasy and your talent in so many branches of cooking, dearest Jean !
I'm sorry for cannot participate to your giveaway, it's really a wonderful knife, so very useful in the kitchen, but you have all my understanding, dearie, don't be worried !

Hope you're enjoying a lovely week I wish you most wonderful days to come, sending much love to you, with lots of thankfulness

xox ~ Dany

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Dear Dany, thank you! And thank you for leaving a comment even though you are not eligible for the giveaway.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my golly - this is AWESOME - I, too, indeed, use an old steak knife to cut all my tea sandwiches - and you know how many of those I make in the course of a year. TYSM for the opportunity to win this knife. Just wow.

As for your mouth-watering pics (and recipe) for a simply delightful tomato sandwich, yum yum yum I say!

When you next make them mix a pinch or two of Mrs. Dash in the butter for a wow flavor without it being too overpowering and with absolutely no salt added. : - )

Thanks again - and ty for being such a sweet and loyal reader. ♥

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Michele, thank you (AND you're welcome!). I'll definitely try it with a pinch of Mrs Dash in the butter. Sounds good.

Pauline Wiles said...

I absolutely adore tea sandwiches and could eat far more of them in one sitting than might be advisable.
And I do already own a few Wusthof knives: they are fabulous and I'd be delighted to win another. Thank you for the giveaway!
paulinewiles(at)gmail(dot)com

Margie said...

Very cool knife, Jean! I'm from Canada so I'm not eligible for the giveaway. Thanks for the visit!

Phyllis said...

I would love to win this wonderful knife.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Pauline, I know what you mean about tea sandwiches! My husband says, "They might be small, but if you eat a dozen of them ..."

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Margie, thanks for stopping by!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Phyllis, it IS wonderful -- you'll love it, I'm sure.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a great giveaway, Jean! Yes, please enter me into the drawing for the awesome serrated knife. I'd love to be slicing a tomato for a tea sandwich on homemade bread. Mmmmm it's making me hungry!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Kitty! I wanted to make more today, but I ran out of tomatoes.

Michelle Guderian said...

I would love to win this slicing knife

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

It's a beauty, Michelle!

Rusthawk said...

Darn! I knew I would forget it and I did! My email address is rusthawk at gmail dot com. Sorry I had to leave an extra comment.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Rusthawk, before I got this, I was using my parer, too, for things it really wasn't meant for. You will definitely enjoy the extra size and heft of the utility knife.

Quinn said...

Fresh tomato and mayo sandwiches are one of the very few things I buy white bread for these days! It's as much a part of summer as blueberry cake :)
Thanks for the giveaway opp...what a gem of a knife!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

I agree, Quinn! Though I do love my homemade white bread, the only thing I'll buy storebought for in a pinch is tomato sandwiches.

Jeanie said...

What a timely post! A week from Saturday a friend and I are hosting a Make-and-Take tea (they'll create silk scarves and then we'll enjoy an English tea luncheon). Barb is in charge of sandwiches, I'm the sweets. I'll have to be sure she sees this. As for me, I need no motivation for a tomato sandwich, white bread please. Rick's homemade, preferred! Our tomatoes don't hit their stride in Michigan until well into the summer and last week's store tomatoes were still a little mealy and flat but oh! When the good ones hit, it's a daily staple. I'll usually toast it, adding the crunch, but it's one of those things where I'm good either way. Tomato and basil sandwiches rock!

I have never used a Wusthof knife but I've heard they're the best. I take that back. Rick has one and I've used it once or twice. So of course I'm eager to be included in your drawing! Thanks!

Happy weekend!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks so much, Jeanie. Be sure you and Barb see all my posts listed on my Recipes index page under the subheading Teatime; I'm all about teatime!

Anonymous said...

Leslie:
After 35 years of marriage, I would love to have a good quality knife.
leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Just adore fresh tomato sandwiches.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean,
Your sandwiches look wonderful and have reminded me to thank you for the "cooked mayo" recipe you have posted previously. I can't eat an ingredient in store bought mayo and was making a good one, but raw, for several years. I never felt like it was something I would trust serving to others. Now I make your cooked one very successfully and feel like it is "safe" to serve friends. Thank you for it!

Enjoy those sandwiches and please enter me in the great giveaway. Thank you!

Love,
Lily

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

Thanks for a great giveaway. A good serrated knife is something that I'm lacking in my kitchen. I'd love to win. And I adore your little tea sandwiches. Yay for tomato season. lannisam at gmail dot com.

