Friday, November 16, 2007
Speaking of gifts...
Lena just got back from another trip to the US - San Diego this time. I'm so envious! She brought me goodies! A powdered-sugar shaker from Williams-Sonoma, Skittles, Almond M&M:s (I'm surprised I had time to take a photo before wolfing them down!), Jelly Belly beans and a big, big, big block of yellow fake-cheese. Lovely! (That one is not in the picture - it's in the fridge.) I also got a yummy body cream from Bath & Body Works (I really love their stuff!) and a Williams-Sonoma catalog, oooh.
Like the idea of homemade gifts, but you don't really want to actually.. make them? Well, you can buy this beautiful heart-shaped pot holder (suitable for both right-handed people as well as lefties, as it can be turned inside out!) that's handmade by Jenny Jurnelius. I really love it - it's so pretty, and it comes in many colors so you can be sure to find one that will match your kitchen! Jenny has a homepage, and she'll ship internationally! She also makes unique hats - I'm going to the Street Christmas Market to check them out in person, and of course, to say hello!
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Matli left for San Fransisco & Denver today, but he got stuck in Frankfurt over night because of a malfunctioning plane. He will bring home yellow cheese product. Or else... And some Mac & Cheese. And idahoan mashed potato mix. You can't even tell it's a mix. Perfect to have at home. And... whatever other food he can find. Oh, I have to text him that we're out of pecan nuts!
I love the thought of homemade gifts that you don't actually have to make Ann. Normally I love making them but it just got cold here and I think I am going into hibernation mode. I just want to snuggle up on the sofa with a cup of tea and some biscuits and look at other people's delicious food. In fact that's exactly what I am doing. I've just caught up on your week. All great posts, and I agree that a lot of restaurants serve too much food and it is wasted, but if your people are going away hungry, .....yeah, a rethink is in order. Especially with Street food. It's supposed to be quick tasty and satisfying. It's not exactly the tasting menu at El Bulli.
What is yellow fake-cheese?
Willow Sprite - I guess it's some sort of processed cheese product, like Velveeta or in this case "Nice & Cheesey". Nothing like the cheese I can buy here, for sure. And it's absolutely lovely melted, on nachos.
Aaaaahh, I see! My favorite thing to put on nachos is Tostitos "salsa con queso" it's so yummy! Do you have it in Sweden?
Willow Sprite - nope, nothing like that :)
Almond M&M's rule the candy world. We envy you a lot...
I saw that they’re looking for people like us to participate to order online Christmas gift. You can surf the site, chime in on chats… Got smooth spinning skills, cheap Christmas gifts, and best Christmas gifts?
Give them a shout for a shot to explore: www.TheGiftsOnline.com . Go check it!
Peace out! Enjoy Christmas!!
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