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melinda



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:57 pm    Post subject: Dear Santa Reply with quote

So what are some of the food related items, gadgets u have on ur Xmas list this year???? I am enthralled with the "sili brushes" which don't lose their bristles in ur food & can go in the dishwasher

and the silicone oven mitts....over to u...HOHOHO
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Peter



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Location: San Diego, California, USA

PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 12:26 am    Post subject: gadgets Reply with quote

I finally broke down and bought a conical burr coffee grinder last week (a Capresso 565). It's been great. It's a lot quieter than a blade grinder, less mess to deal with, and it yields a very consistent grind.

My wife wants a deep-fryer, mostly to fry capers.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and look, the handles look like wings....I can think of a zillion PLUS uses for this dish...fingers crossed ~ the angels might wing it my way...it's only quite tiny, but that's ok by me..

http://www.lecreuset.fr/produits/produits_fantaisies.htm the dish with the wings..the heart..the cooking of love.............................

and a blank cheque to be used at The Essential Ingredient in Sydney...heaven, I'm in heaven ...she sings.

agree with the silicon..amazing stuff eh!..

oh, and flexible bakeware...such a treat would be to replace all the metal stuff...although it has been a good and faithful servant .
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tea leaves



Joined: 14 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 3:22 pm    Post subject: santa gifts Reply with quote

The best new kitchen toy that I'm giving to everyone is a serrated vegetable peeler. Just like the old faithful peelers except for those little tiny teeth....makes peeling tomatoes instead of blanching to peel them so much easier!
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anna



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Oh Oh! A microplane grater-- can zest citrus like the wind!
Big metal mixing bowls
a food processor
and most of all KNIVES!

sadly i didn't even ASK for any of these things, because i'm leaving to spend the semester at findhorn in scotland in three weeks, and i think i'd be broken-hearted to recieve so many beautiful toys, only to have to leave them behind, unused for 5 months. sigh. for my birthday though...
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David



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I don't get my Bundt pans there will be hell to pay!!!
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Mats



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 7:32 pm    Post subject: Santa Reply with quote

There is no such thing as having all the implements! Given that, I hope Santa will consider a green stone mortar and pestle like this http://www.templeofthai.com/mortar_pestle/mortar_pestle.html
How about it Claus?
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madameshawshank



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:08 pm    Post subject: message to Mr David Reply with quote

thy must not whinge...'tis the Christmas Season...if, by sad happenchance, THE pans don't arrive...well, maybe Santa had a lot on his mind..

so, give him a couple of weeks..if they don't arrive by, say, March..well, THEN David the whinging may begin..and hell will be paid..

I'm leaving the earth when that happens Laughing
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Judy



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, no, David, just go and buy one yourself!

I always give myself a Christmas present - this year it was a sparkling clean oven (I paid someone to come and do it - $88 well spent), last year it was broadband internet access. In years past I've given myself a CD player, a spice grinder, a pair of really good dressmaking scissors. I'm always grateful for whatever I get for Christmas, but at least with 'my' present, I'm always getting something I REALLY want.
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swan



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I always give myself a Christmas present


what a great idea! I do give myself a birthdaypresent, but no reason at all not to expand to christmas!!
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David



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well in truth I will give him a few days grace. My birthday is the 29th, so if they ain't under the tree they'd better be on the table come the morning of the 29th--------------------or I will just go to J.A. Adams down the street and get them myself like the little mouse I am Twisted Evil
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Erin



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David if you don't get one I'll send you one! Of course then you would have to send me back a cake you made and that would be tricky, frosting and all.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erin, you DO live dangerously don't you!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have faith in your culinary abilities.
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brighidsdaughter



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to buy myself a present at Kitchen Collection, and they had bundt pans with a design of hearts in various depths of relief. I resisted temptation.

But I did buy myself 4 little mini-springform pans, which I've been wanting for awhile, and a salt/pepper grinder combo that I can operate. I have fibromyalgia & don't have the hand strength to use the twist-type anymore. This one has 2 handles that squeeze together.

I also found -- Ta Da! A Potato Brush Just Like Clotilde's! So I was a good little C&Z lemming and bought one of those too. It's just too cute!
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