foodie gifts

Just back from Vermont! I have tons to write about, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, I’ve been fortunate to receive a few neat food-type trinkets recently, one of the perks to having everyone know you’re crazy about food. The first is a pin that my colleague Max brought back from the SXSW conference for me. I’m guessing it came from a site like Food Gawker or something, but it doesn’t say. Since I now have more pictures of food on my computer than I do of my family, it seemed appropriate.

And this is one of the gifts that by bestie, Erin, brought back from her “vacation” in Japan. They’re hard candies shaped like sushi, and they’re so cute I don’t know if I can eat them.

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that Erin and her husband were in Japan when the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster hit. As they’re both reporters, continuing their vacation didn’t seem to be an option, so they headed north and spent several grueling days covering the story. You can read her wonderful, heartbreaking account here (warning, you might cry).

As you can see, it doesn’t take much to put a smile on my face. Much thanks to Max and Erin!