... but I get my kick out of kitchen gadgetry. So, it was with great anticipation when I saw the hoarding for the ONE SHOP that I might possibly be interested in in the new Bangsar Village II. The KITCHEN SHOP. Anyway, the main reason I headed for BVII today was coz MPH is having a 20% sale, and I had just seen Delia's How To Cook Series in the MPH in mid valley on Monday night. I breathed a sigh of relief that I hadn't been my usual compulsive self and bought all three, at RM101 each.... so when I saw that it is now 20% cheaper, ie, translating to a saving of RM60 if I bought all three, I had to get myself to MPH asap. Slap forehead!!! Aiyo, I forgot to check the older MPH in BV1. Anyway, they only had books 2 & 3 in BVII, and I hate buying missing sets. So I'll head to mid valley tonight. But along my way back, I thought I'd glance up at the hoarding for Kitchen shop, and lo and behold, it was opened!!!!!
Figuring that I had just saved RM60, buy not buying Delia's book earlier, and another RM60, by finding out my IXUS has an extended warranty, so I didn't have to pay for the diagnostic , (I think), with the RM120 saving, I was itching to spend. Kitchen Shop is a subsidiary of House of Presentation, but more for everyday items, but certainly not at everyday prices.
Before I forget, two items on my wish list, ARE, a big glass measuring jug, that Nigella and Delia use, I think it can measure up to 2 litres ( I already have a 1 litre one, and its indispensable. I use it to melt chocolate in microwave, etc etc), AND, that big herb cutter that Nigella uses. (the sickle with handles). There was a miniature one, (not that mini la, I mean miniature in relation to Nigella's), at Kitchen shop for RM69.90. They also have that hand held citrus squeezer. It looks like your normal orange juice squeezer on a stick. Speaking of the herb cutter, I have the one from IKEA, which isn't bad value for money. It costs like RM40 I think for the cutter and board.
But the two items on SPECIAL for their opening, are.....
the 100 cookie cutter set, usually priced at 89.90, today at 49.90, (and you know my fettish for cookie cutters, albeit plastic. Still haven't used any of the Wilton ones that I bought though)...hmm, I just realised got letters of the alphabet there too...and numbers. AIYO, that's already 35 pieces. (26 letters, and 9 numbers. Hangon, maybe M and W are interchangeable, so maybe 34 pieces).
The herb chopper, apparently also normally at 89.90, but reduced to 39.90!!! I can't resist such gadgetry. Call me a sucker. Anyway, now I think I have about 200 cookie cutters. I shall be sure to hold a big garage sale when/if I get bored with baking...I was thinking ha, if I sell 4 cookie cutters for RM10, can make money leh.