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Christmas gifts received 2015


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On 12/23/2015 at 1:23 AM, liuzhou said:

Just taken delivery of a gift of Italian wine sent all the way to China.

 

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Six of each. 30 bottles. Thank you!

 

 

Interesting to reflect that one can have wine delivered to China....but not Pennsylvania, USA

 

 

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20 hours ago, liuzhou said:

Last night I was given a box of Kiwi fruit by my best friend. Love her to bits.

 

Not sure what I'm going to do with 26 of them, though.

 

This!

 

Well, it takes care of a couple of them, anyway.

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this looks so unimpressive.   I should have taken a pic in its box :

 

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this is Edwards smoked sausage.  a 5 ;bs box.  

 

http://www.edwardsvaham.com/product/smoked-sausage-links/sausage

 

my sister sent me two boxes, 10 lbs.   Ill debag them and freeze them so they last   some might go in my Out-of-the-Brid stuffing

 

sausage is more personal in appeal than say, a Personal Beverage.   these are fantastic.  smokey  but not too much.  not vary fatty, firm.  a little heat, not too much.

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13 hours ago, gfron1 said:

a big bottle of great tequila, a goofy book, and my great grandmother's cookie molds 

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So, are you going to bake springerlies?

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Two cookbooks: Lucky Peach 101 etc. and Zahav. 

Food/alcohol gifts: Australian soft black licorice, some excellent salted caramels w/dark chocolate made by my SIL and a lovely bottle of Moscato di Nonino grappa, which is really really yummy.  Where has that been all my life?

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My sister was very good to me!

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We received this lovely inlaid bamboo salad/fruit/popcorn/whatever bowl, with matching salad "hands." Ms. Alex also scored a Vosges Milk Chocolate Mo's Bacon Bar.

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On 12/26/2015 at 10:27 AM, Maison Rustique said:

I got a Rancho Gordo clay pot!!

 

Ooh, I'm envious. Our RG bean order (not a present) arrived today!

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

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I am grateful for all that I received this year, but these two items made me smile the most.  The butter that my niece bought for me and brought from Syracuse, NY and the second is the Christmas decoration my brother in law gave me, which is a "likeness" of  a cat we adopted in the fall.  Love the people and the gifts.

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My sister, who as already sent me 10 lbs of Edwards smoked sausage, now sent me 12 lbs of Benton's thick cut bacon, the best Ive ever had.

 

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I wonder if she is trying to 'bump me off' , and I have not even bought that lottery ticket yet.

 

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indeed i have.

 

and I also have that lottery ticket 

 

700 + Mil

 

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I can afford both the Edwards Sausage, and the Benton's bacon

 

both stunning products, indeed I genuinely mean that  and I think they give you Full Value +++

 

but ------

 

Cheeeep and frugal are not the same things.

 

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This is what hubby gave me for Christmas.....  I've tried out every attachment so far!  Up until now, I had been using my (late) Mom's 1963 Sunbeam stand mixer. This is quite a bit more powerful to say the least!   =)

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A late but welcome Christmas gift.

 

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These teabags contain Indian teas (Assam and Nilgiri blend) which have been exported to be packaged in England then shipped to the USA where my friend found them in her local supermarket and carried them all the way to China as a gift.

Well travelled tea.

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Humble additions this year via a Christmas check from my wonderful FIL: A hand-cranked nut chopper (choice inspired by posts in the I Say Nuts to Chopping Nuts. Anyone else? thread), 2 digital Thermoworks digital refrigerator thermometers and a Thermoworks digital Freezer thermometer/alarm.

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