Sunday, January 08, 2006

Nice holiday gift

Our friend Byrne gave us a wonderful holiday gift: a gift certificate to Williams-Sonoma. I shop there, but don't often buy; it's a luxury when I do buy something there, because it isn't cheap. But it's always nice. And that's something Byrne and I share a love of: cooking and great food. So the gift certificate to W-S was especially fitting, and appreciated. And some time back, Matt and John gave us an American Express Gift Card that we were waiting for the perfect opportunity to use. Matt is also a fabulous cook. So we thought it would be fitting to use Byrne's gift certificate and Matt & John's Gift Card to get something nice at W-S. And so, just today, I was bemoaning the fact that my cheap Benriner mandoline is tough and somewhat dangerous to use...and Jess dropped over to the W-S web site in search of a mandoline. And he found one...just like the one I had been wanting, except even nicer. So we went to W-S this evening and bought the mandoline, among other things.

It's fabulous. What a great gift. And I wouldn't have ever been inspired to get this great mandoline were it not for Byrne's and Matt and John's gift. Thanks, guys. You are the absolute best. We're very fortunate to have you as friends.


At 4:35 AM, January 09, 2006, Blogger Tuna Girl said...

You bought a slicey thing! Yay! ;-)

At 2:33 PM, January 12, 2006, Blogger Dantallion said...

Nice slicer. Another of my little contraditions: I LOVE Williams-Sonoma. But I hardly ever cook.

Happy New Year!

At 2:13 PM, January 13, 2006, Blogger Crash said...

Marc: Yea!! Looks great. I can't wait to check it out.

Dantallion: Buy me things from W-S and I'll cook for you.

At 6:18 PM, January 13, 2006, Blogger PatCH said...

If Bruce Hornsby put in ice cubes, would he get mandoline rain?

At 12:31 PM, January 14, 2006, Blogger Harlis Dinwiddie said...

I have found that both Gibson Guitars and Martin Guitars both make a wonderful mandolin! Of course, they are really difficult to learn, since they have 8 strings and all. But a bluegrass band just isn't the same without one! :)

At 10:49 AM, January 16, 2006, Blogger Knottyboy said...

Do you play music with that or cut food stuffs? Looks friggin' dangerous honey. Please don't lop off the fingers that cooks like an angel. I don't think my poor heart could take it. Oh by the way [you ready for this?] I make a mean fried boloney sandwich. Would you like it with mayo or miracle whip? [erff}
Hugs to you honey bunnie,

At 1:35 PM, January 24, 2006, Blogger epicurist said...

I have a mandolin as well...not quite as nice as that one, but I love it too.


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