April 14th, 2006

wine and cheese

Sammitches

When we have a house, I want to have a panini party. I'd put out an array of tasty things, like roasted red peppers, olive tapenade, feta, mozzarella, gorgonzola, thin-sliced roast beef, prosciutto, hummus, eggplant, figs, capers, roasted mushrooms, and other goodies with wonderful bread and let people make their own combinations.

I might just make the following tonight (I have panini on the brain 'cause I was flipping through Steven Raichlen's Indoor! Grilling book last night):

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Twin Peaks: Snoqualmie

Letting my inner magpie out

Many of y'all may already know about this. Indeed, if memory serves me, epicureanangel posted about it a long time ago. Nevertheless, a co-worker told me about it a few weeks ago, and I can now personally attest that it's legit because I've received things that I've ordered.

I'm talking about SilverJewelryClub.com, from which you can order sparkly earrings, rings, bracelets, and pendants for just the cost of shipping ($5.99).

I've found this schedule to be extremely useful in determining when the pieces I want will show up on the site, as only four are displayed at a time. There's also a catalog, sorted by item types.

One caveat: the pictures make the items look larger than they actually are. I've ordered earrings for the most part, and they're a decent size, but certainly not as large as they appear in the pictures. I've been fairly pleased with what I've received. Perhaps I'll try to post a picture or two of me wearing an item at some point so that you get a sense of scale. So far, I've ordered the following:

  • Hematite filigree pendant
  • Matching filigree earrings
  • Smoky quartz earrings (my favorite, thus far)
  • Silver hoop earrings
  • Bracelet

    Anyway, I just wanted to share the "whatta deal/oooh, shiny" joy with those who might be interested. :)