A couple weeks back, in my Cherry Clafoutis post I told you why I didn't yet own a cherry pitter. Well, guess what! After I wrote that post, I felt the desperate need to own a cherry pitter? Why you ask? Well, the same way Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City) *needs* another pair of Manolo Blahnik's. C'mon don't roll your eyes at me. I'm sure you too have somethings you absolutely *need*. Admit it. And why the sudden urge you ask? Well, its kinda the same way you tell someone how you haven't had candy in a while, and then you just need some? Or, you say, I haven't had a doughnut in a while, and then all of a sudden you crave a doughnut? I hope its not just me.....please tell me its not just me. I'm sure the power of suggestion had trapped many in its snare....
Well, I was going to meet one of my dear girlfriends for lunch last week, and happened to beat the traffic and get to University Village early (I promise, I did not plan the early part). I *happened* to park right in front of Williams Sonoma and of course just *had* to go in. C'mon - $12 for the cherry pitter was going to be way cheaper than my lunch. And then, I needed a few more things. And a couple more. I exerted an inordinate amount of self control and put many things back (sorry my sweet things). Maybe next time!
Not a bad little loot eh? Cherry pitter, garlic press (I love anything Rosle makes), a popover pan, new tartlet pans, cute kuhn rikon peeler(s) (ok, I could have bought one, but the singleton only came in a boring white), and lazy smoker bags (see, they were on Sale)...$114 for all this. Oh what did I put back you ask? I can't remember --- there was a lot.
Well, my surprise factor? ZERO! I knew this would happen. Because, my dear friends, unlike Wall Street, past performance is a future indicator when it comes to my cooking-related shopaholic behavior. Oh well! I could have a lot worse addictions, I guess.
Here's to pitting some nice local Bings!!