Mountain Mama said...

I am now craving a classic tomato sandwich!! Mayo, salt, pepper. Yummmmmm!! That knife looks fabulous, I would find many uses for it for sure!! Email to notify me when I win he he is mountainmamablog@gmail.com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Leslie, after 35 years you definitely deserve one! If you don't win it, please follow me link to Amazon and buy one. Treat yourself! :-)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Margaret, I don't know why everyone doesn't! :D

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Lily, thank you. I'm so glad you're enjoying my homemade mayonnaise!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Lea Ann. I DO love my little tea sandwiches of all sorts! You definitely need one of these.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, MM. I've got to get my tomatoes planted so that I'll have plenty of really good ones in late summer.

Tony Grant said...

Oh dear me, Jean. Blatant advertising.
Now come on!! You have cut off the crusts.(I'll come back to that.) I know those little sarnies are meant for afternoon tea, but if you really want to go the whole 1940's RAF verses the Luftwaffe, con trails interlaced above your head ,"somethwere in Southen England," scene, its not tomatoes but thin slices of cucumber you should use. Now that is a posh war time sandwich!!!
Being born in 1952, and brought up in the 1950's with a war time ration book for the first three years of my life, I was taught , very strictly, to eat my crusts. Cutting off the crust was seen as a sinful waste. Tallyho!!!!!! What what!! (twiddle of the RAF style moustache.)

Ruth W said...

I wait for garden tomato season every year...I love tomato sandwiches. What a nice giveaway. I'm a bit late this week...life...thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

IntheKitchenwithStacey said...

Wustof is my favorite brand of knife! Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your tomato sandwiches sound just wonderful, Jean! I love a good tomato fresh from the garden. Looks like a great knife. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Tony, I'm afraid my tea sandwiches MUST be crustless! And, never fear, I posted my cucumber sandwiches a long time ago (see Teatime subheading on my Recipes index page). I hate waste, too, so I usually eat the crusts that I cut off! :-)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Ruth, of course you do -- you are, after all, a woman of taste!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Stacey, it's my favorite, too. I have several and just love them. They are vastly superior to all others I've collected over the years.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Sandi. If I don't get some into the ground soon, I'm going to be kicking myself in a few months!

Sandy said...

This sounds like a wonderful knife! LOVE tomato sandwiches and would like to have a knife that can slice cleanly. Thank you for the opportunity to win one! sandyinthemountains@gmail.com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sandy, you will love this knife! Even if I never used it for anything but tomatoes, it would be a must-have knife!

Marilyn Lesniak said...

What a great giveaway! And the tea sndwiches I could eat right now. Thank you Jean for sharing. I always love to spend time on your blog!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Marilyn, thank you! I'd like to sit down with you for tea and sandwiches right now!

Bernideen said...

Dear Jean:
Thank you for having a recipe first and then the Give Away. I appreciate that. The tea sandwich looks amazing.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Bernideen. How nice that you noticed the order! And I always appreciate comments from the professional tearoom lady!

Denise Hall said...

I've never seen such a delicate tomato sandwich - just perfect for tea - but I think I could eat about 5 of them! The avocado is a nice touch!

AnnaZed said...

When I was a kid growing up in New Orleans we had tomato sandwiches for lunch very often. Little did I know then that the beautiful, ripe, deep red tomatoes with many segments and tiny seeds known as 'Louisiana Tomatoes' would be impossible to find or grow when I was an adult later living in SoCal as I do now. Yes, you must have a true tomato knife to cut a genuinely ripe tomato. I just have a small serrated paring knife and it really will not do!
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Pondside said...

I have a Wustof tomato knife that I bought in Germany in 1989. I love it and it is as good shape as the day I bought it. I wouldn't be without my Wustof knives.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Oh goodness! Love a tomato sandwich! We have 4 tomato plants that are working on producing for us right now and I can't wait.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at TOHOT!
Jemma

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Denise, thank you. And eating 5 of them is not out of the question. Truth be told, I've been known to eat quite a few more tea sandwiches than that! :D

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

AnnaZed, nope, a little paring knife, even a serrated one, just won't do! One year I tried a few heirloom varieties and found that they had more of the tomato flavor I remembered from childhood.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Pondside, I love buying something practical like that as a souvenir. So much better to have something you can use and enjoy the memory of than some bit of nonsense you'll just store and forget.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jemma, I envy you! With four tomato plants, you shouldn't run out of tomatoes! Storebought are just not the same.

Andrea Nine said...

