I'm finally back from the holidays (and a weird photobucket snafu) and wanted to share one of the things I did a couple weeks ago. If you own wooden spoons, knives with wooden handles or any other kitchen implement made of wood, chances are you throw it in the dishwasher from time to time. Everyday use and heat from dishwashers will eventually strip the oils from the wood making it dry and brittle and susceptible to cracking or breaking. Upon one of my favorite wooden spoons snapping in half, I was reminded that I hadn't oiled my spoons in a while. So, that's what I did!
To do this, get your hands on some mineral oil.
Put liberal amounts of the mineral oil on a paper towel or other rag, and rub it into your utensil.
You can sort of see before and after with the knives below.
Giving your wooden kitchen implements doesn't take long, and it will extend their life. It also leaves your hands really soft!