12.26.2008

Happy Holidays

Christmas Star

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday, and were surrounded by good people and even better food. My Christmas this year was pretty incredible, and I couldn't have asked for anything more. My family and I were so happy with all the amazing gifts we got, and I hope all of you were just as satisfied.

On top of all of the delicious food that comes with the holidays, are the generous amounts of presents. This year, besides the usual clothes and accessories, I got the best kitchen gadgets and gifts. Beautiful bowls and cups, porcelain measuring spoons in a rainbow of colors, and the cutest measuring cups I've come across yet. Little birdies nicely nestled inside one another. Their little feather tails acting as handles. Oh, and a Calphalon Dutch Oven (well I didn't get it personally, but my best friend gave it to my parents). And perhaps the King of all kitchen gadgets, what reigns supreme on most cook's wish lists...The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer! I couldn't believe it. My sister and I have been begging for this for some time, and it couldn't have come at a better Christmas - right around the start of this food blog.


Christmas Presents

Although this isn't food related, it does have to do with recipes, and I am all about organic body care. I got the beautifully written "Organic Body Care Recipes" book by Stephanie Tourles. I don't know about any of you, but when I'm not cooking, that doesn't mean I'm out of the kitchen. I love creating all-natural masks, cleansers, and lip balms with soothing and nourishing ingredients. It feels so organic to incorporate whole ingredients without all those harsh chemicals. Trust me, your skin will love you for it.


Christmas Presents

So what cool gifts or recipes did all of you get, give, or bake up? I love hearing ideas to get me thinking for future holidays or birthdays. I'll be sure to post some delicious recipes very soon. They were all too good not to share with all of you, so stay tuned, and bring in the New Year in good company here at Buff Chickpea!


KitchenAid Stand Mixer

11 comments:

  1. Fabulous Christmas for ya, for sure!!

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  2. Hey Buffie-Girl...

    Could you possibly email me back and tell me what the brand name/manufacturer on those suh-WEET!! little measuring cups was? They are so cute and I'm going to need them in my kitchen, too! :) Thanx!

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  3. OMG! Love you christmas gifts! Do you happen to know where your gifter got the bird measuring cups? They're too cute~

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  4. Hi all! Thanks for your comments...the measuring cups, along with the spoons and bowls are from Anthropologie.

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  5. I want those measuring cups! SO CUTE! I actually went on a shopping splurge and bought some cute kitchen items from anthropologie - love that store!

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  6. Merry Christmas Hayley :-) Glad you got so many great things. My favorite present this year wasn't food related but I'm so excited about it--a zen chime alarm clock. Now my husband and I can wake up peacefully instead of to a harsh buzzing alarm!

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  7. I want one too, I want one too! Lucky you!

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  8. Ohhh you scored big time! I love those flowered bowls--right up my dig-it alley.
    I got a camera, enough batteries for the camera for a long time (which I needed), Italian coffee (my fav), DVD's, misc cooking stuff, etc..

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  9. I was guessing that the measuring cups were from anthropologie--I wish we had one here. Great presents you got and lots of fun things

    Thanks for coming by my blog. I was scanning through yours and the recipes look wonderful and your photography is amazing.

    Aloha,

    Deb

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  10. Thanks Deb, I try. I just wish I had a better camera to work with. I'm still using a regular point and shoot, that I only wanted a while ago because it was pink.

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  11. Congrats on all your lovely food related gifts!

    I have the same yellow and red bowls: love them.

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