Always looking for good knives. I have a few but I don't usually sharpen ones I have and just buy new so this one looks perfect. But talk about the perfect little tea sandwiches. I'm also always looking for new cute little sandwiches to serve at branches or showers and these look absolutely lovely. It would be fun to serve them alfresco Out on the patio with a nice glass of bubbly and a pasta salad

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Andrea! You can find lots of tea sandwiches and tea "stuff" on my blog -- just look under "Teatime" on my Recipes index page. I like to serve a little Champagne at my alfresco afternoon tea parties!

Cocoa and Lavender said...

I swear by serrated knives for cutting tomatoes! And who couldn't use an extra one? Not only have you inspired me to enter the contest, you've inspired me to make tomato sandwiches today for lunch! Thanks for the opportunity! cocoaandlavender@gmail.com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

I'm so glad, David! I've got to see how the tomatoes look at the farmers market this morning before I know whether I'll be having more tomato sandwiches for lunch today.

Marilyn Lesniak said...

Hi Jean! A nice knife giveaway. The only story I have is I am featuring your giveawat on #ThursdayFavoriteThings. The only thing is it runs the last 24 hours of the giveaway. I hope you get some entries!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Marilyn, thank you so much! You must be *the* most thoughtful and helpful blogger in the entire blogosphere!

Marilyn Lesniak said...

Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

Stacey said...

We love tomato sandwiches! They are one of the highlights of summer. :)

I will confess that I haven't ever paid much attention to "good" knives. After attending a little cooking class the other day, I'm convinced that I've been missing out.

Thank you so much for joining Thoughts of Home.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

It had to happen eventually, Stacey! :D

Leslie Clingan said...

So glad that you left a comment on my blog and I was able to "meet" you. Your blog is delicious, visually and through the promise of your delicious recipes. I love what you said about your mother being able to recreate any food/recipe she tasted elsewhere. What a talent! My daughters laugh that I never pick the correct utensil when cooking...I will select a slotted spoon for a gravy dish, for example. They accuse me of using corn on the cob holders as my utensil of choice for stirring. Would love to win this knife because my knife of choice is the last in a cheap set of steak knives from Walmart.
Just in case, my email is mommyhon333@hotmail.com.
Thank you!

Ally said...

My fiance is a knife snob, but Wusthof is on his good list ;)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Leslie! Nice to "meet" you. I must agree with your daughters, a slotted spoon is not the best choice for gravy! :D And cheap steak knives seem to figure into the stories of many of us.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Ally, I'm glad to hear it! (And every family needs a knife snob!)

Amy Johnson said...

Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. When reading this post, I thought of how I never can remember what knife to use for what purpose, and also, how dull most of my knives are.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Amy, there are lots of good cooks out there with bad knives (or good knives that have not been sharpened)! :-)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning!

It has been a whirlwind weekend, but I was not going to let my Monday morning go by with out visiting you!
Love a tomato sandwich and these dainty tea sandwiches are beautiful.
Wouldn't they be perfect for our upcoming Texas Bloggers Art/Craft retreat.
I have always gotten by so to speak with poor knives, I think it is time to kick my cooking game up!
So great to have you share your expertise and joyfulness with us at TOHOT!
Have a wonderful week,
xo
Jemma

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Jemma! And, yes, let's kick up your game with at least one good knife! :D

Karen said...

Hi Jean,
Your mini tomato sandwiches look delish! My mother always made mini crustless sandwiches for showers and teas and now my sis and I do the same. Even the men enjoy these fancy sandwiches! I have never head of a knife like that and just googled it and saw that it is $50 on Amazon. Since I am from Canada that would be more like $65 in Canadian money. Wow! Expensive. It must cut the crust off perfectly. I use a very large bread knife which is hard to manipulate so I must invest in one like yours someday. Thank you for visiting me. Have a Wonderful Week! Karen

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Karen, thanks so much. I love finding more people into tiny sandwiches (and, surprisingly enough, a lot of men seem to really like them, even if they do make jokes about them)! Yes, it's an expensive knife but one I think is worth giving up something else to get it. I'm going to buy one for a friend who could really use it.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Jean! I put your blog on my blog roll so I won't miss posts.
Tomato sandwiches! (Remember Harriet the Spy?)
The knife looks super nifty!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Karen, that's great. Thank you! It is a nifty knife. Harriet had good taste in sandwiches, didn't she?!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I just made two big trays of tea sandwiches for a church social this past Saturday. My go-to knife to trim the crusts and make dainty triangles is an electric knife I've had forever! I tried using my bread knife at first and then remembered the seldom used electric helper - works like a charm.
I can see how your new knife would work well too, the serrated edge looks sharp for precise cutting. Enjoy your new kitchen knife.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Judith, I was just wondering a couple months ago when I was making mass quantities of sandwiches how an electric knife would work! But, with all my kitchen gadgets, I've never owned or used an electric knife. I'm going to mention it to a friend who, like me, makes a lot of tea sandwiches and who, I believe, has an electric knife (but doesn't have one of these fabulous Wusthof knives). Thanks for the tip!

