Saturday, December 10, 2011

December 2011 Holiday Gift Guide - My Wish List

Anthropologie Whisk $8.00 Crate and Barrel Large Rectangle Slate Board $24.95
Sur La Table Breville Immersion Blender $99.95 Williams-Sonoma Cuisinart Spice Grinder $39.95
Amazon Heston Blumenthal at Home $37.80 William-Sonoma Tres-Spade Meat Grinder $149.95

I hope this holiday season is filled with joy and happiness. This is my 'humble' wish list. I included images I liked and the corresponding links from the sites I obtained these images from. Most certainly many of these wonderful items could be found on other web sites for less.

I hope you can recognize the irony in the two last items. Yes, it would be nice to have a meat grinder as an attachment to my Kitchen Aid but mostly I yearn for the one my mom has similar to the one featured in this post. Old fashioned!

Happy Holidays my friends!

24 comments :

  1. Hi Shulie,
    I see a few things here that I wouldn't mind having for myself. :)

    Happy Holidays to you!

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  2. Happy Holidays! I'm sure this has J on his toes!

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  3. What a great list and from some of my favorite brands! Thanks for putting this together, Shulie. I will print this & post on my ref. Happy Holidays to you & your family AND the best for 2012!

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  4. My mom has a similar food grinder, I remember helping her grind meat when I was little :) just today I received early Xmas gifts from bf, he got me a pink kitchen aid with the food grinder attachment [he loves burgers and wants me to make some for him].

    This is a lovely list, I want Heston's and Ottolenghi's books too :)

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  5. Love that list. Funny how I really only recently came across Anthropology and now I want all of their kitchen items!

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  6. Great items! I'd alsolove to get them myself...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  7. Thank you Lizzy. Hello there down under. Jean, I totally understand.:) Thx for dropping by. An, Do I hear sympathy for Jonathan?! :) Aww TY Elizabeth. Yuri, Me too when I was little. My mom also ran through the grinder cooked chickpeas for Puren Poli. The consistency isn't the same when run through food processor. TY Rachel, yep. Though I have calmed down since I like Anthropologie mostly for props but they are expensive and you see their wares in many foodstyling snapshots....but I understand I was there too wanted everything in sight!: I know right, Rosa?! In fact I usually get my own gifts. Poor J I stress him out. He worries so much I would hate what he gets. Well, maybe not so much but a little.:) To all of you my friends, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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  8. Happy Holidays indeed! Love this wish list dear!

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  9. What a great wish list! I happen to have two items on your list :) Ah..the things we covet:) I have the immmersion blender and the copper canele mold (along with a copper tarte tartin pan). I hope your wishes come true and have a beautiful and healthy holiday!

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  10. I'm really loving that pretty whisk. And the gorgeous slate board. Oh...that immersion blender is very sweet. Could you please forward this list to F;) You have wonderful taste my friend. xx

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  11. Thank you Nelly and Maria. Wendy, ooh copper tart tartin, I have never seen one!! :) How wonderful. Ahaha Lora, yep pricey list but I never ask for diamonds lol & I know, right?! That whisk is adorable!! We don't usually make a big deal about gifts but was nice to have a wish list! :)

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  12. Oh Shullie. Basically, I want ALL of them.

    Am I too greedy?

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  13. Immersion blender is a top gadget in my kitchen. I believe No. 1 spot even...then Microplane, of course.

    We share the same sentiments. I looked at your list and thought of the meat grinder of the olden days.

    Wonderful list ;-).

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  14. don't know which one you wld pick, but i would pick all of them :) (when we were on a short trip to Oklahoma, i found slabs of slate by the river, Shhhh.. and i got home one :) wish i had found a even flat one like the one above)

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  15. No. not at all when it comes to all matters kitchen, Anh!:) Sylvie, me too. it's at the top of my list. though am probably getting a more modestly priced one. TY Annapet, I could never imagine a microplane? Do you use it for the macs? & yep I am romantic that way, ie. old fashioned meat grinder! :) TY Emily & Soma your secret is safe with me and my readers. lol You saw Kathy's idea. I will ask her to share her comment on this post. BTW all of the above would be nice but if I get one that would be fine! :)

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  16. Fun finds! I like them all, but I think my favorite is the blue whisk-what a pretty shade of blue! Your mom's meat grinder brings back great memories for me -my mom used to have one too. I never saw her grind meat in it, but she used it to grind nuts for her infamous nut roll. Hope you get at least a couple of the items on your wish list :-)

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  17. I quite like those glass dishes behind the slate board as well! Very pretty...

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  18. I've used the meat grinder attachment for the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer for many, many years now--since the "last century" actually! If you get that attachment you might find it quite handy to have.

    If you have beef eaters in residence or visiting as guests, nothing beats getting a cryovac sealed Eye Round Roast and trimming it yourself. Out of the center of the roast you can get some judiciously portioned steaks; out of the ends you can get some awesome quality beef that you can easily grind up using the Kitchen Aid Mixer's grinding attachment.

    Another item I would agree is truly indispensable is a sturdy semi-commercial grade immersion blender with various attachment blades. Honestly, that is a kitchen tool I use many times a week in my own kitchen.

    I like old fashioned spice grinders, but they can be hard to come by.

    Buying good quality that can last in any kitchen tool is always a smart choice to make.

    Hope you get some of those coveted holiday gifts on your wish list!

    Stephanie in NY
    https://www.facebook.com/sensorynutrition
    http://www.sensorynutrition.com

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