08.01.18

WILLIAMS SONOMA KNIFE GIVEAWAY!

williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest
williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest

one of the most important elements in a kitchen is your knives. they are probably the most used item and there are few things more frustrating with cooking than trying to cut things with a dull knife. both joanie and i use in our home, justin introduced me to them when we started cooking together and joanie registered for them for her wedding. so when asked if we wanted to team up with them and offer a Wüsthof Crafter knife giveaway we were a 1000% yes! they just redesigned the knives and they now have a smoked oak handle with brass rivets which are gorgeous. i’m so excited to be able to give this set away. they are truly knives that with proper care will last a lifetime (psss… it’s more than $1,000+ worth of knives!)

williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest
williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest

we had lunch at the beverly hills hotel last week and tried their chopped cobb salad which was delicious. we decided to re-make it because what better way to break in new beautifully shape knives than with tons of chopping! this recipe is time intensive in the sense that we wanted everything to be in perfect cubes but it turned out perfectly and we’d highly recommend giving it a go.

Beverly Hills Hotel Chopped Cobb Salad
(taken from )
serves: 2-3 as an entree or 3-4 as a side 

what you’ll need: 
• 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
• 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
• 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
• 1 garlic glove
• 12 oz iceberg lettuce, finely chopped
• 12 oz hearts of romaine, finely chopped
• 2 oz watercress, finely chopped
• 1/2 lb red beets, roasted and finely diced
• 1/2 lb aged cheddar cheese, finely diced
• 1/2 lb applewood-smoked bacon, cooked and finely chopped
• 3 hard boiled eggs, peeled and finely chopped
•  1/2 lb cooked chicken breasts, diced
• 1 large tomato, peeled and diced
• 1 avocado, peeled and sliced

williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest
williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest

• we started by prepping all the ingredients that need to be cooked, you can prep each thing how you prefer but this is what we did: with the eggs, put them in a pan with water over medium high heat, when it starts to boil, remove from the heat and let them sit covered for 10 minutes, put in ice waterfor the beets, wash and pat dry, place on tin foil with a little oil and salt and bake at 450 degrees for 45minutes- 1 hour. once cool, peel the skin off with your hands and set aside. we seasoned the chicken with olive oil, salt and pepper and cooked it at 375 for about 20 minutes. and the bacon we cooked until it was reallllly crispy so that it would add a nice crunch to the salad.

williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest
williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest
williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest

then mix your dressing, add the oil, balsamic, mustard, and garlic (we used ) together in a bowl and whisk until smooth, season with about 1 teaspoon salt and some pepper. once you have everything prepped, it’s time to start chopping! chop the beets, cheese, chicken, and tomatoes into as cubes as much as possible. for the lettuce and egg, just chop really finely.

we also used these , and !

williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest
williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest

and now for the  Crafter giveaway! THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THANK YOU FOR ALL THE GREAT ENTRIES, WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON! 

here is what you’ll win! the value of the this giveaway is over $1,000!
• that includes:
• 8″ chef knife
• 9″double serrated bread knife
• 3 1/2″ pairing knife
• 5″ serrated utility knife
• honing steel
• shears
• Wood block with brass rivets

also, these! 




williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest

and here’s how to win…

1) visit  and take a look around!

2) leave a comment below with your favorite summer meal/recipe!

one winner will receive all of the knives listed above, a value of $1,000+. one winner will be chosen at random on august 8, 2018. one entry per person, double entries will disqualify you from winning. giveaway subject to designlovefest’s rules and regulations. giveaway open to readers in North America only. we reserve the right to change, alter or cancel at anytime. 

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    Sj Dc says:

    I love crumble made with any summer fruit

    Bronte Moore says:

    My absolute FAVORITE summer recipe would have to be chips and guac. This recipe is vegan and gluten free. It is so quick and easy… perfect for a meal, or a party snack.

    INGREDIENTS:
    c h i p s .
    6 medium potatoes
    1 tbsp garlic powder
    2 tsp onion powder
    1 tsp cumin
    1 tsp paprika
    1/2 tsp chili powder
    salt + pepper
    (The exact measurements are not needed, and I will sometimes add whatever other spices I think will taste good)
    olive oil
    g u a c .
    1 ripe delicious avocado
    2 tbsp lemon juice
    1 tsp chili
    1 tbsp coriander
    3 tbsp diced red onion
    1 diced tomato

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    1. preheat oven to 220 degrees Celsius
    2. chop the potatoes into chip sized pieces (approximately 1x8cm)
    3. add these to a bowl with the oil and spices and mix until everything is combined
    4. bake the chips for 40-60 minutes depending on desired crispiness (I would check every 10 minutes after 40 minutes).
    5. while the chips are cooking add all of the guacamole ingredients into a bowl and mash and stir until combined.
    6. enjoyyyyyy (and yes I have consumed all 6 potatoes in one sitting and I am proud)

    I hope you all enjoy this recipe!!
    xx from Australia

    Gianni P. says:

    Sautéed kale salad with diced cranberries & walnuts. Always a dash of balsamic to finish.

