Monday, November 27, 2006

Spicy Bday (part 1)

For my birthday this year I requested kitchen/food related wares- including spices. Boy did my parents go all out, here's a photo list of what I received:

Bark? Yes mam, Cinnamon bark

More rolled Cinnamon than you can imagine

Whole Cloves


Allspice berries

Whole Nutmeg

Below are my two favorite (which I've never actually used before because of their hefty price tag).

REAL Vanilla beans!

Saffron- the world's most expensive spice! How exciting!

Needless to say I'm thrilled with all of these. The real kicker is this, my parents pointed me in the direction of a spice store where I could get most all the spices I ever wanted for incredibly cheap! The store is in little India in Artesia. It's called House of Spices, I'm going to visit there soon and pick up some savory spices to cook with.

Have a great day!


PS. there's more kitchen presents to post about- just wait 'till tomorrow!


Anonymous said...

What nice gifts!

Happy Birthday!

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

Happy Birthday! Those are great gifts - I'm with you on the vanilla and saffron - finally just bought some in the last year, otherwise it was too expensive!


Anonymous said...

happy birthday! and lucky lucky you with all those wonderful spices. have you heard of penzeys spices? people go crazy for their cinnamon.

Anonymous said...

Happy (late) birthday Teddy! Wow, what great spices you received... very fall-like too. Or should I say earthy? I love the vanilla bean and saffron pick, 2 of which I don't have and have always wanted. That's great you have a new store to check out.

Can't wait to see more presents! Kitchen stuff is super-exciting. Happy birthday, again.

Anonymous said...

Great photos! Can't wait to see what you do with all those lovely spices.

:) Mikaela

Raw Vegan Momma said...

What thoughtful gifts! Nothing beats fresh spices. I refuse to use anything else in cooking/uncooking. You definitely can tell the difference. Happy Belated Bday!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great birthday gift from your parents. I would never splurge on the vanilla beans or the saffron myself but having some one give them to me as gifts... Now there's a great idea! Can't wait to see what else you got. :-)

Anonymous said...

You spicy girl! Happy Birthday.

Anonymous said...

Happy Big 24! I think I'm a day or so late on this greeting. Love the spices. I just stopped at my favorite spice store called Pensey's a picked up $33 worth yesterday. I'm a cinnamon lover too.

Looking for birthday gifts part 2. Wowo the saffron!

Vicki said...

what an amazing booty-load of birthday spices! awesome assortment & thanks for the spice store link.

Anonymous said...

what a spicy presents! cant wait to see what you will do with them :)

G said...

what a great idea for a present!!

Happy Birthday to you...

Huggs, G :)