Saturday, October 28, 2006

I write about food a lot in this blog. I can't help it, I love to eat. So now the holiday goodies are starting to trickle in at the shop and I'm finding it harder and harder to resist them. A sampling of some of the stuff we're now carrying over the holiday season:

cranberries cooked in Pays D'oc wine (yum, so good!)
fig and balsamic confit (spread on brie, wrap in pastry crust, bake, yum! or just put on ice cream! or foie gras! or, um. eat with a spoon!)
shallot confit (caramelized shallots, y'all!)
chestnuts from France
are already in the store! And these are coming soon!
apple, pear, butterscotch jam
lavender or rosemary honey from Provence
honey drops (hard honey "shell" outside, soft honey center)
sea salt caramels
herb and fruit tisanes

Every time I get to work there's more good stuff that we didn't have before. Plus we got all these fabulous new olive oils. It is INSANE. So. Much. Good. Food. And me, with an employee discount. I'm never gonna keep my girlish figure at this rate.

It's the weekend, so I'm mostly working and not knitting. Yarn later. Food porn now. Don't forget, we fall back an hour tonight. Set your clocks!


Geogrrl said...

Your last description of the tea and pumpkin pie made me drool. I'm a tea person, I'll have to try some. Mostly I'm an Indian/Kenyan blend drinker and make it British style--strong, then add milk. Also, I've started making sweet potato rather than pumpkin pies. The flavour is nearly identical and the sweet potato base gives a dense creamy texture that I like better.

I just wanted to say that I've been following your progress with "Serrano". That's one that's on my list to knit--so many patterns, so little time.

Oh, and "Kitchener Bitch" has some nice vintage patterns up on her website. You may want to have a look.

Thinking back, too, to when you were talking about books earlier this year, I can't remember if the revered Mary Thomas was mentioned or not. If not, get copies of "Mary Thomas's Book of Knitting Patterns" and "Mary Thomas's Knitting Book". Both are classics no serious knitter should be without.

Geogrrl said...

I should add these sites for free vintage patterns. Check'em out when you've got time.

Geogrrl said...

Oh, and this one; I ran across it when Brenda Dayne of "Cast On" mentioned it. It's not vintage and may be a little too girly for you, but it is pretty and would flatter most figure types.

Will Pillage For Yarn said...

Oh thanks, that's some cool vintage goodness there! :-)

I do tend to like the vintage look, particularly with sweaters.

Geogrrl said...

No problem. I've been finding in the last few years that I'm drawn more to vintage designs and styles. It's nice to find someone who shares my interest. The new designs for the most part only complements the tall, willowy figure type--which I am definitely not. Well, I could also rant that most sweaters are made in squares because it's easier to design than using shaping, but I won't. ;-D