Archive for the 'Gifts for Foodies' Category

back from hibernation with chocolate summer jam

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

I’ve admitted to not being much of a jam eater. This can make the process of putting up jars and jars of jam in the summer a bit silly feeling. That is until these cold crisp sunny wintry mornings when one of those jars gets snapped open. Or until they are handed out as Christmas [...]

Le Sanctuaire: gifts for the cook who thinks they have everything

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Do you have on your gift list a smart ass cook who thinks they’ve heard of everything? Then Le Sanctuaire may be the website for your gift shopping! Le Sanctuaire items for choosy cooks Black Garlic: “Aged black garlic is garlic that has been naturally fermented to bring out powerful antioxidants, while removing all of [...]

Handmade Wally pottery sale

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

There is only one exception I make when it comes to shopping on Black Friday: I do it if it puts money directly into a makers hands. Besides- this is a great excuse for me to buy the perfect cat food bowl (aka the “FEED THE !#!@*!!!CAT ALREADY!!!” bowl). Tom Edwards, the maker of this [...]

Orikaso: Origami Dinnerware

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

Bringing a new level of reality to the term flatware, Orikaso offers a line of origami like plates, cups, and bowls. A co-worker just ordered these and is enthusiastic about her ability to store bowls and cups flat in her bag and take them with her all around town. Made out of polypropylene, these fold [...]

Gifts for Foodies: Scented Pencils

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

Boasting a collection of gourmet scents, these pencils are quirky enough to win their way into my hands. Smencils, are made from recycled newspapers, whose layers and print you can actually see in the sharpened tip of the pencil. Available flavors include: orange cinnamon peppermint root beer bubble gum cherry grape watermelon fruit punch Each [...]

Gifts for Foodies: Pretty Edible Dragees

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Dragee: Tantalizing silver balls perched atop cookies and cupcakes… for how many is this image burned in our teeth crunching childhood experience? Infuriating in that we weren’t suppose to eat them, yet they were so eye catching with that metallic glint. Chocolate company, the Cocoa Room is lending their creative sweets to solve that problem. [...]

Gifts for Foodies: French Market Garden Kit

Monday, December 18th, 2006

This nicely packaged seed collection could convince this non-gardener to dig her hands in the soil. For those with a culinary sense, this kit gives a nice spread of garden vegetables to entertain the pallet. French market Garden, from Potting Shed Creations: a unique seed collection of Provençal gourmet vegetables for gardening cooks who want [...]

Wooden Sushi for Grown Ups

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

A thought on buying the cute wooden sushi kit for yourself: gluing magnets to the sushi pieces and putting them up on the fridge would be a great way to play with this kit, and yet not have to deal with having toys stashed somewhere out of sight. I don’t suggest gluing magnets on if [...]

Raising a Little Foodie

Monday, November 27th, 2006

I’ve been on an informal quest to pick up cool baby products for my expecting friends Judah and Danica. It started with creating an “I ♥ boobs” bib, and continued in Japan with the purchase of cute squeaky baby shoe souvenirs (heh- those are going to be great at toddler stage!). Adding to their baby [...]

Time for Vanilla Beans, Again

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Over one year later… It’s time for another vanilla bean purchase! I just bought one pound of organic Tahitians from eBay for $18, shipping included. This eBay shopping is jolly good stuff! I plan on giving these out for Christmas this year, mostly stuffed in bottles of bourbon: that magic ju-ju to add to eggnog.


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