Blog Posts for Soapstone Products

  • So, What is Mango Wood?

    So, What is Mango Wood?

    When you think of cutting and serving boards, your mind might go to bamboo first. While many home items are made from bamboo because it’s easy to find, Mango wood offers a unique wood grain pattern and achieves similar sustainability goals.

    Mango Wood

    When looking for the best eco, budget, and maintenance-friendly woods for your home, Mango should be at the top of your list!

    Benefits of Mango Wood

  • Try a Back-to-School Snack Platter!

    Summer is drawing to a close, meaning it is time for millions of school children to head back to class!

    But those kids will want some snacks when they come home, and what better way to do that than to have a back-to-school, after-class snack platter waiting for them? In addition, these platters are a great way to clean your fridge from the extra produce that needs to be eaten instead of wasted.

     Mango Wood Cookies

    You will want a nice platter for your child's charcuterie. You don't need to use the same plates you serve all your meals on. Instead, mix things up and make the afternoon fun with a Teak Wood Board for this new routine. With these different serving styles, some kids have even learned to try new foods because of the novelty.

  • Why You Should Using Oil & Wax on Your Wood Counters or Cutting Boards

    Why You Should Using Oil & Wax on Your Wood Counters or Cutting Boards

    So, you have your gorgeous new wooden countertop. It is the focal point of your kitchen and is all the neighbors and visitors talk about when they drop by. But are you doing everything you can to ensure that your wooden countertops will be around for the long haul? Of course, part of ensuring the life and longevity of your wooden countertops (and your cutting boards!) means waxing and oiling them. But why is this so important?

    The Original Wood Wax

  • 3 Unexpected Pizza Toppings

    3 Unexpected Pizza Toppings

    Aside from naturally putting us in a better mood, the best things about pizza are the creative toppings you can dream up. While we adore pizzas and their traditional toppings, there are times when we crave something a little different. Although it's challenging to beat cheese or pepperoni as a popular topping if you're not afraid to branch out, try some of the unusual pizza toppings listed below at your next pizza party. Maybe you'll try them again!

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  • Adding Summer to Your Serving Boards

    Summertime is the perfect time to entertain, and charcuterie boards are one of the simplest and most effective methods to present and organize food while still creating a stunning centerpiece that everyone will enjoy. In addition, they're the ideal method to feed a crowd, so let's talk about how to put up your board for a delicious summer feast.

    Summer-y Serving Board Tips

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  • Why you should be using a pizza stone

    If you are anything like us, you love pizza. Unfortunately, standard ovens and grills were not designed to cook pizza well. They both miss the high initial heat required to crisp the dough and cook slowly, resulting in mushy dough pizzas that leave you wishing you had ordered from the pizza place down the street.

    Not using a pizza stone is holding you back on pizza night. While many pizza stones you buy at a home décor stone are not actual stone (those are typically unglazed clay), we make our soapstone pizza stones out of natural soapstone in a few thicknesses, diameters and custom sizes are available. You most likely want one small enough for a conventional oven rack to fit inside your home oven.

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  • What Is Teak Wood?

    Hosts love the look of wood serving platters at their parties, especially for charcuterie boards. Wood has a natural charm that adds to the table displays, and Teak is a popular option for these serving trays. Due to its durability and water resistance. With its rich, warm tones, it is also widely regarded as one of the most beautiful woods on the planet.
  • Caring for Wood Cutting Boards

    Caring for Wood Cutting Boards

    Wooden cutting boards are surprisingly versatile, attractive, and typically better for keeping your knife edges sharp. Wood left uncared for may be prone to warping or cracking, so it must be hand-washed and oiled regularly. Here is our step-by-step guide to keeping your wooden cutting board in tip-top shape for years to come!

    For Simple Cleaning, Oiling, Or Waxing

    Before starting, you will need to gather these few items and ingredients.

  • Benefits of Slate Cheeseboards: Durable, sustainable, and easy to clean

    Slate Cheeseboards

    Are you looking for the best cheeseboard for your next party (or maybe a gift for a friend)? Quickly gaining popularity, slate cheeseboards are becoming a fashionable backdrop for artisanal cheeses and desserts. The dark color contrasts beautifully with vibrant cheeses, meats, and veggies, and its easy-to-clean nature means you don’t have to worry about it in between events.

    Benefits of Slate Cheeseboards

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  • Why You Need The Original Soapstone Oil & Wax

    Soapstone Oil

    Why you need The Original Soapstone Oil & Wax

    Every year, more designers and homeowners learn about the benefits and beauty of soapstone. For example, countertops made with this distinctive, natural stone will not burn from a hot pan or discolor in the sunlight from large windows. In addition, because it is non-porous, this stone will not stain even with everyday use. Another benefit? Soapstone is incredibly easy to care for, with very little actual maintenance needed. A little soap, water, and the occasional oiling or waxing are all the typical homeowner needs to keep the surface clean and looking great.

    The Original Soapstone Wax

    Soapstone’s Natural Patina

  • Great Holiday Serving Board Ideas

    Great Holiday Serving Board Ideas

    Are you hosting a party this holiday season? While traditional cheese boards are delicious (and make great gifts), don’t be afraid to switch things up for the season and create something unique and fun.

    Treats for Santa

    We often suggest labeling the types of cheese on our slate boards with the soapstone chalk but using the board for Santa’s treats makes it fun for the kids, too. They can label the types of cookies or where the milk goes on the board, or they could write a note to Santa with the chalk. You can decorate the board with holiday images, too.

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    Christmas Candy or Cookie Boards

  • Shop Local this Holiday Season

    Shop Local this Holiday Season

    With shortages predicted in stores and online, shop locally to ensure you have everything you need for a great holiday season.

    New Cookbook

    Looking for a way to support a local bookstore, but you’re not sure what kind of books your recipients enjoy? Try a new cookbook! If you’re not sure about dietary restrictions, look for an option that includes some gluten-free or vegetarian recipes, as those are the most common restrictions.

    You can also choose a cookbook that focuses on techniques instead of specific recipes, so you’re giving the gift of better cooking, not just a set of recipes they may never make.

    Soapstone Pizza Stone

    Soapstone Pizza Stone