August 27, 2008
There are some girls who love shoes. They get dizzy with delight when passing store displays and stare lustfully at other girls' feet on the subway. Their closets are a thing of wonder filled with seasonally organized shoe racks and storage boxes labeled with Polaroids. Others go for purses. Perhaps vintage or ultra-modern; giant hobos and tiny clutches. And still yet there are the girls who melt for jewelry and are loathe to leave the house without a shimmering bit of bling.
I have to admit that I’m not really any of these girls. Not that I would turn down a great pair of shoes or diamonds studs if they were presented to me, but when I go shopping, my card usually ends up being swiped for something entirely different: kitchen stuff.
Yup, I’m a kitchen stuff fiend.
I drool over madeleine pans, rubber spatulas, and pepper mills the way other girls freak over Manolos. Williams Sonoma is my Barneys and I can spend hours wandering around and around Bed, Bath & Beyond. One of my greatest shopping regrets is not purchasing a large, volcanic stone molcajete (for guacamole making & spice grinding) that was in the bargain bin at the Georgetown Dean & Deluca because my college boyfriend didn’t want us to have to spend the day lugging it around. He’s long gone, but my desire for that perfect stone basin bubbles up each time I find myself mashing avocados in a plain old glass bowl.
Naturally, these proclivities lend themselves towards a certain bit of excitement whenever I hear about great new retailers online. Shopping for cool kitchen stuff while wearing my boyfriend’s old t-shirt and watching Tyler reruns? Er…yeah, that’s kind of freaking perfect.
Delight.com is the site I’ve spent the past hour (or so…) browsing, and already I’ve amassed quite the long lust list. Number one on that list? This ridiculously adorable pig-shaped salsa bowl. While not exactly the “molcajete that got away,” it would be perfect for serving guacamole or pico de gallo at a party. And it would look even nicer next to this fish-shaped baking dish (perhaps filled with cheesy, bubbly enchiladas?).What can I say? It seems I have a thing for animal shaped earthenware...
I’m going to have to wait until Friday (aka payday) to place my order, but I’ve got a treat for you guys! The awesome folks at Delight.com want to award TWO of my readers with a prize selected from the kitchen section of their website. Not only that, but they’ll also send you a SECOND prize for your friend.That's one prize (of your choice) for you and a second prize (also your choice) for a friend!
So here’s how it works: Check out the kitchen section of the Delight.com site and then come back here and leave a comment with a valid e-mail and noting what your favorite item is and what you would get for a friend. Could be two of the same thing or two different things. Only restriction is that the items be kitchen/cooking/food related. You have until Monday, September 1st at 3PM to comment. Two winners will then be selected randomly and will each receive a prize for themselves and one for their friend.
How great is that? OK now…off you go! But be sure to come back and comment what two items you pick (and please make sure to leave an email if you username isn’t connected to an email address or valid blogger profile. If we can’t get in touch with you, someone else gets the prize!)
Can’t wait to see what you all pick!
P.S. If you can't wait to see if you're a winner, Delight.com has extended a special 15% off discount offer JUST for readers of Always Order Dessert (Um, because we clearly rule!). It's good through September 15 on orders over $35. Just enter the code AlwaysOrderDelight at checkout. (case sensitive)
P.P.S. Besides US they ship to UK, Canada, and Germany, so the international folks can join in the fun too!