So one of my New Years resolutions was to clean out my email inbox and keep it clean. January 1, I had over 3,000 unread email messages.
Yes, you read that right - over three THOUSAND.
After hours and hours of deleting, I managed to get down to ZERO unread messages. And I am proud to say that 2 weeks into the new year, my inbox is STILL down to zero unread messages. Not only have I been reading and deleting, I have also been going back and cleaning out old messages, categorizing recipes, and deleting ones I don't want any more. I have found a few gems in my cleaning - long-forgotten pictures that have been sitting around collecting virtual dust, and an unused gift certificate for Sur la Table!
So...armed with my found money, I got myself a few new toys!
What is that strange orange triangle, you ask? That, my friends, is a tagine. A tagine is a cooking pot with a tall, conical lid that seals in moisture and makes deliciously tender stews and dishes. It is used in Moroccan and North African cooking. I have always wanted one, and now I do! I'm SO excited!
The set (which was on clearance...woohoo! Bonus!) came with the tagine, a cookbook, a jar of couscous, and a jar of preserved lemons. I also had enough to get a little jar of black truffle salt.
Stay tuned - a delicious tagine post will definitely be coming soon!! :)