Kitchen equipment, food products and related items, or objects of desire (yes, they do exist) that catch my eye, or that I've used and loved.

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Browsing Archive: November, 2009

Caffarel Gianduiotti (Bitter)

Posted by on Thursday, November 26, 2009, In : edibles 



I've loved Nutella (that gooey, sickly sweet cocoa and hazelnut spread) since I was about 6 and while I was recently trawling the shops at Changi Airport, killing time before boarding, I saw this very handsome package of midnight-blue-foil wrapped chocolate nuggets that had me at, well.... "Hello". What sealed the deal was the insane (I am now breathing in  lungfuls of the remnants of that ravaged package) chocolate and hazelnut aroma that managed to escape the packaging and the fact that it ...


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Fuzion Shiraz Malbec 2007

Posted by Kmk /dd on Friday, November 20, 2009, In : wine 



I had a glass of this today, just before dinner, just because the thought of imbibing the essence of two of my favourite grapes, in the same glass, was suddenly too tempting for me to wait upon the roasted lemon and black pepper chicken wings glazing in the oven. I've been coddling two bottles of this on my rack, a 2007 and a 2008 and I thought it was time to open the 2007.

I have this friend who annoyingly insists that I am an aesthete and that my true addiction is beauty, not  a certain de...


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KitchenAid Artisan (or Kenwood Major?)

Posted by on Monday, November 9, 2009, In : tools 



Mine, mine, mine, mine, MINE !  At last. *sigh* I finally got one for my birthday about 2 weeks ago, in the exact colour you see above, a deliciously retro shade of creamy duck egg blue, that KitchenAid calls "Ice".

I've been silently lusting after one eversince I saw it on Monica Geller's turquoise  counter top, over a decade ago. Before that I'd been using either a Philips hand held mixer or a Kenwood Major, both purchased in the early to mid 80s. Eventually I stopped using both as the Maj...


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