Swathi Iyer said...

I love this tea sandwiches Jean, need to visit you so we can have tea and some chit chat. Also I am fan of WÜSTHOF knife, I have one which is close to my heart as it does the work religiously.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Swathi, thank you! It would be wonderful to have tea and a chat with you. You can make your incredibly beautiful opera cakes for the occasion!

Cranberry Morning said...

Boy would Mr. C. love that sausage knife! He brings sausage and cheese and a cutting knife into the living room in the evenings when we sit down to watch a movie. No kidding. Anyway, your tea sandwiches look amazing. Please add all the optionals to mine except for the bacon. Thank you. :-)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Okay, no bacon for you, Judy! Sounds like this would quickly become Mr. C's favorite knife!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Jean, Wusthof knives are great. I'm sure it made cutting those tomatoes very easy. You are so right it's one of the joys of summertime. Afternoon tea sounds lovely at your home. ♥

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Martha Ellen, thank you; wish you could join me!

Jill said...

Was just telling my husband how I needed new knives and I came across this giveaway..lol. Would love to be considered for the giveaway. :-) And... I just love anything that has to do with tea. Have a lovely afternoon!

Blessings,
Jill

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jill, I'm so glad you found it! A girl who needs new knives deserves to get a shot at winning ONE!

Miz Helen said...

What lovely Tea Sandwiches, I just love little tea sandwiches! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
Miz Helen

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Miz Helen! I love getting to share my posts with your lovely readers.

Chris VanCleave said...

Lord, I love a tomato sandwich! Sign me up for this drawing!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

My pleasure, Chris! I bet you grow the best tomatoes! (And roses, of course.)

Barbara W. said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I'm in the process of sloooooowly replacing my wedding gift knives (we were married in 1989 and they weren't great back then. Right now I have a mediocre mini Santoku knife I use to cut tomatoes because it's the sharpest thing I have. It's okay for Roma tomatoes but it butchers (ha) everything else.

I suddenly have a terrible craving for a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich. I know your fabulous recipe was for tea sandwiches and I'll try them but I'm from Wisconsin and our first instinct is to put cheese on it. ;)

My email is countesschocula at mail dot com.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Barbara, I think where most brides go wrong in the knife department is we go for a big set of mediocre knives instead of 3 or 4 really good knives (chef, paring, bread, utility). Enjoy that grilled cheese and tomato sandwich -- made one the other day myself (I tend to want to slap some cheese on just about everything!).

Debby Ray said...

These look delicious!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Debby! You can't go wrong with a good tomato!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

*Giveaway Winner Announced* - The winner of the Wusthof Classic utility knife, by random drawing, is Lily. Lily, as soon as you send me, delightfulrepast at aol dot com, your name, address and phone number (required by shipper), Wusthof will ship the knife to you. Congratulations!

If I don't hear from the winner of the random drawing by 11:59 am Eastern time Sunday, May 22, another drawing will be held and new winner selected from among the original entrants (those who commented before the giveaway deadline).

This was fun! Watch for more giveaways here at Delightful Repast! In the meantime, follow me on Google and Twitter. You can even use the Follow Me By Email button in the right column.

April J Harris said...

Your tea sandwiches look lovely, Jean! I use Wusthof knives in my kitchen - they are one of the best culinary investments I've made. Thank you for being a part of our Hearth and Soul Hop.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, April! I *know* you know tea sandwiches! Glad you have the Wusthofs, too; they are the best.

Claire said...

WÜSTHOF knife is perfect thing for every kitchen, especially if you are vegetarian.It makes your kitchen life much more easier and calm ) Thank you for such detailed recipe of sandwiches.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Claire! Yes, I use it a lot for my vegetarian sandwiches and pizzas!

Louca por porcelana said...

Love tomatoes!Your sandwiches look yummy!Xo.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Maristella. They are definitely one of my favorites.

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