tools of the trade?

For my housewarming party my aunt got me two Global Knives.  I never knew how much a difference a knife could make in your life.  They are so sharp, fell great in your hand, and chop, mince, dice and slice like you wouldn't believe.  Here's a picture of the large one the other night when I was making some no recipe chicken concoction that turned out ok.

Check out this nifty little gadget.  It clips onto your pot or pan so you can rest your wood spoon or other utensil on the side of your pot instead of leaving it in the food.  I got it at the container store (same chicken concoction)

Also speaking of wooden spoons, I never put them in the dishwasher.  I find it warps them.