    Cecilia says:

    My favorite summer recipe is definitely my mom’s Texas peach cobbler! We’ve been picking peaches from the same orchard my whole life 🙂

    Alison Laurence says:

    Sweet potato tacos have been a go-to for me this summer. So simple to roast with chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, etc., and they don’t need tons of toppings to punch up the flavor. Pickled onions (also so easy!) on top make it feel so special.

    We just had dinner with one of our amazing neighbor families and had what Cara calls “Summer Sammies.” Basically they were veggie burgers topped with any veggies that need to be eaten before they go bad. I had mine on oat bread with a shmear of mayo. It was super simple, light and delish! This will be a new fave in our family as well!

    Rachel Rogol says:

    Pesto pasta using basil from the garden!

    Greta Wesslen says:

    I love watermelon and feta salad, the perfect summer balance in a salad!

    Juli P says:

    In the summer we always have an Italian cold pasta salad loaded with veggies, cheese and meats.
    Also lots of grilled veggies and pies!

    Megan says:

    my favorite summer treat is a dessert made with cherries, crushed pineapple, yellow cake mix, and butter :). so easy and delicious!

    Lauren Schoon says:

    Bruschetta with balsamic marinated tomatoes, burrata, and fresh basil. So easy and so delicious! I’ve made it a bunch of times this summer 😋

    Tiffany says:

    Cobbler with fresh fruit from the farmers markert.

    Meg S says:

    Watermelon feta salad! I could eat it everyday.

    maggie says:

    My favorite summer recipe is 7 layer salad. mmmmm…

    Alison Steeves says:

    I’m loving BBQ chicken thighs (marinated in a pineapple bbq spice and simmered on a BBQ in a tray until cooked through, then finished on the grill) and red peppers, yellow peppers, red onion, zucchini marinated in salt, pepper and olive oil, bbq’d in a tray! Top it with feta. Voila!

    Natalia says:

    Fruit Pizza!! Aka cookie dough used as the dough, topped with greek yogurt and fruit 🙂

    Sybil says:

    My favorite summer dish is my healthy version if fried chicken and potato salad. My adult children always ask ne to make it when they visit.

    amanda says:

    grilled chicken thighs marinated in Italian dressing – easiest recipe ever and SO Good!!

    Tomato sandwiches with dukes mayo <3

    ALLISON says:

    I like making charred corn salad with feta or halloumi cheese.

    Chelsea says:

    For years, I’ve waited until the tomatoes and basil are bursting with flavor and bust out Martha’s one-pot pasta (with extra red pepper flakes): .

    Christine Ngo says:

    Want to try the heirloom tomato pizza! Perfect for summer! 🙂

    M says:

    Bucatini With Raw Nut Pesto and Tomato Sauce (Bucatini alla Lipari) is my favorite!

    valerie theberge says:

    I love Lobster Rolls!!!!
    This is my favorite summer recipe:

    Christina says:

    I love a good pasta salad!

    Tanya says:

    Summer vegetable squash pizza! My favorite way to use fresh summer veggies!

    Maureen says:

    There are a few blueberry muffins and because blueberries are in season these seem like a great way to start off the morning.

    selby says:

    grilled peaches with sour cream and brown sugar

    Vanessa Parscale says:

    I would love toe make the Chicken and Chorizo Paella with Roasted Red Peppers! I need a Paella pan though….

    Natasha says:

    Texas peach cobbler is my go to summer dessert

    Shannon N says:

    Anything with pineapple! See a version of my favorite chicken and pineapple recipe below!

    2 large chicken breasts
    1 cup pineapple (crushed)
    1/2 cup chili verde sauce

    Place the chicken breasts in a slow cooker.
    Pour 1/2 cup crushed pineapple and 1/4 cup chili verde sauce over each chicken breast.

    Cook on low for 4-6 hours and/or until the chicken easily falls apart when poked at with a fork.

    Serve over pasta, a salad, or rice!

    This is one of my fav summer appetizers to bring to a party! So easy and SO delish! Just finishing up a full kitchen remodel and would LOVE new knives so I can get to cookin’ again!

