It’s that time of the year when Christmas pressies are on everyone’s mind. If you’re anything like me you’ll enjoy figuring out what to buy loved ones just as much as putting your own Christmas list together. I always get a little bit carried away, both who I buy for and the amount I spend. My inner shopaholic consistently chooses November/December time to make an appearance. This year, however, I am working from a limited budget so figured I’d use my blog as an outlet for my incessant searching for presents for other people to shop from. It will come as no surprise that all the ideas are cantered around what a foodie (i.e. Harry & I) would want for Christmas, or recommend from our collection of kitchen goodies that we already have!
Our Wish List!
(those which may have to wait until next year for us, but not necessarily for you…)
You’ll notice the hot chocolate snap I’ve chosen for this blog. ‘Tis the season for hot warming drinks, and my favourite is and forever will be hot chocolate. Therefore the first thing that is on my wish list is A Velvetiser (a hot chocolate machine) from Hotel Chocolat!
Is Christmas really Christmas without multiple cheeses (the smellier the better), a dozen glasses of Red and some good old chutneys. So, why not build your own hamper? It will achieve all those things and you know it’s the good stuff; it’s Fortnum & Masons.
This final one is something Harry & I have decided to go for, despite our funds. A kitchen aid mixer. Any foodie will love you forever if you buy them one of these. From ice cream making to baking your own bread and everything in between this will do the trick!
Our Kitchen essentials!
(those which we already have…)
First and foremost, I’m a strong believer that any foodie out there without a Le Creuset Casserole has an incomplete kitchen. Cast iron goodness is what I trust and will forever stand by. I cook pretty much all my meals in ours!
Harry made me quote him for this one. He obviously feels very strongly that these are necessary under the ‘Essential’ headline.
“A decent quality set of knives that’ll last you a life-time if you look after them is priceless – a Chef’s knife, a paring knife and a serrated knife.”
We have chopping and cooking covered, but we can’t forget our all-important spices.
The reason foodies are foodies. To that end, you have to kit your kitchen out with a lovely little pestle & mortar.