Tuesday, 10 February 2009

birthday extras

I know my Birthday was over a week ago, but i haven't really had a chance to post since then, and i wanted to share with you some of my lovely food-related presents! And i do love an extended Birthday...

My wonderful guest blogger Biba from Inspiration Bubble sent me a parcel containing not one, but three delicious presents! The first was this adorable vintage crochet apron which i absolutely love:

Next was this lovely book on soups and vegetables by Marie-Pierre Moine, published in 1994, which I can't wait to cook from:

And last but not least was "the cocktail, 200 fabulous drinks" by Jane Tocca which she knew i had been coveting since she featured the cover illustration on her blog!

I am currently studying this beautifully illustrated book for my February cocktail of the month, which i think is going to have to be something romantic with Valentine's Day just around the corner. My current favourites are the aptly named "Valentine" and "Misty Bitch"! Watch this space to see which wins. This will obviously require some thorough research, not to mention taste tests...

I also had a get together with my gorgeous friend Suzanne. Having studied Spanish and lived in Spain together, we both adore all things hispanic. Suzanne also knows how much i love recipe books, so Movida by Frank Comorra and Richard Cornish was the perfect present:

This really is an amazing read. The recipes and photos are truly inspirational and i can't wait to try some of the recipes.

So i think that's my birthday done for another year but i now have a whole year of cooking and eating to look forward to!


The Cottage Cheese said...

Oh, such lovely gifts! I'm voting for "Misty Bitch" to be your February cocktail (it's intriguing!).

Biba said...

Good to have you back! My mouths watering just thinking about those lovely cocktails.. i must be feeling better ;)