I was trying out a marinade recipe and liked the way these ingredients looked on the cutting board. I’ll report on the marinade later – the chicken is soaking as I write.
The lovely cutting board was made by Mark Calabrese. I recieved it as a Christmas gift a number of years ago (Thanks, Susan and Mark!) and it has been a favorite in my kitchen ever since. You may not be able to tell from this photo, but the ends are 1/4 inch wider on each side, causing the body of the board to be up off the counter. While it causes chopping to sound louder, the benefit of keeping the bottom side totally clean, regardless of what might be on the counter, greatly outweighs any noise issues. Here is a picture that shows it better: