It’s officially holiday season! Even though I haven’t done a lick of shopping, my email and Twitter have been reminding me with holiday gift guides, cookie and cocktail party tips, and hundreds of emails about free shipping. But school holiday concerts, Olde Tyme Christmas celebrations, and snow this weekend really made it real! And reminded me to get moving on that holiday shopping. Read on for more of our weekend adventures.
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Happy weekend! It’s that time of year for holiday cards, cocktails and baking. Here are some of my favorite links from around the web that I’m looking at this weekend. Continue reading
As much as I love, love, love Thanksgiving–and this year making our own meal since we didn’t travel to see family as we usually do–I’ve had enough turkey talk for one year. I am ready to move on to all that the rest of the holiday season has to offer! Hannakuh, a wedding, holiday parties, Christmas list shopping and buying, a 5th birthday party to plan, Christmas travel ahead, and New Years! Thanksgiving was just the beginning, so much fun to be had! Continue reading
I’ve seen a lot of gift guides for what to buy your foodie friends, but what about gifts foodies should buy for their friends and family? I use the term foodie loosely–love food and cook a lot pretty much covers it.
But seriously, if you’re reading this you’ve chosen to take time out of your day to read someone else’s random thoughts on food stuff. So you qualify as a foodie in my book.
1. Your favorite kitchen gadget. You probably take for granted the tools you have in your kitchen, but have you ever tried cooking in someone else’s kitchen? Some of the things I’ve found many people don’t have:
–A microplane for zesting, grating hard cheese, nutmeg
–A GOOD vegetable peeler–I don’t think people can appreciate the value it brings until they have a good one.
3. Exotic pantry ingredients. Spices that not everyone has. Include a recipe on how to use. For instance, saffron, whole nutmeg (especially if you got a microplane), cardamom.
4. Dinner kit. A few ingredients, a recipe, a bottle of wine, wrapped up and ready to go. One of my favorites is Truffle Mushroom Risotto, with a Pinot Noir or a Barbera d’Alba.
5. Homemade canned goods. Apple butter, homemade pickles, or Recipe Girl’s salted caramel sauce anyone?
What are you getting for your friends and family this holiday season?