When I took a look at amazon.com the other day after getting the $30 gift certificate from my brother I was so overwhelmed by the amount of options I had. I never buy music and all the dvd’s I wanted were too expensive. I had to stay within the $30 including shipping since I don’t have a credit card, which made it interesting to find items that I could use the free shipping on. Since I’m in Canada I wasn’t even eligible for free shipping so I remedied that by getting it shipped to Cos’ place (I knew him living in the states was good for something!). My original order included vanilla beans, a book, and chocolate super vegetable powder since they have such a huge vegan food section, which has stuff that is difficult to find in Canada, but I decided to stick with books as they’re easier for Cos to pack when he comes out (March!!).
I ended up ordering 2 books. The first one is a book I’ve been trying to find at Chapters here in Winnipeg since it came out last June, but nobody seems to stock it. Not having a credit card is a blessing and a curse! It is “The Vegan Scoop” by Wheeler del Torro. I don’t even own an ice cream maker (yet) but after reading Hannah’s review on her wonderful blog, “BitterSweet“, I HAD to find a copy and drool all over the pictures.
The other book I ordered is more of a nerdy kitchen book…”Alton Brown’s Gear for your Kitchen“. I’m honestly not a very big fan of Alton himself, sometimes his mannerisms grate on my nerves, but I absolutly love the wealth of information he has to share about everything kitchen. Since I’m slightly running out of room in my kitchen (since I have to share it with roommates and got a food processor with multiple attachments this week) I figured it would be nice to have so I can streamline a bit..maybe…if I can bring myself to throw anything out.
Hopefully these purchases are everything I hope they will be, they shipped today and Cos should have them by next week sometime.