I think everyone is done shopping for me – but probably Mike is not. So here is my edited (as of 12/13) Xmas list:
– Essential oils (NOT orange, peppermint, jasmine, lavender)
– Empty cosmetic bottles (2-8 oz), that I can use for homemade lotions
– Empty shoe boxes or alike
– Paints (oil, tempera or for metals)
– Fragrant dried flowers
– Snow boots (size 8)
– Snow shoes
– A large dutch oven
Cookbooks: Ad Hoc at Home, Bouchon, The Complete Robuchon, The Cuisines of Mexico, How to cook everything, Rick Bayless Mexico
Books: Cahokia, Bad Mother, Karnak Cafe, Khan el Khalili, A short history of nearly everything, The Short Stories of Yusuf Idris, Thebes at war, Who Gave Pinta to the Santa Maria?
-One of those knives that are basically a rectangle and that are often used to cut meat – but can also be used for veggies. I just can’t remember the name. A cheap one is OK.
-A knife sharpening rod.
-Hanukkah Decorations
-Soldering iron (s/t mike can do to fuse metal for me)
-Krampus decorations (search in http://www.etsy.com/ and e-bay.
Microplane Grater/Zester