Archive for the 'Favorite Things' Category

back from hibernation with chocolate summer jam

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

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 [...]

A bundle of inspirations- good food fireworks

Monday, December 1st, 2019

Some stored up links from my rss pantry. They got my taste buds revved- hopefully yours too: Recipes you need Crab-Jalapeno Mac & Cheese recipe from Seattle restaurant Austin Cantina. The lightest fluffiest crab cakes ever- made with an isi whipper. Yet more marshmallow flavor inspiration- BBQ’ed marshmallows. Crispy rice crackers from a microwave. Caramel [...]

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

Sunday, November 30th, 2019

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, 2019

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 !#[email protected]*!!!CAT ALREADY!!!” bowl). Tom Edwards, the maker of this [...]

I can buy happiness in cookies

Sunday, April 20th, 2019

I’m enthralled with this website, For You. I just paid him $30 to go give away $30 worth of cookies to people on the street. “If you give me $30 I will buy $30 worth of cookies and give them away to people I find in the street. I will send you an email with [...]

Everpopular Envirosax -Too Girly?

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

I wish I had seen all the available patterns of Envirosax before I had purchased my Flora Collection. But that’s beside my point for this post. While these bags are very handy: compact, easy to fold up, hold a large volume of groceries, fit over the shoulder and don’t drag on the ground when straight [...]

the Best Chocolate Orange Candy

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

This candy piece is simply the best chocolate covered orange candy I’ve ever had. The label includes the words naranja and caro. Unfortunately I can’t find them online, you’ll have to take my word for it. Our local grocery store sells them next to the expensive cheeses for 39 cents a piece (Eugeneans: buy them [...]

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, 2017

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, 2017

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. [...]