Archive for the 'Gifts for Foodies' Category

Vanilla Paste in a Pump

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Nice design spotted in Intermezzo Magazine: Vanilla Bean paste in a pump dispenser. This seems like a great idea for dispensing a thick ingredient that doesn’t dirty up a spoon. Even better is that the product manufacturer, NoMU specifies the pump volume (1 ml) and allows the top to swivel closed to provide an air [...]

Alice Medrich’s Melting Chocolate Meringues

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

The online food forum, eGullet recently put forth the postulation that the average cookbook will only have 7 recipes make its way to its owners table. Fondling my newest cookbook, Alice Medrich’s Bittersweet, I can count off three recipes I’ve made in the last two weeks, and I can easily think of four more that [...]

Sweetriot Cocoa Nibs

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

You know what’s cool about receiving PR when you have a food blog? They usually follow up with yummy stuff! I was contacted by the company Sweetriot and given a sample pack of their chocolate covered cocoa nibs. Fun to play with and nibble on, the nibs come in a variety of chocolates (50%, 65%, [...]

The Smell of Desire

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

Oh yeah- that’s their name: Demeter Fragrances! This perfume compnay used to be very trendy 10 years ago or so. I remember fondly sniffing their laundry scent as well as some of their cocktail inspired scents. They are currently heralding the 50th aniversery of Play-doh with a special release perfume. I’m more interested in their [...]

Pyramid Truffle Boxes

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

I have a fetish for suave packaging? like many food blog readers I imagine. I tend to buy tea by its packaging, and chocolates too: with firey golden bright candy wrappers bringing out my inner crow. In combination with this packaging fetish resides a compulsion to collect beautiful papers too. Hand colored, silk threaded, metallic [...]

Gifts for Foodies,  part V

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

I was happy to relocate my favorite vinegar supplier in Eugene, Susanna’s Vinegars. She had a table at the side wing of the Holiday Market, a location I only discovered on the last day of the market! The vinegar table ended up being an example of buying for myself when also shopping for others. Susanna’s [...]

Strawberry Marshmallows

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

My Christmas present givers helped remind me of a significant gift for foodies in the kitchen: a kitchen aid stand mixer! We promptly broke it out of its box and made fluffy eggnog with it. Good mixer. In a moment of divine food blog inspiration, Michelle at Accidental Scientist made a batch of Christmas marshmallows- [...]

Gifts for Foodies, part IV

Sunday, December 11th, 2005

I’ve really enjoyed creating t-shirts in my Cafe Press store. My t-shirt making obsession started out with making fun of co-workers taking the elevator up one flight (while holding sacks of fast-food). It’s a great outlet for fun ideas, and doodles too! Sweets came up with this newest t-shirt slogan, I crave the cook and [...]

Gifts for Foodies, part III

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Michelle and I had the good fortune to sample slices of Salumi’s Mole Salami this past weekend at the Slow Food chocolate event. The balance of spice, chocolate and sheer meatiness was surprisingly easy to get carried away with. I don’t exactly consider myself a salami sort of girl, but this magic concoction awakend something [...]

Gifts for Foodies, Part II: the Cookie Sutra

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

Do you have a sweet cookie in your life? Ok, how about a sweet and spicy cookie with a touch of bite? Look no further but I think we’ve got your stocking stuffer (errr, um, that wasn’t a euphamism) right here! The Cookie Sutra is a delightful little book of, sure enough, Kama Sutra poses [...]