Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hooray for Useful Souvenirs

When I was a little kid and my dad would go on trips for business he always bought me a snowglobe. It was our little ritual, but sweet as it was, there really is a limit to the number of snowglobes a person can comfortably own.

Thankfully, now that I'm an adult we've developed a new tradition and both of my parents tend to bring me something food related. The last time Dad went to California he bought me the book 12 Months of Monastery Soups, by Victor-Antoine D'Avila LaTourette. I use that book all the time. When my mom went to France she brought me herbes de provence and a beautiful apron. Last week Dad once again visited California to see my sister and brought me home some lovely California Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

This is so much better than a crappy vacation t-shirt or a shot glass, or even a snowglobe.


  1. Ooooo... I love a good extra virgin olive oil! I agree, useful gifts are the way to go!

  2. Awesome gift! That's exactly what Mr. D brought home when he had a business trip to California. His female colleague was stunned, but he said, I know my wife and this will make her happier than jewelry or clothes. That's my boy, Mr D.

  3. That's excellent that Mr D. knows you so well Green Girl! I love food gifts and I use a lot of olive oil.