Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Oh, yay!


When I was a regular on Nigella.com, I was a bit of a shopping-crazy person. Purchases ranged from improptu buys of Nigella's coasters to a gorgeous, still worth-it, still beautiful Kitchenaid stand mixer.

But because the site is not really active anymore, my shopping has been curbed somewhat. I'm still a bit of a crazy person when it comes to shopping, but my purchases are now usually of the fashion kind.

On a whim, I decided to go to Nigella's site and read the News section to see if there is anything new.... I noticed the FAQ section and was intrigued, because I hadn't seen that site before. It was probably there the whole time, but my jerk reaction when going to Nigella.com before was to hit the Your Page button. Anyway, the section points shopping-crazy people like me to items seen on Nigella's shows or books. The item I have been looking for for the longest were the pots that Nigella used for her chicken pot pies in Nigella Express. Never being able to find it in the numerous stores I went to, I settled for some bowls from Ikea that Rafa has jokingly called latrines, since they look like pots, erm, you do a wee in. Thanks, Rafa. You're lovely. So, I've used these portable lavatories for many things. Chicken pot pies aren't one. I was still on the hunt, if not actively, for Nigella's gorgeous red bowls.

And I found them; well sort of... The site said that these are actually called lion's head soup bowls, most often used for french onion soup. Once I got the name 'lion's head', erm, in my head, I went on a frenzy on Google. I found the Emile Henry soup bowls that Nigella had, but the only ones I saw available were white. I saw them in other colors on a few sites, but they seemed to be too expensive. Fanatical, I am. Rich, I am not.

I found lion's head bowls made by Bia Cordon Bleu that look identical to Nigella's. The best part is that they come in a set of 4 in indigo blue. Yeeeeah! I am so so so looking forward to these. And since they came from Amazon and I wanted to get free shipping, I also ordered a pancake/tortilla warmer, almost like Nigella's in Nigella Express. Once you get the shopping bug, it's tough to get rid of it!

These are my bowls, but mine are going to be dark blue. Yipee!



6 comments:

Sarah Nicole said...

Did you hear that they are reopening the site in August? I am so curious to know how it's going to be. I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we would love to see you over at Mrx or at Violets. Come over!

Ilana said...

I did hear that, but I'm not going to believe it 'til I see it... :)

xoxo

Anonymous said...

Haha, Tfu-tfu eh Ilana??

Love the bowls, what will you be serving in them first?

Francesca x

Nickki said...

I heard they were reopening the Nigella forum in august as well, I guess we will just have to wait and see.....

Enjoy your new purchases Ilana! xxx

Ilana said...

Hi, Francesca. :)) I'll of course be making the chicken pot pies from Nigella Express in them. Can't wait! It is the EASIEST recipe. I know you don't eat meat, but your little ones will love it. You should give it a go.

Thank you, Nickki. If the site reopens, I'll see you there. :)

xoxo
Ilana

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Love the bowls Ilana. I'm the same regarding N.Com - I'll believe it when I see it.

xoxo

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