    Greek Layer Dip
    Ingredients:
    1, 1o-ounce container of hummus, your favorite flavor (I used roasted garlic)
    1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
    1 tomato, diced
    1/2 cup diced, seeded cucumber
    1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
    1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
    2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
    Pita chips, carrots, broccoli, sliced bell peppers, or crackers, for serving

    Directions:
    Spread the hummus in a smooth layer in the bottom of an 8×8-inch square baking dish, a shallow pie dish, or similar serving dish. Dollop the Greek yogurt by small spoonfuls over the top, then gently spread to create a new layer.

    Scatter the tomato, cucumber, feta, and olives over the top. Sprinkle with fresh parsley. Refrigerate until ready to serve, then dip with pita chips, crackers, and sliced veggies as desired.

    Anna D says:

    Tomato Torte with fresh fresh basil from my balcony herb garden, finished off with a chilled glass of Pino Grigio!

    Lynne says:

    My favorite summer recipe is one I got from Martha Stewart years ago. It’s just fresh chopped tomatoes from my garden, lemon zest, a little red pepper flakes, garlic gently cooked in olive oil, a few capers, salt, and pepper, and fresh basil. Then let sit for half hour and serve over pasta. I’m going to try your salad tonight though!

    Becky Burris says:

    Tortellini Salad with Asparagus and a Fresh Basil Vinaigrette is my go-to summer recipe. It’s fresh, light, and is great as a side dish or as the main course! And of course, a glass of sauvignon blanc is a must! <3

    Thanks Bri and team!

    Leslie Mahoney says:

    Oh my goodness. Anything with capers is the way to my heart so this recipe is right up my alley:
    Tagliatelle with Broccoli Rabe, Capers and Walnuts

    Rachel says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a summer lasagna with fresh veggies with a side of strawberry, pineapple poppyseed salad.

    Annie says:

    These knives would be amazing!!

    My summer go-to is a tomato, cucumber, and basil salad.

    Jennifer says:

    Love me a stone fruit salad for the summer time!

    Melanie B says:

    Giada’s homemade ravioli! Yummy!

    Anica says:

    Thank you for offering this giveaway (i hope its worldwide though)! Very kind and generous of you!
    on a hot summer, I love to treat my love and myself with a gazpacho soup! I love it little sweet and little spicy: few drops of tabasco and a small melon (or a mango) makes a big difference. I would suggest finely chopping a small amount of each vegetable/fruit in the gazpacho for garnish. And dont forget few icecubes right before serving! Beteavon!

    Ali Newsom says:

    I need these !!
    My favorite salad is a mix of quinoa, fresh spinach and mint with dried cranberries, walnuts and a splash of raspberry vinaigrette… so yummy

    Hannah D. says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a big pasta salad with lots of fresh veggies, grilled corn kernels, feta, and a lime vinaigrette dressing. So bright and delicious!

    lea says:

    toast, tomato, olive oil, and a sprinkle of sea salt!

    Grace says:

    My favorite summer recipe is a salad of all the fresh summer veggies that grow in my garden: arugula, baby tomatoes, mint, with a lemony dressing.

    Lindsay says:

    Fresh heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, with a dash of salt and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Perfect for those hot days of summer!

    Alicia Enriquez says:

    Cobb salad!! Recipe from the Pioneer Woman!! I could eat a whole bowl!!

    Maddie says:

    I LOVE making a Mexican inspired chimichurri for salads!

    7 serrano chiles roasted on the grill
    basil
    parsley
    cilantro
    2 garlic cloves
    1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    3/4 cup olive oil
    salt

    Blend and serve over chicken, shrimp, whatever!

    Andrea Chapman says:

    Our favorite recipe this summer has been flatbread pizzas we make on the grill, our white pie is the best! Olive oil & fresh minced garlic base, ricotta & fresh mozzarella topped with fresh corn, sweet peppers & herbs with a little maldon salt & Parmesan on top. We top with baby arugula after grilling. It’s so good.

    Greta Brooks says:

    Oh man, it’s a toss up between Mint Pea Summer Spaghetti and Asian Grilled Romaine. SO DELISH!

    Elizabeth Oates says:

    Lasy pesto chicken salad from The Londonder. Summer staple everyone loves!

    Christine J says:

    Caprese salad with homegrown tomatoes and basil!

    Deborah B. says:

    Peach cake, caprese salad (totally have been on a tomato kick lately), watermelon salad and smoked BBQ ribs!

    Simmi says:

    My favorite summer time recipe is fish tacos!!

    Jacqueline says:

    That Tomato Salad with Parsley, Feta and Pistachios is DELICIOUS & perfect for summertime!

    Claire Carlson-Jones says:

    Pasta with burst heirloom tomatoes and basil wine sauce! Carbs are my summer bod.