Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Some of my birthday gifts

I haven't taken pictures of everything yet, but here are at least two of my food-related goodies!



First, Lena and Nico gave me a much-coveted red glass bowl, made by Iittala, and designed by Marimekko. I absolutely adore it!



Lena and Nico also gave us Marghrete bowls from Rosti in new summery pastel colors, and so did Tesse! I already got one - red, of course - for christmas, and let me tell you that it's the best plastic bowl ever. So sturdy, so good quality.. and frankly, so good looking...



Anna brought me a birthday cake - a blackberry merengue cake that was just amazing. It was even better than her Raspberry Nut Roll that I was lucky enough to eat a few weeks ago.



And I have to show you this picture of Lena and Anna snapping away with their cameras. Food photography in full action! (And hey, a sneak view of my new kitchen!)

9 comments:

Kevin said...

Anne,
What a wonderfully bright kitchen!

Elin said...

and I love your presents! I use my marimekko bowl for desserts, lovely :)

onemorehandbag said...

I'm sure the kitchen will inspire you to conjure up lots and lots of great dishes. It looks really comfy! I love the Marimekko bowl too, by the way.

Gustad said...

happy birthday!! i entered a hot dog eating contest last week it's on my blog if you want to see

Dianka said...

What beautiful gifts! Your kitchen looks great!

Acme Instant Food said...

Happy birthday fellow Gemini (I'm the 22nd). I'm going to try the oatmeal lace cookies. Yummm.

IndyFoodie said...

Congrats on the new home! Your kitchen looks charming, and that cake looks so amazing, any chance of getting the recipe? :)

Petra said...

Anne,
Grattis pa fodelsedagen! I celebrated mine on the 23rd. I received The French Laundry Cookbook and The River Cafe Easy Italian Cookbook which is one of my new favorites : easy recipes all of which you want to make.
So, your Meraingue Birthday cake looks fabulous - is it similar to Pavlova. I am on a Pavlova tear - I made it for Mother's day and fell in love....are you able to share a recipe?
Happy Day.
Petra

Lena said...

Hmm I feel a little embarrassed to be caught in the act like that *hi hi*