Christmas Week 2010 Extended – The Foodie Gifts

I’m sure it’s not surprising that I received more than a few fun foodie gifts this Christmas. I don’t even have to ask for them and they just magically appear under the tree. Not that I’m complaining – who doesn’t want a fun kitchen gadget in their stocking? I thought I’d share with you a few of the highlights I received this Christmas. I just wish I’d been more on the ball and had actually made some great foodie gifts to give! Next year…hopefully.


Of course I received the traditional Purdy’s white chocolate snowman in my stocking.


Then there was this cast iron skillet cookie gift package I ended up with at our Dietetics Christmas Party. I’ve yet to make the cookie though – I think I’ve gotten a little sugared out this season.


My sister ordered me a subscription to Eating Well. This is probably my favourite food related magazine I’ve read. Love gifts that keep on giving.


Mom found me the exact same antique reamer she has. I’ve always commented on how I wanted one of my own, and in her travels she picked one up. Such a pretty and functional addition to the kitchen.


She also picked up these books at the annual second-hand book sale up at SFU. I’m pretty sure the back two are straight out of the late 80’s/early 90’s. Does that count as vintage?


Then there is the Avo Saver!


Kind of ingenious really – you place your half avocado with pit into the container, and belt it in there. Definitely better than the plastic baggies I put my partial avocados in in the fridge.


iPod Touch! I’ve been without my music for my school commutes for far too long.


Wait…I thought I was showing you my foodie gifts. Well, this could be a foodie gift…


…if you subscribe to Mark Bittman’s podcasts…


…or perhaps download cooking/recipe apps.


Like the case I picked up for it? Got it on Boxing Day on sale. I love the teal colour.


Speaking of Boxing Day…I also nabbed new headphones. I can’t stand the standard iPod earbuds. I scored these ones for $60 off. All the better to listen to my Mark Bittman podcast with, right?


I also purchased myself a foodie gift on Boxing Day.


What I deem the most adorable set of bowls ever. Check out those penguins – how could I resist?

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I can’t decide which one is my favourite. Although top hat penguin is rather dapper.

And I must share this one gift my family received from our neighbours. Handmade little sheep.


Handmade little sheep that…



poop jelly beans!

On that note…did you receive any unique or fun foodie gifts? Do any of your gifts poop jelly beans? Do share!

And if you have thoughts on how I can actually remember to plan ahead and make some fun gifts for next year, share those too. I’m horrible at remembering!

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7 Comments on “Christmas Week 2010 Extended – The Foodie Gifts”

  1. December 29, 2010 at 11:34 pm #

    LOVE the pooping sheep! My family would totally die for those! Many years ago my uncle bought a “poop duck” for my Grandma for Christmas. It was homemade and purchased at a craft fair. Unfortunately it was seemingly scooped up with the mountain of wrapping paper and Christmas trash. Even 20 years later my uncle is still upset about that!

  2. December 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    Ha, ha! Sorry, no jelly beans!
    I have to chuckle when I think of how I’m viewed when people are shopping for gifts. I am THAT person – the one who will be happy with anything food or cooking related! I have to check out that magazine and I love those penguin bowls. We got a second pug around Christmas, so my MIL got me an Organic Dog Baking Cookbook and doggie shaped cookie cutters. Such a cute idea.

  3. December 30, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    I didn’t know Mark Bittman had a podcast! Must find!

  4. December 30, 2010 at 7:12 pm #

    Loved your iPod cover!
    I need to buy a stylish one for myself 🙂

  5. January 1, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    Ahahaha those sheep are hilarious!!!!!

  6. January 2, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    Those sheep cracked me up!!! Eating Well is one of my fave’s, too. Glad you got a subscription as a gift. Cute bowls, too!

  7. babs
    January 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    Hi i got the same cast iron pan for christmas, and some how my instructions were thrown out! is there any way you can post how to make the cookie ?



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